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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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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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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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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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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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Order Your ‘Luci Light’ Today! Support UTech, Ja! July 8, 2016

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Luci Light Model Available from Alumni Relations Office, UTech, Jamaica

 

 

WHY ARE WE FUNDRAISING?

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) continues to facilitate national and regional development in the context of a weak Jamaican economy; the ongoing reduction in the government’s subvention to the tertiary sector; and the resulting reduction in student enrolment and income from tuition. Consequently, the Alumni Relations Office (ARO) is fundraising to support the ongoing development of our UTech, Jamaica by increasing our financial capacity to:

  • Support the Personal, Professional and Business Development of our alumni through the provision of relevant, good and services, inclusive of value adding content, through workshops, networking events, and social events
  • Support the Student Welfare Fund established to offset the tuition, meals, boarding, transportation, and book expenses of financially challenged students
  • Sponsor student events and promote a culture of investment in the University and its student body, within the mindset of our student population, prior to their graduation
  • Appropriately resource the ARO in order to improve its human resource and administrative capacity to provide excellent customer service to its Alumni and student customers. A major need is to know our Alumni well, in order to support them in their professional, business and community pursuits, with the support of an appropriate Alumni Database. An Alumni Database would host complete contact records of our Alumni, noting relevant details of their student life through to their employment status, current professional, business and community interests and achievements.

The Luci Light Fundraiser is one of several fundraising initiatives to be facilitated by the Alumni Relations Office over time in support of UTech, Jamaica

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Luci Light in Package (Not Inflated)

WHAT IS LUCI LIGHT (Donation $1700)?

Luci Light is a miniature, inflatable, rechargeable, solar lantern, providing the same utility of a flashlight and which maintains charge for up to 12 hours. Luci was created by the MPowerd company. MPowerd is a USA company with the goal of creating an affordable, safe, clean energy light solution to enhance the quality of life of “1.5 billion people living without electricity in the developing world”. Learn more about the important work of MPowerd at https://mpowerd.com/pages/about .

 

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CLICK HERE FOR PRE-ORDER FORM
TELL US HOW MANY LUCI LIGHTS TO RESERVE FOR YOU, FAMILY & FRIENDS!

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING LUCI WITH YOU?

  • Clean, safe energy from the sun
  • Lighting for power cuts and hurricane conditions
  • Additional lighting in your car, and outdoors when you need it
  • Improvement of decor for special events
  • Portability, lightweight and convenient storage, as it folds down to 1 inch
  • Safety from kerosene lamps and candles
  • Elimination of replacement battery costs

 

WHAT ARE LUCI’S FEATURES?

  • Lightweight at 4.4 oz
  • Waterproof
  • Solar
  • Charges in 7 hours via the sun
  • No batteries required
  • Charge level indicator
  • 8 cm high
  • 7 cm diameter
  • 5 cm when collapsed

 

DONATION

Thanks to your feedback from the Market Research, the donation for  Luci Light is $1700.
The supplier will donate a percentage to UTech, Jamaica based on sales facilitated by the Alumni Relations Office.

CLICK HERE FOR PRE-ORDER FORM
TELL US HOW MANY LUCI LIGHTS TO RESERVE FOR YOU, FAMILY & FRIENDS!


OUR GOAL

With Your Support and that of Your Family, Co-Workers & Friends, We Aim To sell a Minimum of 100 Luci Lights!

 

SALE PERIOD

The Supplier will be on campus, and based in the ALUMNI RELATIONS OFFICE, 3rd FLOOR MAIN ADMIN BLDG, during the last week of July 25 – 29th, 2016. We will inform you of the specific dates.

[***** 27-07-2016 Update: The Official July Sale Days have passed. However if you are still interested in contributing to our Fundraiser through a purchase of Luci Light, do call our Alumni Relations Office at 876-809-4274 ]

 

PRE-ORDER [ NB: Stocks are limited. Regrettably, Prices and Commission are impacted by sliding dollar]

Please use this form to pre-order so we can know how many Luci Lights to reserve for YOU.

CLICK HERE FOR PRE-ORDER FORM
TELL US HOW MANY LUCI LIGHTS TO RESERVE FOR YOU, FAMILY & FRIENDS!

 

DELIVERY

If you are unable to visit our Papine Campus during the sale period, we regret that the Supplier can only facilitate delivery to donors based in the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA). If you are based outside of Kingston, and can arrange with someone in the KMA to receive the Luci Light for you, the Supplier will be happy to deliver it to your bearer on your behalf.

