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National Honours for Members of The UWI Community

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus extends warm congratulations to five members of staff presented with national honours by His Excellency, the Governor General of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen. 
 
The National Honours and Awards Ceremony was held at King’s House in St Andrew on Monday October 15, 2018.  
 
Among the recipients was Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber who received the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD). Professor Webber was recognised for his outstanding contribution to environmental conservation.  
 

The UWI calls for Caribbean action based on UN IPCC Report

“Caribbean scientists have long held the position that (global temperature rise of) 1.5°C may be the limit of global warming that vulnerable regions such as ours can tolerate.” Professor Michael Taylor, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona Campus is commenting on the IPCC 1.5 Reportreleased on Monday Oct

NEW RANKINGS PUT THE UWI AMONG TOP 5 PERCENT OF BEST UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has broken into the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the first time. The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings has ranked The UWI among the world’s top institutions. The rankings show that The UWI is located among the 1,258 top universities in world for 2019. This puts The UWI in the elite band of the top 5% of universities worldwide based on data showing that there are over 25,000 recognised universities, globally. Specifically, Times Higher Education ranked The UWI at 591 out of the 1,258 universities which made the list. The UWI is the only Caribbean institution on the world-wide list.

Prof. Anthony Clayton to Chair Energy Programme for the Americas

Professor Anthony Clayton, the Professor of Caribbean Sustainable Development, of the Institute for Sustainable Development in the University of the West Indies, has been appointed Chair of the Energy Program of the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS).

The Energy Program is an exceptionally important part of the work of IANAS, as energy policies, practices and technologies underpin all aspects of society today. It is impossible to solve the existential threat of climate change, for example, without developing the new energy policies and technologies needed to support a growing world population.

NEW FACULTY DEANS TAKE OFFICE AT THE UWI MONA

 
The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Office of Administration is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Deans at the Mona Campus in Jamaica. Professor Michael Taylor is the new Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology and Professor David Tennant is the new Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The new Deans took office on August 1, 2018 and will serve until July 31, 2022.
 

KOFI ANNAN: PHILOSOPHER PRINCE

The following editorial on the passing of Kofi Annan—Ghanaian diplomat and seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations—is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles.

PROFESSOR MATTHEW J. SMITH AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

The UWI-Mona congratulates Professor Matthew J. Smith of the Department of History and Archaeology, on being awarded a prestigious research Fellowship at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle, North Carolina for the academic year 2018-2019. Professor Smith is one of 39 fellows chosen among 556 applicants from around the globe. Each Fellow will work on an individual research project and will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences at the Center.
 


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