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Dr Paul Brown Promoted to Professor

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the promotion of two senior lecturers to the rank of professor, with effect from May 31, 2017.  These newly appointed professors are:
 
Dr Paul Brown, Senior Lecturer, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Biochemistry Section, Mona, Jamaica

Robert Bermudez begins term as The UWI’s 6th Chancellor

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I., July 17, 2017 The University of the West Indies (The UWI) marks a change in its leadership, as it welcomes a new Chancellor, the highest office-holder in The UWI system. Trinidad and Tobago national, Mr.

DR DAYNE BUDDO TO ATTEND ISLAND SUSTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM IN JAPAN

Marine Ecologist, Lecturer and Academic Coordinator at the Centre for Marine Sciences (CMS) Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory and Field Station, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr Dayne Buddo, is one of six experts who will participate in the Sophia Symposium: Charting Island Sustainability Interactive Dialogue with Experts form the Caribbean, Micronesia and Japan, which will take place July 20, 2017 in Japan. The symposium will be followed by a 2-day Field site visit to Shimoda, Izu Peninsula.

Pan Man Par Excellence Inducted

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago.

Academic Writing Instruction for Creole-Influenced Students, by Vivette MIlson-Whyte

Academic Writing Instruction for Creole-Influenced Students, by Vivette Milson-Whyte, a finalist In the Education/Academic (Non-Fiction) category of the 2017 Next Generation India Book Awards (NGIBA).

The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories wins the Anthology category of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA).

The University of the West Indies Press is pleased to announce that The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories, edited by Martin Munro, has been named the winner in the Anthology category of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA).
 

Professor Elsa Leo-Rhynie Awarded Chancellor’s Medal

Professor The Hon. Elsa Leo-Rhynie, Professor Emerita of The University of the West Indies (UWI) was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal by Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne at a ceremony at the UWI Regional Headquarters on Friday, June 23, 2017.
 

Experts in Jamaican Share Solutions for Caribbean Crime at UWI Vice-Chancellor's Forum

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) hosted a forum aimed at tackling solutions to crime in the Caribbean Region. The forum themed “Taming the Caribbean Crime Monster: A Solutions Agenda” was held at The UWI Regional Headquarters in Jamaica and streamed live via the University’s multimedia, public information and education service, UWItv.

Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller to be named Honorary Distinguished Fellow of The UWI

“We see her as an elder who has so much to teach”, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) joins with the people of Jamaica, the wider Caribbean and its Diasporas, and indeed the global coalitions for democratic governance and equality for women and the inclusion of the poor, in celebrating the long and distinguished contribution of the Most Honourable Portia Simpson-Miller to public and political life.

Dacres achieves first Diamond League win

The University of the West Indies, Mona congratulates scholarship athlete and discus thrower, Federick Dacres, on his outstanding performance at the recent IAAF(International Association of Athletics Federation) Diamond League meet held in  Stockholm, Sweden on Sunday, June 18, 2017.   Dacres threw a distance of 68.36m,  the third-farthest distance so far this season. It was the first IAAF Diamond League win of his career.

The 23-year-old has been having an excellent season. He set the national record for Jamaica twice this year, first in January at the Big Shot Invitational meet with a throw of 68.67m, then broke it just two weeks later at the King of the Ring throws meet at Excelsior High with a mark of 68.88 on February 11.


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