| VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica
he School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty
of Education and Liberal Studies hosted the 3rd
annual Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and
Technology (BCAT) final year students’ exhibition at its
Papine and Montego Bay campuses, Wednesday, May 3 to
Friday, May 5, 2017.
Under the theme, “Streaming Imagination,” the three-day
exhibition featured student exhibits comprising short video
documentaries, websites, radio features, photo essays,
magazines, billboards and books that dealt with a variety of
current social issues.
Keynote speaker Mr. Richard T. Griffiths, former Vice
President and Senior Editorial Director, CNN delivered a
wide-ranging presentation centred on the role of media in
the digital age. Pointing to the role of media, Mr. Griffiths
said that media should educate citizens; hold government
accountable for their actions; ensure that justice is done; lift
up good and new ideas that result in positive change, and
“comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”
Student Exhibition on Media Education for Social Change
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Technology students, Shawn Hector (left) and Crystal Taylor
(right) pose with(from left) Dr. Rohan Lewis, Dean, Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies (FELS), Mr.
Richard T. Griffiths (centre), former Vice President and Senior Editorial Director of CNN, and Dr. Nova
Gordon-Bell, Head, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, FELS following the opening ceremony
for the annual BCAT final year student exhibition held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017at the UTech,
Jamaica Papine campus. The former CNN Vice President’s visit to Jamaica as guest of UTech, Jamaica
was made possible with support from the United States Embassy in Jamaica.
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Mr. Griffiths makes a point during his presentation at the UTech, Jamaica Western Campus,
Dome Street, Montego Bay on Friday, May 5, 2017.
Mr. Sydney Lowrie (right), Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
reviews the magazine Jam876-The Lifestyle of the 876 produced by student,
Kingsley Whyte (3
left). Looking on curiously are final year BCAT students Syrannie
Vassell (left) and Okema Williams.
(L- R) Presenters who participated in the panel discussion on “Media Education
for Justice, Development and Social Change” held on World Press Freedom Day,
Wednesday, May 3 at the UTech, Jamaica Papine campus - Mr. Richard T. Griffiths,
former Vice President and Senior Editorial Director, CNN, Dr. Livingston White, Lecturer,
Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), University of the West
Indies (UWI), Mona campus, Prof. Trevor Munroe, Executive Director, National Integrity
Action (NIA) and Mr. Gary Allen, Chief Executive Officer, RJR/Gleaner Communications