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UTech, Ja: REGISTER TODAY! Cynthia Shako Summer School 2017 | Kids 3-10 yrs | July 3-28th, 2017 June 20, 2017

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UTech, Ja: Marketing Audit Questionnaire (Alumni Only) June 13, 2017

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Dear UTech, Jamaica Alumni,

RE: Marketing Audit Questionnaire (4 brief items)

The Internal Audit unit of the University of Technology, Jamaica is currently conducting an audit of the Marketing Function and we are requesting your assistance in responding to the following questions. Please click the following link and answer the questions provided.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE 5 QUICK ITEMS

ON UTech JAMAICA’S MARKETING FUNCTION 

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. It is appreciated.

Zavier Mendez
Audit Assistant
Internal Audit Unit
University of Technology, Ja
876-927-1680 Ext: 3579


UTech, Ja: Congratulations Ronnie Sutherland, Distinguished Past Student Awardee 2017 June 7, 2017

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Distinguished Past Student, 2017

Ronald Sutherland

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Ronald “Ronnie” Sutherland, Distinguished Past Student, 2017, UTech, Jamaica and General Manager, FYAH 105 FM

The Alumni Community of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja) wishes to express heartfelt admiration and congratulations to Mr. Ronald “Ronnie” Sutherland, President, Alumni Association, UTech and General Manager, FYAH 105 FM, on being the recipient of the Distinguished Past Student Award, 2017, University of Technology, Jamaica.  The award was shared at the University’s 47th Annual Awards Ceremony, held Friday, May 26th, 2017 at the Papine Campus.

Below we share the citation read in honour of Ronnie, who has enjoyed a vibrant and robust career across multiple industries, and has served his Alma Mater, UTech Jamaica, commendably.

We continue to wish him much success in his personal and professional life, and look forward to experiencing his ongoing positive engagement with our University.


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Since leaving UTech, Ja., Ronald Sutherland has distinguished himself in a variety of industries inclusive of  broadcast media, manufacturing and sales and marketing. Mr. Sutherland received a Diploma in Engineering from CAST and later a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Additional studies in Business and Management in the United Kingdom further equipped him for what would become his life’s work. The valuable experience gained by stints at CVM TV, Lasco Group of Companies, Jamaica Producers Group and the Seprod Groups, among others, has established him as an expert in areas of Strategic/Tactical Planning, Business and New Programme Development, Regulatory Compliance, Recruitment and Team Management. Through his expertise in these areas, he has made significant contribution to the social, political and economic life of Jamaica. He is currently the General Manager of S and B Communications Ltd. FYAH 105 FM, Jamaica’s latest radio station which currently ranks 6th of 32 radio stations. (more…)

PHOTOS UTech, Ja: President’s Alumni Reception, 2017 June 6, 2017

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On Thursday, June 1st, 2017, the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) hosted its President’s Alumni Reception. Over 130 Alumni and staff attended to show #Goodwill to new President Prof. Stephen Vasciannie and their Alma Mater, UTech, Jamaica. The #UTechJamaicaPride of our Alumni is truly INSPIRING!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO BELOW TO ENJOY THE EVENT ALBUM!

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University of Technology, Jamaica
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Join Toastmasters @ UTech, Ja April 20, 2017

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Dear UTech, Jamaica Alumni,

You are invited to join the Toastmaster’s group hosted by UTech, Jamaica

 

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UTech, Ja Alumni GIVEAWAYS!!! Click to Win 2 Tickets to the UTech, Ja Track & Field Classics 2017 – Sat, 15th April, 2017 April 12, 2017

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ATTENTION #UTechJamaica Alumni – WIN 2 TICKETS TO THE UTechJamaica #Track&FieldClassics Scheduled for This Sat, 15th April, 2017.

QUESTION: “Name all the UTech, Ja. Presidents in the order in which they served in that role.” (more…)

PHOTO ALBUM: Alumni Meet Up! Zumba |Dancehall Dancefitness, March 2017 April 7, 2017

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On Thursday, March 30th, 2017, the University of Technology, Jamaica hosted its first networking  Alumni Meet Up for 2017 with a Zumba | Dancehall Dance Fitness theme. Our instructor was Zumba Certified Instructor and UTech, Jamaica Alumna – Anica Wood. As you can imagine we had a GREEEEEAT TIME!!! We are sorry you couldn’t make it and are happy to share some of the Zumba | Dancehall vibes with you. Please click on the pics or links below to view the photos and videos.

