The UWI congratulates new UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Grenada’s Senator Simon Stiell

UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Grenada’s Senator Simon Stiell
The University of the West Indies (The UWI) congratulates Grenada’s Senator Simon Stiell on his new role as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat.
 
His appointment was announced by UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres on August 15. He is said to have described Senator Stiell as “a true champion” of creative approaches to tackling the global climate crisis.
 

UWI and National Commercial Bank Foundation partner to increase Teachers in Digital Studies

The University of the West Indies Mona has signed an Agreement with the National Commercial Bank Foundation (NCBF) to increase the number of STEM teachers in Jamaica focused on Digital Studies via the Build Out Our Stem Teachers (BOOST) Programme.

The Agreement was signed on July 28, 2022 in the Principal’s Conference Room on The UWI Mona Campus.

FST Women in STEM received Science and Technology XXtrordineers Awards

Nine Jamaican women across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) were acknowledged and awarded plaques by the Scientific Research Council (SRC) at its inaugural Science and Technology XXtrordineers Recognition Programme on Thursday at the Terra Nova Hotel in St Andrew.

According to Executive Director, Dr Charah Watson, the S&T XXtrordineers Recognition Programme is an effort by the SRC to raise awareness about STEM and inspire participation among youngsters in the fields.

MSBM's MBA Programme RE-ACCREDITED BY PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION BODY, AMBA

The MBA programme offered by Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) of the University of the West Indies, Mona has been re-accredited by the prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA) for a period of five years, which is the longest period offered by the AMBA. This re-accreditation confirms the MSBM’s place among the top 2% of business schools globally as AMBA’s accreditation is internationally recognised as the global standard for all MBA, MBM and DBA programmes.

The UWI's Revenue Revolution strategy approved and set to take effect

Ushered by the success of the regional university’s soaring reputation over the past five years, the 2022-2027 strategic direction for The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has been approved.  Dubbed the ‘Revenue Revolution’, this second phase of The UWI Triple A Strategy was given the green light by the University Council during a special meeting of its members held on July 29 and is set to take effect from the start of the upcoming academic year.

Regional Award for The UWI's virologist hero Professor Christine Carrington

Professor Christine Carrington, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Virology in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) St. Augustine Campus has officially been presented with her award as the 2022 Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Excellence Laureate for Science and Technology. She received the award from President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Paula Mae Weekes in a ceremony on June 14, 2022 at President's House in Port of Spain.

The UWI announces the appointments of new Professors in the fields of Music, Law, Astronomy, Engineering, and Medical Microbiology

The Office of Administration at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the promotion of five academics to Professors, the highest academic rank at the institution. The newly appointed are Professor David Akombo in the field of music; Professor David Berry in the field of law; Professor Shirin Haque, the first at the University in the field of astronomy; Professor Krishpersad Manohar in the field of mechanical engineering and Professor Alison Merle Nicholson in the field of Medical Microbiology.

The UWI celebrates stellar scholar in Astronomy, Professor Shirin Haque

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is celebrating Professor Shirin Haque, who has made history as the first in her field to rise to the regional University’s highest academic rank. The UWI alumna is not only the first Professor in the field of Astronomy at The UWI, but also the first in the English-speaking Caribbean. In fact, she is the only professional Astronomer in the region. 
 

The Urban Health and Wellbeing Program (UHWP), a new global research network, has recruited Professor Anthony Clayton, The University of the West Indies’ leading expert in foresighting and future-oriented planning, to lead on and share the lessons on urba

The Frontiers of Research in Caribbean Science and Technology (FORECAST) Conference is the premier science and technology academic conference in the Caribbean region, held in partnership with The UWI (Cave Hill, Mona, and St. Augustine campuses) and the University of Technology, Jamaica. The conference will be convened during August 10–12, 2022, under the theme Science and Technology: a D.R.I.V.E.R. of Transformation.

UWI expert tapped to participate in global research initiative to find a new model of efficient urbanization

The Urban Health and Wellbeing Program (UHWP), a new global research network, has recruited Professor Anthony Clayton, The University of the West Indies’ leading expert in foresighting and future-oriented planning, to lead on and share the lessons on urban design learned in the Caribbean.

The program, which will be implemented over the next three (3) years, is a joint initiative between the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), the International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) and the International Science Council (ISC).

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