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Record number of UWI staff honoured at first ever virtual Vice Chancellors Awards for Excellence

For Release Upon Receipt - Monday, November 23, 2020

The work and contribution of 12 high-performing members of staff and units at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) were recognised at this year’s ceremony; a record number of recipients being the largest in the Awards’ history.

Due to regional COVID-19 restrictions and protocols, the Awards were presented by Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles virtually, and broadcast live on UWItv. Kindly see the list of the 2019/2020 Awardees below.


Dr Delroy Chevers, Mona School of Business and Management, Mona Campus

Dr Chris Maharaj, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, St. Augustine Campus

Research Accomplishments

Professor Paulette Ramsay, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Mona Campus

Professor Alina Kaczorowska-Ireland, Faculty of Law, Cave Hill Campus

Service to the University Community

Dr Kimberly Robinson-Walcott, Caribbean Quarterly, Vice-Chancellery

Contribution to Public Service

Dr Olivene Burke, Mona Social Services (MSS), Mona Campus

Professor Charles Grant, International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences (ICENS), Mona Campus

Dr Floyd Morris, Centre for Disability Studies, Mona Campus

All-round Excellence Award in two or more areas

Professor Aldrie Henry-Lee, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), Mona Campus

Professor Michelle Mycoo, Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management, St. Augustine Campus

International Collaboration (Globalisation Award)


Multi Campus Research Collaboration (One UWI Award)

The Early Childhood Quality Initiative Project


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