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VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica |

February 2017


HIGHLIGHTS: President’s Onboarding

President Vasciannie Meets Stakeholders

Miss Sophia McIntosh, (2nd left), Western Campus Coordinator,

University of Technology, Jamaica has the keen attention of new

President, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD (3rd left) during a visit to the

Western Campus on Friday, January 13, 2017. Sharing in the discussion

from left are Miss Antoinette Smith, Western Campus Administrator,

and Mr. Noel Whyte, member of Council who specially represents the

University’s interests in western Jamaica. Prof. Vasciannie visited

the Western Campus for a general staff meeting with members of

faculty and staff and specially invited student representatives. He

was accompanied by University Registrar, Dr. Elaine Wallace, Deans

for Colleges/Faculties for programmes offered in the west and other

administrative officers of the University. The team toured the facilities

at both the Dome Street main campus and the Barnett Street

location of the University’s Caribbean School of Nursing.

The UTech, Jamaica Western campus offers courses of study in

law, business administration, nursing, midwifery, mathematics and

education, information systemsmanagement and health administration.


Prof. Stephen Vasciannie (right), examines copies of research thesis done by students

from the University’s School of Public Health and Health Technology during a tour of the

School’s Slipe Pen Road campus on Monday, January 16, 2017. Looking on is Professor

Winston Davidson, Head of School. The School of Public Health and Health Technology

continues to advance best practices in inspectorate care, and its outreach programmes

and research in public health by both students and staff continue to significantly impact

the development of inner-city communities.



Prof. Stephen Vasciannie makes a point as he talks with members of the student

body (at left) during his first meeting with students held on Thursday, January 19,

2017 at the Caribbean Sculpture Park, UTech, Jamaica Papine campus. During

the two-hour meeting, Prof. Vasciannie listened keenly to issues raised by several

students from the various colleges and faculties who outlined details of their

concerns. He assured the student body that he would be keenly considering each

issue raised and will be working on resolving them in the shortest possible time and

will continue to update the student body on the progress made.


School of Public Health and Health Technology Occupational Health and Safety student, Miss

Cherry-Lee Williamson demonstrates to Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD (2nd right), the use of

an air sampling apparatus used to test environmental air quality, during The President’s tour

of the campus on Monday, January 16, 2017. Looking on from left are students Miss Ti-

Shawnie Nelson, Mr. Shomar Linday and Lecturer, Mr. Michael Wilson.