The UWI Faculty of Sport Welcomes the Resumption of Sport with the Removal of the DRMA in Jamaica

This is a statement issued by the Dean of the Faculty of Sport, Dr. Akshai Mansingh, JP, MBBS (UWI), FACS, MSpMed (UNSW), DM (Ortho).

The Faculty of Sport at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) welcomes the resumption of sport and the removal of many COVID measures in Jamaica that were introduced by the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA).  

The Mona Campus hosts Virtual Expo: UWI for You: The Metaverse of Education

The UWI Mona has embarked on a mission to focus on its core quality of interconnectedness in its educational offerings through a UWI For You Virtual Expo! Organized for prospective undergraduate and graduate students, parents and the public, the Virtual event invites everyone to explore the educational metaverse on March 24, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

The UWI mourns the passing of Dr. Hugh Sealy

“Dr. Hugh Sealy served our University and Caribbean region with distinction. He put his mind and heart into tackling the climate crisis facing the Caribbean. His teaching, research, scholarly publications, and expert contributions to technical advisory boards reflected his passion and commitment to both advancing the science on climate change issues faced by small states of the Caribbean. He also shared his knowledge and expertise with younger generations.

Professor Verene Shepherd delivers International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination message: “…We cannot rest on our laurels.”

March 21 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The annual observance is recognised annually on the day that police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid "pass laws" in 1960 in Sharpeville, South Africa.  In a commemorative statement, Professor of Social History and Director of the Centre for Reparation Research at The University of the West Indies, Professor Verene A.

Serious preparation needed for the Caribbean in the wake of Russia-Ukraine conflict

Almost three weeks ago, Russian forces invaded Ukraine, the result of which has been described as a full-on war. On Thursday, March 10, The University of the West Indies’ Office of the Vice-Chancellor together with The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) held a Vice-Chancellor’s Forum, examining the current situation and its implications for the global oil industry and the Caribbean.

Professor Eris D. Schoburgh Elected Vice President of the International Research Society for Public Management

Professor Eris D. Schoburgh has been elected unopposed to the position of Vice President of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) representing the Caribbean and Latin American Region at the latest round of elections that concluded in February 2022.

Statement from The UWI Vice-Chancellor on the passing of Professor Emeritus Selwyn Ryan

Professor Emeritus Selwyn Ryan: An icon transitions.

The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, on the passing of Professor Emeritus Selwyn Ryan, renowned social scientist and former University Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at The University of the West Indies. He was also the Director of the St. Augustine Branch of the Institute from 1986 to 2003.

Jamaica's National Baking Company provides grant of USD 130,000

Jamaica's National Baking Company provides grant of USD 130,000

On Monday, March 7, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the National Baking Company Foundation in Jamaica signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide grant funding towards the establishment of a Centre of Excellence for Oceanography and Blue Economy (COBE).

The UWI Mona records a positive Comprehensive Income of J$467m

The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona Campus revealed that for the first time in six years, the institution recorded a positive comprehensive income. The revelation was made at the Campus Council Meeting hosted on Monday, March 7, 2022, by Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber.

Beyond Homophobia: Centring LGBTQ Experiences in the Anglophone Caribbean edited by Moji Anderson and Erin C. MacLeod named Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2021

The University of the West Indies Press (UWI Press) is pleased to announce that Beyond Homophobia: Centring LGBTQ Experiences in the Anglophone Caribbean edited by Moji Anderson and Erin C. MacLeod has been named Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2021.

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