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Celebrating our 2018 Honorary Graduates

Dr. Donette Chin-Loy Chang
Dr Shirley J. Thompson
Dr. Michael Holding

Seventeen influencers who have made outstanding contributions regionally and internationally within their respective fields were awarded honorary degrees by The UWI at the 2018 Graduation ceremonies. They represented a cross-section of eminent people in the arts, sciences and other fields and we welcome them to the alumni family of The UWI and look forward to their continued engagement. Their degrees were conferred by Chancellor Robert Bermudez as follows:

Open Campus

UWI Alumni in Anguilla now on track for increased engagement

L- R: Verrelyne Bruno Mason, Marica Brooks, Vanish Proctor, Yvette Wallace, Michael Skellekie and Alina Richardson. Absent from Phot – Colwayne Pickering.

The Anguilla UWI Alumni Association Chapter now has an Executive Team in place. They are looking forward to engaging alumni with the UWI Open Campus site in Anguilla and can be contacted at uwiaa.anguilla@alumni.uwi.edu

Inaugural Alumni Career Link Up

The regional inaugural Alumni Career Link Up went extremely well. Four alumni from Boston, New York and New Jersey shared real world current career advice virtually for over an hour using the OC Blackbaud Collaborate system. Subject areas included business law, negotiation, biochemistry and biotechnology etc. The alumni who gave freely of their time and expertise were Howard Goode, Victor Brown, Rayon Ward and Donovan Rodriques.

Over 80 students and young alumni joined the session from across the Caribbean and the session was very favourably received.

The inaugural UWI Class of 1967 Award for Excellence in Leadership and Innovation

Mr. Jachin Mullings receives the Class of 1967 Award from Professor Neville Ying.

Mr. Jachin Mullings, is the recipient of The UWI Class of 1967 Award for Excellence in Leadership and Innovation for the academic year 2017/2018. He is a second year student in Electronic Engineering at Mona and his leadership credentials are noteworthy. He is a UWI Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow and Vice Chancellor’s Ambassador, the Off-Campus Representative for Chancellor Hall, the UWI Mona Faculty of Engineering Deputy Representative on the UWI Mona Guild of Students 2018/19 and much more!

Chevano Baker & Zubin Deyal

UWI Graduates cop 2019 Rhodes scholarships.  Chevano Baker, UWI STAT Alumni Ambassador won the Jamaican Rhodes Scholarship and Zubin Deyal won the Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes scholarship. They both topped the field of a number of young people who vied for the prestigious award this year. Both will be studying at the University of Oxford, U.K.

Opening The UWI to the World: The Next 70 years

Date: Wednesday 19 December, 2018 Time: 3:00 p.m. Jamaica time | 4:00 p.m. EC time.

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Join us for the live celebration and a toast via www.uwitv.org.

In 2018, The University of the West Indies (The UWI) family celebrated the double milestones of its 70th anniversary and the 10th year since its Open Campus was established.

Throughout the year, The UWI reflected on its 70 years of service and leadership throughout the Caribbean, but the year has also been one of projection of the next phase for the institution.

On December 19, 2018, join the virtual gathering of UWI staff, students, alumni, partners and friends all over the world for the 70th anniversary year finale.

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UWIAA New York puts spotlight on corruption to find a solution

Nov. 2, 2018

Location: 

Medgar Evers College, CUNY

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Corruption: The Impact on Democracy, Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in the Caribbean – The Diaspora Working Towards a Solution

Venue: Medgar Evers College, 1150 Carroll Street, Suite 400 EEL Lab,

Brooklyn, NY 11225. Telephone: 646-824-6810

Friday, November 2, 2018

MORNING SESSION

9:30 am – 9:50 am                      Registration & Networking

9:50 am - 9:55 am                       Opening, Welcoming Remarks & Introduction

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An Evening of Music – Our Music Our UWI at the Open Campus in St. Vincent – a 70th Anniversary event

Saturday November 10, Start Time: 7:00 pm

Location: 

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College

UWI Presents A Night of Celebration 70 Years of Contribution to the Region Under the Patronage of The Governor General
of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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The UWI Alumni Association on Security of Students at The UWI Campuses

The collective Chapters of the UWI Alumni Association are deeply concerned about the security of students at St. Augustine, and indeed all the UWI campuses. Student security is of paramount importance and we trust that the administration at St. Augustine will work with students to take all necessary steps to ensure safety on or around the campus.

VC’s 2018 Sportswoman and man revealed!

Luz L VC  Brittany Joseph  - Awardee  Sir Everton Weekes  Fedrick Dacres - Awardee  Celia DF  PVC Dale Webber - Principal Mona Amanda Reifer - Director of Sport

The Vice Chancellor’s Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year Awards took place at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex, UWI Cave Hill on October 19, 2018. Fedrick Dacres from the Mona Campus and Brittany Joseph from the St. Augustine Campus took the top prizes.

