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Certificate courses in Alternative Energy

Event Date: 

July 8, 2013 (Time To Be Announced) - July 26, 2013 (Time To Be Announced)

The Department of Physics presents Certificate courses in Alternative Energy. Course Prinicpal is Professor of Applied Physics, A. Anthony Chen


Module 1: Solar and Wind Energy: Basic Systems

Module 2: Other Energy Sources andAlternative

UWI Development and Endowment Fund Annual Donor Recognition Scholarship Awards Luncheon

Event Date: 

October 10, 2013 - 12:00pm

Join as we celebrate a tradition of recognizing the generous donors who make scholarships and other efforts possible and celebrate with the deserving students who are beneficiaries.
Guest Speaker: The Most Hon. P. J. Patterson ON, OC, PC, QC


On Campus radio show: A mentor to US President Obama heads to UWI

Event Date: 

June 23, 2013 - 2:00pm

Event Date: 

June 23, 2013 - 4:00pm

Professor Charless Ogletree, mentor to US President, Barrack Obama is the first presenter at the inaugural UWI/George Willie Lecture series on Monday, June 24th. The details are in On Campus.  Plus:
Part two of the conversation with

USAID Hands Over Education Community of Practice

Event Date: 

June 25, 2013 - 11:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially hands over the Caribbean Partners for Educational Progress to the School of Education at the University of the West Indies, Mona on June 25, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.. The new home of this community of practice (CoP), which

Charles Ogletree, Mentor to Barack Obama to present at the inaugural UWI/George Willie Lecture Series

Charles Ogletree, Mentor to Barack Obama to present at the inaugural UWI/George Willie Lecture Series

The University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona joins patron George Willie in presenting the inaugural UWI/George Willie Lecture series. The inaugural lecture in the newly established series will take place on Monday, June 24, 2013 at Lecture Room 2 in the Faculty of Law, Mona beginning at 6.00 p.m.
 The lecture will be delivered by Professor

Vice Chancellor's Welcome Message to New Students

 A very warm welcome to each and every one of our new students!

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Activities and Updates

UWI STAT Cave Hill – The 2013-2014 Year in Review

         I invite you to take a walk with me as I retrace the steps UWI STAT left across the Cave Hill Campus, Barbados and the Caribbean region this past academic year. Before we could embark on our mission we had to assemble an able bodied force. Therefore, we sought and interviewed new applicants, 40 of which were chosen to assume the role of Ambassadors-Designate. In order to become full ambassadors, we were mandated to complete training. Therefore, the Membership Committee facilitated various and expansive training sessions, including but not limited to, the Corps and the Vice Chancellor,Public speaking and communication in the media,Etiquette Training,CSME,HIV/AIDS andDisaster Mitigation,Stress and Time Management,  as well as Preparation for School Visits.

In September the Corps cemented its first footprint by hosting the UWI STAT CARICOM Quiz. The CARICOM Relations team sought to create an opportunity to inform Quiz contestants and spectators, about the mandates and facts related to CARICOM’s full and associate member states. This included trivia about foods, capitals, dialects and independence days. This quiz saw the participation of the majority of island associations on campus; however the Vincentians took that extra step as Mikella Cadougan, who is now a UWI STAT Ambassador emerged as the winner of the quiz.Their mark is now crystallized on a shield in the Main Library.

          October saw the beginning of the Corps’ Year of Awareness Programme, spearheaded by the Programming and Volunteerism team, specifically to sensitize students of under publicised diseases existing within the Caribbean.This program gave the Campus Community an opportunity to leave their mark, in the form of the “UWI STAT T-Shirt Thursdays”. Each month the students stoodunified by wearing a specific colour T-shirt related to the cause.The first T-shirt dayfocusedon raising awareness of Ovarian and Prostate cancers -so the ladies wore teal for Ovarian, and the gentlemen, light blue for Prostate. This event was the first Balloon Pop ever to be held at the Cave Hill Campus, which saw participants popping balloons and chanting about the cancers and their prevention.

          This month also contained the Cave Hill Alumni Reunion Week 2013. UWI STAT Ambassadors played a major role in the marketing efforts. The UWI Office of Student, Corporate and Alumni Relations as well as the UWI Alumni Association in collaboration with UWI STAT hosted the 7th Distinguished Alumni Lecture. The featured speaker was the Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, who spoke on the topic  “Preparing the Present for the Future: Preparing the Professional for Future Leadership.” The Honourable Prime Minister’s ‘down to earth’ presentation was well received by the audience, deeming the lecture a success.

          By the end of October, it was time to give back to the students. This was done by way of our first UWI STAT Appreciation Day for the academic year. Ambassadors were divided into small groups who then walked around campus, distributed candy to studentsand simultaneouslyinformed them of UWI STAT, its upcoming activities as well asthe importance of Alumni Relations.

          As part of our endeavours to leave our mark across Barbados, in November, the Corps visited the Violet Gittens Children’sHome, a centre for differently-abled children. We interacted with the residents by playing games and other activities. Upon our departure, the Corps donated baskets of personal care items and the like to the Home to aid in the maintenance of the children.

