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Professor Hopeton Dunn’s latest book

Co-edited with academic colleagues in Botswana and South Africa, Professor Hopeton Dunn’s latest book is: Reimagining Communication in Africa and the Caribbean: Global South Issues in Media, Culture and Technology : Dunn, H.S., Moyo, D., Lesitaokana, W.O., Barnabas, S.B. (Eds.) (2021).

UWI Pelicans in Barbados giving back!

The UWI Cave Hill Campus was recently gifted seven tablets by the Help Us Reach Them (HURT) Initiative to assist students on the Campus who are finding difficulty in accessing equipment to continue their studies. 

Dawn Williams, a Cave Hill alumna handed over the donation to Patricia Atherley, Director of the Student Enrolment and Retention Unit, and Roseanne Maxwell, Alumni and Student Relations Co-ordinator.  The tablets are to given to students.

“Find JOY” and give your support!

The Open Campus and Professor Emerita Vivienne Roberts have partnered for a book venture entitled: Finding Joy. Professor Roberts continues to demonstrate her commitment to giving through a personal scholarship, and this venture is another way of contributing to the Open Campus, more particularly, to the Endowment Legacy Fund.  The Finding Joy Books are written by Professor Emerita Vivienne Roberts, first and now former Deputy Principal of the Open Campus.

Professor Herbert Sukhu

Professor Herbert Sukhu PhD, has been appointed to the key, and strategically important position of Associate Vice President – Research, at the Nature Science Research and Innovation Centre Inc. in Ontario, Canada, (NSRIC).

He is responsible for securing the smooth operations toward establishing a strong Research-based Engineering (EN) Unit under the Research, Innovation, and Development (RID) Division. This administrative position is additional to his regular role as a Distinguished Faculty-Engineering Economics member with the  NSRIC RID Division.

Samuel Johnson to head the International Airport project in Dominica

UWI graduate Samuel Johnson has been appointed as the CEO of International Airport Development Company, effective March 1, 2021. He also holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Engineering from The UWI and an MBA from Michigan State University and is skilled in supply chain management and marketing.

Samuel Johnson has over 25-years of experience in senior management, and he has held leadership roles in Dominica and several fortune 500 companies globally.

UWI alumnus, Gilroy Pultie now Chief Engineer of LUCELEC

The St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) has appointed Gilroy Pultie to the position of Chief Engineer.  

He holds a BSc. Degree in Electrical and Computer engineering from The UWI (with distinction).

Edited from Source: https://www.thevoiceslu.com/2021/01/gilroy-pultie-appointed-lucelec-chief-engineer/

Barbadian Rodney Taylor appointed CTU secretary-general

Barbadian technology expert Rodney Taylor has been appointed Secretary-General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). He is the first Barbadian national substantively appointed to head the CTU in its 32-year history.

He holds a Masters in Management and Information Systems from the University of Manchester, UK and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management from The UWI.  

The Hon. P.J. Patterson wins award for memoirs

The book “My Political Journey,” authored by Jamaica’s sixth Prime Minister, the Hon. P. J. Patterson, shares the knowledge that he gained during his time in office. It was published by the University of the West Indies Press and they proudly announced that Patterson’s book won the Next Generation Indie Book Award in the memoir category for 2020!

Morris, Baugh win Bocas Henry Swanzy Award

The 2021 recipients of the Bocas Henry Swanzy Award are Jamaicans Edward Baugh and Mervyn Morris – both Professors Emeriti of The UWI.

Baugh and Morris are widely considered pioneers of the study of West Indian literature, over careers that each span half a century. They are to be honoured by the Bocas Lit Fest with the annual Bocas Henry Swanzy Award for Distinguished Service to Caribbean Letters.

