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

April 2017


Research Topics/Speakers

1. Natural infections of the roundworm, Angiostrongylus contonensis, in wild

rats (Rattus rattus norvegicus) and molluscan host populations in Jamaica

Dr. Cecelia Hall, FOSS

2. Towards Property Tax Compliance: A Case Study of Attitudes Toward

Paying Property Taxes in Jamaica

Mrs. Rochelle Channer-Miller, FOBE

3. Importance of Neighbouring Habitats on Seagrass Fish Communities

Dr. Nikki Bramwell, FOSS

4. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) the New

Paradigm: What Is Its Place in a Technical University?

Dr. Hope Mayne, FELS

5. Jamaica’s Treasure: Using our Medicinal Plants for Sustainable


Dr. Denise Daley, COHS

6. HIV/AIDS and Nutrition in Jamaica: Looking Beyond Survival

Mrs. Kerisha Williams-Chin Loy, COHS



Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, and Marcia Robinson (2nd left), Lecturer,

Faculty of Law, pose with students from St. Hilda’s Diocesan High School

in attendance at the University’s annual Research, Technology and

Innovation Day (RTID). Students from left are Marika Nemhard, Safaye

Ghans, Sabrina Atkinson, Sherani Johnson and Gabrielle Treasure.


From left Prof. Nilza Aples, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Computing,

Prof. Colin Gyles, Deputy President and Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, stand

beside the School of Computing and Information Technology animation

display board mounted by students pursuing the Bachelor of Science

degree in Animation Production.


Dr. Patricia Green (right) Head, Caribbean School of Architecture discusses

some of architectural details of Guadeloupe presented through videos

and drawings and models to from left, Dr. Paul Ivey, Associate Vice

President, Graduate Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship, Associate

Professor Garfield Young, Dean, Faculty of The Built Environment and Prof.

Stephen Vasciannie.

A Speaker’s Forum session ran concurrently throughout the day with presentations from members of UTech, Jamaica

faculty. See list of presentations below.

Cont’d on page 27