UTech’s Faculty of Law to Establish Legal Advice Centre
|Associate Professor, Kent Pantry, CD, QC
Dean, Faculty of Law
In keeping with the thrust as “The People’s University”, committed to the expansion of access to service, scholarship and research, the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has announced plans for the establishment of a Legal Advice Centre that will provide legal advice for members of the public who are socially, economically or otherwise disadvantaged. Initially the UTech Legal Advice Centre will operate at UTech campus locations in Portland, Trelawny, St. James and the Kingston campuses and later extended to other parishes.
Dean of the Faculty of Law and former Director of Prosecutions, Associate Professor, Kent Pantry, CD, QC says that the soon to be established Centre “will be a significant benefit to communities who will benefit from advice to solve many of their day to day problems, while students will be able to obtain hands-on training in several areas of law.” He notes further that, many overseas universities incorporate Legal Aid Clinics and Legal Advice Centres as part of the undergraduate training curriculum.
The UTech Legal Advice Centre will, inter alia:
- Advise persons how to handle legal, administrative and other problems
- Refer persons to organizations which provide social and other services
- Recommend the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (negotiation and mediation) and arbitration.
- Assist in obtaining and improving justice for the poor and disadvantaged.
The UTech Legal Advice Centre will be student-centred and interactive. Under the supervision of an Attorney-at-Law, it will provide second and third year UTech undergraduate law students with practical training and skills in a social justice context while meeting the legal needs of the poor and disadvantaged. Students will obtain academic credit for their work at the Centre. The service provided by students will include:-
- Interviewing prospective clients
- Taking statements as to their problems
- Identifying the issue or issues to be resolved, and
- Providing a brief with recommendations to the Attorney on duty.
The Attorney-at-Law will provide the advice to the client. The advice may either be a final determination of the issue or point the client to the way forward, which could be to obtain legal aid from a Legal Aid Clinic in order to proceed to Court or to have relevant documents drafted, where necessary.
Edward Seaga to be Installed as 2nd UTech Chancellor
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) is pleased to announce the appointment of Most Honourable Edward Seaga, ON, PC, Former Prime Minister and former Pro-Chancellor of the University since 2008, as its second Chancellor effective November 7, 2010. Mr. Seaga succeeds Lord Morris of Handsworth, OJ who demitted office on November 6, 2010. The ceremony for the installation of the Chancellor will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 4:30 pm at the Alfred Sangster auditorium on the UTech Papine campus.
The Chancellor is the first Officer of the University. His duties include presiding over the Council, the conferring of degrees, and the award of diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions.
The Chancellor was appointed by the Minister of Education, Hon. Andrew Holness following the recommendation of the University’s Council. The Council’s criteria that influenced Mr. Seaga’s selection was influenced by his high international profile, visionary and outstanding intellectual ability, ongoing work with young people, demonstrated leadership qualities, fiscal acumen, unquestionable commitment to Jamaica and the Caribbean and his involvement at the international level.
“A Position of Honour”
In accepting the position as Chancellor, Mr. Seaga said that “it is a position of honour.” He sees his new position in keeping with a lifelong passion for public service and a desire to always be in an active position of helping others. He notes that he accepts the position at this time because of his deep belief in education in general and tertiary education in particular, as an important tool for the advancement of a country through its human resources. “Tertiary education represents a process of converting wasteful, useless human potential into actual, accomplished individuals,” he notes.
In expressing his vision for the University, the incoming Chancellor said, “I would like to see UTech expand its range of training and academic offerings particularly in the expansion of the sciences in such areas as bio-chemistry where there is so much material for research.” Further he expressed the hope that UTech will lead the national charge in expanding areas of undeveloped potential in culture, music and sports.
UTech’s President, Prof. the Hon. Errol Morrison, OJ in welcoming Mr. Seaga as Chancellor said that, “he is the greatest gift UTech can have at this time as we continue to expand our thrust as the “People’s University,” adding that he brings a sharp mind to UTech’s interest in many areas including sports, culture and research.
Long and Distinguished Career
Mr. Seaga has led a long and distinguished political career and is internationally renowned for his monumental contribution to Jamaica’s political, economic, social and cultural development.
His political career began in 1959 when Sir Alexander Bustamante, founder of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) nominated him to serve in the Upper House of the Jamaican Parliament, the Legislative Council (later the Senate). His appointment at age 29 made him the youngest member ever appointed to the Legislative Council.
