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Vol 6 No 3 : July 30, 2016


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UWI’s GVN membership an ace for the Caribbean

THE RECENT DESIGNATION of THE UWI, Mona as an Affiliate Centre of Excellence with the Global Virus Network (GVN) is one that should go a far way in enhancing Jamaica’s response to viruses. “It...more

A plant employee collects cassava chips for milling during a demonstration at the opening ceremony. Photo by Aston Spaulding


High expectations for UWI's Agricultural Research and Innovation Facility


A beaming Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Dr Horace Chang (right) greets equally beaming UWI, Mona graduate scholars Dr Sandra McCalla and Dr Dale Rankine. The occasion was The UWI’s Evening of Excellence at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge where McCalla and Rankine received awards for Most Outstanding Thesis.


Grad students recognised for excellence in research

PERSEVERANCE, A STRONG belief in God, and a natural tenacity to the task at hand, made two doctoral students, Dr Dale Rankine and Dr Sandra McCalla, stand out as 2016 awardees for their outstanding...more

Youth leaders share lens time with Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.


Young leaders urged to make achievement of SDGs a reality

YOUNG PEOPLE IN the Commonwealth are being mobilised to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges, and their counterparts in the Caribbean appear to be up for the task. The movement was...more


Mark Phillips in action


21-year-old TT player living his dream

WHILE MOST PEOPLE aspire to achieve their childhood dreams, Mark Phillips has been living his since the age of nine. As a child, he was introduced to table tennis by his father, Donald Phillips,...more


Josanne Lochan… go out and make things happen, it doesn’t matter how disadvantageous it looks Photos by Cassandra Brenton


Incoming UWISS president has big plans

THIRD-YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT, Josanne Lochan, was fascinated by the human body from a young age and always knew that she wanted to be a doctor. “I have always had this intense, burning passion to...more

Oshane Johnson…I was unable to read well up until grade four Photos by Cassandra Brenton


Psychology student pens first book

Looking Through Glasse is the title of the first book written by 22-year-old Oshane Johnson, second-year Psychology student at the UWI, Mona. The fictional novel follows the life of young...more

Dr Susan Francis-Brown addressing the MLK Moment


Recalling Martin Luther King’s visit to Mona

On June 20, 1965, when the late American Civil Rights Leader and Orator Rev Dr Martin Luther King stood to deliver a stirring 30-minute sermon and valedictory address in the Assembly Hall, The UWI,...more



Placing priority on education

Dear Editor, Most small countries trying to compete in the modern world have quite rightly placed an inordinate emphasis on education. But such priority is not restricted to small,...more

Dear Editor, Most small countries trying to compete in the modern world have quite rightly placed an inordinate emphasis on education. But such priority is not restricted to small,...more


UWI honours Oxford University’s first female vice-chancellor The UWI, Mona Principal Professor Archibald Macdonald (left) and Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Open Campus Dr Luz Longsworth share lens time with Education Minster Ruel Reid after the convocation ceremony.

The UWI Chancellor Sir George Alleyne (right) conferring an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws on University of Oxford Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson. Photos by Aston Spaulding

McIntyre/Nettleford scholarship launched The UWI has established a scholarship Fund for high-achieving young people from disenfranchised backgrounds. The McIntyre/Nettleford Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship Fund will cover all costs for an undergraduate degree at The University. Posing with a cheque for US $35,000 from left are Senator Mark Golding, an Oxford graduate; Donovon Walker, Partner, Hart, Muirhead and Fatta, Attorneys-at-law; Lady McIntyre, wife of Sir Alister McIntyre and Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor, The UWI. Photo by Aston Spaulding

The UWI Chancellor Sir George Alleyne (right) and The UWI Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles share lens time with University of Oxford Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson.

UWI honours Oxford University’s first female vice-chancellor The University of the West Indies on June 10 honoured University of Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson with a doctor of laws degree. The honorary degree was conferred during a special convocation at the Assembly Hall, The UWI, Mona Campus. Richardson is the first female Vice-Chancellor to be appointed in University of Oxford’s near 800 years. Her appointment took effect in January this year. “It is an extraordinary privilege and a great honour to be recognised in this way by such a wonderful institution with which my two previous institutions of Oxford and St Andrews have such close links,” she said.

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