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The UWI Five Islands Public Advocacy Series jumps into e-Sports

With the global gaming industry valued at USD 159 billion in 2020 and expected to grow in 2021, The University of the West Indies, Five Islands Campus will explore the business of e-Sports in the next edition of its Public Advocacy Series. The May virtual event, which takes place on Monday May 17, will feature two international industry leaders, Dr. Melita Moore and Mr. Eric Elder. 
 

UWI Professor Co-Authors COVID-19 Research that Reveals Shift Workers More Likely to be Hospitalised

 
Professor Simon Anderson, Director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre at The UWI.
People who work shifts appear to be significantly more likely to end up in hospital with COVID-19, than people who have regular work patterns, suggests research published in the online British medical journal, Thorax.

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The UWI Seismic Research Centre receives CCRIF grant towards new equipment for monitoring La Soufrière

The UWI Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) has received a grant from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC) to support its monitoring efforts during the ongoing eruption of the La Soufrière volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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Professor Sir Hilary Beckles calls on the OAS for coordinated investment in the Caribbean.

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Hilary Beckles has called on the Organization of American States (OAS) for coordinated, organized global investment in the Caribbean.

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