In April, 1962, Mr. Seaga was elected Member of Parliament for West Kingston. He held that seat for 43 consecutive years making him the longest serving Member of Parliament in the history of Jamaica and the English speaking Caribbean. He is the only person elected as Member of Parliament for West Kingston for more than one term having won 10 consecutive terms.
Mr. Seaga is credited for founding, introducing or promoting the establishment of a number of important Jamaican institutions. Among them, The Jamaica Stock Exchange (1969); the Jamaica Unit Trust (1970); the Students’ Revolving Loan Fund for Higher Education (1970); the Jamaica Mortgage Bank (1972); the National Development Bank (1981); the Agricultural Credit Bank (1981); the Ex-Im Bank (1986); the Jamaica Promotion Limited (JAMPRO) in 198; the Self-Start Fund (1984) and the Human Employment and Resources Training Programme (HEART) in 1983.
He is also credited with the creation of the Jamaica Festival and the establishment of the craft development company, Things Jamaican, among other cultural institutions.
He has authored several publications and received numerous honours and awards locally and internationally in recognition of his achievements. In 1981 he was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II as a member of Her Majesty’s Privy Council. In 2002 he was conferred with the Order of the Nation. In 2005 the University of the West Indies conferred him with the honorary title of Distinguished Fellow in the School for Graduate Studies and Research. He was also recently installed as a Fellow of the Institute of Jamaica.
UTech Debaters take it to the World…
Emerging Top Debating Team in the Caribbean!
|UTech Debaters from left, Nyron McLaughlin, Germaine Barrett, Jerome Darnells, Carleston Spencer and Advisors/Coaches, Mrs. Garcia Green-Imoru (3rd left) and Mrs. Mercedes Deane, Assistant Registrar, Academic Affairs.|
The UTech Debating and Public Speaking Society (UDPSS) delivered an outstanding performance at the 31st staging of the World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC) held from December 27, 2010 to January 4, 2011 at the University of Botswana, located in the capital city Gaborone, Botswana, emerging with the coveted title of Top Debating Team in the Caribbean for 2011. The World championships played host to over one thousand three hundred (1,300) participants from 57 countries.
The University of Technology, Jamaica fielded two teams: the first comprising Nyron McLaughlin and Germaine Barrett and the second comprising Jerome Darnells and Carleston Spencer. The teams competed under the supervision of Advisors/Coaches, Mrs. Mercedes Deane, Assistant Registrar, Academic Affairs and Ms. Garcia Green-Imoru, Financial Aid Officer. Mrs. Deane attended in the capacity of observer, providing technical support to the teams throughout the competition, while Ms. Green-Imoru officiated as an International Adjudicator throughout the various rounds of the competition.
The first round of the competition saw teams debating randomly against each other in order to establish their true calibre. Each team was then categorized as being upper, middle or lower ranked. The ensuing rounds had teams ‘power paired’ such that top performing teams from the first round were paired with each other. Based on their performance, the UTech debaters were paired with some of the highest ranked teams, including Melbourne University, Sydney University, Cornell University, University of New South Wales and University of Toronto.
The UTech teams were up to the task and made an indelible mark at the competition by defeating top ranked universities such as Melbourne, New South Wales, and Toronto. UTech also placed second to the University of Sydney and defeated Tokyo Polytechnic University; the team which went on to be named the top team debating English as a second language.
Impressively, Team UTech was not to be outdone as they went on to defeat the top African Teams, Botswana ‘A’ and ‘B’, in two separate matches. Through the sterling performances of its two teams, UTech placed first in the Caribbean and is now the top English Speaking team in the Caribbean and Latin American Region. With a total of 660 speaker points, Nyron McLaughlin copped the title as best speaker in the Caribbean, with Germaine Barrett ranked third (3rd) on 652 points. In the final analysis, having debated against teams from all the continents represented, it was clear that Team UTech was on a mission to conquer the world!
Undoubtedly, the 2011 championships was of the very highest standard, encouraging strong intellectual discourse on highly controversial socio-political and economic issues within the international arena. Among the motions discussed were:
- Prioritizing asylum seekers who have engaged in armed struggles against oppressive regimes;
- Denying Teachers Unions the right to strike;
- Establishing limits on government spending through regulations of Independent Central Banks;
- Requiring individuals to reveal their true identity when using social networks on the internet.
