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.

About Choice

Choice is a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.

The UWI thanks the Commission on Governance

The following statement supersedes the prior statement issued on March 7, 2022 and the representations made therein

Following the specially convened sitting of The University of the West Indies’ highest governing body— University Council—on Friday, March 4, The UWI expresses thanks to the members of the independent Chancellor’s Commission on Governance chaired by the Rt. Hon. Sir Dennis Byron, for the diligence, meticulous work and continued commitment to the institution and its growth.

UWI ENTREPRENEURS WIN ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN PRIZES THROUGH THE VINCENT HOSANG UWI VENTURE COMPETITION

The 2021-2022 staging of the UWI Venture Competition (UWIVC) attracted over 80 entrants with eight finalists emerging who went on to pitch their business ideas at the finals which took place on Friday January 28, 2022. The exciting event had some of UWI’s finest students and faculty vying for the top prize and the anticipation was ‘nail biting’ waiting to hear the results. After much deliberation by our independent and highly respected panel of judges, the winners were announced and prizes were handed out.

How Britain Underdeveloped the Caribbean Professor Sir Hilary Beckles launches new book unmasking Europe’s legacy of plunder and poverty

Internationally acclaimed Economic Historian, Social Justice and Minority Empowerment Activist, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, launched his latest publication on February 25. The new book, How Britain Underdeveloped the Caribbean: A Reparation Response to Europe's Legacy of Plunder and Poverty, explores how successive governments have systematically suppressed economic development in their former colonies and have refused to accept responsibility for the debt and development support they owe the Caribbean.

UWI Mona wants to plant 2300 trees as part of the National Tree Planting Initiative

(L-R) Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber, Guild Representative and Faculty Representative for Engineering Alwain Bisasor; and CEO and Conservator of Forests, Mr Ainsley A Henry all pictured a the Tree Planting Ceremony hosted on February 24, 2022, at The UWI Mona Campus.

“Two Thousand Three Hundred (2300), not 231”…these numbers represent the number of trees The UWI Mona Campus wants to plant as part of the National Tree Planting Initiative. Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber made the announcement at a Handing-Over of Seedlings and Tree Planting Ceremony hosted on Thursday, February 24, 2022, on the Lawns of the Chapel on the Mona Campus.

Statement from The UWI Vice-Chancellor on the passing of Sonny Ramadhin

The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, on the passing of Sonny Ramadhin, renowned cricketer of the 1950s, and the first of phenotypic East Indian descent to represent the West Indies.

“The Caribbean world celebrates the life of Sonny Ramadhin whose contribution to its civilization and its emergence as an integrated sovereign nation is matched by few and therefore greater than most.

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