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contents 06 VC’S VIEWPOINT Rekindling the Caribbean Development Revolution

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by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles In his first official Pelican piece as new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary shares his vision for The UWI and the Caribbean.

12 CARIBBEAN ISSUE A University in Action

by Natasha Coker-Jones The story of an activist University on a mission to rally around Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika.

18 RESEARCH Sea Potential

by Joel Henry UWI scientists search out the opportunity in the sargassum threat.

24 Unravelling the Science Behind Ganja

by Zadie Neufville UWI Mona under the leadership of Professor Archibald McDonald advances in studying the properties and medicinal applications of Cannabis.

30 The Plant that Keeps Giving

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by Shereen Ali Trinidad and Tobago Guardian’s series about the breadfruit’s potential as a powerhouse for sustainable, local agriculture makes The Pelican’s cover story.

STUDENT FOCUS

An Innovator’s Mind

by Natasha Coker-Jones UWI student, Oswald Smith revolutionises Jamaica’s public transport making bus schedules and routes accessible to commuters on computers, tablets and smartphones.

FACULTY FOCUS

Research for a Better Region

by Joel Henry Recently appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor, Graduate Studies and Research articulates his approach to active engagement and the alignment between UWI’s research and societal needs.


UWI Pelican Issue 14