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The National Health Research Conference 2022

The National Health Research Conference is in its third year, and unlike preceding iterations, this year we look forward to meeting face-to-face!

The objectives of this annual conference are to share research findings with key stakeholders; strengthen the national health research culture; build research capacity and nurture junior researchers; foster collaboration among researchers at different institutions; and share policy-relevant messages with the users of research, i.e., care providers, policymakers and planners.

Aleema Mohammed - Student Spotlight | Our Future Alumni Journeys into Medicine: UWI St. Augustine

From a young age, I was driven to help those in need. At SJCSJ, I engaged my passion through outreach activities like food drives, flood drives and many more.

UWI Medical Alumni Feature | Dr. Stacey Herbert Brann, MDMSc FRCS (Ed)

Dr. Stacey Herbert Brann graduated from The University of the West Indies, Jamaica (Class of 1987). 

Prof. Maureen Samms Vaughan receives Order of Jamaica (OJ)

Professor Maureen Samms-Vaughan is known locally, regionally, and internationally for her seminal research, clinical work, and policy development in the field of child health, child development and behaviour.

She is also recognised as an advocate for the well-being of all children, but particularly so for those at the early childhood level, those with disabilities and those who have been victims of violence.  She works very closely with families of children with autism.  

Alumni collaboration began after a fifty year gap - Michael Morrisey

They were together on the Mona Campus in 1970: Mary Virtue and Mike McLaughlin, soon to marry, undergraduates in the Faculty of Science, and Michael Morrissey a graduate student of Geography. They lost contact until a couple of years ago when a common interest led to a most productive collaboration. All three had grasped breadfruit as the new focus of their endeavors.

"What A Mother's Love Don't Teach You", a stunning debut novel written by Sharma Taylor

A powerful story of belonging, identity, and inheritance, What a Mother's Love Don't Teach You brings together a blazing chorus of voices to evoke Jamaica's ghetto, dance halls, the criminal underworld, and corrupt politics, at the beating heart of which is a mother's unshakeable love for her son.

The UWI Family mourns the passing of Honorary Graduate, Hon Barbara Gloudon, OJ. - A Giant of Journalism and Theatre

Hon. Barbara Gloudon, OJ,  a verteran broadcaster, journalist and playwright was the former features editior at The Gleaner and hosted Radio Jamaica's talk-show 'Hotline' from the late 1980's until her departure in 2015.  As host of Radio Jamaica's talk show, Hotline, she attracted a huge following with her folksy delivery and wit,coupled with the emphaty she she exuded in her interactions with listeners. 

For decades Barbara Gloudon was the Chair, chief writer and producer for the Little Theatre Movement's, Annual Pantomine. 

Transition of His Excellency Vance Amory


The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Wednesday, April 6, 2022—The following statement is issued by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, on the passing of His Excellency Ambassador Vance W. Amory former Premier of Nevis and Government Minister in St. Kitts and Nevis, and alumnus of The UWI.

The UWI Alumni Association (Barbados) Chapter donates tablets to the Cave Hill Campus

President of The UWI Alumni Association (Barbados) Chapter Mr. Dario Welch recently donated five tablet computers to the Cave Hill Campus for loan to current students. The tablets are to assist students in need of appropriate devices to facilitate their studies in the current hybrid learning environment triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation was made in response to a Technology Initiative launched by the Alumni Office of the Student Enrolment and Retention Unit (SERU) to expand the pool of devices available to the Unit for loan to deserving students.

The UWI Open Campus Outreach Programme

Facilitator and Coordinator of the Preparing Today for Tomorrow’s Challenges Programme which is designed to transform children’s lives, Mrs Sandra Griffith-Carrington was conducting the Basic Business Etiquette session with the students at Princess Margaret Secondary School which is among the six schools currently enrolled in the programme - Coleridge & Parry, Frederick Smith, St. George Secondary, The Ellerslie School and The St. Michael School.

Tribute to Jerry Bradford Medford on behalf of The UWI By Celia Davidson Francis

The life and legacy of outstanding alumnus Jerry Medford will long be recognized by The University of the West Indies. His passing is a tremendous loss for the UWI community. Jerry will be missed especially by his fellow Freedom Hall and engineering peers. He always worked to unite and engage fellow alumni from all the UWI campuses when he served as Alumnus representative.

“Preparing Today for Tomorrow’s Challenges” programme for returning fifth formers of The St. Michael School - Experience on Business Etiquette

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Newspaper Article PTFTC - The St. Michael School

Cognisant that today’s youth, while possessing some academic qualification, lack the necessary interpersonal skills needed to function in the working environment Miss Faith Richards, teacher of The Ellerslie School conceptualised the idea that a programme was necessary to address the dearth of competencies which will undoubtedly affect the students’ lives as they seek jobs and places in institutions of higher education.

Mark Burnett, PMP, SMC - Young Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

A natural encourager, collaborator, optimist, and Up-the-Stairs Ambassador who fosters empowerment through conversation. Mark believes that true service comes from Servanthood, and is a servant to others which is his main strength.

A Gift of HOPE for a student in need

On Friday, November 5, 2021, Dr. Veronica Simon, Head, Student Virtual Concierge Services Unit (SVCSU) shared that Ms. Denise Chapman, a student of the Open Campus Trinidad site had lost all her possessions to a fire.  

This touched the core of the heart of the Campus Officer for Alumni Relations for the Open Campus, Mrs. Sandra Griffith Carrington who immediately sought assistance from the Institutional Advancement Division, through its Head, Ms. Elizabeth Buchanan-Hind.  This resulted in Ms. Chapman being awarded a UWI Toronto Awards Scholarship for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Congratulations UWI Alumnus Rovman Powell

We’re still celebrating this performance and win—West Indies greatness from our regional University. Congratulations Rovman Powell on your stellar century from your proud UWI family. Best wishes as the tournament continues.

On Wednesday, January 26, Powell scored 107 during the 3rd match of West Indies vs England, England Tour of West Indies 2021/22, T20I. His performance which assisted the West Indies win, places him in history books as the third West Indian batsman (behind Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis) to score a hundred in a T20 International.


UWI Alumna Lee-Anne Roper publishes book on climate resilience titled “Building Rock-Solid Resilience to Natural Hazards: The Church Edition”

Le-Anne Roper is a sustainable development professional who hails from the beautiful island of Jamaica. Her current role focuses on climate change adaptation and loss and damage in her home country, but she also advocates for small island states as an international climate change negotiator. She holds a Master of Science degree in Natural Resource and Environmental Management (Hons.) with a specialization in climate change. She has contributed to several published works, including Christian learning resources relating to environmental stewardship and climate change.

Cave Hill Students Gifted New Outdoor Study Space Courtesy of The UWI Cave Hill Alumni Circle

Additional outdoor seating for study and reflection is now available to students at The University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus following the handing over of The Pondside Students’ Recreational Space on Monday.

This was made possible by The UWI Alumni Circle, in collaboration with The UWI Office of Business Development and the Office of Alumni Relations/Student Enrolment and Retention Unit.


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