          Like any other organization, finances play an integral role in sustaining operations. As such, we revitalized the Secret Santa Candy cane service as our major fundraiser. This venture engaged students, faculty and staff alike, as candy cane grams were sent among colleagues at a small cost of $3.

          At the start of Semester 2, the various hardworking and dedicated Ambassadors-Designate were promoted to full Ambassador Status.           Later in the semester, The “UWI STAT Show”was launched as part of the Communications and Internal Relations’ efforts to reach out to the wider community and inform them of our mandates. Thus far, the show has aired four episodes, the first of which promotes HIV/AIDS Prevention and Awareness; the second episode promotes the UWI and UWI STAT as vessels that make students ‘Happy’; episode 3 features interviews of students focusing on campus life and its realities and the latest episode promotes the almost unheard of UWI Song, There is a Light, which was previously played here this evening.

          The Corps not only left its mark on this Campus, but also on educational institutions throughout the Barbadian and regional community. Throughout the school year, ambassadors volunteered to make visits to high schools to promote the University as the premier tertiary level institution in the Caribbean, and encourage students to make it their first choice.   This did not stop here as Liann Clarke and Kris Liburd visited Antigua and Dominica respectively to do the same. There, they engaged high school and tertiary level students, the media, and dignitaries, and promotedthe UWI, as the University in the Caribbean, of the Caribbean and for the Caribbean. They also told our neighbouring islands about thevarying UWI STAT mandates including Regional Integration, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Alumni Relations and Disaster Mitigation.

The same message was conveyed to the Barbadian Community by executive members, Jeniece St. Romain and Kris Liburd who represented UWISTAT on Good Mornin’ Barbados.

The 2013-2014 UWISTAT year has truly been filled with footprints as we stepped out of the vicinities of our Corps leaving our mark not only on the Campus but on the Community and region as a whole.  Our President once expressed to us the wise words of Rex Nettleford who stated that “UWI is arguably our finest gift to ourselves and we must never let it wither in the vine.” It is with these sentiments that the Corps has gone above and beyond fulfilling the mandates of UWISTAT and ensuring that our ‘Pelican Pride’ was ever present. Therefore as the curtains close upon this academic year, we impeach on the incoming executive as well as the students and alumni of this beloved institution, to continue to strive to leave your mark, so that our footprints can make a pathway to guide those coming after us.

Prepared by Ambassador Shehnezi Frank


The 2012 - 2013 Year in Review 

The UWI STAT Cave Hill Corps put up a booth at the Social Sciences Career Day between 11am and 3pm where there information on the CARICOM Skilled Nationals Certificate was displayed and available and queries answered. This was in keeping with their mandate of Regional Integration and promotion of the CSME.

UWI STAT Ambassador Jeniece St Romain reported that Dr. The Right Honorable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada was the guest speaker for this year's UWI STAT Annual Prime Minister's Lecture on April 10, 2013. The theme of the lecture was "The Use of Technology to Unlock Caribbean Potential in order to Create Further Caribbean Development". Prime Minister Keith Mitchell shared his vision for shaping a future for people of the region as, "a Caribbean with an economy that's globally competitive and growing, equipped with a citizenry that is fully literate and continues to learn and grow; where poverty and diseases such as HIV and AIDS have been brought under control." Referencing a paper titled A Time to Choose: Caribbean Development in the 21st Century, 2005, Prime Minister Mitchell spoke to the fact that to survive, the Caribbean must become globally competitive. His proposition in this regard was that the Caribbean will be shaped not by the technology itself but by the choices we make on how to use these technologies to access information and regulate our activities to provide economic prosperity and sustainable growth by developing our economies to become globally competitive.Prime Minister Mitchell went on to state that the current education system in the Caribbean has failed to complete its most vital and strategic mandate, that of preparing the workforce for the future. "Education must prepare the future workforce for a world driven by information and knowledge," he postulated. Continuing to lament that the current Caribbean education system has been unable to reinvent itself and most schools, primary through college, are not in sync with the changes in the market place.
His solutions were varied, and included among other things a greater focus on science programmes in high schools and colleges across the region, which are in need of upgrading, as he felt that this was one of the necessary changes needed to boost the Development of a Caribbean Information and Knowledge Society


IFMSA March Meeting 2013- Baltimore USA

“Fortunate are those who take the first steps.” ― Paulo Coelho

This portrays the experience of the JAMAICA Medical Students’ Association ( JAMSA) Delegation to the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) March Meeting 2013- Baltimore, U.S.A. March 9, 2013 was the arrival day and day 1 of the March Meeting. The eight delegates from Jamaica made preparations well in advance and were now on their way to cold, cold Baltimore.

UWI STAT Mona: Overview of 2012-2013

The UWISTAT Mona Corps began the academic year at the annual Office of Student Services’ orientation. This year we were also present at the post-graduate’s orientation where we promoted the CARICOM Skills Certificate (a new proposal submitted by the Mona Corps to the Office of the Vice Chancellor during this academic year); recruited members for UWISTAT and also for the Alumni Association for which many persons signed up.

