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OC Hosts Inaugural Pelican Award

H. E. Dame Cecile La Grenade of Grenada presented by OC Principal
H.E. Sir Samuel Tapley Seaton of St. Kitts and Nevis presented by Director of Alumni Relations

The inaugural OC Pelican Award was presented in Grenada, to two outstanding Governors General who were both delighted to accept their awards

H. E. Dame Cecile La Grenade of Grenada was presented her award by Dr. Luz Longsworth, PVC and Principal of the Open Campus.

H.E. Sir Samuel Tapley Seaton of St. Kitts and Nevis was presented his award by Celia Davidson Francis, the Director of Alumni Relations for the UWI. 

They were recognised based on their outstanding accomplishments, as well as their invaluable contributions to their nations.

Open Campus Presidents’ Retreat

The Open Campus Presidents held a successful Alumni Retreat, organized and funded by them, which highlighted the importance of alumni engagement in the life of each UWI campus and OC site and emphasised the various ways that alumni globally can be involved through the UWI Triple A 2017- 22 Strategic. It was extremely productive and underscored the effectiveness of face to face meetings, especially in the areas of camaraderie building, brainstorming, foresighting and sharing of ideas and best practices.

Graduates of UWI Mona of the 1970’s reunited in Trinidad

The Theme was “Remembering UWI Mona 70s”

This Reunion was wonderful! 

In fact it was so successful, all the graduates who attended have said they are going to get together every 2 years from now on!

Professor Rosemary Moodie

Professor Rosemary Moodie MBBS ’82 (Department of Paediatrics University of Toronto and Inaugural Board Director of Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital) has been honoured as the 2017 Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander by the Government of Jamaica for outstanding contribution in philanthropy, community development and medicine in the Jamaican Diaspora in Canada. She is Senior Accreditor with Accreditation Canada and has led the YWCA Toronto to open Canada’s largest affordable housing program for low-income women and women fleeing violence.

Alumni Ambassador at Oxford on Rhodes Scholarship

 Alumni Ambassador Simone Delzin says  " I'm thinking about you and UWI STAT always here in Oxford- it has been an incredible experience so far. My mind is opening more and more to the diversity of the world's people, talents and treasures. It has been like a little bubble of time for me to reflect and generate new ideas, do things I would've never tried otherwise and make invaluable connections. I've attached some photos so you could see a little of Oxford.. Wishing the UWI STAT family the best as always! "



Class of 1967 successfully celebrated their 50th Anniversary

The Class of 1967 successfully celebrated their 50th Anniversary in Sept 2017 and the first event – A Forum on Engagementf or the Future Development of The UWI: Harnessing the Power of the Alumni"  was well attended and produced valuable information.

Panelists included: 

The Most Hon. Prof. Sir Kenneth Hall - Former Governor General of Jamaica

Mr. Wayne Chen - President, Caribbean Employers ' Confederation

Mr. Richard Byles - Chairman, Sagicor Life Jamaica Ltd.


Help our Caribbean brothers and sisters through Alumni Online. UWI Pelicans, many of our sister Caribbean countries were devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. The alumni are involved in supporting them and in rebuilding the UWI Open Campus sites that will ensure that excellent tertiary education remains available. To assist please donate.


The UWIAA Welcomes Chancellor Bermudez

The UWI alumni were represented at the Chancellor’s Installation. Mr. Craig Tuckett, the UWIAA Council Representative (2017-2018) delivered the Greeting of behalf of the UWIAA at the Installation Ceremony.

Dr Carissa F. Etienne

UWI alumna and Dominican, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne has been re-elected for a second five-year term as Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) by the Member States of the organization and she will assume her second term on February 1, 2018.

Photograph from Marcus Garvey birthday celebration

Photograph from the Marcus Garvey birthday celebration at which UWI-Mona Professor and alum Dr. Rupert Lewis was the keynote and award recipient. In the photograph taken by Uriah Bennett, from the left are UWI alumni, Beverly Fray, Dr. Carmen Nicholas (Pres), Margaret Barrett (Secy), Professor Rupert Lewis, Diana Turnbull, Richard Campbell and Richard Haughton.

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.

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.

Child Development Agency launches Child Case Management System (CCMS).

Kingston, Jamaica:  The Child Development Agency (CDA) launched the second phase of its Child Case Management System (CCMS) on Wednesday, 16th August, 2017 at its headquarters at Duke Street, Kingston.

Appointment of new CEO, Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business & Management

The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. 16 August 2017. The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ian De Souza as Executive Director and CEO of the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management (SCHSBM) with effect from October 9, 2017.

Professor Opal Palmer Adisa is new Director of The UWI’s Institute for Gender and Development Studies

The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica. 23 August 2017 – The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Opal Palmer Adisa as the new University Director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS). Dr Adisa’s appointment takes effect from August 9, 2017, succeeding Professor Verene Shepherd who held the post since 2010.

The UWI to confer 12 Honorary Degrees at 2017 Graduation Ceremonies


The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. 16 August 2017.  The University of the West Indies will confer 12 honorary degrees at its 2017 graduation ceremonies.
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