CLICK HERE FOR PRE-ORDER FORM
TELL US HOW MANY LUCI LIGHTS TO RESERVE FOR YOU, FAMILY & FRIENDS!

 

PAYMENT

The Supplier is the seller (UTech Alumni Relations Office is the host/venue) and will accept CASH ONLY.


CONTACT

Cheryll Messam, CPC, ELI-MP
Certified Professional Life & Corporate Coach
Alumni Relations Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
237 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6, Jamaica W.I.
Ph: 876-970-5468 ext. 2468 / 876-809-4274
email: cmessam@utech.edu.jm | website: http://www.utechjamaica.edu.jm

UTech, Jamaica Hosts Educational Tour Programme June 24, 2016

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Students from the University of Kentucky hang out outside the UTech Ja campus in Papine.

 

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) partnered with the University of Kentucky to create an educational tour package from May 13 to 22.

The tour showcased not only Jamaica’s history and unique culture, but also highlighted Jamaica’s innovativeness in the area of hospitality and tourism management. This was the UTech, Ja/School of Hospitality and Tourism Management’s (SHTM) first Education Abroad – Jamaica Study Tour Programme, ably coordinated by lecturer Nicole Hay-Walters, and assisted by tourism specialist in the SHTM, Beienetch Watson.

The tour provided an exclusive opportunity for students to discover how their subject areas are put into practice at one of the Caribbean’s leading leisure destinations. During their time in Jamaica, students visited Montego Bay, Kingston and Negril. Among the major attractions visited were the Rastafari Indigenous Village, Bob Marley Museum, Montego Bay Marine Park, Rose Hall Great House (night tour), Ricks Cafe and Hollywell National Park.

The group also benefited from educational seminars and interactive workshops conducted by Watson; Marjorie Cunningham, district sales manager, Jamaica Tourism Board; and Allasandra Chung, director of the Attractions Development Department of the Tourism Product Development Company.

Read The Full Gleaner Article Here! 
Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2016 | 12:00 AM


 

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876-970-5468

UTech, Jamaica: Nutraceutical & Cosmeceutical Workshop – July 11-14, 2016 June 20, 2016

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UTech, Ja Digital Summer Camp July 4-29, 2016 – Sponsorship Opportunity June 16, 2016

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Dear Sir/ Madam:

Re: Sponsorship for UTech, Jamaica Summer Programme

The University of Technology, Jamaica through its Centre for the Arts is embarking on a summer programme for children titled “Digital Technology meets Culture”; Bringing Arts and Technology Together.”

The programme will run from July 4 –July 29 and is a direct response to the changing landscape of Jamaica. As such we have partnered with ThinkJamaica.net to introduce to the children digital skill sets so that we can build a more productive and entrepreneurial cohort of young people.

A cohort of 30 -60, children ages 6-14 yrs will be given an opportunity to express themselves using digital technology. The students will be exposed to training in video game creation, mobile application development, 2D animation art as well as theatre arts.

The long-term goal is have this program developed into a short course, which would be offered at the Centre for the Arts to the general public. The program will provide participants with a lucrative skillset and an opportunity to become trainers as ThinkJamaica will roll out this program to select primary and secondary schools island wide for the academic year 2016/17.

This sponsorship opportunity will create a valuable presence for your organization as your involvement will catalyze the bridging of Jamaica’s digital divide, help refine our education system and empower the future of our young people through relevant job creation.

We would be honoured if you would partner with the Centre for the Arts on this initiative as a sponsor of this summer programme. ThinkJamaica.net has already committed over 500,000 JMD in Computer Hardware and Software to the summer program, however, we have other associated costs that are critical to the programmes success.

We are seeking an additional, Three Thousand Three hundred dollars (US$3,300.00) to offset these associated costs in order to help this project reach to the youth of the surrounding areas in Papine, August Town and Mona who would not normally be able to afford the program.

We look forward to your favourable response to our invitation to partner with us on this summer enrichment programme in arts and technology for the benefit of our children. I may be contacted by email at culture@utech.edu.jm  or telephone 876- 322-3181/970-5019.

Your respectfully,

Philip Clarke
Director, Arts & Culture
University of Technology, Jamaica


 

Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

 

UTech, Ja Digital Summer Camp 4 Kids! July 4-29, 2016 June 16, 2016

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DON’T HAVE A YOUNG CHILD TO SEND?
WHY NOT SPONSOR A CHILD & LIGHT UP THEIR LIFE?

