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August 2020

Positive COVID19 case on Mona Campus

Senate and Administrative Annex Buildings to close for 48 hours
Kingston, Jamaica. August 31, 2020: The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Mona Campus today August 31, 2020 received confirmation of a positive COVID19 case. The individual is a member of staff, who works in a specialised area with no contact with the public or other departments, and has not been on Campus since August 25, 2020. 

Oriens Ex Occidente Lux: UCWI Pelican Donald J. Harris

As the light rises from the west so do the pelicans of the University (College) of the West Indies, glowing beyond geographical borders for all the world to see. Moulded and nurtured to profound intellectual maturity and equipped with the knowledge beyond typical academic proficiency. As Jamaicans rally with USA vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, we would like to pause and reflect on the early years of her father, Professor emeritus Donald J. Harris through this feature article on him from the UCWI 1960 Pelican Annual.

Photo from 1960 Pelican Annual


UWI Global Giving thanks CCRIF SPC for contributing over US$100,000 in scholarships

UWI Global Giving thanks CCRIF SPC for contributing over US$100,000 in scholarships
The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica. Thursday, August 27, 2020. CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) has committed over US$100,000 to The University of the West Indies (The UWI), towards student scholarships for the upcoming academic year.


You the class of 2020 will graduate as the first “Post-COVID” generation; the region will need you more than ever.  Our economic and social development will require larger numbers of academic and technically trained citizens. This generation will be the ones called upon to take us ahead on the journey as we navigate through to the other side of COVID-19.


Rotary Club of St. Andrew names Sir Hilary Beckles a Paul Harris Fellow

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles (2nd left), Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Marie Powell (2nd right), Assistant Governor, Rotary Jamaica, South East, display the instrument naming Sir Hilary a Paul Harris Fellow. Sharing the occasion are Dr Lloyd Eubank Green (left), Past President of the Rotary Club of St Andrew and Minna Israel, a member of the Club.


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