About The UWI Council Meetings

The University’s Council Meetings are the regional, public University’s annual business meetings, during which accountability of operations, finances and all activities undertaken during the academic year are presented to the Councils

The Report of the UWI Chancellor’s Commission on Governance

As the last review of governance was undertaken in 2004, and much has changed in all aspects of Caribbean life, and in our political economy and educational landscape, UWI Chancellor Robert Bermudez commissioned a comprehensive review of all aspects of governance to ensure that The UWI overcomes its current challenges and is well prepared for a future that is even more challenging and unpredictable.

Alison Stone Roofe

UWI Alumna Alison Stone Roofe is Jamaica’s new permanent representative to the International Seabed Authority (ISA). She presented her credentials to ISA Secretary General Michael W Lodge during a ceremony held at ISA Secretariat in Kingston.

She holds a Master of Philosophy in International Relations from University of Oxford, England, and Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from The UWI.

UWI alumnus Akua Leith envisions steelpan ecosystem

A new steelpan manufacturing company will be operational in the fourth quarter of 2021. Musical Instruments of Trinidad and Tobago (MITTCO) is the brainchild of Akua Leith, UWI graduate and the Artistic Director and Conductor of the NationalSteel Symphony Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Musical Arts from The UWI. MITTCO will produce a full range of high-quality steelpans to supply growing demand both locally and internationally.

2021 Scotiabank Scholarship Presentation

Join us on TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2021, 2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. for the live ceremony.

Tribute to Dr. Keith Archibald

“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again” (Maya Angelou). Dr. Keith Archibald was indeed a great soul. His journey with The University of the West Indies spanned several decades and included inter alia the titles of Lecturer, Warden, alumnus, colleague and friend.

UWI Mona helps the UCI

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, last Thursday, hosted the Tree Planting Ceremony of The United Congregation of Israelites (UCI), where they planted six trees in memory of the 6 million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust during World War II.

The tree planting ceremony was led by Ainsley Henriques, past president of The United Congregation of Israelites, Honorary Consul of Israel in Jamaica and Vice President of the Commonwealth Jewish Council.

Plan on attending the virtual AFUWI Gala!

The honorees are listed below - all are amazing individuals who have positively and significantly impacted their communities and countries and I am sure that you will want to be a part of the fabulous virtual celebration that the AFUWI is hosting. The Barbadian Prime Minister Hon. Mia Mottley and Cedella Marley, OD, CEO of TUFF Gong International, are among seven distinguished recipients.

Classes of 1970 and 1971 – 50th Anniversary Reunion

We salute the Classes of 1970 and 1971!

A look at how the evening went ....... 

Covid-19 prevented the Class of 70 celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2020 – however we were determined that both the Classes of 1970 and 1971 would be celebrated. So on Saturday, June 12, 2021, the Director of Alumni Relations, Celia Davidson Francis and the Campus Alumni Officers hosted a  virtual celebration for the combined Classes of 70 and 71 so that those graduates could reconnect and celebrate this milestone!

Shanan Smart appointed GM at iCreate

Creative training institute iCreate Limited’s new General Manager is Shanan Smart, who has been with them for two year and has guided it through the coronavirus pandemic. She holda a BSc. degree in Environmental Biology from The UWI – Mona. In her new role, she will further grow the institute and build-out  several partnerships, with for example the HEART/NSTA, the Digital Marketing Institute and Code Fellows.

She is currently enrolled in the UK-based Digital Marketing Institute Sales Academy where she is pursuing a globally accredited certification in digital and social selling.

UWI alumna, Professor Curdella Forbes, awarded the prestigious 2020 Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award

The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation has awarded UWI alumna and Professor at Howard University, Curdella Forbes, the 2020 Legacy Award in the Fiction Category for her book, A Tall History of Sugar (Akashic Books)

A Tall History of Sugar highlights the story of Moshe Fisher, a man who was “born without skin,” so that no one is able to tell what race he belongs to; and Arrienne Christie, his quixotic soul mate who makes it her duty in life to protect Moshe from the social and emotional consequences of his strange appearance.


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