We do hope you’ll be able to come to our next UTech, Jamaica  #AlumniMeetUp!

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UTech, Ja: 9th Track & Field Classic, April 15, 2017 April 7, 2017

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LIVE STREAM >> Installation Ceremony, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President UTech Jamaica, 14-03-2017 March 14, 2017

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TODAY @ 4 PM >>>> LIVE STREAM of Installation of Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, OD New President, #UTechJamaica

Below are URL links to the live stream of the President’s Installation Ceremony

http://www.utechjamaica.edu.jm/events/ceremony-for-the-installation-for-prof-stephen-vasciannie-4th-president

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua_zk5WuwOE


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UTech, Ja Pharmacy Alumni & CIPPPAR Fundraising Gala, 25th Feb, 2017 February 20, 2017

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UTech, Ja: Septennial Review Focus Group for Alumni Class of 2007 – 2016 January 20, 2017

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Dear Alumni (Class of 2007 – 2016)

Our University is currently hosting its second Septennial Review (2007- current) to examine whether it is fulfilling its function. The views of our Alumni are important to accurately assessing the performance of the University. Consequently, the Septennial Review Consultants – FocalPoint Consulting Ltd will be hosting focus groups to gain the feedback of Alumni on their experiences at UTech, Jamaica.

As a graduate of UTech, Jamaica (2007 – 2016), whether you are based locally or internationally, if you wish to invest in the ongoing development of UTech, Jamaica through participating in an Alumni focus group, please express your interest by completing the form below.

If you are selected, you will receive a confirmation message from the Alumni Relations Office, and subsequently you will be contacted by the Septennial Review Office, and given instructions about the date/time and how to connect  to the focus group via Skype.

Thanks for considering this and for your ongoing support of UTech, Jamaica.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FOCUS GROUP
https://goo.gl/forms/AGWUK6WGsfnntaKi1

Cheryll,

Cheryll Messam
Alumni Relations Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-809-4274
cmessam@utech.edu.jm

UTech Jamaica: Prof. Vasciannie Shares Vision for UTech, Jamaica at First Staff Meeting January 11, 2017

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Prof. Vasciannie Shares Vision for UTech, Jamaica at First Staff Meeting

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Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD (at podium) President, delivers his inaugural address to members of faculty and staff during a general staff meeting held at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium, UTech, Jamaica Papine campus on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.  Seated at the head table are Mr. Richard Powell, Pro-Chancellor,  who introduced the President and Dr. Elaine Wallace, University Registrar.

 

A capacity audience of members of faculty and administrative staff turned out at the Alfred Sangster auditorium, UTech, Jamaica’s Papine campus on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 for an introductory meeting with new President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD.

 

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In his wide ranging address to staff, Prof. Vasciannie shared his personal vision for his stewardship as President of the University, which he emphasized, will be anchored by an inclusive approach to decision making.  “It is prudent for me to continue consultations with the various stakeholders of the UTech, Ja. community with a view to ascertaining your perspectives,” he said, adding that “I will seek to find out your own vision for the institution: where are we now, in your view? Where should we seek to go? And what are some of the constraints that limit the great potential that UTech, has in serving Jamaican society and the wider Caribbean.”

The incoming President articulated his intention to oversee an “inclusive institution where attention is paid to the views of the different stakeholders.”  To thunderous applause from the gathering, Prof. Vasciannie underscored that his modus operandi will be one of  open channels of communication, “transparency, fairness, justice and integrity” as principled components of his personal vision in working together with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure the good name, reputation and advancement of UTech, Jamaica.

Meetings with Internal and External Stakeholders

Turning his attention to some of the varied issues and concerns which have been raised by internal and external stakeholders during a series of meetings and courtesy calls since taking up office on January, 3, Prof. Vasciannie noted that he will engage in further discussions before putting forward a detailed statement on the various matters.

During the course of last week he participated in meetings with the management team, heads of the three staff unions, Minister of Education, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid and other senior officers in the Ministry and the University’s Chancellor, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, ON, PC.  Prof. Vasciannie noted that further consultative meetings will include the Students’ Union Council and visits to UTech, Jamaica’s other campuses over the next few weeks.

Prof. Vasciannie specially thanked his predecessor Prof. Colin Gyles who acted as President for the period August 2015 to December 2016 for his “hard work in holding the fort” and for being a source of information about developments at UTech, Ja.  He also expressed gratitude to Dr. Haldane Johnson who acted as Deputy President during that period and extended appreciation to the Council led by Pro-Chancellor Mr. Richard Powell who was key in his recruitment as President, as well as to University Registrar, Dr. Elaine Wallace and Deputy Chairman of Council, Mr. Michael McAnuff Jones “who have been instrumental in providing guidance and insight.”

