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Prof. Noureddine Benkeblia named to IUCN Commission

Prof. Noureddine Benkeblia named to IUCN Commission

Professor of Crop Science in the Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science & Technology at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr. Noureddine Benkeblia has been named a Full Member of the International Union of Conservation of Nature, (IUCN)  Commission on Ecosystem Management.
 
The Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) is one of

Workshop on Conflict Management

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March 1, 2013 - 9:00am

The Workshop is a collaborative effort by the School of Education and Operation Save Jamaica. The participants are teachers and community organizers from schools and organizations in volatile communities. These participants are confronted on a daily basis, with situations of unresolved hurt and

Launch of books on slavery in the Caribbean

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March 23, 2013 - 6:00pm

The University of the West Indies Press and Lexington Books will launch two recent books on slavery in the Caribbean. They are: Aboliton and Plantation Management in Jamaica (1807 - 1838) and  Agency of the Enslaved - Jamaica and the culture of freedom in the Atlantic world
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22nd Annual Career Expo and Job Fair

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February 28, 2013 - 9:30am - March 1, 2013 - 9:30am

As part of its Annual Career month the Office of Placement and Career Services at UWI, Mona has organized its 22nd Annual Career Expo and Job Fair under the theme, “Career Development: A Multidimensional approach.”   The Expo commences with an Opening Cer

UWI Mona Goes Digital – Students to Reap Benefits from Introduction of E-books and Smart Tablets

UWI Mona Goes Digital – Students to Reap Benefits from Introduction of E-books and Smart Tablets

Minister of Education, Ronald Thwaites (right) keenly observes one of the Android 4.0 SmartTab tablets which will be offered to students of The University of the West Indies Mona as an affordable option to access  e-books. Sharing in the moment are (from left): Professor Gordon Shirley, Principal, UWI, Mona, Leona Bobb-Semple, Campus Librarian, Ph

Support the inaugural UWIAA New York Chapter PELICAN AWARDS

Inviting all UWI Graduates and "Friends of the UWI' to join us for an elegant evening celebrating alumni who make us proud.

Come and meet the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Director of Alumni, reconnect with UWI and show your Pelican Pride".

Literatures in English Month: Launch of Ralph Thompson’s Taking Words for a Walk

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March 24, 2013 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

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The Phillip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts

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Literatures in English Month: Film Premiere of Womanish Ways

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March 22, 2013 - 6:00pm

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Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1)

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Literatures in English Month: Launch of Velma Pollard’s And Caret Bay Again: New Selected Poems

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March 17, 2013 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

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Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1)

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Staff

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Literatures in English Month: CSEC Interactive Discussion - Curdella Forbes: Songs of Silence

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March 15, 2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Assembly Hall,UWI Mona Campus

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Staff

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Literatures in English Month: Launch of Curdella Forbes’ Ghosts

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March 14, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1)

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Staff

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Students

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Literatures in English Month: Love Affair with Literature

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March 3, 2013 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

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Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1)

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Staff

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Literatures in English Month

Event Date: 

March 3, 2013 (Time To Be Announced) - March 24, 2013 (Time To Be Announced)

March is Literatures in English Month. A number of activites will be staged to mark this period. They are:
 
March 3 -   Love Affair with Literature
March 14 - Launch of Curdella Forbes’Ghosts
March 15 - CSEC Interactive

Mona School of Business and Management and Musson Group of Companies Introduce Student Internship Programme

Mona School of Business and Management and Musson Group of Companies Introduce Student Internship Programme

Inking the deal: Mrs Melanie Subratie (seated left) Vice-Chairman, Musson Group of Companies and Ms Minna Israel, (seated right) Distinguished Business Fellow, Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) sign an agreement to launch a formal internship programme for MSBM’s students. Sharing in the moment are: L-R Ms Janice Henlin, Marketing D

The University of the West Indies fourth annual Toronto Benefit Gala

Boxing legend Lennox Lewis, leading Canadian cardiologist Dr. Budhendranauth Doobay, former Ontario Cabinet Minister Mary Anne Chambers and The University of Toronto among honourees for The University of the West Indies fourth annual Toronto Benefit Gala.

Toronto, ON – The University of the West Indies (UWI) today announced the honorees for its fourth annual Toronto Benefit Gala, which includes: Dr. Budhendranauth Doobay – renowned cardiologist, community leader, and philanthropist, Dr. The Honourable Lennox Lewis - boxing legend, Dr. Upton Allen - physician and Division Head at Sick Kids Hospital, Nicholas Brathwaite - PETNA co-founder, Dr. The Honourable Mary Anne Chambers - former Ontario Cabinet Minister, Dr. The Honourable Professor Jamal Deen - McMaster University, Honourable Douglas Orane, non-Executive Chairman, GraceKennedy Limited; Ms. Brigitte Shim – celebrated Canadian architect and the University of Toronto. 

