July 2018

UWI Vice Chancellor meets Bahamian Alumni

The UWI Vice Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckes attended the Robing Ceremony of the Medical Class on June 24th and took the opportunity to meet with alumni. The Bahamas Chapter is planning a Back-To- UWI Weekend with many exciting activities from Nov 16-18, 2018 as they continue to celebrate UWI’s 70th Anniversary – if you are going to be in Nassau then – please plan on taking part!

UWI Alumnus elected to UN Human Rights Committee

UWI Alumnus, Dr. Christopher Arif Bulkan was elected on June 14, 2018 to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Committee for a term of four years from 2019 – 2022. He hails from Guyana and holds a Master of Law from University College London (1997) and a Bachelors of Law from the University of West Indies (1998). He obtained a PhD in Law from the Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, in Toronto, Canada in May 2008. He co-founded the University of West Indies Rights Advocacy Project (U-RAP), in 2009.

The University Press of Kentucky releases book by UWI Alumnus

The University Press of Kentucky has recently released a new book by UWI alumnus Neil Roberts (A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass. Neil Roberts was a visiting graduate student in the Summer of 1999 in the Political Science Dept. While there he served as personal assistant to Trevor Munroe (on faculty and a Senator in the Jamaican Parliament).

UWI Alumna Judge Renatha S. Francis promoted

The Hon. Judge Renatha S. Francis has been appointed to the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial District serving Miami-Dade County, Florida. She is one of only three black women of the 123 judges currently serving Miami-Dade County.

She is a graduate of The UWI and her promotion holds special importance for the Caribbean Bar Association in Florida and the wider Caribbean community, who are currently celebrating June as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. She is a Caribbean immigrant who has contributed greatly to American society.

AFUWI Board member shines

Gail Moaney, a hospitality industry leader in marketing and public relations, received the Marcella Martinez Award in memory of the meritorious and productive life of the late Caribbean public relations professional and diplomat. She serves on the board of The American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI).

UWI Civil Engineering Students Say Thank You

Front Row:- Faculty of Science of Technology Mona School of Engineering Final Year Civil Engineering student Sherika Anderson (left) Dr. Elaine Bryan, Alison Collins (2nd right) 2nd Year Civil Engineering and Romaine Nugent (right) and Faculty of Science of Technology Mona School of Engineering Final Year Civil Engineering student. Back row: - Joshua Swaby - Faculty of Science of Technology Mona School of Engineering 1st Year Civil Engineering student (left). Gregory Bryan, Programmer & IT Expert

Saying thanks! UWI Civil Engineering Students said a big THANK YOU to the sponsors Dr. Elaine Bryan & Gregory Bryan – Chair and Vice Chair of the Elaine Bryan Foundation who visited Jamaica to meet with the students at the Mona School of Engineering UWI Mona who benefitted from the donations of Dell Laptops. 

UWIAA Bahamas Chapter Souse-Out, Saturday, May 26 2018

The Souse-Out held at the home of Acting President of the UWIAA Bahamas Chapter, Dr. Mortimer G. Moxey was a relaxed fun event which brought alumni and Friends of the UWI together to celebrate the UWI’s 70th Anniversary. Various types of delicious souse were served with fresh baked "johnny cake" and were enjoyed by all. Over 200 meals were served and even though there were heavy showers which lasted for hours, alumni stayed on at the home of Dr. Moxey talking, reminiscing and networking and enjoying each-others company for hours.

UWIAA Toronto Celebrates 30th Anniversary

UWIAA Tornoto Yvonne (Patterson) Silverman, Mona_  Cherita (Bent) Campbell, Mona_ Sheila DeGannes, St. Agustine_ Jean (Archer)  Patterson, Mona and Joan Alexander (Friend of UWI)

On May 27, 2018 faithful alumni and Friends of the UWI gathered in Mississauga to attend the annual luncheon and to celebrate both the 30th Anniversary of the UWIAA Toronto Chapter and the 70th Anniversary of The UWI. Ferdinand Fortune assumed the presidency of the Chapter, as Co-president, Michael Henville, died suddenly on March 9, 2018.

Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton

Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton is now Director, Division on International Trade and Commodities (DITC), D2, in UNCTAD. She has an in-depth knowledge of international trade and extensive experience in development policy, private sector development, capacity building and technical cooperation. This expertise was gained from her tenure with regional and international organizations including work with member states, national governments and universities.

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