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AFUWI Gala – the place to be on February 24, 2016 if you are in New York!

The usual glitzy affair will see the prestigious 2016 American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI) Lifetime Achievement Award going to Dr. Harold Freeman, CEO, president and founder of the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute in New York and Professor Emeritus of Surgery at Columbia University. He is being recognised for his contribution to poverty and cancer.

Moot Court on Abortion Laws in Jamaica - Faculty of Law URD 2016 Activity


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February 19, 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

A Moot Court proceeding will be held on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 3:00 pm in Law Lecture Theatre 2. The Moot will display students of the Faculty who will be making submissions on the Abortion Laws in Jamaica. The students will be coached by Professor Stephen Vasciannie. 

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"Misconduct in Public Office" - Faculty of Law URD 2016 Signature Event


Event Date: 
February 18, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Our signature event will be a Panel Discussion entitled:  “Misconduct in Public Office” which will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm in Lecture Theatre 2. Our panellists include: Mr Dirk Harrison, Contractor General of Jamaica and Mr Terrence Williams, Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).


UWI Vice Chancellor at Oxford

Sir Hilary Beckles, the UWI Vice Chancellor gave a Feature Address at the University of Oxford on Jan 26, 2016. Look out for details in the next UWI Connect!

A UWI grad gives back!

Judith Forth Blake, Head of Marketing & Brand, Caribbean Banking, RBC Royal Bank awards the inaugural Judith Forth Blake Scholarship valued at US$3,000 to Stevell Wayne Simpson. He is a 2nd Year student in the UWI, Faculty of Social Sciences. He was selected based on his outstanding academic record, his demonstrated community involvement, as well as his leadership potential. He is currently unable to finance his tuition and is delighted to receive this support.

Commuting Students Week- February 1-9, 2016


Event Date: 
February 1, 2016 - 12:00pm - February 9, 2016 - 9:00pm




Event Date: 
January 28, 2016 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), Faculty of Social Sciences

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Traditionally, Carnival is the last burst of celebration before Ash Wednesday and the 40 days of Lent; a timeframe that shifts according to the Christian calendar but generally falls in early February – this year Ash Wednesday is February 10.


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