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In this article, the author draws on his experience and expertise as a person with disabilities for over 30 years, an advocate for persons with disabilities for 30 years, a researcher, a Parliamentarian with disabilities and one who played a leading role in the negotiations on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), to anchor the discussion in this paper.

December 09, 2021


The COVID-19 pandemic has caused devastating consequences for individuals and countries across the world. It has impacted in a significant way, more than others, persons with disabilities. The crisis has exacerbated old problems that have served to restrict and isolate persons with disabilities from mainstream society. This has been the experience for the majority of persons with disabilities in the Caribbean.

December 02, 2021

Dr Heather Ricketts recipient of VC Awards For Excellence

The Faculty of Social Sciences wishes to recognize Dr Heather Ricketts, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Mona Campus, for having been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in the category of Outstanding Service to the University Community for the academic year 2020/2021.

November 25, 2021

The Laureate Senator Dr Floyd Morris

 Senator Dr Floyd Morris posing by the Sabga Banner

The Faculty of Social Sciences heartily congratulates Senator Dr Floyd Morris on receiving the 2021 Anthony N Sabga Award for his public and civic contributions to Jamaica. 

November 09, 2021

The FSS congratulates Professors Aldrie Henry-Lee and Lloyd Waller on their appointments as UWI Strategic Coordinators

Professors Henry-Lee and Waller form part of a team of coordinators that has been tasked with helping to ensure the effective synchronisation of operational activities and new initiatives across The UWI system, as the University further advances its Triple A Strategic Plan. The coordinators will complement the current management structure, serving as data gatherers and knowledge providers to the Executive Management Team (EMT) and facilitating a strengthened information network of Principals and PVCs.

November 03, 2021

Meet Our Valedictorian: Kensley Shay

As the only male in the quartet of valedictorians for the 2021 UWI graduation, Kensley Shay, has the spotlight shining brightly on him, which by all account is much deserved.

Kensley will represent the Faculty of Social Sciences graduating class of 2021 and was chosen based on academic performance, public speaking abilities, and involvement in extra and co-curricular activities. The Selection Committee looks for graduands who are creative and critical thinkers, good communicators, versed in technology, strong in their Caribbean identity, and guided by their ethics and values.

November 02, 2021

Professor Eris D. Schoburgh is Appointed President of the Caribbean Studies Association

Professor Eris D. Schoburgh has been elevated to the position of President of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) at the meeting of the Executive Council (EC) convened after the 2021 annual conference. She served previously as the organisation’s Vice-President.

September 07, 2021

Virtual Faculty Office Hours

In light of the suspension of walk-in services, the Faculty Office will be implementing virtual office hours to allow students the opportunity to speak with an administrator on matters related to these service areas

Hours of operation:

September 05, 2021

Suspension of Walk-In Services

The Social Sciences Faculty Office wishes to remind you, our valued students, staff and stakeholders, of the suspension of walk-in services until further notice. This action is consistent with the national effort to contain the spread of Covid-19. 

August 22, 2021


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