The UTech Debating and Public Speaking Society continues its preparatory work for participation in the 2012 World Universities Debating Championships to be held at Del La Salle University in the Philippines. The Society invites interested members of the public to come and share in the amazing experience as it strives to empower individuals to become critical thinkers and competent communicators.
UTech Forging Capacity Building in Forensic Science
|Minister of National Security Senator the Hon. Dwight Nelson, (centre) has the attention of UTech’s President, Prof. the Hon. Errol Morrison, OJ (right) and Manager of Projects and Operations, UTech, Mr. Martin Henry (left) at the International Forensic Science Conference and Workshops Opening Ceremony held January 10 – 13, 2011 at the Knutsford Court Hotel, Kingston.|
Professionals from judiciary, legal fraternity, law enforcement, and the scientific and academic communities benefitted from an International Forensic Science Conference and a series of related workshops hosted by the School of Graduate Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship, UTech from January 10-13, 2011. The two-day conference held at the Knutsford Court Hotel was followed by an additional two days of practical hands on workshops on the University’s Papine campus in ballistics, use of DNA and other biological evidence, techniques in human identification and recovery of latent finger marks from fire scenes.
The International Forensics Science Conference and Workshops is an outcome of the European Union EduLink-funded project, “Developing Education, Skills and Capacity in Forensic Awareness in the Southern African Development Community and the Caribbean” of which UTech is one of three higher education partners. Other partners are Staffordshire University (UK), the project leader and an international centre of excellence in Forensic Science, and the University of Mauritius.
One of the main aims of the project is to build educational and training capacity in forensics awareness and forensic science in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Caribbean regions that will provide more knowledgeable and better skilled academic communities and public workforces, and put in place more effective techniques and processes that will have a positive impact upon crime detection and resolution, and ultimately, prevention.
Speaking at the conference, National Security Minister, Dwight Nelson said that as the government intensifies its crime fighting measures, the dedicated application of forensic science to counter the sophistication of the organized criminal world will become increasing important. “The training and awareness of forensic science being accorded our professionals through projects such as this conference can only redound to the benefit of the government’s efforts to break the back of crime and violence,” he said.
UTech President, Prof. the Hon. Errol Morrison, OJ in his remarks noted that the conference and the university’s ongoing work in forensic science education will bring useful outcomes that can be applied to the day-to-day fight against crime and violence.
Among the Conference presenters were Commissioner Owen Ellington who made a presentation on crime fighting strategies, and the Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn, who presented on the use of forensics in the Justice system.
EDULINK Financial Sustainability Project Resource Mobilization Trainees Graduate
|L-R (front row): Denise Stephenson Hamil, Kerry-Ann White, Carmen Facey, Dr. Leonie Clarke and trainer Hector Wheeler. Back row, from left, Dr .Paul Ivey, Seymour Riley, Anthony Davis, Ivor Bennett, Tahsoya Streete.|
A graduation ceremony was held on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 for ten members of Academic and Administrative staff who completed a rigorous training programme in Resource Mobilization as part of the Edulink Project, “Capacity Building for the Financial Sustainability of African, Caribbean, and Pacific Higher Education Institutions”.
The Trainees completed five modules in Resource Mobilization:
- Resource Mobilization: Diversification of Income Streams for Greater Self-Reliance
- Fundraising and Resource Mobilization in Higher Education
- Commercialization of Research
- Business Development in a University Context
- Grantsmanship in Higher Education: Securing External Funding for Research
The Training programme was conducted by trainers: Dr. Kofi Nkrumah-Young, Vice President Planning and Operations Division and Mr. Hector Wheeler, Director of Advancement who had participated in a two week training programme for trainers at the UWI, St. Augustine in January.
The overall objectives of the project are to enable ACP states to achieve sustainable development objectives including the MDGs and to be internationally competitive by creating a highly skilled workforce and a strong research capacity; to build the capacity of member ACP HEIs to act as an engine of sustainable development for ACP states by creating a sustainable professional development programme in resource mobilization.
The trainees from Administrative staff were Mr. Ivor Bennett and Miss Kerry-Ann White, Marketing Department, Mr. Anthony Davis, Department of Sport, Mrs. Carmen Facey, Finance and Business Services, Mrs. Denise Stephenson-Hamil, Planning and Operations. Trainees from academic staff were Dr. Leonie Clarke, Dr. Paul Ivey, Dr. Claudette Williams-Myers. Trainers were Mr. Martin Henry, School of Graduate Studies Research and Entrepreneurship and Mr. Hector Wheeler, Director, Advancement.
