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April 2017

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


he University placed a wealth of cutting-edge research and innovation

on display at its annual Research, Technology and Innovation Day

(RTID) held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at our Papine campus.

Held under the theme, Research in Action for Sustainability and Global

Competitiveness, the one-day showcase attracted a wide cross section

of stakeholders including students, educators, members of government,

members of the diplomatic corps and members of the private sector. They

were provided with the opportunity to view exhibits mounted by each of

the University’s three colleges and five faculties and to participate in a

Speakers Forum featuring presentations on current high impact research

and innovation being pursued in the many areas.

University President Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD delivered the

keynote address which focused on the value of research to the development

of society. “Universities live and die on the basis of the creation and

dissemination of knowledge, “the President noted. Deputy President Prof.

Colin Gyles also offered remarks highlighting the University publication,

titled “Staff Publications: 2007-2016” which was specially produced for

dissemination to patrons of RTID 2017. He noted that the publication is “a

bibliographic listing of hundreds of research papers and presentations done

by UTech, Jamaica’s staff during the last decade.”


embers of the University community recently benefited from a special information seminar facilitated by the Office of International and Institutional

Linkages in collaboration with the High Commission of Canada in Jamaica. The session held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Technology

Innovation Centre, UTech, Jamaica Papine campus provided information on scholarship opportunities and exchange programmes at Canadian

institutions. Pictured above, Dr. Claire Sutherland, Senior Director, International and Institutional Linkages addresses members of faculty and staff during

the seminar. Presentations were also made by representatives from the Canadian High Commission in Jamaica, Nova Scotia Community College and

Brandon University in Canada.

International Scholarship Opportunities in Canada

Research Technology and Innovation Day

Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD, President, University of Technology, Jamaica, delivers the keynote address at the Opening Ceremony for the annual Research, Technology

and Innovation Day held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium, UTech, Ja. Papine campus.