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

April 2017



Tech, Jamaica through its Department of Community Service and

Development organised and executed the successful Papine Wellness

Fest series of activities between February 23 – April 6 2017 in the

neigbouring community of Papine, St. Andrew.

Held in partnership with the National Integrity Action (NIA), Citizen Security &

Justice Programme (CSJP) and Social Development Commission (SDC) the

Department engaged approximately twelve communities in the Papine area

in activities geared towards facilitating sustainable development through

knowledge, information-sharing and service.

The community intervention activities included health and service fairs,

sporting competitions, thematic seminars on Security and Justice, Civic

Responsibility, Healthy Lifestyles, Small Business Opportunities and


Mr. Paulton Gordon, Director of Community Service and Development

notes that the Wellness Fest resulted in greater awareness of civic issues

and opportunities opened to the communities; a renewed emphasis on

youth inclusion and their role in community safety and security; increased

community participation in local governance; increased emphasis on the

protection of the environment and creation of an umbrella group to focus

on recreational, entertainment and sporting programmes at the community


STEM Impacts Process and Product in a Technical University:

Dr. Hope Mayne, Lecturer, School of Technical and Vocational Education, Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies

shares her presentation titled, “Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) the New Paradigm: What

is its place in a Technical University?” Dr. Mayne noted that the integration of STEM in the teaching and learning

process facilitates the development of critical, creative, innovative learners that are able to solve world problems.

“Dr. On Call”: The Case for an Institutional Model at the University of Technology, Jamaica:

Prof. Winston

Davidson, Head, School of Public Health and Health Technology and conceptualiser of a telemedicine service

accessible using an app titled ‘Doctor on Call.’ In his presentation, “Doctor on Call: Universal Access to Health

Care: All Students and Staff.” Prof. Davidson recommended the implementation of a UTech, Ja. “Dr on Call”

Institutional Model to ensure equal and efficient access to medical care services to students and staff at the

University specifically to individuals located at off-campus sites.

UTech, Jamaica in the Community

UTech, Jamaica Hosts Successful Papine Wellness Fest Series

Football teams from River Football Club and Real Youths participate in the sports

derby in African Gardens, August Town.

A child receives a dental check up by a student of the College of Oral Health


Research Presentation Highlights... cont’d from page 27