March 2016


The Director of Alumni Relations for the UWI, Mrs. Celia Davidson Francis attended the Eighth Meeting of Youth Directors at the CARICOM Secretariat in Guyana on March 2, 2016, in order to promote a formal relationship between UWI STAT and the CARICOM Youth Ambassador Programme.

This year the regional UWI STAT Corps celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary and she was proud to report that the meeting congratulated the Ambassadors on their accomplishments to date, especially in the area of the promotion of CSME and regional integration.


Florida alumni introducing themselves at the UWIAA Florida UWI Connect Social
Lady Alleyne – proud Mary Seacolite!
Sharing memories
Enjoying the social
Lloyd Stanford (left), UWIAA Ottawa Contact, receives his award for “Excellence in Service” from  the Director of Alumni Relations

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The annual Central Executive Meeting of the UWI Alumni Association (UWIAA) was held on March 11 and 12, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale Florida. The UWIAA Chapters funded the face-to face meeting which the UWI Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne also attended, and some Presidents attended via Skype.

The Chancellor exhorted the UWIAA to continue to follow the 5 mandates of Ordinance 2 which state that alumni should:

UWI St Augustine campus principal to retire

PVC and Principal of the St. Augustine Campus, Clement Sankat, (left) at the 2016 AFUWI Gala

PRO VICE Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus, Professor Clement Sankat, is retiring after 15 years as Principal and after 40 years on staff at the UWI. His successor will be appointed at the UWI Council meeting which takes place on April 29, 2016 in Trinidad.

Pelican Dr. Rosemary G. Moodie soars with her son

Dr. Rosemary G. Moodie
Dr. Jonathan P. Wong

UWI graduate, Dr Rosemary G Moodie, who spent 25 years as a neonatologist and clinical teacher at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, has received the African Canadian Achievement Awards (ACAA) Excellence in Science award. For the first time in its 31-year history, the ACCA Awards of Excellence also presented an individual award to another member of the same family, in the same year, her son Dr. Jonathan P. Wong.

Spectacular 2016 AFUWI Gala

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and awardee Machel Montano
AFUWI Awardees celebrate together
Sir George Alleyne and awardee Christine Gore

The 2016 AFUWI was a tremendous success. The ambiance was outstanding and the funds raised will assist Caribbean students on the four UWI campuses to fulfil their tertiary education dreams. The Live Auction was a thrilling event, with one generous benefactor paying enough to more than cover two full scholarships in the space of 10 minutes. The silent auction also brought in much needed funds.

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