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Dr Allen leading the fight against COVID-19

The Toronto Star reports that U of T researchers will track the demographics of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Click the link to read more about Dr Allen's role in fighting COVID-19!


The 2020 Annual General Meeting was held via Zoom for public health purposes. 

A tribute to Dr Garth Smith was made by Dr Moodie, recognising his work in developmental paediatrics and especially his work with the First Nations people of Canada.

Dr Moodie presented the award virtually and Dr Smith accepted it and expressed gratitude. 


Dr Winston Gittens's outstanding career was summarised by Dr Joe Butchey and Dr Gittens was presented with the UWIMAA Canada's Dinstinguished Service Award at our Annual General Meeting on May 5th 2019. 

Dr Gittens has had an amazing career as a Neurosurgeon and Administrator having completed several physician management courses, with contributions across Canada from Nova Scotia, to Newfoundland to British Columbia and Ontario. 

UWIMAA Canada's Distinguished Service Award 2018 goes to Dr Tex Kissoon

Dr Tex Kissoon Distinguished Service Awardee 2020

The UWIMAA Canadian Chapter Distinguished Service Award 2018 was presented to Dr Tex Kissoon for his excellence in medical service and research in Global Health

The award was presented at our Annual General Meeting 2018 by Dr Upton Allen to Dr Niranjan Tex Kissoon- UWI MBBS Class of 1978.

His work and research in global health and critical care in low or middle income countries has been influential and is based on health inequities globally.

Dr Kissoon is

Greg Hazle

UWI Pelican Greg Hazle in the Palm Beach 100 is one of Palm Beach county’s most influential leaders.

Google Doodle Recognition

Google celebrates Sir W. Arthur Lewis today! A lauded economist, Sir Arthur was a Nobel Prize Laureate (1979) and The UWI’s first Vice-Chancellor. His legacy surrounds pioneering research in economic growth and development, particularly involving developing countries.

UWI Mona Law and Howard Law’s Scholarly Writing Exchange

On November 10, 2020, five students from UWI Mona Law and Howard Law participated in a Scholarly Writing Exchange where they presented on the scholarly papers they are working on. 

This exchange is a part of the Howard-UWI student exchange.  The idea was conceived by PVC Bernal and later memorialized in the UWI/Howard Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2017; a list of the students who participated in Virtual Scholarly Exchange follows below.  Dr Ramona Biholar (UWI) and Professor ShaShana Crichton (Howard) organized the event and served as commentors.  

UWIAA DC assists Medical student achieve her goals for 2020

Aspiring doctor and UWI medical student Ms. Mikiko Wan is very happy as the UWIAA Washington DC Chapter has helped her achieve her major goal for 2020, that of securing financial assistance for her second year in the Bachelor’s in Medicine, Bachelor’s in Surgery (MBBS) degree programme.

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