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AFUWI Bursaries Awarded to Three UWI Open Campus Students

In a banner year of achievements for the newest campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), The Office of the UWI Board for Undergraduate Studies has announced that three top students of the Open Campus have received bursaries valued at US$2,250 each for the 2009-2010 academic year.  The awards are offered by the American Foundation of The UWI (AFUWI), a non- profit Foundation, which over the past decade has provided scholarships and grants and funded special projects to foster the development of the UWI.

Professor Hazel Simmons-McDonald Officially Inducted As First Principal of the UWI Open Campus

Amid showers of blessing and colorful blue, red, white and orange backdrops on the elegant grounds of the Governor General’s mansion, Professor Hazel Simmons-McDonald was inducted by the Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Professor the Hon. Sir George Alleyne, as the first Principal of the Open Campus on Friday, October 16, 2009. The ceremony opened with the traditional academic procession of UWI staff and faculty wearing the robes and colours of the University and then by the Chancellor’s procession led by the mace-bearer, who carried the University's ceremonial mace symbolizing the continuing authority of the governance of the institution.

Global Child Development Group Hosts Working Meeting In Jamaica

The Global Child Development Group, whose secretariat is hosted by the Caribbean Child Development Centre (CCDC) of the University of West Indies’ (UWI) Open Campus, and the Child Development Research Group at the UWI, Mona, will host its working meeting from December 8-11, 2009 at the Breezes Resorts and Spa, Rio Bueno, Jamaica. The meeting is supported by The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvL) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Diana Brydon to Deliver Third Edward Baugh Distinguished Lecture

The Department of Literatures in English at The UWI, Mona Campus presents the third lecture in the Edward Baugh Distinguished Lecture Series on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, beginning at 11.00 a.m.  The lecture will be delivered by Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at the University of Manitoba and Director of the Research Centre for Globalization and Cultural Studies, Professor Diana Brydon. Her lecture is entitled "Metaphors that disturb and inspire: the challenge of reading across cultures". 

Sir Hilary to Receive Honorary Doctorate in Ghana

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana will confer on Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies and Principal of Cave Hill Campus Professor Sir Hilary Beckles an honorary doctorate at a Special Congregation in the Great Hall of the university on Friday November 27, 2009.

Diana Brydon to Deliver Third Edward Baugh Distinguished Lecture

The Department of Literatures in English at UWI, Mona presents the third lecture in the Edward Baugh Distinguished Lecture Series on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, beginning at 11.00 a.m.  The lecture will be delivered by Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at the University of Manitoba and Director of the Research Centre for Globalization and Cultural Studies, Professor Diana Brydon. Her lecture is entitled "Metaphors that disturb and inspire: the challenge of reading across cultures". 

Professor Verene Shepherd To Deliver Dame Eugenia Charles Lecture in Dominica

Professor Verene Shepherd, Professor of Social History, UWI, Mona will deliver the Fourth Annual Dame Eugenia Charles Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 7 pm at the Conference Room of the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau, Dominica. The Lecture is titled, “Who Paved the Way for Eugenia Charles? Historicizing Caribbean Women's Political Activism.”

The public lecture series seeks to maintain the memory of a National Hero, Caribbean icon, and first female Prime Minister in the region, Dame Eugene Charles. It will also serve to remind the Dominican population and other Caribbean nationals of the remarkable potential of a citizen who has held her own on the world stage.

UWI Faculty Received National Honours

The University of the West Indies, Mona extends warmest congratulations to our Principal, Professor the Honourable Gordon Shirley, who has been appointed a member of the Order of Jamaica for excellence in academic and public service. The award was presented at the recently held civic ceremony at King’s House.

Dr. Hopeton Dunn to Chair Session of UN’s Internet Governance Conference

Director of the Mona School of Business (MSB) Telecommunications Policy and Management Programme at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Dr. Hopeton Dunn, will be the moderator of a session of the 4th Global Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which will take place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from November 15 to 18, 2009.

Navigating the transition: Child to Adult


The Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI Mona will host its 18th Annual Research Day & Workshop on Child Health from November 11 to 13, 2009.  The conference begins with the delivery of this year’s Sir Kenneth Standard Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Alan A. Jackson, Professor of Human Nutrition, University of South Hampton, Southampton General Hospital U.K. Dr. Jackson will address the interaction of biological factors with behavioural and social influences in the wider environment which might cause or prevent ill-health.


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