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UWI Alumna Dianne Young & Weill Cornell Medical College

Dianne E. Young graduated from UWI in St. Augustine campus in 1985 with a BA in Spanish and Social Sciences. She has warm memories of studying at the library and Language Department and Arts Building. She  participated in drama, dance and the Parang group. As a language student she traveled with a professor Sylvia Moody and a group of language students to immerse in the culture  of Panama and Costa Rica. She completed a Master’s degree also from Hunter College and  was offered a full time position at one of the Ivy League Universities in the USA.

Editor in Chief of West Indian Medical Journal calls for sustainable research strategies

Professor Emeritus Rainford Wilks has made a call for strategies to be implemented to strengthen the research culture and promote research productivity at the University of the West Indies (UWI).

The UWI: Among the Best in the West

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has described the University as “among the best universities in the West”. Sir Hilary was speaking during a presentation as keynote speaker at last week’s gathering of the Association of Heads of University Administration (AHUA). The 190-member body for senior University managers (Registrars, Chief Operating Officers, and Heads of Administration) in the UK and Ireland, with Associate Members in other countries, represents 140 institutions.

University Council Appointments

The following decisions were made at the annual meeting of the University Council on Friday, April 30, which was chaired by Chancellor Robert Bermudez, and held virtually for the second consecutive year. The reappointment of Professor Sir Hilary Beckles as Vice-Chancellor of the regional university was approved for a second, six-year term Professor Brian Copeland, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the St. Augustine Campus was extended for another year beyond his scheduled retirement in August.

UWI alumna Dr. Carla Natalie Barnett is the new CARICOM Secretary-General

The UWI congratulates Dr. Carla Natalie Barnett who was announced as the 8th Secretary-General of CARICOM on Tuesday May 11, 2020. The two-time UWI graduate has made history as the first woman to be appointed to the post.

SAVE THE DATE! – June 26, 2021

This is the date to catch up with your UWI friends and classmates! Join us for a fun filled celebration of graduates from across the decades. It’s the day UWI celebrates YOU!

Alumni Relations – IAD will be celebrating our graduates on this special day!

We invite you to send us your photos and quotes of special memories.

Do you have special memories of your time on Hall – please share them too!

What have you been up to? Tell us about your awards and achievements.

If you have any particular UWI memories or stories please also share!

Stuart B. Hill – The first PhD in Zoology from UWI St Augustine (1969) has published again

Social Ecology and Education: Transforming Worldviews and Practices

Social Ecology and Education addresses ‘ecological understanding’ as a transformative educational issue: a learning response to emerging insights into social-ecological relationships, and the future of life on our planet.

Professor Hopeton Dunn’s latest book

Co-edited with academic colleagues in Botswana and South Africa, Professor Hopeton Dunn’s latest book is: Reimagining Communication in Africa and the Caribbean: Global South Issues in Media, Culture and Technology : Dunn, H.S., Moyo, D., Lesitaokana, W.O., Barnabas, S.B. (Eds.) (2021).

UWI Pelicans in Barbados giving back!

The UWI Cave Hill Campus was recently gifted seven tablets by the Help Us Reach Them (HURT) Initiative to assist students on the Campus who are finding difficulty in accessing equipment to continue their studies. 

Dawn Williams, a Cave Hill alumna handed over the donation to Patricia Atherley, Director of the Student Enrolment and Retention Unit, and Roseanne Maxwell, Alumni and Student Relations Co-ordinator.  The tablets are to given to students.

“Find JOY” and give your support!

The Open Campus and Professor Emerita Vivienne Roberts have partnered for a book venture entitled: Finding Joy. Professor Roberts continues to demonstrate her commitment to giving through a personal scholarship, and this venture is another way of contributing to the Open Campus, more particularly, to the Endowment Legacy Fund.  The Finding Joy Books are written by Professor Emerita Vivienne Roberts, first and now former Deputy Principal of the Open Campus.

Professor Herbert Sukhu

Professor Herbert Sukhu PhD, has been appointed to the key, and strategically important position of Associate Vice President – Research, at the Nature Science Research and Innovation Centre Inc. in Ontario, Canada, (NSRIC).

He is responsible for securing the smooth operations toward establishing a strong Research-based Engineering (EN) Unit under the Research, Innovation, and Development (RID) Division. This administrative position is additional to his regular role as a Distinguished Faculty-Engineering Economics member with the  NSRIC RID Division.

Samuel Johnson to head the International Airport project in Dominica

UWI graduate Samuel Johnson has been appointed as the CEO of International Airport Development Company, effective March 1, 2021. He also holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Engineering from The UWI and an MBA from Michigan State University and is skilled in supply chain management and marketing.

Samuel Johnson has over 25-years of experience in senior management, and he has held leadership roles in Dominica and several fortune 500 companies globally.

UWI alumnus, Gilroy Pultie now Chief Engineer of LUCELEC

The St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) has appointed Gilroy Pultie to the position of Chief Engineer.  

He holds a BSc. Degree in Electrical and Computer engineering from The UWI (with distinction).

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Barbadian Rodney Taylor appointed CTU secretary-general

Barbadian technology expert Rodney Taylor has been appointed Secretary-General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). He is the first Barbadian national substantively appointed to head the CTU in its 32-year history.

He holds a Masters in Management and Information Systems from the University of Manchester, UK and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management from The UWI.  

The Hon. P.J. Patterson wins award for memoirs

The book “My Political Journey,” authored by Jamaica’s sixth Prime Minister, the Hon. P. J. Patterson, shares the knowledge that he gained during his time in office. It was published by the University of the West Indies Press and they proudly announced that Patterson’s book won the Next Generation Indie Book Award in the memoir category for 2020!

Morris, Baugh win Bocas Henry Swanzy Award

The 2021 recipients of the Bocas Henry Swanzy Award are Jamaicans Edward Baugh and Mervyn Morris – both Professors Emeriti of The UWI.

Baugh and Morris are widely considered pioneers of the study of West Indian literature, over careers that each span half a century. They are to be honoured by the Bocas Lit Fest with the annual Bocas Henry Swanzy Award for Distinguished Service to Caribbean Letters.

About The UWI Council Meetings

The University’s Council Meetings are the regional, public University’s annual business meetings, during which accountability of operations, finances and all activities undertaken during the academic year are presented to the Councils

The Report of the UWI Chancellor’s Commission on Governance

As the last review of governance was undertaken in 2004, and much has changed in all aspects of Caribbean life, and in our political economy and educational landscape, UWI Chancellor Robert Bermudez commissioned a comprehensive review of all aspects of governance to ensure that The UWI overcomes its current challenges and is well prepared for a future that is even more challenging and unpredictable.

Alison Stone Roofe

UWI Alumna Alison Stone Roofe is Jamaica’s new permanent representative to the International Seabed Authority (ISA). She presented her credentials to ISA Secretary General Michael W Lodge during a ceremony held at ISA Secretariat in Kingston.

She holds a Master of Philosophy in International Relations from University of Oxford, England, and Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from The UWI.


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