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Recent Achievements




  • IGDS Breaking the Silence Action Research Project has been awarded a Campus Award in the category Most Impacting Research Project (2014).
  • Patricia Mohammed, Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies, and IGDS Head, is selected for the Faculty Award of Most Outstanding Researcher (2014) by The Campus Awards Selection Committee.


  • Dr Grace Sirju-Charran, IGDS Associate Staff was selected as one of 16 leading women scientists in the Americas by IANAS (2013).
  • Brenda Gopeesingh (IGDS Diploma Student), Dr Gabrielle Hosein (IGDS Lecturer) and Ellen O’Malley Camps (IGDS MPhil student) were recipients of the Faith Wilshire Award (2013), presented by the Network of NGOs for the Advancement of Women.


  • Prof. Patricia Mohammed was an Honouree Visiting Guest Speaker to the Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University’s School of Arts and Sciences in November/December 2012.
    Rutgers: Critical Caribbean Studies | You Tube
  • Dr. Grace Sirju-Charran, IGDS Associate Staff, Life Sciences was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence (2012). A pioneer in course development at The UWI in the fields of Gender, Science and Agriculture.
  • Professor Rhoda Reddock, Professor of Gender and Social Change was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Western Cape in Bellville South Africa
  • Prof. Rhoda Reddock was the recipient of the The Medal for the Development of Women Gold (2012), The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago National Award.
  • IGDS Women Gender Water Network, Children’s Water Vacation Camp won the Atlantic LNG CEO’s Sustainability Award (2012) in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility. L to R: Deborah McFee, Dr. Fredericka Deare, Keizel Kydd
  • Dr. Sandra Reid, IGDS Associate Staff and Faculty of Medical Sciences was awarded the UWI/Guardian Life Premium Teaching Award (2012). Dr. Reid is also one of the Lead Researchers on the Break the Silence Action Research Project.
  • Dr. Geraldine Skeete, IGDS Associate Staff from the Faculty of Humanities and Education was awarded the UWI/Guardian Life Premium Teaching Award (2012).



  • Prof. Rhoda Reddock was awarded the The US Department of State International Woman of Courage Award


  • Prof. Patricia Mohammed received a Visiting Professorship at State University of New York at Albany




  • Prof. Rhoda Reddock was awarded the UWI Vice Chancellor’s Award for All-Round Excellence in Teaching and Administration, Research and Public Service
  • Prof. Patricia Mohammed was recognised as Caribbean Advocate by the Third World Association of Students at Brown University, Rhode Island, USA





The Triennial Award for Women

The UWI-CARICOM Project — Strategic Alliance for Institutional Cooperation

  • 1984 — Nesta Patrick, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1987 — Dame Nita Barrow, Barbados
  • 1990 — Dr. Peggy Antrobus, St. Vincent and The Grenadines
  • 1993 — Magna Pollard, Guyana
  • 1996 — Hor. Dr. Lucille Mathurin Mair O.J., Jamaica
  • 1999 — Prof. Joycelyn Massiah, Guyana
  • 2002 — Prof. Rhoda Reddock, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 2005 — Hon. Madam Justice Desiree Bernard, Guyana
  • 2008 — Prof. Barbara Evelyn Bailey, Jamaica


The UWI Guardian Life Premium Teaching Awards

  • 2000 — Dr. David Dolly
  • 2002 — Dr. Paula Morgan
  • 2004 — Dr. Innette Cambridge
  • 2010 — Dr. Grace Sirju-Charran
  • 2012 — Dr. Geraldine Skeete
  • 2012 — Dr. Sandra Reid