The Faculty of Science and Technology Launches the FST Endowment Fund

The UWI Mona’s Faculty of Science and Technology is excited to announce the establishment of the Faculty of Science and Technology Endowment Fund, a transformative initiative aimed at fostering innovation, research, and academic excellence within the realm of science and technology. The Endowment Fund represents both The UWI and our partners’ significant commitment to long-term sustainability and advancement in the fields of science and technology and was launched at a morning mixer event hosting many of the key partners of the Faculty.

Former Colleagues and Years-long Friends Celebrate the Commemoration of Professor Sir Kenneth Octavius Hall

Professor Sir Kenneth Octavius Hall expressed his deep gratitude and pride during a commemoration ceremony where the university honoured him by renaming the Mona Campus Annex Building to the Kenneth Hall Administration Building. The event brought together former colleagues, years-long friends, and esteemed guests to celebrate the remarkable legacy of The Most Honourable Professor, Sir Kenneth Octavius Hall, ON, GCMG, OJ.

UWI Mona Launches New Course on EV Technologies

UWI Mona Launches New Course on EV Technologies

The Faculty of Science and Technology at The University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona, will be introducing a new course aimed at equipping students with a broad foundation in the burgeoning field of electric mobility. Commencing in Semester 2 of the Academic Year 2023-2024, the Faculty will be offering “Electric Mobility - Fundamentals of EV Technologies.” Considered a pioneering initiative, this new offering seeks to expose UWI graduates to the future of sustainable transportation.

Outstanding Tribute rendered to Sir Hilary Beckles

Professor Verene Shepherd (centre) and Dr. Henderson D. Carter (right), present a copy to Professor Sir Hilary Beckles.

In one of the most comprehensive scholarly works of its kind within the region, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has been honoured for his distinguished contributions to academia and as a social justice advocate and administrator.

Dozens of academics including fellow historians from across the globe have contributed 41 articles to the near 1150-page festschrift, a commemorative volume of writings by various authors and presented to the scholar as a tribute.

A Patois Revival: Jamaica Weighs Language Change as Ties to Britain Fray


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Unveiling the dynamics of Caribbean tourism policy networks: new research sheds light on tourism development

Dr. Michelle McLeod

Dr. Michelle McLeod, a Senior Lecturer at The University of the West Indies Mona Campus in Kingston, Jamaica, has unveiled groundbreaking research shedding light on the intricacies of policy-making within the Caribbean tourism community. Titled ‘Tourism policy networks in four Caribbean countries,’ the paper delves into the dynamics of formal power and its influence on policy roles among tourism actors in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago.

UWI Mona Researcher Champions Recognition of Caribbean Traditional Plant Knowledge

Dr. Ina Vandebroek

Dr. Ina Vandebroek, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Life Sciences within the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) at The University of the West Indies, Mona (The UWI Mona), has recently authored an insightful article aimed at elevating Caribbean traditional plant knowledge. Published recently in the prestigious journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, the article emphasizes the rich diversity of unique plants in the Caribbean and underscores the cultural roots of traditional plant knowledge within communities of African heritage.

The UWI Mona campus Principal awarded Honourary Professorship

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, Professor Densil A. Williams, was awarded an honourary professorship by the Taiyuan University of Technology, (TYUT) in China for his work as an international business scholar and a university administrator.

UWI Tribute to Edward Baugh

UWI Tribute to Edward Baugh

The University of the West Indies (UWI) mourns the passing of Emeritus Professor of English, Edward Alston Cecil Baugh, a quintessential scholar and gentleman who exemplified the ideals of The University of the West Indies, both as a student and later as an academic who spent thirty-five immensely productive and intellectually impactful years here as a teacher, writer, administrator, and scholar. His death on December 9, 2023 represents an immense loss to Caribbean literary studies.

Professor Michael Taylor among 47 new Fellows elected to TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences)

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) elected 47 new Fellows to their academy this year and among them is Jamaica’s Professor Michael Taylor, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at The University of the West Indies. Prof. Taylor was elected for his work in the field of Earth, Climate and Environmental Sciences. This year’s class includes Fellows from 25 countries and include a Nobel laureate.

The election of the new Fellows will be effective starting on January 1, 2024, bringing the total TWAS membership to over 1,400.


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