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UTech, Jamaica Pays Tribute at “The Arts in Tribute in Honour of the Late Most Honourable Edward Seaga” June 20, 2019

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UTech, Jamaica Pays Tribute at “The Arts in Tribute in Honour of the Late Most Honourable Edward Seaga”

 

A tribute to the late Most Honourable Edward Seaga, ON, PC was presented on behalf of the University by Mr. Richard Powell, Pro- Chancellor  at “The Arts in Tribute in Honour of the Late Most Honourable Edward Seaga” hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Little Theatre.

 

The Arts in Tribute was presented as part of the official activities of the Government of Jamaica in celebration of the life of Mr. Seaga.  The special celebratory evening  featured tributes in dance, music and the spoken word. Tributes included performances by the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), Jamaica Folk Singers, Tivoli Dance Troupe, Nexxus Performing Arts Company, the University Singers, the Edna Manley School of Dance and saxophonist Dean Fraser, OD. (more…)

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UTech, Ja: Congratulations Hermine Metcalfe, Distinguished Past Student Awardee 2019 June 17, 2019

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Mrs. Hermine Metcalfe,O.D., BH[M], B.SC. Hons., Reg. Pharmacist
Receiving her Distinguished Past Student Award 2019
from Mr. Ali McNab, Member of Council, UTech, Jamaica.

The Alumni Community of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja) wishes to express heartfelt admiration and congratulations to Mrs. Hermine Metcalfe, Registered Pharmacist (Retired) and Chairman, St. Patrick’s Foundation, on being the recipient of the Distinguished Past Student Award, 2019, University of Technology, Jamaica.  The award was presented at the University’s 49th Annual Staff Awards Ceremony, held on Thursday, May 30, 2019, Papine Campus. (more…)

PHOTO ALBUM: 49th Annual Staff Awards, UTech, Jamaica, 30th May, 2019 June 3, 2019

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The 49th Annual University Staff Awards Ceremony was hosted by the University of Technology, Jamaica on Thursday, 30th May, 2019 in the Alfred Sangster Auditorium, Papine Campus. (more…)

Tribute to the Most Honourable Edward Seaga, O.N., P.C. Chancellor, the University of Technology, Jamaica June 3, 2019

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The Most Honourable Edward Seaga, ON, PC

The University of Technology, Jamaica notes with profound regret, the passing of former Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Edward Seaga, earlier today.

Mr Seaga has served as a distinguished Chancellor of our University from 2010 to the present. During this period, he was a major source of inspiration and a guide to the leadership of the University. He was instrumental in annual meetings of the University and lent his wealth of experience and expertise to all aspects of the University’s work. He was also Pro-Chancellor at UTech, Ja. between 2008 and 2010.

Edward Seaga was a pioneer in all aspects of Jamaican life. At the University, we recall his most recent public appearance in our community. This was Mr Seaga’s Distinguished Public Lecture in commemoration of the University’s 60th Anniversary. That lecture, which was concerned with the “Origins and Development of Jamaican Music” saw Mr Seaga at his spellbinding best. He reminded us of his outstanding oratorical skills, his deep love of Jamaica and Jamaicans, and of his extensive knowledge of Jamaican cultural and religious practices. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL TRIBUTE!
Stephen Vasciannie
May 28, 2019


 

Mr. Martin Henry, We Miss You! June 2, 2019

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Martin Henry, Manager, Projects & Operations
School of Graduate Studies, Research & Entrepreneurship [SGSRE], UTech, Jamaica
| Public Affairs Analyst | Jamaica Gleaner Columnist
| Lecturer | Colleague | Friend

The Alumni Community of UTech, Jamaica joins the staff, and students of the University of Technology, Jamaica and our nation, in celebrating the life of our colleague Mr. Martin Henry. We extend heartfelt condolences to his family and very large community of persons whose lives he touched with wisdom, insight, patriotism and Christian example.

Below we share a few links and posts, which give some insights into the life of “Mr. Henry.” (more…)

Alumni Assn, UTech, Ja – Tribute to the Most Hon Edward Seaga (1930-2019) May 31, 2019

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The Most Hon. Edward Phillip George Seaga, ON, P.C., LL.D. (Hon.)
Chancellor, UTech, Jamaica

 

The Alumni community of the University of Technology, Jamaica is deeply saddened by the passing of former Prime Minister the most Hon. Edward Seaga. His distinguished service as Chancellor of our university from 2010 and up to the time of his passing was a source of inspiration to not only the leadership of the institution but to the wider student and alumni community. (more…)

Four get Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards scholarships May 16, 2019

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Four get Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards scholarships

Thursday, May 09, 2019

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Four third-year students from the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) School of Hospitality and Tourism Management are this year’s recipients of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards scholarship.