The Project is being implemented by the following institutions working in partnership:
- The University of the West Indies (Lead), the University of Technology, Jamaica
- The University of Mauritius; the University of Suriname; the University of Guyana;
- The University of Belize; the University of the South Pacific and the University of Warwick.
Project Coordinator Joy Cooblal who is based at the UWI, St. Augustine, and the lead partner was the main speaker at the ceremony.
Adjunct Faculty Appointments
Effective November 6, 2010, the following persons have been appointed adjunct faculty.
College of Health Sciences
Professor Ramon Baez, DDS, MPH, BS, Adjunct Professor of Dentistry
Dr. Baez is Professor Departments of General Dentistry and Community Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Dental School, San Antonio; Vice President International Affairs – Academy of Dentistry International. In 2001 Professor Baez was given the International Dentist of the Year Award by the Academy of Dentistry International.
Dr. Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C), Adjunct Professor of Dentistry (Endodontics). A graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Toronto and the Endodontology Programme at Temple University, he lectures globally on endodontics and is on staff at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in the graduate department of endodontics.
Professor Ryle Bell, DDS, MS, BS, FACD, Adjunct Professor in Dentistry (Prosthodontics) Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics, Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, USA, he currently serves as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.
Professor Leonard I. Linkow, DDS, Adjunct Distinguished Professor of Dentistry (Oral Implantology) considered to be the “Father of Oral Implantology”, in 1992 New York University created the first and only endowed chair in Implantology in perpetuity with Professor Linkow as the recipient. A Nobel Prize nominee, he pioneered the modern field of implant dentistry.
Professor Emeritus Sheldon Winkler, DDS, Adjunct Professor of Dentistry
Graduate of New York University College of Dentistry and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, USA, he is Professor Emeritus of Temple University and Adjunct Professor of Dentistry at Arizona School of Dentistry and the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine.
FACULTY OF SCIENCE & SPORT
Dr. Raghavan Ramamoorthy, PhD, MSc, BSc, Adjunct Professor of Marine Biology. Previously Associate Professor (Fisheries) Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Tuticorin, India, he is a part-time lecturer at the College of Agriculture, Science & Education, Jamaica. He is currently Agricultural Consultant, Guardsman Farms Ltd.
Appointment of Vice President, Human Resources
The University Council has approved the recommendation of the President for the appointment of Mrs. Jennifer Ellis as Vice President, Human Resources effective from June 2010.
Mrs. Ellis joined the staff in 2005 as Senior Director, Human Resources. The upgrading of the post of Senior Director, HR comes against the background of the overall growth and development of the University and the increased responsibility of the Head of the Department.
Reporting to the President, Mrs. Ellis heads a team of human resource professionals providing advice, support and services to staff. Her key role is to assist the institution in building capabilities, identifying and managing talent and finding alignment between the University’s corporate strategies and HR practices and competencies.
Since assuming her role at UTech, Mrs. Ellis has introduced strategic initiatives to transform the HR function from personnel-based to that of a strategic partner and from a generalised function to a more university-specific HR function.
She holds an MBA in Advanced Human Resources Management from the UWI, Mona (2001), Post-Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication (UWI, Mona, 1986) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (University of IFE, Nigeria, 1983). She recently co-authored a peer reviewed publication, “Online Performance-Based Management and Evaluation System as an Instrument to Manage the Quality of Institutional Performance at the University of Technology, Jamaica.”
Mrs. Ellis has extensive experience as an HR professional. She has led organisational development in both private and public sectors including Jamaica Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Housing Development Corporation and Blue Cross of Jamaica Limited. She also has significant international experience and exposure in the UK, USA and West Africa.
