Remembering Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford

The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, on the passing of Caribbean political stalwart, Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford.

Digicel Foundation & CMSS hand over STEM Equipment to Spanish Town High School

The Spanish Town High School, a participant in the National Baking Company Foundation (NBCF)/Building Out Our Stem Teachers (BOOST) programme, has received a substantial investment in STEM equipment valued at JMD$440,000. The donation, made possible by Digicel Foundation (JMD$400,000.00) and Chemical Medical and Scientific Supplies (CMSS) (JMD$40,000.00), was officially presented at a ceremony held on June 13, 2023, at Spanish Town High School.

Scotiabank commits $600K Canadian in support of scholarships at The UWI

At the 14th Annual UWI Toronto Benefit Awards held in at the Ritz Carlton on April 29, Scotiabank, Lead Sponsor of the event since its inception in 2010, committed $600,000.00 Canadian Dollars in support of The UWI’s scholarship programme over the next six years.

92 Students Top UWI’s Senior and Junior Math Olympiads

Ninety-Two primary-and-secondary level schoolchildren were recently recognised for acing the Senior and Junior Mathematical Olympiads held this year through the continued kind support of Title Sponsor, New Fortress Energy.   

Region urged to Embrace e-Mobility at MoU signing Between The UWI and Flash Motors

The UWI signs MoU with Flash Motors

The UWI, Mona on Wednesday June 7th 2023 signalled its commitment to press full steam ahead with plans to become a climate-smart university and leader in E-mobility research. 
This renewed burst of energy comes after Professor Dale Webber, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of the Mona Campus, and Mr. Zachary Harding, Director, Flash Motors Company Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the deployment of The University’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) Smart Charging Station donated by that company.

The UWI celebrates alum’s rise to Presidency of the UN General Assembly

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) celebrates with great pride the appointment of one of its distinguished alumni to the presidency of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).  Announced on June 01 as the President of the 78th Session of the UNGA, His Excellency Ambassador Dennis Francis is the first native of Trinidad and Tobago and the second UWI alum to hold the position. He joins His Excellency Dr Samuel Rudolph Insanally of Guyana, who graduated from the University College of the West Indies (now The UWI) and served as the 48th UNGA President.

New UWI Mona Principal to take office in August

New UWI Mona Principal to take office in August

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has announced Professor Densil A. Williams as Principal of the Mona Campus effective August 1, 2023. He succeeds Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal, Professor Dale Webber who resumes teaching and research duties as a Marine Biologist after July 31, 2023.


UWI public health expert among winners of global team science award

Dr. Natalie Greaves with AC3 Award

An interdisciplinary group of researchers who worked collaboratively to address cancer and health disparities in patient populations of African descent, has received the prestigious American Association for Cancer Research Team Science Award for their innovation and meritorious science.    


Caribbean be warned: El Niño looking more likely

Caribbean be warned: El Niño looking more likely

​By most indications, it is increasingly likely that an El Niño will emerge in the next few months.
What is El Nino?

Calling UWI Alumni, Staff, Students & Friends: What’s Your Pelican Story?

This year marks the Diamond Jubilee of The University of the West Indies (UWI). As part of its year-long 75th anniversary celebrations, The UWI is calling on its 87,000 graduates, current students, present and retired staff, friends and partners scattered across the globe, to share the impact that The UWI has made on their lives, the people they will never forget, and any proud moment that remains with them.



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