Based on academic accomplishments and financial need, Venice McFarquhar, Ilsaya Kerr, Kaleisha Thompson and Johansen Gordon were the four students shortlisted to be awarded full scholarships. Tuition fees coupled with book grants and other much-needed supplies put the value of each scholarship at approximately $450,000. The outstanding quartet made indelible impressions on the judging panel as they shared their passion for the culinary arts, their personal challenges and how they overcame them.

The judging panel, headed by Observer Managing Director Julian Rogers and Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards conceptualiser Novia McDonald-Whyte, was very pleased with the calibre of the shortlisted students. The panel also consisted of UTech Director of Student Financing Garcia Green-McLennon, Scholarship Officer Pauline Madourie and Food and Service Management Programme Director Camille Jackson.

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Teflon Tufton – Minister Number One – Martin Henry May 16, 2019

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How the public make up their minds about these things we never get to know, but in the most recent RJRGLEANER Communications Group polls, conducted by pollster Don Anderson, Christopher Tufton was adjudged the best-performing Cabinet minister. Tufton, minister of health, had a 24 per cent rating as best-performing minister, more than twice the nearest two others at 11 per cent.

The health sector doesn’t generate jobs and more jobs, it doesn’t run major infrastructural development pride projects, it doesn’t spend a lot of feel-good money, and the majority of citizens do not directly interact with it on a day-to-day basis unless they get sick. So it has to be something else why Dr Tufton is outpacing his Cabinet colleagues in the popularity race.


The health sector has not been exactly short of its own big, bad news. The news story reporting Dr Tufton’s lead started out by saying, “Despite facing strong criticism for his handling of the issues at the Cornwall Regional Hospital and the [2018] dengue outbreak … Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has topped the list of best-performing Cabinet ministers.”

CLICK TO READ FULL ARTICLE Jamaica-Gleaner.com | May 12, 2019


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UTech Ja Team Three Wins at Caribbean Girls’ Hackathon May 16, 2019

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University of Technology (UTech) Team Three and St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) won the respective university and high school sections of the Caribbean Girls’ Hackathon at the Chinese Benevolent Association on Tuesday.

In the university category, UTech Team Three won ahead of two-time defending champions Northern Caribbean University (NCU) and the University of the West Indies (UWI), with STETHS being selected the high school winner ahead of St Andrew High School for Girls and Convent of Mercy Academy. CLICK LINK FOR FULL ARTICLE.

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What our Tourism Minister – Government Expects of UTech, Jamaica April 21, 2019

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Despite the Government of Jamaica’s continued silence on the resolution necessary to provide an adequate subvention to our national University, UTech, Jamaica,  it continues to outline its expectations of the contribution UTech, Jamaica should make to national development. See below for article published in the Jamaica Gleaner, Sunday, April 21, 2019.

 

Bartlett Calls On UTech To Develop Technology-Focused Tourism Curriculum

Given emerging trends in other parts of the world, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is calling on the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica, to lead the charge in integrating technology into the local tourism sector. (more…)

A Petition And The Responsibilities Of The Citizen – Martin Henry April 14, 2019

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Published: Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:17 AM | jamaica-gleaner.com

“Congress shall make no law…abridging … the right of the people to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”

– First Amendment, Constitution of the United States of America

 

While the 36,315 enumerated voters in Portland Eastern were enduring the campaigning for their votes and deciding who to vote for from two mostly indistinguishable political parties, as far as policies, plans and programmes are concerned, or not to vote at all, I signed a petition.

Voting is only one element of a citizen’s political engagement in a democracy. And it may not even be the most important one. The overwhelming majority of the 53.5 per cent who marked their X have gone back home to endure the non-fulfillment of campaign promises, to remain disengaged from their parliamentary representative, and to patiently wait for the next election, merely “voters”. (more…)

Alumni Assn, UTech, Ja Mingle – Prof. Vasciannie’s Update April 8, 2019

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Dear Colleagues,

 

Re:  Alumni Meeting

The UTech, Ja Alumni community held a lyme yesterday evening at the Jamaica National Building on Belmont Road.  Members of the Executive of the Alumni Association were present, including the President, Mr Ronnie Sutherland, as were two members of the UTech, Ja Foundation (chaired by Eric Crawford).

