Mrs. Dawn-Marie De Four-Gill
UNIVERSITY AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR - MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
EDITOR, THE PELICAN
ST. AUGUSTINE, CAMPUS, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Tel: (868) 662-2002 exts. 2315/2324 • Email: Dawn-Marie.Defour-Gill@sta.uwi.edu
CELEBRATION AND REFLECTION
Halfway through our celebratory year we are taking the time to reflect on the many persons that make The University of the West Indies. Our faculty, our staff, our students and our alumni. Working with the 60 Academics featured in this publication was enlightening and refreshing. We gave our creativity free rein in the way we photographed each person and the opening we gave them to answer outside of the core academic responses. The result was phenomenal and underscored what we knew all along—UWI has some of the best and most creative persons in the world.
This sixty-year-old institution has produced over 80,000 graduates at the forefront of their fields internationally can boast of an enrolment of 40,000 students from 40 different countries and a physical presence in 15 Caribbean territories. We can claim two of the three Nobel Laureates of Caribbean descent, Derek A. Walcott (Nobel Prize for Literature, 1992) and Sir Arthur Lewis (Nobel Prize for Economics, 1979), the vast majority of Caribbean Rhodes Scholars, as well as more than ten current and former Prime Ministers and the Presidents of two regional banks (Caribbean Development Bank and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank).
60 under 60 is a snapshot of the possibilities that UWI offers the region. The innovative research and development that is sometimes overlooked by the very persons who fund us— the people of the Caribbean—must be viewed as an opportunity for alumni, friends and private sector to invest tangibly in the continued development of UWI.
Supporting UWI is supporting the Caribbean and enriching our world. Supporting UWI’s work and some of the researchers featured in this Special Pelican is your opportunity to earn goodwill and visibility across our extensive regional and global network, benefit from our expertise, develop resources integral to the growth of our economies and societies, as well as to address the issues that affect us all.