UTech Knights Retain Cricket Classic Trophy
|University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) Knight’s captain, O’Neil Wright (centre) accepts the Lyndel Wright Trophy from Hi-Lyte’s Mrs. Julette Fox-Hosang (centre-right) for defeating G. C. Foster College in the 2011 UTech Cricket Classic finals on Sunday, January 16 at the UTech Papine campus. Sharing in the moment are members of the jubilant team.|
Following an exciting four-day display of skill and showmanship at the 2011 20/20 UTech Cricket Classic held from January 13 to January 16, 2011 at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) Papine campus, the UTech Knights retained the winning trophy after scoring 161 runs for nine off their allotted overs at the final match against contenders G. C. Foster College who made a valiant reply of 130 runs for eight off 18.1 overs before the umpires stopped the match due to torrential rainfall.
|Dean of the Faculty of Science and Sport, Dr. Colin (l) presents the Man of the Match trophy to UTech Knight, John-Ross Campbell. Campbell made a total of 56 runs off 37 balls in the preliminary round of the four-day competition.|
Former national youth player and UTech Knight, John-Ross Campbell, was named Man of the Match having made 56 runs off 37 balls. His team mates, Brian Clarke was the top runs scorer with 120 runs, and spinner Christie Jones topped the bowling in the preliminary round of the competition.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Mr. Anthony Davis, Director of Sport, UTech, thanked the UTech team, sponsors - Wysnco Group, Island Grill, CVM TV and the Jamaica Observer, the Jamaica Cricket Association and Hi-Lyte sports mix, all participating teams and spectators for their support in making the second staging of the annual UTech Cricket Classic a success.
Other competing teams in the tournament were the University of the West Indies (UWI) Pelicans and Mico Teachers' College.
UTech Partners with Jamaica Basketball Association
|Sealed and Signed: Prof. the Hon. Errol Morrison, OJ,(left) President, UTech and Mr. Ajani Williams (right), President of the Jamaica Basketball Association show off the MoU agreement signed between both institutions on December 22, 2010 at the Alfred Sangster auditorium, UTech. Sharing in the happy moment are Hon. Olivia Grange, Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports and Mr. Anthony Davis, Director of Sport, UTech.|
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) and the Jamaica Basketball Association (JABA), on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will make UTech the official host of a number of games in the National Basketball League (NBL), as well as become the official home of JABA’s academy over the next three years.
An ecstatic President Morrison speaking at the signing ceremony welcomed JABA to UTech and announced that the institution will further expand its sports offerings when it establishes its western campus in Trelawny. He emphasised his vision for UTech to become internationally renowned as the institutional icon for sports and academics. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange in her remarks announced that UTech had been given lands on the Greenfield property that houses the Trelawny multi-purpose stadium to establish its western campus with full access its facilities to host its sport activities.
JABA Presents NBA Rims to UTech
|Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange dunks the first ball inside the net of one of the basketball rims previously owned by the US-based National Basketball Association champions, Miami Heat. The rims are on loan to UTech as part of the MoU agreement. Looking on from left are Mr. Anthony Davis, Director of Sport, UTech, Prof. the Hon. Errol Morrison, OJ, President, UTech and Mr. Ajani Williams, President, JABA.|
Mr. Ajani Williams, JABA President, described the partnership with UTech as a monumental day and a significant new direction for basketball. “This realizes our dream of moving indoors,” he said, while commending UTech for the significant inroads being made in advancing sports and technology,” he said.
JABA also presented a set of basketball rims previously owned by the US-based National Basketball Association champions Miami Heat. These rims which are on loan to UTech for the period of the MOU were donated by Mr. Ziggy Marley through the Marley Foundation. Under the MOU a number of matches will be played at the institution and will be dubbed “NBL Sundays”.
Meanwhile, Director of Sport, Anthony Davis, said that he looks forward to forging more partnerships with all the various sporting fraternities. “It’s a building process. We first developed a track and field programme, which is our flagship, and we are now looking at how we can expand all the other sports … we have 11,000 student athletes who have different skills and different abilities for all the other sports. Therefore, we’ll be looking to partner with all national associations to see how we can further develop sports,” Davis said.Mr. Davis also said that the agreement with JABA presents an opportunity to boost the popularity of the game by providing exposure to high school graduates who become students at UTech to what university sports are like in the United States. “Some of our players can attend the Academy to get specialized training, so it’s a significant improvement in our ability to offer a high level of sports at UTech,” he added.
