August 2017

Youth in State Care receive Starter Kits as they prepare to exit care

‘Starter Kits’ were presented to 56 youth in State care during the Child Development Agency’s National Children’s Summit held on 23rd August, 2017 at the Jamaica Centre, Kingston. The youth who completed their vocational skills training programmes under the Transitional Living for Children in State Care Project (TLP-CSC) received these kits with the support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Human Trafficking and the Murder of Youths in Jamaica

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September 27, 2017 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

‘Human Trafficking and the Murder of Youths in Jamaica’ is an initiative of the SALISES Crime Prevention and Offender Management (CPOM) research cluster. It seeks to provide a platform for public engagement on possible solutions to this important issue of national and regional security, bridge the gap between academics and practitioners and raise public awareness. The event is free and open to the public.

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The University of The West Indies to Host the Inaugural Lecture of the Eastern Caribbean Lecture Series in Saint Lucia

The UWI Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS), Cave Hill Campus, in collaboration with The UWI Open Campus (OC), will on 14th September, 2017 host the Inaugural Lecture of the Eastern Caribbean Public Lecture Series in Saint Lucia.
Entitled “Invented Nations and Imagined Communities: 50 Years of Self Government in the OECS”, the lecture will be delivered by Dr Lennox Honychurch, distinguished Caribbean academic, anthropologist, historian, archaeologist, conservationist and writer. 

UWI Alumni Advocates eager to increase alumni engagement

The University of the West Indies has been increasing alumni engagement over the past 10 years and will augment involvement as it approaches its 70th Anniversary in 2018. The Director of Alumni Relations for the UWI, based at the UWI Regional Headquarters, Celia Davidson Francis, has been working strategically to raise awareness about the importance of Alumni Relations.

The University of The West Indies to Host the Inaugural Lecture of the Eastern Caribbean Lecture Series in Saint Lucia

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The UWI Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS), Cave Hill Campus, in collaboration with The UWI Open Campus (OC), will on 14th September, 2017 host the Inaugural Lecture of the Eastern Caribbean Public Lecture Series in Saint Lucia.

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Peter Nelson

Kudos to UWI Pelican Peter Nelson, who obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at the age of 25. He is one of the youngest PhD graduates from The UWI, Mona.

KEEPING CONNECTED: Reunion of UWI Mona 1974 - 1978 alumni in Trinidad and Tobago

REUNION FOR UWI MONA GRADS IN TRINIDAD

 

UWI graduates in Trinidad and Tobago are coming together to host a reunion entitled Remembering UWI Mona 1974 - 1978 for those who attended the Mona campus during those years.

UWI Pelican Sandra Perkins, formerly Braithwaite, stated that activities will include cocktails at the National Academy for the Performing Arts on October 20, at 6.30 pm, and dinner and dance at the Century Ballroom, Queen’s Park Oval on October 21.

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