The Open Campus Alumni recognize their peers!

The Open Campus UWIAA St. Lucia Chapter hosted the Chancellor's Forum and Pelican Awards in St. Lucia on October 13, 2018 and it was a great success.  The 10 awardees were overjoyed and their "journeys" which have contributed so much to our nations and region - were truly inspirational. 

The Awardees were nominated by the Open Campus UWIAA and the exceptional winners received the Pelican Awards from the collective UWIAA Open Campus Chapters:

Come join us for the 1994 UWI AGRI Class 25th Reunion Celebration Weekend!

Location: 

*Venue details to be finalized.

RSVP by Nov. 15, 2018 via eVite link: http://evite.me/B1nDmEt3vq

Itinerary

Fri. 2/1/19
6:30 p.m. Meet and Greet (optional) *Hilton Lobby Lounge

Sat. 2/2/19
9:00 a.m. Sightseeing Tour (optional) *Las Cuevas-Maracas/La Brea
7:00 p.m. Dinner Buffet *New Rasam Restaurant/Radisson Olympia - Dress code: business casual; UWI colors (red/royal blue with black/white)

Sun. 2/3/19
11:00 a.m. Sunday Brunch (optional) *Valpark Chinese Restaurant
12:00 p.m. UWI Fete** (optional)

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The UWI Health and Wellness Fest - Building Valuable Partnerships

The Fundraising and Alumni Affairs Unit of the Office of Institutional Advancement and Internationalisation, The Faculties of Medical Sciences, Food of Agriculture & Sport along with other supporting units collaborated to host the first UWI Health and Wellness Fest on September 7th & 8th at The UWI SPEC, St. Augustine Campus.

Olympian Shelly Ann “Pops Up” at Mona

Carina Dyce, Campus Alumni Officer for Mona, Prof. Winston De La Haye, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Celia Davidson Francis, Director of Alumni Relations for the UWI, Dr. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, UWI Honorary Graduate and Olympian and Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber at Shelly’s Pop Up Café at the Alumni House at Mona.

On Thursday, September 27th, The UWI’s Honorary Graduate, Dr. Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce brought her Shelly’s Pop Up Café to the UWI Mona’s Alumni House and showed off her culinary entrepreneurial skills. The UWI Alumni Association Jamaica Chapter invited her to support the University’s alumni engagement programme and to demonstrate to students that one can have many interests and talents and be successful in them all.

Dr Sandra Williams Phillips

Saluting Dr Sandra Williams Phillips MBBS DCH DM FACC FHRS FESC FASE FAHA FACHT JP – distinguished Cardiologist who has achieved the aforementioned accomplishments.
She is a three time graduate of UWI, MBBS [1981], Diploma in Child Health,[1983] Doctor of Medicine (Paediatrics) [1986].

UWI Mona opens Faculty of Engineering

(From left) Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal, UWI Mona, Professor Dale Webber; Managing Director, Global Public Affairs, Jake Suski; Deputy Principal, UWI, Mona, Professor Ian Boxill and Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Dr Paul Aiken, admire a cake with the logo of the new Faculty of Engineering at the launch, on September 13, 2018.

The UWI Mona now has a new Faculty of Engineering and looks forward to equipping more professionals to satisfy the growing demand of Jamaica and the Caribbean’s construction and industrial sectors.

The UWI Class of 1967 establishes Award for Excellence in Leadership and Innovation.

Class of 1967 members after the Presentation Ceremony (l-r): Winston Wright, Dr Vin Lawrence, Dr Lilieth Nelson, Dr Paul Aiken, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Dr Judith Robinson and Professor Neville Ying.

In celebration of their 50th Anniversary of Graduation last year, the UWI Class of 1967 decided to give back something tangible to their Alma Mater. After much deliberation, they decided to endow an annual prize to a student from the new Faculty of Engineering – Mona, to be known as: The UWI Class of 1967 Award for Excellence in Leadership and Innovation. They chose to use the Award to increase attention to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) agenda there at Mona and opportunely to celebrate the establishment at Mona of the new Faculty of Engineering.

UWI Class of ’68 Marks its Golden Anniversary

Members of the “Class of 1968” graduates of UWI, will stage a grand Golden Anniversary Celebration October 3 – 7, 2018, to mark 50 years since their graduation from The University of the West Indies. A Planning Committee, co-chaired by Mr Danny James and Dr Marjorie Cobham, has been busy since April of this year organising the planned events for batchmates, who are coming from all over the Caribbean and the Diaspora.

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