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University of Technology, Jamaica
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UTech, Ja Medicinal Plants Course May – June, 2016 May 31, 2016

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UTech, Ja: Capturing Value From Research Results, June 3, 2016 May 31, 2016

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UTech, Ja: Joan Duncan Memorial Lecture, June 1, 2016 May 31, 2016

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UTech, Jamaica Welcomes His Imperial Highness (HIH) Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie April 26, 2016

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UTech, Jamaica Welcomes

His Imperial Highness (HIH)Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie

as Part of the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the State Visit of his grandfather, the late Emperor of Ethiopia, His Imperial Majesty (HIM) Haile Selassie I to Jamaica

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Prof. Colin Gyles (right), Acting President, UTech, Jamaica welcomes His Imperial Highness (HIH) Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie on his arrival at the Caribbean Sculpture Park,  Papine campus on Thursday, April 21, 2016.  Mr. Steven Golding, member of the Commemoration Committee to mark the 50th Anniversary of the visit of Emperor Haile Selassie I to Jamaica presents the Prince.  Looking on is  Mrs. Jacqueline Knight-Campbell, Office of the President who organized the Prince’s visit to the University.

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) was part of history yesterday, Thursday, April 21, 2016 as Acting President, Prof. Colin Gyles welcomed His Imperial Highness (HIH) Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie, grandson of the late Ethiopian Emperor Haile Salassie I, and his wife Princess Saba Kebede to the Papine campus. Arriving with fanfare at approximately 3:00 pm, at the Caribbean Sculpture Park accompanied by a ten-car motorcade, preceded by police outriders and the UTech, Jamaica Safety and Security motor vehicles, Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie and his entourage were welcomed by the pulsating rhythms of the UTech, Jamaica Drummers.  The Prince was accompanied by Hon. Olivia “Babsy” Grange, CD, MP, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Ambassador Elinor Felix, CD, JP, Chief of State Protocol in the Office of the Prime Minister, Chairman of the 50th anniversary Haile Selassie’s Visit Commemoration Committee, Dr. Michael Barnett,  members of the Committee, Mr. Steven Golding and Mr. Marlon Stewart Gaynor, along with a large following of members of the Rastafarian community and the media.

Prof. Gyles led the party on a brief tour of the Caribbean Sculpture Park, followed by a visit to the Centre for the Arts led by Director, Mr. Phillip Clarke, where Prince Sahle Selassie signed the official UTech, Jamaica Visitor’s book and was treated to an interlude of drumming by the inimitable UTech, Ja. Drummers who played a well-received medley, including, Rivers of Babylon and Mt. ZionI played to the Nyabingi rhythm.

The royal visit ended with a tour of the student-based club – the African Cultural Renaissance Movement (ACRM) where an exhibition was mounted to welcome Prince Sahle Selassie, led by student President, Kevaughn FraserMr. Benjamin Asamoah, Club Overseer and Advisor explained that the ACRM which has been in existence since 1971 at UTech, Jamaica is intended to promote African cultural awareness among students as well as to provide an evening school outreach programme that aids at risk youth in furthering their studies.

Prof. Gyles bid farewell to Prince Sahle Selassie and his party at 3:45 pm where his visit to Jamaica continued to the UWI, Mona campus. His Imperial Highness arrived in the island on Thursday, April 21 for a nine-day visit in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the state visit of his grandfather, the late Emperor of Ethiopia His Imperial Majesty (HIM).

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On his arrival at the Caribbean Sculpture Park, where he was welcomed by the UTech, Ja. Drummers, Prince Ermias Haile Selassie immediately took a go at the drum, much to the delight of UTech, Ja. Centre for the Arts student drummer,  Quickore Bennett (in green), Hon. Olivia  Grange (3rd left), Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Prof. Colin Gyles (right) and others looking on.  At right the Prince further thrills everyone as he takes over the playing of the accompanying tambourine. 

 

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Prince Sahle Selassie and the visiting party enjoy the UTech, Jamaica drummers in performance.

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Kevaughn Fraser (4th left), President of the student-based African Cultural Renaissance Movement (ACRM) welcomes Prince  Sahle Selassie (3rd left) and his wife Princess Saba Kebede (5th left),  Mr. Steven Golding, Minister Grange and Prof. Colin Gyles to the ARCM building located on the UTech, Jamaica Papine campus.

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Pieces from the exhibition mounted by the ACRM.

Read more below on  Prince Sahle Selassie’s visit to Jamaica  printed in today’s Jamaica Observer, 22-04-2016

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Irie-moment-Rastas-turn-out-in-numbers-for-Emperor-Selassie-s-grandson-visit_58550

Corporate Communications Unit
Advancement Division
University of Technology, Jamaica
April 22, 2016

Photos: Calvin McKain Library, UTech, Jamaica

 

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