COVID-19 impact study receives UWI Principal’s special award

AT THE recent UWI Principal’s Research Awards Ceremony, a study, titled ‘The Socio-economic Impact Assessment of COVID-19 and Policy Options in Jamaica’, conducted jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), and the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) received The Principal’s Special COVID-19 Impact Award.

The ceremony was the 25th instalment of the Principal’s Research Awards, as part of The UWI 75th anniversary celebrations. Professor Dale Webber, outgoing pro-vice-chancellor and principal of the Mona campus, said, among other things, “Research about COVID-19, research because of COVID-19, as well as research pre- and post-COVID-19 became the focal point of many researchers, and also seemed to draw researchers together in a manner never seen before.”  ... read more