Hands off the BVI

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) joins with CARICOM in calling on Britain to retreat from stated political calls to subvert and subordinate the sovereignty of the people of the Virgin Islands. This is the second occasion in recent weeks in which we have called for respect of the national rights of a community; having done so following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We are committed to the decolonization of the Caribbean and deplore the persistence of colonial rule of the people in the region.

The UWI and University of Waterloo, Canada sign a Student Mobility Agreement to facilitate Exchange of Students

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Canada’s University of Waterloo (UW) have renewed a landmark student mobility agreement. After finalising the details of the arrangement in 2021, officials of the two Universities met virtually on Thursday May 5 for the symbolic signing of the agreement.

The agreement strengthens opportunities for internationalizing educational programmes through student mobility initiatives, aimed at developing global citizenship, increasing adaptability, cultural sensitivity, and intercultural communication skills.

UWI Partners with Chronixx, AddisCoder, Inc. and members of the diaspora to host JamCoders Summer Camp

The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona, Faculty of Science and Technology in partnership with, AddisCoder, Inc., the Caring Hands of Rastafari or the C.H.O.R Foundation and members of the diaspora employed by Google, will be hosting the JamCoders Summer Camp from July 4—29, 2022.

The deadline for registration is May 14, 2022. To apply or for more information, visit their website at https://jamcoders.org.jm/

Caribbean Under Threat! – Part 3 The UN IPCC’s report on the mitigation of climate change has 10 urgent concerns for the Caribbean region

In April, The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the third instalment of its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) series on climate change and its impacts. This latest report addresses the mitigation of climate change.

Dr. Francis O. Severin is confirmed as Principal of The UWI Open Campus

During the Annual Business Meeting of The University of the West Indies Council held on April 29, Dr Francis O. Severin was confirmed as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Open Campus. Dr Severin’s appointment, which takes effect from August 1, 2022, was among several senior appointments and reappointments made at the meeting of the Council—the highest governing and decision-making authority of The UWI.

Media Statement: An incident of Sexual Assault at The UWI Mona

The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona Campus wishes to advise the public that on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at approximately 2 p.m., one of our female students was sexually assaulted in a restroom in the vicinity of the Annex and Senate Buildings. The incident was immediately reported to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and a team was deployed to the Campus to investigate. The UWI Mona Campus takes this matter very seriously and is providing all the relevant assistance to the police to apprehend the perpetrator. We are also providing psychosocial support for our student.

Director, Business Development Office Elected to the Board of the Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF)

Mr. Fabian Stewart

The University of the West Indies Mona, is pleased to announce that Director (Acting) of the Business Development Office, Mr. Fabian Stewart, was elected to the Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF) Board of Directors where he will serve a two-year term. The announcement was made at the biennial PAHF Congress held in Santiago, Chile in January 2022.


The student body has continued to feel the immense economic impact of the pandemic over the course of the 2021/22 Academic Year. Thus, The UWI Mona Guild Council has recognized this impact and has coordinated funding for students in need. In this the 70th year of the Guild Council, the overall amount donated in semester two is 3.5 Million Dollars. This consists of:

Five UWI Scientists among experts contributing to upcoming UN climate change report

On February 28, 2022, the United Nations body for assessing the science of climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is expected to release its latest global report addressing Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability related to climate change. Five scientists from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) are among the leading authors and review experts contributing to the chapters that comprise this critical international scientific report which comes on the heels of COP 26 held in Glasgow in 2021.

New UN climate change report identifies urgent need for capacity building and adaptation strategies in small islands.

In February, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its latest global report. Better known as the Sixth Assessment Report of Working Group II (AR6-WG2), it reveals the impacts, vulnerabilities and risks of climate change, and focuses—more than previous reports—on adaptation solutions for human societies.


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