Student-Friendly Environment

The new President’s well-received address was punctuated with nodding approvals and spontaneous applause as he outlined a number of operational areas he would like to see bolstered.  Among them – an enhanced student-friendly environment and the promotion of student scholarship, interests and learning.  He also called for greater focus on independent research and publishing that will feature aspects of the work of UTech, Jamaica in the context of the Jamaican society.

Referencing an held opinion that UTech, Jamaica should “focus on technology and scientific matters and leave other subjects to other places,” Prof. Vasciannie emphasized that “our focus on technology and scientific matters need not prompt us to ignore other issues,” pointing out that areas such as business related studies leading to commercial activities are of profound significance to Caribbean societies.  Prof. Vasciannie also noted that UTech, Jamaica should maintain its commitment to teaching and research in the humanities, law and other areas which are not purely scientific.  “There is no case for any one institution having a monopoly, by right, over any area of study in a Jamaica committed to competition, increased opportunities and enhanced enrolment for students,” he affirmed, to loud applause from the large gathering of staff present.

Alternative Funding Opportunities

Prof. Vasciannie rounded out his twenty-minute presentation with the matter of the University’s well-known financial constraints and the dwindling funding from central Government.  He proffered the need to “work more assiduously to promote alternative sources of funding,” citing greater partnership with the private sector at home and abroad within the ambit of “good governance practices and transparency.”

He ended his remarks with an appeal for reconciliation and healing within the University community.  “I suggest that we work calmly and carefully to heal the breaches that may exist within our community,” he said, adding that  “reconciliation does not require us to abandon our principles and values, but it requires us to listen to each other.” Noting that “UTech has made valuable, practical contributions to the lives of thousands of Jamaicans,” he called for a “redoubling of our efforts to continue our major contribution to national development, to serve our students, to enhance research and innovation for development, and to improve social understanding as Jamaica seeks to move from the Third World to the First.”

A robust question and answer session followed in which the President responded to questions and comments made by members of faculty and staff.

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President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie greets members of faculty and staff who warmly welcomed him following his address


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University of Technology, Jamaica
January 11, 2017

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UTech, Jamaica: President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie Pays Courtesy Call on Chancellor Seaga January 11, 2017

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President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie Pays Courtesy Call on Chancellor Seaga

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WELCOME ON BOARD: The Most Hon. Edward Seaga, ON, PC (right) Chancellor, University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) welcomes Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD, President, University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) during a courtesy call on him on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Mr. Seaga’s Distinguished Fellow Offices at UWI, Mona. Prof. Vasciannie was accompanied by Michael McAnuff-Jones, Deputy Chairman of Council and Dr. Elaine Wallace, University Registrar. Prof. Vasciannie took up office as President of UTech, Jamaica on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. His courtesy call on the Chancellor is part of a series of on boarding activities to introduce Prof. Vasciannie to the University’s internal and external stakeholders. 


 

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University of Technology, Jamaica
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UTech Jamaica President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Education January 11, 2017

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President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Education

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WELCOME ON BOARD: Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, CD (left), Minister of Education, Youth and Information and Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD, President, University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) share a hearty laugh during a courtesy call on the Minister at the Ministry of Education on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Prof. Vasciannie took up office as President of UTech, Ja. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.   Prof. Vasciannie’s courtesy call on the Minister of Education is part of a series of on boarding activities to introduce him to the University’s internal and external stakeholders.  Looking on is Robert Miller, Senior Advisor to the Minister.

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Prof. Vasciannie (1st right) makes a point during the meeting with Minister Ruel Reid (centre).  Prof. Vasciannie was accompanied by Mr. Michael McAnnuf-Jones (2nd right), Deputy Chairman of Council and Dr. Elaine Wallace (3rd right), University Registrar. Participating in the meeting from left are Dr. Grace McLean, Chief Education Officer, Mr. Robert Miller, Senior Advisor to the Minister and Mr. Dean-Roy, Permanent Secretary,  Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.

