UWI Lecturers' Recognition

UWI Professor led UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to adopt new General Recommendation

The United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), has adopted General Recommendation 36 (GR36), which aims to prevent and combat racial profiling by law enforcement officials. The document is the result of two years of consultation, and the final drafting and adoption were led by Professor Verene Shepherd of The University of the West Indies (The UWI).

2020-25 Convergence: Beginning Phase 2 of Nation Building

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), has asserted that the Caribbean region is amid a moment of convergence, in which international crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic downturn are driving a level of intimacy between CARICOM states that holds tremendous potential for the future.  
Vice-Chancellor Beckles made these remarks during a virtual media engagement session called “CARICOM, The UWI, Biden, and the Future of our Voice”, held in November.

The UWI and Mexican Embassy in Jamaica Partner on Innovative Bilingual Virtual Book Launch

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the Mexican Embassy in Jamaica partnered in October for an innovative bilingual book launch of Afro-Mexican Constructions of Diaspora, Gender, Identity and Nation authored by Professor Paulette Ramsay of The UWI’s Mona Campus. Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Juan José González Mijares, who is fully supportive of The UWI multilingualism strategy, chaired the proceedings streamed via UWItv.

The UWI receives US$250,000 towards student scholarships from CCRIF SPC

 
L-R: Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber; President of The UWI Mona Campus Guild of Students, Sujae Boswell, University Registrar Dr. Maurice D. Smith; CCRIF Scholar; Elizabeth Emanuel, CCRIF Technical Assistance Manager and CCRIF Corporate Communications Manager; and Mrs. Saundra Bailey, CCRIF Board Member at the handing over of US$250,000 for UWI Scholarships and tuition support.

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