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Vol 5 No 1 : March 8, 2015

News

Cheryl Riley (left), Project Coordinator and Deserene Mitchell, Principal Kintyre Basic School, assisting students with class library material donated by SOECATE.

News

SOECATE set to unlock potential in J’can schools

HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLCHILDREN have been evaluated and are already getting the help they need to succeed thanks to the foresight of THE UWI, Mona School of Education’s Centre for the Assessment and...more

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Professor Archibald McDonald, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal, Mona Campus, pay keen attention as Dr Thaon Jones, Director, Dental Programme, explains his student’s manipulation of this piece of high-tech dental equipment. Looking on in the background is Campus Registrar Dr Camille Bell-Hutchinson.

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UWI dental programme to graduate first batch of students in 2015

THE UWI, MONA’S undergraduate Dental Programme, which began in September 2010, is expected to graduate its first batch of students in November 2015. Nine students are presently on track to...more

dBURNZ… being a student at The UWI has exposed me to many opportunities

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dBURNZ’s ‘one beat’ resonates well with local music industry

OF ALL HUMAN activities, creativity comes closest to providing the fulfilment we all hope to get in our lives. Nobody knows this better than 22-year-old musician dBURNZ who is one musical note closer...more

A view of a section of The UWI’s Western Jamaica Campus overlooking the Caribbean Sea Photo by Cassandra Brenton

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The UWI prepares western Jamaica for global expansion

WHEN THE STAFF of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Graduate Programmes Unit of The University of the West Indies visited The UWI’s Western Jamaica Campus (UWI-WJC) last month, it was with the...more

Faculty Facilitator Shinique Walters shares lens time with Garrick Donaldson (left) and Rashaun Watson.

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UWI students continue to shine at US Oratorical Contest

Last year when the top prize eluded The University of the West Indies, Mona, which placed second in the Charles E Williams II Advanced Leadership Institute Annual Oratorical Contest in the United...more

Sports

Participants compete at the UWI Invitational Track and Field meet in these undated photographs. Contributed Photos

Sports

All set for UWI Invitational

THE UWI Invitational, one of the largest track and field meets in the island featuring top local and international athletes, will be held on March 21 at The UWI/Usain Bolt Regupol Track. The meet,...more

Feature

Professor Michael Taylor (2nd right) and Dr Tannecia Stephenson (left) explain to Professor Archibald McDonald how the computer-based models work. Looking on is Dr Arpita Mandal (right) and Arlene Supersad.

Feature

Physics Department launches computer-based models to project climate variability and change

THE CLIMATE STUDIES Group (CSGM), an interdisciplinary research group based in the Department of Physics at The UWI, Mona, has developed two computer-based models which depict climate variability and...more

This year’s recipients of the Principal’s Research Awards share lens time with Professor Archibald McDonald, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal, Mona Campus.

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UWI, Mona in sync with national and regional development agendas

THEY KEPT COMING over three days. From February 9 to 11 scores of diplomats, government officials, business interests, potential investors, partners and students flocked to The UWI, Mona Campus for...more

This Tsunami Inundation Map of the area was created by Arpita Mandal and Professor Simon Mitchell of The Department of Geography and Geology. Contributed Photo.

Feature

UWI key to tsunami preparedness

RESIDENTS OF OLD Harbour Bay, a low-lying coastal community in south-central Jamaica, are still getting used to the sound of the tsunami warning siren. But when that alarm went off on February 26,...more

Opinion

Opinion

The following is a condensed version of an address by Justice Patrick Robinson at Homecoming 2015 held at The UWI, Mona Campus in February. Robinson, a UWI graduate who was recently elected judge of the International Court of Justice, was this year’s Homecoming honoree. A TRIAD OF

I speak today not as a member of the International Court of Justice, and certainly not as an academic, nor even primarily as a lawyer. I speak as a proud citizen of a sovereign and independent...more

I speak today not as a member of the International Court of Justice, and certainly not as an academic, nor even primarily as a lawyer. I speak as a proud citizen of a sovereign and independent...more

Opinion

Honouring Glen Archer’s legacy

Dear Editor, Reverend Glen Archer’s recent passing presents an excellent opportunity for us to recognise in a tangible way the work of this great teacher and mentor. This outstanding spelling...more

Dear Editor, Reverend Glen Archer’s recent passing presents an excellent opportunity for us to recognise in a tangible way the work of this great teacher and mentor. This outstanding spelling...more

A-listers

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller smiles as she accepts a framed photograph of the Faculty of Medical Sciences’ Teaching and Research Complex (FMSTRC) from Professor Archibald McDonald (left) and Vice-Chancellor Nigel Harris. Simpson Miller gave the keynote address at the Ceremonial Opening of the FMSTRC and Simultaneous Launch of The UWI, Mona Dental programme on February 4.

Supporting national & regional development Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller unveils the name plaque for the state-of-the-art FMSTRC, which she says embraces the positive role of technological application for national and regional advancement. Sharing in the moment from right are Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson, Vice-Chancellor Nigel Harris and Professor Archibald McDonald. Photos by Aston Spaulding

Opportunities abound Scenes from the annual Career Exposition and Job Fair hosted by the Office of Placement and Career Services on February 27. Photos by Cassandra Brenton

Research talks From left: Professor Denise Eldemire-Shearer, Dr Luz Longsworth, Professor Archibald McDonald, Professor Yvette Jackson and Professor Michael Nobel, share lens time during Research Days 2015. Nobel, who gave the keynote address at the opening ceremony and a public lecture titled, “The Necessity of Combining the Functions of Academia, Government and Industry in Sustainable Development,” is chairman of Nobel Sustainability Trust Foundation.

Touring the mangroves This group tours the mangrove forest after visiting the Port Royal Marine Laboratory. On this trip they are joined by Dr Mona Webber and Professor Dale Webber (standing).

Hands-on experience People queue to test and view experiments. Photos by Aston Spaulding

Opportunities abound Scenes from the annual Career Exposition and Job Fair hosted by the Office of Placement and Career Services on February 27. Photos by Cassandra Brenton






















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