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University of Technology, Jamaica
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UTech, Jamaica: 5th Annual Grace Allen Young Memorial Lecture a Success November 29, 2016

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Dr. Patrice Charles, Deputy Executive Director, National Integrity Action (NIA) making a point during her presentation at the 5th Annual Grace Allen Young Memorial Lecture hosted by the College of Health, Sciences in collaboration with the UTech, Ja. Pharmacy Alumni Association (UPA) and the Caribbean Institute of Pharmacy Policy, Practice and Research (CIPPPAR) on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the UTech, Ja. Papine campus. 

On Sunday, November 20, 2016 the College of Health Sciences (COHS), University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) in collaboration with the UTech, Ja. Pharmacy Alumni Association (UPA) and the Caribbean Institute of Pharmacy Policy, Practice and Research (CIPPPAR) hosted the annual   Grace Allen Young Memorial Lecturer under the theme, “Ethics Confounded:  A Threat to Public Health and Safety” at the UTech, Ja. Papine campus.   The event also served as a fund raiser in aid of the School of Pharmacy’s Student Support Initiative. (more…)

UTech Jamaica: The 4th UBUNTU Lecture Series November 29, 2016

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THEME – Understanding Climate Change: Discovering UBUNTU

Date: Tuesday November 29, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) Conference Room

PRESENTERS:

  1. Dr. Dave Muir, FENC, CSEII (Caribbean Sustainable Energy and Innovation Institute
  2.  Dr. Martin Schade, FELS Graduate Studies Coordinator, UBUNTU Lecture Coordinator

ALL ARE INVITED !!


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University of Technology, Jamaica

UTech, Ja: Montego Bay Town Hall Forum – “Our Dreams for Jamaica” November 23, 2016

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Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in the “Dreaming of a Better Jamaica” Week of Activities in Montego Bay being executed through the Division of Community Service & Development, UTech Jamaica, by the Fi Wi Jamaica project during the period Nov 15 to Nov 23, 2016. (more…)

UTech, Ja. Launches 4th Annual Business Model Competition. November 10, 2016

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Hon. Floyd Green, MP, (right) Minister of State, Ministry of Education, Youth and Information shares a light moment with, from left, Prof. Colin Gyles, Acting President, University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.), Mrs. Kim Mair, CEO, Joan Duncan Foundation/JMMB Group Entrepreneurship and Mr. Michael Steele, Head, School of Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Leadership, College of Business and Management, UTech, Ja. at the launch ceremony for the 2016/2017 UTech, JA. Business Model Competition held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the Caribbean Sculpture Park, UTech, Ja. Papine campus.

On Thursday, October 27, 2016 the  University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) led by the Joan Duncan School of Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Leadership (JDSEEL), College of Business and Management (COBAM)  launched the 4th annual UTech, Jamaica Business Model Competition (UTech, Ja. BMC) 2016/2017 at its Papine campus as part of the thrust to promote a strong entrepreneurship culture among the student body as well as to provide the required support to develop business ventures. (more…)

PHOTO ALBUM: Graduation 2016, UTech, Jamaica November 4, 2016

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The University of Technology, Jamaica hosted its Graduation Ceremony 2016 on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the National Arena in Kingston, Jamaica. It is with pleasure that the Alumni Relations Office invites the Alumni Community, Family & Friends to share in the joy experienced by our graduates by viewing the photo album.

CLICK HERE TO EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF OUR CLASS OF 2016


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University of Technology, Jamaica
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Alumni Assn, UTech – UTech Alumni 5K, 20th Nov 2016 October 20, 2016

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Date of Event: Sunday November 20 ,2016

Time: 7:00 a.m.

Venue & Route

STARTING POINT : UTech, Jamaica Papine Campus
It will start and end on the campus of the University of Technology, Jamaica with its course running through the salubrious clime of Hope Pastures and immediate environs.

REGISTRATION 

Online Registration
http://utechalumni.com/event/utech-ja-alumni-5k/

Or

Visit: The 5k Secretariat 
Department of Sports
University of Technology, Jamaica.
Tel: (876) 504-9206
Email: utechalumni5k@gmail.com

ENTRY FEE: 
Adults $1,200
Students $1,000

 

Alumni Association, UTech Executive

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Ronald (Ronnie) Sutherland President / c. 876-815-2425
email:  utechalumni@gmail.com
Sharon Smith V.P. Marketing & Public Relations / c. Smith c: 876-361-4686; email:  utechalumni@gmail.com
Jacqueline Daley V.P. Membership
Egnon Christie V.P. Finance & Administration
(See Above President Position) Immediate Past President
 Julian Patrick; George Davis; Joan Latty Elected Executive Members (No Portfolio
Gregory Linton;  Shanika Morgan Co-opted Members

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