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.

Caribbean Under Threat! – Part 2:10 urgent takeaways for the Caribbean from the UN IPCC’s Latest Report on Climate Change.

The second instalment of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, known as the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), was released in February. The scientific report presents a dire warning of the significant implications of inaction for the globe and the region; noting that even temporarily exceeding global warming of 1.5°C that is anticipated in the next two decades will result in severe effects, some of which will be irreversible.

The UWI's Professor Michael Taylor among expert contributors to Greta Thunberg's Climate Book

Climate Expert and Scientist at The University of the West Indies, Professor Michael Taylor is a contributor to Greta Thunberg’s soon to be published Climate Book. Professor Taylor, current Head of the Climate Studies Group at the Mona Campus and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology was invited to submit a contribution on sea level rise and small islands. Professor Taylor, a globally recognised Climate Expert, has for decades focused research on regional Climate Modelling, Caribbean Climate Variability and Caribbean Climate Dynamics.

Professor Verene A. Shepherd re-elected as Chair of UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) at The University of the West Indies is pleased to announce the reappointment of its Director, Professor Verene A. Shepherd, to the position of Chair of the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). CERD is the United Nation’s oldest Treaty Body, and the Committee implements the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

SECURITY ADVISORY: Resumption of the Issuing of Vehicle Gate Passes

Dear Members of The UWI Mona Community,

Effective Monday, April 11, 2022, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus commenced the issuing of vehicle gate passes to motorists accessing the campus. The passes are being issued as a means to mitigate motor vehicle theft which has been on the increase in the Corporate Area.

The passes will be sanitized before being re-issued to minimize the risk of any contamination.

Experts link Climate and Reparatory Justice

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) in collaboration with the Open Society University Network (OSUN) recently hosted a webinar on the Caribbean’s need for climate justice. The virtual engagement held on March 30 was part of Open Society’s Global Teach-In series. Championing a grassroots effort, the initiative designated the date for universities and organisations worldwide to lead events focused on ambitious but feasible, region-specific solutions to help Solve Climate by 2030.

Congratulations to Noel Ellis, winner of the men's 5.5K Sagicor Sigma Run.

Noel is a current UWI Mona student in the Faculty of Science and Technology. As a first year student – he has achieved straight As in the first semester of studies at The UWI, while maintaining his passion for the long-distance races and commitment to strengthening his output at the 5000M.

This proud Campion College graduate was also the bronze medal winner for the 5000M at the 2021 ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys & Girls Championship.

Statement from The UWI Vice-Chancellor | Transition of HE Vance Amory

The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, on the passing of His Excellency Ambassador Vance W. Amory former Premier of Nevis and Government Minister in St. Kitts and Nevis, and alumnus of The UWI.


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