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Mona Visitors Lodge to Cease Operations Amidst Strategic Restructuring

In a thrust to be more agile and to align business goals to meet changing industry needs, The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona Campus has taken a decision to restructure the commercial operations of the Mona Visitors Lodge and Conference Centre (MVLCC). Effective Saturday, February 29, 2020 the MVLCC will cease operations as the management team moves toradically change the company's organisational, financial and operating structure.

The UWI establishes COVID-19 Task Force

Once again, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is launching a Task Force to assist with the mobilisation of the region’s public health providers to deal with an incoming virus. Four years ago, the Zika virus triggered the response; today it is COVID-19.

Again, the Task Force will be chaired by The UWI’s Professor Clive Landis, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies and former Director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, who has considerable experience in the field of Caribbean public health.

NEWS ADVISORY: Fraudulent Cheques in Circulation

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus wishes to advise the public that unscrupulous persons have presented fraudulent cheques purporting to be from The University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus Imprest Account and drawn on the Bank of Nova Scotia, Montego Bay branch.

Statement from the Vice-Chancellor | Kamau's Abeng

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) mourns the passing of Barbadian poet and academic, Kamau Brathwaite.The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles.

We came to know and love Kamau Brathwaite as the keeper of the ‘abeng’, the African inspired use of the conch shell to spread manifesto messages among mountain maroons and their fellow forest freedom fighters.

The ‘abeng man’ grew a barberless beard, wore a roster of Rasta tams, sliding across our campuses, feet unchained in leathery slippers, and could never speak at a table without this thumb throbbing to the inner sound...the sound...the sound!

The UWI and Brock University explore proposal for a Canada-Caribbean Studies Institute

A signing event which took place on Friday April 5, 2019 between The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Brock University in Canada signals the opening of discussions for the establishment of an Institute for Canada-Caribbean Studies.  

The occasion, hosted at the Brock campus in the Niagara region, Ontario also marked the renewal of two existing MOUs, which serve to promote international and intercultural understanding, academic linkages and enrich the cultural understanding of both universities. They will also will continue to provide mobility opportunities for faculty, staff and students as well as joint research activities between the two institutions.

UWI Strengthening Canada-Caribbean Relations

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles is pleased to announce that the proposal for the establishment of the Canada-Caribbean Institute (CCI) was approved at a meeting of the University Finance and General Purposes Committee UFGPC) on October 30, 2019.

The new Institute, which is a collaboration with Brock University in Canada, will provide multi-disciplinary research and teaching to deepen and improve the relations between Canada and the Caribbean, and serve to examine issues affecting the Caribbean diaspora communities in Canada. 

The UWI and Brock University’s Canada-Caribbean Institute to host Inaugural Symposium

Recently, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Brock University (BU) established the Canada-Caribbean Institute, devoted to the study of Canada-Caribbean relations. The Institute will host its inaugural event, a three-day Canada-Caribbean Research Symposium, on February 17-19 in Jamaica at The UWI’s Regional Headquarters.

Caribbean economic growth and trade with Canada, health and the environment, social issues and education, and Caribbean culture and the diaspora are tabled for discussion. The objective of the Symposium is to bring together researchers and scholars across disciplines from universities in Canada and the Caribbean as well as policy makers to address related issues to identify ways to consolidate and revitalise their ongoing relationship.

The UWI Salutes CDB on its Golden Anniversary

Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and President o...The University of the West Indies (The UWI) congratulates the Caribbean Development Bank on its 50th Anniversary

Professor Dale Webber honoured for 30 years of service to The UWI

Prof Webber presented with his award(L-R) Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Mona Campus is presented with his award for 30 years of service to The UWI from Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles at the Annual Long Service Awards Ceremony.

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber was among the more than one hundred members of staff of the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus who were honoured for their years of service to the institution.

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