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Jessica Byron-Reid Promoted to Professor

The University of the West Indies, Mona is pleased to announce the promotion of Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government, Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr. Jessica Byron-Reid to the rank of Professor.

Jessica Byron completed a BA in French and Spanish at The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, followed by a postgraduate Diploma in International Relations from The UWI, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad & Tobago. She went on to complete her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Political Science (International Relations) at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.


The University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona is pleased to announce the promotion of Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing, Faculty of Science & Technology, Dr. Daniel Coore, to the rank of Professor.

Dr. Coore holds the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering, the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as well as the Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He joined the staff of The UWI, Mona in 1999 as Lecturer in the then Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006. He served in several key positions in the department including being Head of Department

New Institute of Information Technology Established from UWI-China Partnership

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that its collaboration with the Global Institute of Software Technology (GIST) in Suzhou, China has produced a UWI-China Institute of Science and Technology which will open later this year. While the establishment of relationship between The UWI and GIST, and feasibility studies of the initiative began early in 2015, the Memorandum of Agreement confirming the Institute was signed at The UWI, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados on February 19, 2016. The Institute is expected to open with its first cohort of students reading towards a bachelor’s degree in Science and Technology at The UWI, Cave Hill in September 2016.


The University of the West Indies, Mona is pleased to announce the promotion of Senior Lecturer in the Sickle Cell Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Dr. Jennifer Knight-Madden, to the rank of Professor with effect from May 28, 2014.
Dr. Knight-Madden holds the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree with Honours in Community Health from The University of the West Indies, Mona, the Master of Science in Biometry from Duke University Medical College and the Doctor of Philosophy degree from King’s College, University of London. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics (1993) and Pediatric Pulmonology (1997) by the American Board in Pediatrics and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Pediatrics, 1994).  

Professor Edward Ghartey Elected AFEA President-Elect

Professor Edward Ghartey, Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, at The UWI, Mona Campus, has been voted President-elect and Program Chair of African Finance and Economics Association for 2017 annual ASSA meeting to be held in Chicago. His election took place at the January 2-5, 2016 Allied Social Science Associations annual meeting which was organized by the American Economic Association in San Francisco, California, USA.

The 19th Annual Bob Marley Lecture to be Delivered by 2015 Man Booker Prize Winner - Marlon James

The annual Bob Marley Lecture is hosted by the Institute of Caribbean Studies & the Reggae Studies Unit at The UWI Mona Campus. Held in Reggae Month, the lecture is intended to commemorate the birth of Marley as Jamaica’s most successful reggae icon and celebrate reggae among the genres of music Jamaica gave the world in the latter half of the C20th. Inaugurated in 1997, the lecture has traditionally focused on a wide range of topics from Marley, Trench Town, Rastafari and psycho-historiography, to Jamaica’s music business and creative products. Distinguished Jamaicans, scholars, and Marley’s close associates, among them Dr Louis Chude-Sokei, Professor Gordon Rohlehr and Frederick Hickling, Doctor The Hon.


Senior lecturer in the Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at The University of the West Indies,(UWI) Mona and consultant general surgeon at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) Dr. Joseph Plummer, has been selected as one of twelve International Guest Scholars for 2016 by the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons(ACS).

UWI Partners With OAS on Citizenship Education Programme

 The University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona and the Organisation of American States (OAS) have launched a Partnership Programme  which will build UWI’s capacity to promote citizenship education and highlight the importance of governance to the society.  The partnership was launched on Monday, November 2, 2015 by Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of The UWI, Mona Campus, Professor Archibald McDonald, and OAS Secretary General, H.E. Luis Almagro, at a ceremony held at the Faculty of Law.

Alumni Exemplar Sports Award for UWI Honorary Grad, Usain Bolt

Dr the Honourable Usain Bolt, O.J., has been honoured with the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Exemplar Sports Award from The University of the West Indies (The UWI). ‘Dr Bolt’ received the alumni award for his outstanding sportsmanship, consistent record-breaking athletic performances, his continuing affiliation as an exceptional honorary alum of The UWI, and as an inspiration and role model for Caribbean youth. The award was presented at an intimate ceremony, held at The University’s Regional Headquarters in Mona, Jamaica on October 29th and streamed live. 

Live stream of 2015 UWI Graduation Ceremonies

The University of the West Indies is pleased to announce that the graduation ceremonies of all four of its campuses is available for viewing around the world. Friends and family who want to watch loved ones cross the stage can share in the moment via live stream at www.uwi.edu/graduation.

The 2015 installation of graduation ceremonies which began with the Open Campus on Saturday October 10, 2015, will see University Chancellor Sir George Alleyne conferring degrees on a total of 9283 students across the region. A complete itinerary of the remaining ceremonies is included below:

Cave Hill Campus Ceremonies
Saturday October 17, 2015

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