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UWI Mona Student Wins Skills in Action Award

Beauty services entrepreneur and graduate student in the Master’s degree programme in Leadership in TVET and Workforce Development, Alia Wedderburn, secured first place in the 2015 Skills in Action competition organized by the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training.  The announcement was made at the Second International Conference on Technical, Vocational Education and Training in the Caribbean  hosted by the School of Education  May 13 – 15, 2015 at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa, in Montego Bay, St. James.

MOU Signed Between The UWI, Mona and Private Sector Organization of Jamaica

The University of the West Indies, Mona, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ). The MOU was signed recently by Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of The UWI, Mona Campus, Professor Archibald McDonald and Mr. William Mahfood, President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica.

This MOU will serve as a framework for specific collaborative initiatives to be developed jointly by the private sector through the PSOJ and the Faculties, Schools / Research Centres of the University of the West Indies.

Five Promoted to Rank of Professor

The University of the West Indies, Mona is pleased to announce the promotion of five members of staff to the rank of Professor. They are Senior Lecturers in the Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Dr. Michael Boyne and Dr. Colin McKenzie; Senior Lecturer in the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr. Maria Jackson; Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities & Education, Dr. Matthew Smith and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr. David Tennant.


MOU Signed Between The UWI Mona and Ganja Growers and Producers Association

The University of the West Indies, Mona, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ganja Growers and Producers Association.  The MOU was signed on Friday, April 24, 2015, by Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of The UWI, Mona Campus, Professor Archibald McDonald and Mr. Richard Crawford, Vice Chairman, Ganja Growers and Producers Association.

We are The 2015 UWI Intercampus Post-Graduate Debates Champions!

On March 1, 2015 a contingent of five, regal in red, left the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona and journeyed to our Caribbean neighbours down south. The destination was the sister campus in St. Augustine, Trinidad where the annual UWI Intercampus Post-Graduate Debates were scheduled to be held. The debaters from Mona were Donavon Johnson, currently pursuing an MSc. in International Public and Development Management and Wade David, a student in the MSc. Development Studies program at SALISES. Supporting the main men were the Deputy Representative of the Mona Association of Post Graduate Students (MAPS), Maliya Rabathaly, as well as two advisors, Mr Carlton Lowrie, past Director of the Office of Student Services and Development (OSSD) and Dr.

Youth Leaders Interact With President Obama At Historic UWI Town Hall Meeting

Some 350 young leaders from Jamaica and the wider Caribbean attended an historic Town Hall meeting with President of the United States Barack Obama held at The University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona Campus on Thursday, 

April 9, 2015.

President Obama used the opportunity to launch the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) to expand opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society activists. The YLAI will provide 250 fellowships each year to enable participants from the United States and the region to develop joint business and civil society initiatives. He later invited questions from the floor, noting that young people will shape the future of our countries, region, and the planet, and it was important to hear their views.

Inderia Adjudah Named All Island Administrative Professional Of The Year

Administrative Officer at The University of the West Indies, Mona Western Jamaica Campus (WJC), Ms.  Inderia Adjudah, has been named the All Island Administrative Professional of the Year by the Jamaica Association of Administrative Professionals (JAAP).  Ms. Adjudah was selected as the St. James parish representative to the National Competition which took place on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Mandeville. 

Six Senior UWI Lecturers Promoted To Professors

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the promotion of six of its senior lecturers to the rank of professor, with effect from February 2015. These newly appointed professors qualified for promotion based on their records of teaching and research as well as their contributions to public service.  They are Dr Jayaram Chillumuntala of the Cave Hill Campus, Barbados; Dr Colin McKenzie, Dr Matthew Smith and Dr David Tennant, all from Mona Campus, Jamaica; and Dr Patrick Akpaka and Dr Francis Dziva of the St Augustine Campus, Trinidad.

Patrick Prendergast Appointed Acting Director, UWI Mona Western Jamaica Campus

Mr Patrick Prendergast has been appointed Acting Director of The UWI Mona, Western Jamaica Campus, for one year, with effect from May 1, 2015.  Mr Prendergast replaces Dr Luz Longsworth who has been appointed Acting Principal of the Open Campus for one year.

Mr Prendergast is Lecturer in Development Communication at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at The UWI Mona and Programme Coordinator at the Western Jamaica Campus (WJC).  He comes to this new position with a wealth of experience as an Academic, Administrator, Communications Specialist and Educator and was among the first UWI Mona lecturers to teach at the WJC.

Professor Verene Shepherd to Address General Assembly on Elimination of Racial Discrimination

University Director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, Professor Verene Shepherd, has been invited to be a keynote speaker at a commemorative plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to be held in New York on Friday, March 20, 2015.
The meeting will focus on the status of racial discrimination worldwide, and the theme for this year’s event is “Learning from historical tragedies to combat racial discrimination today”. This year’s commemoration also coincides with the commencement of the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015 - 2024).

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