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UWIAA DC assists Medical student achieve her goals for 2020

Aspiring doctor and UWI medical student Ms. Mikiko Wan is very happy as the UWIAA Washington DC Chapter has helped her achieve her major goal for 2020, that of securing financial assistance for her second year in the Bachelor’s in Medicine, Bachelor’s in Surgery (MBBS) degree programme.


The UWI has taken a decision to postpone all graduation ceremonies to January 2021. This is in accordance with its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. So no campuses will stage the Annual Graduation Ceremonies as is usually done in October/November but will instead do so in January 2021.

Dean Michael Salmon

Michael G. Salmon, M.Sc. has been appointed by Marymount Manhattan College President Kerry Walk to the role of Assistant Vice President/Dean of Academic Excellence and Senior Advisor to the President.

Michael was born and raised in Jamaica. He was the first in his family to attend college.

Rowana-Kay Campbell Becomes First Jamaican to be Awarded Prestigious Oxford Scholarship

The University of Oxford in Oxfordshire, England is one of the oldest and most prestigious learning institutions in the world and Jamaican Rowana-Kay Campbell will soon be walking its hallowed halls. She’s the first Jamaican to be awarded the Oxford-ID Travel Group Foundation Bonham Carter Scholarship to the university.

Check out UWI Ventures

Are you currently working on a project or have an idea that you think has business potential? Then you are already on the path to entrepreneurship and UWI Ventures wants to help you succeed. 

Pelican Soaring!

Alicia M. Ward, MD, family medicine, has joined Southeast Health Westgate Clinic. The Westgate Clinic is part of the Southeast Health Medical Group, which is the largest multispecialty group in the region.

Dr. Ward comes to Dothan from Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare in Tallahassee, Florida, where she completed her residency in Family Medicine. Before coming to Tallahassee, she worked in her native Barbados providing care to underserved communities. She also served as a clinical medical officer with the Ministry of Health in Bridgetown, Barbados.

UWIAA CHTM Chapter Formed

The alumni of the Centre for Hotel and Tourism Management (CHTM) recently officially formed their Chapter, having registered it with the IAD. As a precursor event they hosted a CHTM Virtual Reunion, entitled Roundtable Conversations which featured timely Covid-19 solutions-oriented discussions. The Caribbean is one of the world’s most tourism dependent regions and the participants welcomed the UWI Chancellor, Robert Bermudez and the Director of Alumni Relations for the UWI, Mrs.

Judge Kathy Ann Brown

UWI graduate Judge Kathy-Ann Brown has been sworn in as a member of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. She was among five judges elected at the thirtieth Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to serve a term of nine years, commencing on 1 October 2020.

Alumni Ambassador scores Chevening!

Franz George is a Lecturer, Organisational Consultant and Youth Advocate. He has lectured Sociology and Caribbean Studies at the 6th form level for the past 2 years. He is also the lead Organisational Consultant for his consultancy, Lydian Stone Consulting. Through his consultancy, he helps organisations to identify their problems, and helps them to develop and implement interventions. Franz is also very passionate about youth advocacy. Since 2018, he has been serving as the Caribbean and Americas Region Representative of the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC).

Bahamian Medic remembered

Dr. Phillip Thompson was a 1975 graduate of The University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

Dr. Thompson wasted no time in returning to the West Indies from Scotland in 1983, then becoming the preeminent General Surgeon in the Bahamas in the later years of the 20th Century.

New Campus Registrar for Cave Hill

The UWI Cave Hill Campus has announced that Mr. Rommel Carter, who was the Director of Human Resources at Cave Hill, has been appointed to the post of Campus Registrar. He is also a proud UWI graduate

UWI Lawyers and Medics – check this out!

Given the international concerns and reactions that arose in relation to George Floyd’s  death, the opportunity to host a series of online events to highlight the forensic pathology issues associated with the investigation of Deaths in Custody presented itself and a trilogy of symposia was conceptualised and planned by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Washington, DC who were to otherwise host a previously planned in-person conference in Washington in June 2020.

Pamela Coke-Hamilton

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced that UWI alumna, Pamela Coke-Hamilton has been appointed as the Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), which is the joint agency of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) for trade and international business development.

She holds an undergraduate degree in international relations from The UWI and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University

UWI Cave Hill Has a New Head of the Academy of Sport

Dr. Rudolph Alleyne is the new Head of the Academy of Sport at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Cave Hill campus.

Alleyne, who previously held the post of Academic Programme Co-ordinator at The UWI Cave Hill campus, takes over as the Head from Amanda Reifer.

Alleyne brings a wealth of knowledge with him as he has lectured in Exercise and Sport Psychology, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Sociology of Sport, Social Psychology of Sport, Exercise Physiology, and Ethics in Sport.

UWI Alumna Claudia Grant “sails” forth!

Thirty-four years after starting her career at the Port of Kingston in 1986, Claudia Grant is now second in command at the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), serving as Deputy Director General.  She entered the field after she graduated from The UWI with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Studies.

UWI Grad elected Mayor

UWI Alumna, Phelecia Nembhard was elected mayor of the city of New Carrolton in Maryland in June 2020. She is the first female and first person of colour to be elevated to that position.

She graduated with a degree in management and accounting from The UWI and in 1996, she was recognised as Student of the Year at UWI. Then migrated to the United States. She worked with Sun Trust Bank and then went to Presidential Bank, as a regional manager. She has always seen herself as a community activist rather than a politician.

The UWI Connection to Kamala Harris

You might be interested to know that Kamala Harris - the first black woman and Jamaican/South Asian American to become a vice presidential candidate in the USA has a connection to UWI through her father. 

Her father is Donald J. Harris, who is not only a graduate of the UWI (to be specific a 1960 B. A degree holder of the UCWI) but he was also the Director of the Consortium Graduate School of Social Sciences at UWI from 1986-87. He is Jamaican and is a Professor Emeritus (Economics) of Stanford University. 

Mrs Lorna Callendar awarded 2020 Pelican Award by the UWIAA SKN

At the 4th Annual UWI Global Giving & National Pelican Award Ceremony held on Emancipation Day Saturday 1st August 2020 at the State Room of the historic Government House under the Patronage of His Excellency The Governor General Sir. S.W. Tapley Seaton. 

UWI Software Engineering students celebrate end of two years of study in China

A group of twenty-six students from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) recently completed the China component of a 2+2 Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering with a concentration in mobile application technologies. The group which spent the past two years studying at the Global Institute of Software Technology (GIST) in Suzhou, China is the inaugural class of The UWI- China Institute of Information Technology (UWI-CIIT).

Kavell Joseph

UWI alumna Kavell Joseph is currently a technical youth employment specialist at Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE). Kavell is an attorney from the Commonwealth jurisdiction of Trinidad and Tobago. She holds an LLM in International Legal Studies from American University Washington College of Law and a Bachelor of Laws from The UWI.


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