UTech now Home to Intercol Office
|President Morrison, (seated, right) affixes his signature to the agreement signed with the Jamaica Intercollegiate Sports Association (JISA)as tenants in their new home offices located at UTech’s Caribbean School of Sports Sciences, 235 Old Hope Road. The agreement was signed on January 27, 2011 at a special ceremony held at the School. Looking on are Mr. Anthony Davis (seated left), President, JISA and Director of Sport, UTech. Standing from left are Dr. Colin Gyles, Dean, Faculty of Science and Sport, Dr. Neville Graham, Head, Caribbean School of Sport Sciences, UTech an Miss Moy-Ann Simpson, General Secretary, JISA.|
The Jamaica Intercollegiate Sports Association (JISA) also known as Intercol which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year opened its first official office on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at its new offices located on the UTech Papine Campus, Caribbean School of Sports Sciences, 235 Old Hope Road. Intercol is the national governing body for tertiary level sports. Its membership comprises 18 institutions and the Association administers 11 different sports.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Prof. the Hon. Errol Morrison, OJ, President, UTech said that the University feels privileged to offer a permanent home to Intercol, noting that UTech will continue its commitment to the development of sports in Jamaica. “People still don’t understand the role science and academia play in sports and that is what we want to demonstrate,” the President said.
Under the agreement signed with UTech, the Association will become tenants in perpetuity. Noting that the University has had a long and fruitful relationship with Intercol, having won 36 of the 47 intercollegiate championships, President Morrison said that UTech is serious about sports and supporting all aspects of sports development. “As long as UTech survives we expect that JISA will be a part of us, and as long as UTech survives sports will be a major thrust of the institution”, he said.
Mr. Anthony Davis, President, JISA and Director of Sport, UTech made a presentation on “Intercollegiate Sports and its Role in National Development.” He stressed the importance of maintaining a strong intercollegiate system to ensure continuity of athletes from the high school system. “The future of sports in Jamaica will be enhanced with a strong intercollegiate programme,” he said. The JISA President also announced ambitious plans for Intercol to send a 26-member delegation of 10 men and 10 women to the 2011 Summer Universaide games – an international sporting and cultural festival staged every two years and second in importance only to the Olympic Games. JISA was presented with a cheque valued at $110,000 from their first official sponsor, Wynlee Sportswear.
Members of JISA’s Executive and the national sporting fraternity were in attendance at the opening ceremony.
|Miss Moy-Ann Simpson, General Secretary, JISA is all smiles as she accepts a sponsorship cheque of $110,000 from Mr. Lebert Halliman, Managing Director of Wynlee Sportswear.|
Upcoming UTech Knights Events
- Table Tennis Classic – February 12, 2011, Alfred Sangster Auditorium, UTech
- Track and Field Classic – April 16, 2011, National Stadium
- Golf Classic – September 24-25, 2011, Caymanas Golf Course
- Basketball Classic – November 25-26, 2011, Alfred Sangster Auditorium, UTech
Certified Compliance and Ethics Professionals
|Mrs. Ethlyn Norton-Coke||Mrs. Alveta Knight|
The University congratulates Mrs. Ethlyn Norton-Coke, Legal and Compliance Officer and Mrs. Alveta Knight, Assistant Legal and Compliance Officer on having successfully completed the requirements for the Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) designation from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, USA in October 2010.
The individual who earns the CCEP certification is a professional with knowledge of relevant regulations and expertise in compliance processes sufficient to assist corporate industries to understand and address legal obligations and promote organizational integrity through the operation of effective compliance programmes.
The University is currently exploring opportunities to offer the programme in Jamaica for persons who are interested in becoming Certified Compliance and Ethics Professionals. For further information, contact the Legal and Compliance Department, UTech at 970-5195.
Sangster’s Book - The Making of a University: From CAST to UTech launched
|Dr. Alfred Sangster presents a copy of his newly released book, The Making of a University: From CAST to UTech to Prof. the Hon. Errol Morrison, OJ, President, UTech during a special book signing session held at UTech
on February 3, 2011.
Dr. Alfred Sangster, former Principal/President, CAST/UTech (1970 – 1996), author of the newly released book, The Making of a University: From CAST to UTech hosted a special book signing session on Thursday, February 3, 2011 on the UTech Papine campus.
The book of over 400 pages with an equal number of images is published by Ian Randle Publishers in landscape version and beautifully printed in the Far East. It weights just over five (5) pounds and tells the story of the institution from an initial rocky start through the CAST days to the University of Technology, Jamaica. It features the departments, all the student presidents, a long list of distinguished alumni, sports, international projects, the development of the infrastructure, significant events and discusses important educational issues.
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