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


In an article published on November 10, 2023 in

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.

The UWI Mona hosts The Festival of Carols

The University Chapel’s Annual Carol Service will take place on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 7:00 pm at the University Chapel, The UWI, Mona. Themed The Festival of Nine Lessons with Carols, The Mona campus will be hosting a face-to-face Carol Service for the community and general public. The organizers are inviting anyone who is unable to make it in person to join the festival on YouTube as the service will also be streamed live on The UWI Mona Media YouTube Channel.

The UWI’s Prof. Marvin Reid awarded Fellowship Designation by the World College of Family Physicians

The UWI’s Prof. Marvin Reid

Professor Marvin Reid has been awarded the Fellowship Designation by the  World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), at the  WONCA World Congress and Conference  in Sydney, Australia (October 21 to 29,2023). This is a significant and proud moment for The University of the West Indies, (The UWI) Mona Campus. This prestigious recognition underscores Professor Reid's exceptional contributions to WONCA and to the field of family medicine and further solidifies his standing as a distinguished figure in the global medical community.

UWI Mona enhancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

UWI Mona enhancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Mona is working with and through its new UWI Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit (ED&I) to increase equitable access to quality education for its students, while also ensuring its work environment is agile and enabling for all.


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