The UWI Toronto Benefit Gala will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, and hosted by Vice-Chair for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League and renowned motivational speaker Michael “Pinball” Clemons and CTV anchor and Arts & Entertainment reporter Andria Case.

Under the theme Light, Learning and Liberty and the patronage of the Hon. G. Raymond Chang, OJ (Order of Jamaica), the UWI Toronto Benefit Gala raises funds for scholarships for outstanding academic achievers in the Caribbean, who are in great need of assistance. Since the inaugural gala three years ago, 75 scholarships have been awarded.

The event also recognizes the outstanding and tireless work of community leaders. Past honorees include: award winning author Malcolm Gladwell, Dr. The Honourable Harry Belafonte; The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Former Deputy Chief of Toronto police Mr. Keith L. Forde, Mr. David Rudder; Hon. Michael Lee-Chin OJ, Olympian Mr. Donovan Bailey, leading professor of medicine Dr. Herbert Ho Ping Kong, Ryerson University and the University Health Network.

Awards in three categories will be presented during the evening to outstanding leaders of Caribbean and Canadian heritage. Dr. Budhendranauth Doobay who provides spiritual and medical guidance in the community and Lennox Lewis, retired boxer and undisputed world heavyweight champion are the recipients of the 2013 Luminary Award.

The 2013 Chancellor’s Award will be presented to the University of Toronto.

The Vice Chancellor’s Award will be awarded to six leaders, as follows:

  • Dr. Upton Allen is the Chief of Infectious Disease Division at Sick Kids Hospital. He is an alumnus of UWI and McMaster University and practiced at Ottawa General Hospital.
  • Mr. Nicholas Brathwaite is the son of Sir Nicholas A. Brathwaite, former prime minister of Grenada. Following a successful and rewarding career in the technology industry he co-founded the PETNA Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization he started with his wife Janice. PETNA is committed to impacting lives and improving communities. It has provided financial support for students, funds to rebuild homes lost to natural disasters and donated supplies and services.
  • Mrs. Mary Anne Chambers is a Corporate Director, retired Senior Vice President at Scotiabank and a former Member of Provincial Parliament. She was appointed to the Executive Council of Ontario where she served four years, first as the Minister of Training Colleges and Universities and subsequently as the Minister of Children and Youth Services. In 2010, Ms. Chambers received an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Toronto.
  • Professor M. Jamal Deen is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMaster University and holds a Senior Canada Research Chair in Information Technology.
  • Honourable Douglas Orane is the non-Executive Chairman of GraceKennedy Limited, one of the Caribbean’s largest and most dynamic corporate entities. The company, founded in 1922, was a small trading establishment and wharf operators. It has expanded and diversified from a privately-owned enterprise to a public company listed on the stock exchange of Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Ms. Brigitte Shim is a principal of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects in Toronto, an architecture and design firm interested in the integration of furniture, architecture and landscape. She is also a faculty member at the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto.

In addition to the awards ceremony, silent and live auctions, guests attending the UWI Toronto Benefit Gala will enjoy live performances by internationally renowned Canadian jazz and blues artist Shakura S’Aida, Harpist Elizabeth Asuncion and Panman Pat’s Strolling Band, SwizzleStick Theatre Moko Jumbies and Michie Mee.

Tickets for The University of the West Indies Gala are now on sale and range from $350 - $2000. They can be ordered using the online form at www.uwitorontogala.com, by calling 416-214-7848 or by emailing toni@uwitorontogala.com.

The University of the West Indies was established in 1948 as a College of the University of London. It achieved full university status in 1962. Today it is the only pan-Caribbean tertiary level institution offering a wide array of diverse and accredited programmes to 45,000 students throughout the region, with campuses in Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Anguilla, Antigua, The Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos.

The University of the West Indies Toronto Benefit Gala is proud that Scotiabank is once again the Lead Sponsor for the fourth year.

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Technical Orientation Workshop Launch of a Science and Technology Best Practice Project

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February 26, 2013 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

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February 27, 2013 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences (ICENS) present a  Technical Orientation Workshop & Launch of a Science and Technology Best

Blood Collection Drive

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March 12, 2013 - 9:00am - March 13, 2013 - 9:00am

The University of the West Indies in partnership with the National Blood Transfusion Service is hosting its first blood collection drive for the year on March 12 & 13, from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Who can donate:
 

  • Healthy people aged 17 – 60 years
  • Have

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