Recent News

UWI Model UN (UWIMUN) team wins big at Harvard Model UN Competition

UWI Mona Model UN team

The Faculty of Social Sciences commends The UWI Model United Nations (UWIMUN) team which recently won five (5) awards at the recently held Harvard Model UN Competition in Washington from February 14th to 21st , 2023.

March 10, 2023

International Women's Day | Dean's Message

International Women's Day Dean's Message

My Sisters, today we observe International Women’s Day under the UN Women and the United Nations theme DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality. 

March 08, 2023

FSS Alumna Shullette Cox appointed new JAMPRO CEO

Shullette Cox Professional Photo

Join us in congratulating Shullette Cox a FSS Alumna who has been appointed as the new President of JAMPRO. During her time at the university she was an International Relations and Economics double major. This a testament for where she has landed herself today. In January the Board of Directors at JAMPRO appointed Ms.Cox as the acting President from her long term position of Vice President. Here she led a team which recently did the highly successful Ministerial Mission to Guyana. Since Ms.Cox did such impeccable work in this position Chairman, Mrs.

February 20, 2023

FSS Writer’s Retreat 2023

Poolside view of the Cardiff Hotel and Spa

The Faculty of Social Sciences wishes to congratulate the FSS Researchers who have been selected to attend the FSS Research Writers’ Retreat Conference 2023! The conference will be held from January 5 -8, 2023 at the Cardiff Hotel and Spa in Runaway Bay, St. Ann, Jamaica.


January 03, 2023

Sophie’s Place Christmas Donations

FSS handing over food drive donations

To spread the Christmas cheers, and in executing the C in our REACH mandate (Committed to being creative, caring, accountable, motivated and professional individuals), Mrs Shara Williams-Lue (Research and Planning Officer) and Ms Lejahmai Palmer (Secretary) organized a Food Drive for the staff and children of Sophie’s Place.

January 03, 2023

Book Donation – Embassy of the Argentine Republic

Books being handed over to the FSS

Coming out of our Partnerships for Development presentation, we are happy to announce that on December 16, 2022 the Embassy of the Argentine Republic kindly donated to the faculty and the UWI Mona books on the Malvinas. Specifically, we received, The International Community and the Malvinas Question; The Malvinas, the South Georgias and the South Sandwich Islands, the conflict with Britain and A 50 anos de la Resolucion 2065 (xx) de las Naciones Unidas.

January 03, 2023

Partnerships for Development

Representatives in presentation

The Faculty of Social Science hosted on November 24, 2022 an introductory presentation of the Faculty to the diplomatic community in Jamaica with the intention of garnering partnerships that will benefit staff and students of the faculty.

The event was spearheaded by Associate Dean Dr Lisa Vasciannie and saw representatives and delegates from Germany, Colombia, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) and Organizations of American States (OAS) among others.

January 03, 2023

FSS TV Feature - Psychology of…

The Faculty of Social Sciences partnered, and was featured on the TVJ show the Psychology of Bun.

Dr Herbert Gayle was interviewed by the show’s host Jackie Jackson around the topic of cheating, “jacket” and sustainability. This initative placed our research directly in the home of mass Jamaica highlighting the applicability and relevance of our work.

January 03, 2023

FSS Valedictorian Ms Tamarnie Tavares

Tamarnie hold UWI scroll in graduation gown

A native of the unassuming community of Belvedere, St. Andrew, Tamarnie Tavares grew up in a nuclear family where she is the second of three (3) children and takes pride in being the middle child. Her journey thus far has been challenging, nevertheless, she continues to be eternally grateful for the love and support she has gotten over the years.

November 07, 2022

FSS Valedictorian Mr David Salmon

Image of David holding the UWI scroll

Guided by his grandfather’s maxim, “The word 'can’t' does not exist, remove it from your vocabulary,” David has sought to take on new frontiers with confidence and determination. When he first stepped through the gates of The UWI, Mona, David was a student of the Faculty of Law who just graduated from his alma mater, the Wolmer’s Boys’ School. Little did he know at the time, that law was not to be his final destination. Less than two weeks after starting, he decided to transfer to the Faculty of Social Sciences to pursue a BSc in Public Policy and Management.

November 07, 2022