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April 2019

UWI Pelicans – the Fredericks

UWI Pelican Janese March brought the following information to our attention as she wishes to highlight the great work of the Fredericks. Distinguished Pelican, Emeritus Professor the Honourable Joseph Frederick OJ, CD, may be the first West Indian to publish in the prestigious British Medical Journal for Human Reproduction.

UWI STAT Mona – New Ambassadors and Awards

The UWI STAT Mona Corps inducted 20 new Ambassadors and those from the Western Jamaica Campus (WJC) travelled up to participate in the Ceremony. The Director of the WJC, Dr. Patrick Prendergast attended this important occasion, as did the Director and Coordinator of the Vice Chancellor’s regional Ambassadorial Corps, Celia Davidson Francis. 

At the recent UWI Mona Campus Student Awards, the Mona UWI STAT Corps did very well, especially in the areas of Leadership and Service which are areas that they are groomed for:

2019 Awardees - Mona Campus 

Dr. Glenda M. Prime

Dr. Glenda M. Prime has been appointed as the Dean for the School of Education and Urban Studies at Morgan State University (MSU). She holds the PhD in Education from The UWI, an M.A. in Education, the Post-Graduate Diploma in Science Education, and the B.S. in Chemistry and Biology. She is a science educator and researcher and has published numerous articles in refereed journals in science and technology education and most recently has published a book chapter on technology education.

Diplomatic week lecture held in St Kitts-Nevis

Nevisian-born Professor Jessica Byron-Reid, Director of the University of the West Indies Institute of International Relations at The UWI, St. Augustine Campus was the special guest lecturer at the inaugural Diplomatic Week Lecture on April 9, 2019. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held activities for Diplomatic Week (April 7-12) and the lecture’s theme was “Securing a Resilient Future through Strategic Diplomacy and Effective Dialogue.”

Regional public forum to hear governance issues related to The UWI takes place on April 24

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, an independent team of high-level persons from across the region, established as the Chancellor’s Commission on Governance, will host a public forum to listen to Governance issues related The University of the West Indies (The UWI).


Virtual Career Link Up - November 15, 2018

The IAD in association with The UWI Alumni Association hosted the first of our inaugural Career Link Up Sessions with four alumni panelist providing career advice in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Law, Banking, Bio-technology and many more. Check out the recording below, hear what our panelists Howard Goode, Dr. Victor Brown, Delroy Taylor and Donovan Rodriquez have to say.

Virtual Career Link Up - April 3, 2019

UWI Alumnus and UWI Hon. Grad Dr. Larry Quinlan, in association with the IAD and the UWI Open Campus hosted a Virtual Career Forum on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 under the theme : Leadership in the Age of Technology and Innovation.

Dr. Quinlan is the Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Deloitte and he shared relevant and exciting information which you should find useful. Check out the recording below.


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