At the meeting, I took the opportunity to provide an update to the Alumni about various matters including: (more…)

Funding UTech, Cast Thy Bread April 7, 2019

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The University of Technology, Jamaica Academic Staff Union (UTASU) joins the debate about the viability of the national university and the unique and vital contribution it must make if Jamaicans from all walks of life are to be empowered with skills to excel in the 21st century and create the nation we all deserve and desire.

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Much has been achieved in the past, but the university must be properly funded and resourced to continue to excel in teaching, service and research. A major issue which hampers the university’s ability to better serve the needs of its main stakeholders — students — is the annual per capita subvention from the Government of Jamaica.

Learn More at jamaicaobserver.com Monday August 20th, 2018

 

Celebrating UTech, Jamaica Alumni – Arlando Dunkley, Recipient PCJ Renewable Energy Scholarship 2019 April 1, 2019

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ARLANDO DUNKLEY NAMED 2019 RECIPIENT
OF J$2 MILLION PCJ RENEWABLE ENERGY SCHOLARSHIP

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Postgraduate student at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.), Arlando Dunkley has been awarded the 2019 Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Renewable Energy Scholarship. (more…)

Outstanding Alumni Awardees, UTech, Jamaica, 60th Anniversary Celebrations, 28-03-2019 March 30, 2019

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The University of Technology, Jamaica is pleased to present Alumni of distinction who were successfully nominated for the Outstanding Alumni Award 2019, in celebration of the University’s 60th Anniversary. The awards were presented to the 19 recipients on the occasion of the Presentation of the Chancellor’s Medal and the Outstanding Alumni Award, on Thursday, 28th March, 2019 at the Papine Campus.

Also worthy of note was Elaine Thompson, Olympic Medalist, and Double Olympic Champion, who received the most prestigious award of our University, the Chancellor’s Medal.

Chancellor’s Special Recognition Awards were given to the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).

Award – The Chancellor’s Medal

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Elaine Thompson, UTech Knight, Olympian, Winner of 100 metres and 200 metres, Rio Olympics 2016

 


Outstanding Alumni Awards
in Celebration of
UTech, Jamaica’s 60th Anniversary

***Awardees***

Award Category – Service to the University

Ms. Karlene-Black

Ms. Karlene Black, Senior Lecturer, Former Vice Dean. Faculty of Engineering & Computing, UTech, Jamaica

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International Law & the Diplomat -Distinguished Public Lecture, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President, UTech, Jamaica, Thur March 21, 2019 March 20, 2019

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Distinguished Public Lecture by Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD – March 21, 2019

What factors explain special treatment for diplomats, and is this special treatment justified?  Are diplomats above the law?  Do they pay taxes?  May they be arrested for wrongdoing?  May they be sued?  Are diplomatic premises foreign territory?  What general rules apply to diplomats, and to what extent does Jamaica follow these rules? (more…)

Martin Henry | UTech, Ja Research And Subvention March 17, 2019

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HISTORICAL EVOLUTION OF THE INSTITUTION

….It is a story I knew as a columnist in conversations with Dr Sangster long before going to UTech. And a story that continues to today.

UTech should not have expanded programmes, although the politicians want more young Jamaicans in tertiary education, and the Government has set up training schools like Nursing and Public Health to become units of the university. UTech should not have built out graduate education programmes requiring more staff not on the 1990s ‘establishment’. (more…)

Alumni Assn, UTech, Ja Mingle, Thurs 4th April, 2019 March 14, 2019

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The Alumni Association, UTech, Jamaica
Invites you to come
MINGLE
as we celebrate Institutional Accreditation (more…)

UTech, Jamaica – President’s Statement- Institutional Accreditation, March 1, 2019 March 5, 2019

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President’s Statement – Institutional Accreditation

Dear Colleagues,

  • You may recall earlier discussions concerning the significance of institutional accreditation for persons who graduated from the University of Technology, Jamaica prior to the effective date of institutional accreditation in February 2018.

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UTech and economic growth – Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President March 3, 2019

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Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President

 

What role does the University of Technology, Jamaica play in promoting economic growth in Jamaica? What is our mandate, and how do we go about delivering on that mandate? As the University approaches the end of its 60th year, it may be a good time to recall the University’s role in national life.

I am also prompted to offer the following observations because some commentators are apt to speak as if a University is a supermarket into which you may walk to purchase ready-made solutions for problems. They look at heavily-funded institutions with highly specialised facilities subsidised by industry in the metropole and assume that such institutions can be reproduced in Jamaica overnight, without a serious infusion of money. CLICK LINK FOR FULL STORY.

Jamaica Observer | Sunday, February 17th, 2019

 


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