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H.E. Dr. June Soomer

St. Lucian, Ambassador Dr. June Soomer is the new Chairman of the Open Campus Council. A UWI alumna, she received her Ph.D. in History from the UWI in 1994. She was the first female to graduate with a doctorate in History from the UWI, Cave Hill. Her thesis entitled “An Assessment of the Factors Affecting the Structure and Functioning of The British West Indies Federal Civil Service, 1947-1962”, highlighted her passion for regional integration, one that she has maintained throughout her career. She currently serves as the Secretary General to the Association of Caribbean States.

UWI’s Strategy until 2022

We are pleased to share with you this following message from the UWI Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles:

At the Annual Business Meeting held on April 27, 2017, the University Council approved the Triple A Strategy as The UWI’s new strategic plan to govern the period 2017 to 2022.

Over 500 Student Athletes Gather for celebration of Sports at The UWI

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Monday, May 29, 2017. Friendly rivalry was the atmosphere at The UWI Cave Hill Campus on May 25, 2017 as hundreds of UWI students gathered for the kick-off of UWI Games 2017 and the presentation of the Vice-Chancellor’s Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year Awards. Students from all four campuses of The UWI sang loud chants, energising each other and seeking to gain a psychological edge on their competitors before the start of the joint ceremony.

PAN GOES TO COLLEGE: Update and Sound!

We’ve been working to get the timeline straight for the story of how both steel bands and carnival evolved at the Mona, Jamaica regional hub that was the University College of the West Indies, popularly known as ‘UC’, in the 1950s; and to capture some of the voices.  A cameo exhibition last year was a work-in-progress, and since then we’ve been able to bring more people into the conversation.

Dr. Stacy Stephenson-Clarke selected as American Society for Microbiology [ASM] Young Ambassador of Science to Jamaica

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Lecturer in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Dr. Stacy Stephenson-Clarke, has been appointed as the American Society of Microbiologists’ (ASM) Young Ambassador to Jamaica, effective March 7, 2017.  
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UWIAA Florida hosts general meeting and mini lime May 20

Please see photographs taken at our May 20 general meeting and mini lime afterwards.

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8th Annual Patricia Charles Memorial Lecture

Professor Verene Shepherd To Deliver the 8th Annual Patricia Charles Memorial Lecture at The UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia.
The UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia in collaboration with 1st National Bank St. Lucia Limited will on Thursday May 25th , 2017, host The 8th Annual Patricia Charles Memorial Lecture.

SLIDE SHOW: International Museum Day

It’s been a good day of collaboration between the University of the West Indies (UWI) Museum and the Jamaica Military Museum, with the Jamaica German Society also giving assistance. Here’s a slide show of some of the pictures. Thanks to those who participated and to those, including our colleagues at the University Archives and other offices of the UWI Regional HQ, who assisted.

Appointment of Council Chairman for The UWI Open Campus

The Office of the Principal, Barbados. 08 May 2017. The Council of The University of the West Indies (UWI) approved the appointment of Ambassador Dr. June Soomer as the new Chairman of the Open Campus Council at their annual meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Barbados. Ambassador Soomer assumes this post after the untimely passing of former Chairman, Sir K. Dwight Venner in December 2016.

Senior Appointments Made at 2017 UWI Council Meeting

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. 07 May 2017– In addition to the appointment of the new UWI Chancellor, a number of new and returning deans and senior managers were confirmed at the Annual Meeting of the Council of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) held at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados on April 27, 2017. As the governing body of The UWI, the University Council exercises powers such as making appointments authorised by The UWI’s Charter and Statutes, managing the finances, and all business affairs of the University. These appointments included:

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