Shine Your Light Campaign

The UWI Toronto Benefit Gala Shine Your Light Campaign has been established to raise funds for students at The University of the West Indies.
The Covid-19 virus has had a devastating effect on the Caribbean especially given that the tourism industry, which is its main source of income and employment, has been decimated. The Shine Your Light campaign focuses on at risk students, supporting their welfare during the pandemic so they can afford meals and other basic necessities as well as ensuring funding of student tuition.
This global campaign is reaching out to the UWI Toronto Gala family, the Caribbean community, members of the diplomatic corps and friends of the Caribbean and UWI worldwide. We are asking you to Shine Your Light on these students giving them inspiration and support for the future that lies ahead. The campaign runs until September 30, 2020... read more


Our goals

  • 30%
  • 60%

Our Current Honorees

Harold Brathwaite
Vice Chancellor
The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain
G. Raymond Chang
Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited
Dr. Gervan Fearon
Vice Chancellor
Shastri Ramnath
Vice Chancellor
Dr. David Suzuki

In the media

  • Harold Brathwaite made history in 1994 when he was appointed director of education for the Peel District School Board (PDSB), becoming the...

  • Like all of you, the Executives of the University of the West Indies have been monitoring the fast-growing global impact of the COVID-19...

  • New program will immerse students of Caribbean descent in an experiential learning opportunity to develop an understanding of social...