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Call For Scholarship Applications to the OAS-UWI 75th Anniversary Commemorative Scholarship Fund (“CSF”)

2023 marked the 75th anniversary of both the Organization of American States (OAS) and The University of the West Indies (UWI). The Office of the General Secretariat of the OAS (GS/OAS) in Jamaica and the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) of the UWI, Mona campus therefore commemorated the Diamond Jubilee through various activities including the creation of the OAS-UWI 75th Anniversary Commemorative Scholarship Fund (CSF).


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March 15, 2024

Call for Proposals & Papers: Dying to be Beautiful–Body image, Eating Behaviors and Health in the Caribbean

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Call for Proposals


Abstract Submission: June 1, 2024

Completed Manuscript: September 1, 2024

Response from Editors: December 1, 2024

Publication: February 2025


March 04, 2024

Chronicles of Academic Excellence: A Recap of Recent FSS Events

Participants in the writers' retreat listening to a presentation

Within the dynamic landscape of the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS), the early months of 2024 have witnessed a flurry of academic engagements and achievements. From insightful keynote addresses to collaborative research endeavours, these events underscore the FSS's commitment to excellence and innovation in scholarship. Let us delve into the highlights of these recent endeavours, which exemplify the FSS's pivotal role in shaping discourse and advancing knowledge across diverse disciplines.

1. Sir Arthur Lewis Day 2024:

February 09, 2024

Event Highlight: We Rebuild, We Reclaim: The UWI Mona's Faculty of Social Sciences Hosts the British Council and the British High Commission for a Memorable Film Screening Event

The University of the West Indies, Mona is known for its rich academic history and cultural diversity. It's a hub of intellectual stimulation and social discourse, making it an ideal setting for events that promote the arts and foster international relations. On the 19th of October, 2023, the British High Commission in Kingston and the Faculty of Social Sciences hosted “We Rebuild We Reclaim” a captivating film touring programme curated by We Are Parable with the British Council.

December 12, 2023

FSS Valedictorian Ms Charm Evans

Grad picture of Charm Evans
Ms. Charm Evans was very clear about what she wanted to accomplish on her journey to academic success. She was also always cognisant of the fact that her family and community were counting on her to succeed.
"I'm going to make you proud, no matter how scared I am or what obstacles stand in my way. If it means I have to do it scared, I will make you proud," Ms. Evans vowed to her family.
Hailing from Grange Hill, Westmoreland, Ms. Evans is the third of six children.
November 02, 2023

Grace Foods, OAS, and The UWI Collaborate on 75th Anniversary Commemorative Cookbook

OAS Ambassador Nestor Mendez and Grace Foods CEO Frank James shaking hands and sharing a laugh
The Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of the West Indies, Mona, is proud to announce a remarkable partnership with Grace Foods and the Organization of American States (OAS) in the creation of the OAS-UWI 75th Anniversary Commemorative Cookbook.
September 25, 2023

Join us in Celebrating UWI Mona's 75th Anniversary Gala!

75th Anniversary Gala tickets for sale, $120 early bird

We are excited to invite you to a truly memorable event – the UWI Mona 75th Anniversary Gala!

As part of the celebrations, the Mona Campus is hosting an exquisite evening filled with elegance, entertainment, and nostalgia. The Gala will bring to focus recognition to some of the pioneers whose work has meaningfully impacted the university and the society at large. This Gala promises to be an unforgettable experience, and we would be thrilled to have you join us.

July 28, 2023

Congratulations Prof Densil Williams!

The Faculty of Social Sciences congratulates Professor Densil Williams on his appointment as Principal of the Mona campus, beginning August 1, 2023. Professor Williams is one of our own, being a proud graduate of the Faculty and former Executive Director of the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM). We wish him every success in his tenure as Principal.


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June 07, 2023

Dr. Holger Henke appointed new Director, SALISES at The UWI Mona Campus

Dr. Holger Henke
The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Wednesday, March 15, 2023-The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Holger Henke as its new Director, effective February 6, 2023.
April 14, 2023

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