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The UWI’s Professor Michael Taylor named among Apolitical’s 100 most influential academics

Professor Michael Taylor, Professor of Climate Science and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona Campus. Professor Michael Taylor, The University of the West Indies, (The UWI) Mona Campus’ Professor of Climate Science, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology and a wo...
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UWI co-authors provide ‘warning call’ on Global Stocktake of climate change adaptation

Dr Donovan Campbell, Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Geography and Geology, The UWI Mona Campus. Dr Aidan Farrell, Senior Lecturer, Plant Physiology, Department of Life Sciences, The UWI St Augustine Campus. The University of the West Indies’ Dr Donov...
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The UWI Five Islands Campus receives full national registration from ABNAB

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Five Islands Campus is now fully registered with the highest accreditation body in Antigua and Barbuda. The campus which was established in 2019, received its certificate of full registration from the Antigua and Barbuda National Accreditation Board (ABNAB) in a ceremony on Friday December 10, 2021. The campus is registered for three (3) years with ABNAB....
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CDEMA and The UWI renew commitment to chart resilient pathways

Photo caption: The UWI Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and CDEMA Executive Director Ms. Elizabeth Riley signed the updated MoU between the two organisations. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on December 9, 2021, to renew a joint commitment to driving resilience...
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IDB President Backs The UWI

− Photo Captions Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The UWI and President Mauricio Claver-Carone of the IDB display signed copies of an MOU to launch a new phase of cooperation between their institutions. Front row, L-R: Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor, The UWI; Dr. Stacy Richards-Kennedy, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Affairs, The UWI; Jessica...
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UWI Medical Alumni Association Endowment draws support

Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr Farley Cleghorn donates US $250,000 Photo Caption: Trinidad born, world-famous Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr Farley Cleghorn donates US $250,000 to an endowment established by The University of the West Indies Medical Alumni Association (UWIMAA) Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr Farley R. Cleghorn has responded to the announcement of an endowment est...
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Professor Hamid Ghany conferred as Honorary Professor at The UWI

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the conferral of the title of ‘Honorary Professor’ on Professor Hamid Ghany for his significant contributions to Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs at The UWI and across the region. Professor Ghany is currently serving at the University on attachment to the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Stud...
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The UWI confers seven retired Professors with ‘Emeritus’ title

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the conferral of the title of ‘Emeritus’ on seven retired Professors. The decision on the conferrals was made during a virtual University Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting held in late October. ‘Emeritus’ designation is given to persons who retired in the rank of ‘Professor’&md...
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New UWI website cops international digital marketing award

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has launched a redesigned, modern, and more efficient website for its central administrative operations—www.uwi.edu Weeks before its launch, however, the design of the new website was entered in the 9th Annual Education Digital Marketing Awards; it emerged as a Gold Award winner, in the Institutional Website- Update/Refresh category from amon...
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The UWI salutes Barbados on achieving Republic status and the appointment of its first President

The University of the West Indies, joins the region and the world in congratulating Barbados on this remarkable milestone in its history. The island’s achievement of Republic status and the appointment its first President, Her Excellency the Most Honourable Dame Sandra Mason is a proud moment for The UWI as an indigenous Caribbean university. The University community salutes the people of...
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The UWI’s Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine urges Caribbean people to claim their achievements

“We do not proclaim our achievements enough. Our modesty and timidity are our worst enemies”. This declaration, made by Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, came during the annual Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence hosted by The University of the West Indies (The UWI) on Thursday November 25. In a live, virtual Awards ceremony, broadcast via UWItv, seven staff member...
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The UWI Mona Campus hosts participants from the ‘One Ocean Expedition’ research vessel

The UWI Mona Campus, Jamaica. Wednesday, November 24, 2021—Participants aboard the Norwegian, Statsraad Lehmkuhl research vessel which docked at Jamaica’s Port Royal earlier this month, were hosted by The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Mona Campuson Tuesday, November 16, 2021. The 33 visiting students and lecturers who are on the One Ocean Expedition led by University ...
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UWI launches US$1.5 million endowment for medical sciences

Medical alumni give to fund student scholarships The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Monday, November 22, 2021. — The University of the West Indies (The UWI) through its Medical Alumni Association (UWIMAA) has launched an Endowment of US$1.5 million. Though in its early days, the fund – under the patronage of Sir George Alleyne, Chancellor Emeritus of The UWI and globally ...
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UWI Scientists make representation for CARICOM as the world meets for COP26

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Monday, November 1, 2021—The Caribbean has a lot at stake as world leaders and technical experts meet for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26. While the urgency of climate action is dire across the world, the livelihood of the Caribbean region continues to be threatened by global warming. “The outcomes fro...
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The UWI Open Campus launches ‘Transcultural Programme’ with UNESCO

The UWI, Open Campus Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Wednesday, 10 November 2021 —The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus recently launched Phase One of its partnership with UNESCO’s Transcultura Programme for persons from Spanish-speaking Caribbean countr...
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