Kingston, Jamaica: Wednesday February 6, 2019 will see the UWI Mona Campus celebrating the 20th staging of its annual Research Days exposition. A highly anticipated three-day event on the institution’s calendar, Research Days allows the public to learn about scores of research projects being undertaken by the institution and how those projects are helping to propel personal, corporate and national development across the region.
“The 2019 theme is UWI Mona: Driving research for social and economic development” shared Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the Mona campus, Professor Dale Webber. The theme is in keeping with the UWI’s Triple A Strategy to revitalize Caribbean development. Key to this is the campus partnerships with the private and public sectors, which allow our research to be responsive to real needs and challenges being faced by people and entities.
Chair of the 2019 Research Days planning committee Professor Denise Eldemire Shearer explained the dynamics behind this year’s staging. “Having just concluded the celebrations of the UWI’s 70th anniversary the campus energy is high,” she said. “Even though the event is in February, our faculty, staff and students are already in gear with preparations. The slate of speakers, special guests and the research being revealed in 2019 is going to further cement the reputation of our Research Days as being the biggest and most impressive of all events of this nature in the region.
The UWI Research Days 2019 will begin with the official opening ceremony on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, which leads into the Principal’s Tour of the 90+plus exhibitions in the Research Village before it opens to the public.
The showcase will continue on Thursday, February 7 and Friday February 8.