With volunteerism and disaster mitigation a core aspect of our mandate, the UWI STAT Vice Chancellor’s Ambassadors lead a team of over 20 students from The UWI community to take part in the International Coastal Cleanup Day’s Beach Cleanup at Fort Rocky Beach to perform a thorough clean-up mission.

Last semester, approximately 30 ambassadors were officially inducted to the corp. Membership recruitment and training were done to facilitate the successful completion of this process – Ambassadors were exposed to training including quality assurance, project management and leadership sessions.

Ambassadors were also professionally trained in the Marginalized Youth HIV Advocacy Training and the HIV Peer Educator Training programmes under the programming and volunteerism portfolio.

On Caribbean Youth Day we had our official Footprints launch - A sizable student audience was reached to increase the awareness of our student-giving campaign with the minimum target for each Ambassador being $5,000. Over the years we have successfully contributed to the development of the infrastructure at the Main Library and to a student bursary. This year we have decided that 30% of the proceeds will go towards student bursary and 70% will go towards a developmental project on campus.

A number of Ambassadors volunteered and participated at the CB GROUP/UWI 5K with the UWISTAT Mona’s team and our members have contributed approximately $10,000.

We had our first Breast Cancer Balloon Release which was a success in promoting breast cancer awareness as well as raising funds which were donated to the Jamaica Cancer Society.

Large numbers of alumni were reached at the UWI/UTECH Sports Championships where Ambassadors worked in the alumni skybox recruiting alumni as well as ensuring that persons had an enjoyable time.

Ambassadors also participated at the UWI Alumni Association Jamaica Chapter Fundraising Concert - a number of Ambassadors volunteered as ushers and assisted in the sale of tickets.

We have also participated at the Career Expo held by the Office of Placement and Career Services – at this event the CARICOM Skills certificate was well-promoted.

In continuing to promote safer sex and HIV/AIDS prevention among the nation’s youth a Safer Sex information booth was set up. This display was available to students and staff members on campus.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor hosted Kings College from London – UWISTAT Ambassadors participated in a consultation and discussion session for the implementation of a student exchange program with Kings College.

As is customary UWI STAT Vice Chancellor’s Ambassadors represent the UWI locally, regionally and internationally each year. On a weekly basis members of the corps accompanied the Admissions Unit of the University on their high school visits to promote The UWI to prospective students.

UWISTAT Ambassadors have attended various events including the Fifty-Fifty: Critical Reflections in a Time of Uncertainty, hosted by the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) 50/50 Conference, Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence, Association of Caribbean Universities (ACU) Conference, Caribbean Youth Forums, Sir Shridath Ramphal’s ‘Caribbean Challenges’ book launch, Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit and many more events representing the Vice Chancellor and The UWI.

This year, not many Ambassadors from the Mona Corps had participated in the Island Visit programme – However, our President, Ambassador Sasha Harrison has represented UWISTAT at the Youth-In Project Steering Committee meeting in Barbados; Alumni Ambassador Kerri-Ann Mew attended Caribbean Youth Day celebration in the Bahamas; Vice President of Membership, Ambassador Tijani Christian went on an island-visit to the Bahamas and Vice President of Programming and Volunteerism, Ambassador Tameka Miller and Vice President of Alumni Relations, Ambassador Shavar Maloney had attended a student exchange programme with the Office of Student Services at the Florida State University. These ambassadors were able to form some very useful relationships.

The UWISTAT Mona Corp has been given the opportunity to adopt a space in the library – after much proposals and consideration the area was officially launched April 4, 2013 as the Chudy Zone (Chudy = Chill and Study) – this is a space located just outside the West Indies collection as an area to promote CARICOM Single Market Economy and regional integration as well as our student-giving campaign while also serving as an area for students to Chill and to Study. We will continue to work closely with the Main Library to continuously improve the area and to encourage others to support the continued maintenance and development of the Main Library.

While my overview of this year’s activities is complete, there are many ongoing projects for this academic for UWISTAT to continue. April 11, 2013 we will be hosting our Annual Elections and Hand-over ceremony where a new executive board will be elected to serve the Corps. I encourage all Ambassadors to continue the excellent work!

Seed Funds Awarded for Joint Projects between SUNY and the University of the West Indies

Seed Funds Awarded for Joint Projects between SUNY and the University of the West Indies

 In furtherance of a formal Memorandum of Understanding which was signed in January 2013 following a meeting between the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the State University of New Yor

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UWI STAT Mona Corps Visit Mona Common Basic School

On May 23, 2013, the UWI STAT Mona Corps volunteered at the Mona Common Basic School in collaboration with UWI Township on Labour Day under the theme “Lend a Hand, Build our Land.”

Two to Receive Honorary Degrees at UWI Open Campus 2013 Graduation Ceremony

Two to Receive Honorary Degrees at UWI Open Campus 2013 Graduation Ceremony

The University of the West Indies, (UWI) Open Campus, will confer honorary degrees on two outstanding individuals at its annual graduation ceremonies to take place on October 12, 2013.

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