7 April – June 2022 | VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica All seventeen (17) University of Technology, Jamaica student applicants drawn from the College of Business and Management (COBAM) were successful in their selection for the 2022-2023 Canadian Short-term Exchange Scholarship Program (SEP) through the Emerging Leaders in the Americas (ELAP) Program, which is fully funded by the Government of Canada. The students who have been awarded the ELAP scholarship will be hosted at Canadian post-secondary institutions with which UTech, Jamaica has forged institutional partnerships. Extending hearty congratulations to the students, Acting President, Professor Colin Gyles noted that “this is the highest number of student ELAP Scholarship awards received in any one year by UTech, Jamaica during our participation in the Canadian SEP Program over the past eleven (11) years.” Student awardees and the institutions at which they will be hosted by post-secondary institutional partners in Canada, are as follows: COBAM Students Awarded Canadian ELAP Scholarship Brandon University Roshauna Anderson – SOBA Lenord Hall - SOBA Shanyo Ferguson - SOBA Courtnie Coley - SOBA Trina Bish - SOBA Andre Witter - SOBA Janine Campbell – JDSEEL University of Prince Edward Island Cornel Mitchell - SOBA Gabrielle Simpson - SOBA O’Tavia Porter - SOBA Tanesia Pike - SOBA Thalia Thomas - SOBA Trishawna Treasure - SOBA Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Tiarondi Tamara Henry – SHTM Mishka Clarke – SHTM Kawaine Anderson - SHTM Crystal Wright - SHTM UTech, JA. Partners with Emory University on Graduate Students Public Health Research Project Officers of University of Technology, Jamaica join Master of Public Health (MPH) students from UTech, Jamaica and Emory College for a group photo at the UTech, Jamaica Papine Campus on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. From left are Dr. Mark Edwards, Dean, Joint Colleges of Medicine, Oral Health and Veterinary Sciences, Dr. Marcia ThelwellReid, Associate Professor and Graduate Studies Coordinator, School of Public Health and Health Technology, Ilse Campos (Emory College), Aditi Wamorkar (Emory College), Kimberley Farquharson Waugh (UTech, Jamaica), Shannon Stephens (Emory College), Alyssa Milton (Emory College), Denise Catbay (Emory College) and Dr. Kevin Harvey, Head, School of Public Health and Health Technology, Joint Colleges. University of Technology, Jamaica, through its School of Public Health and Health Technology (SPHHT), has partnered with Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, through its Rollins School of Public Health, to complete a research project titled “COVID-19 Changes in Sexual Reproductive and HIV/AIDS Care in Jamaican Health Facilities”, which is funded by a grant from Emory University. Through this agreement, Master of Public Health students Ilse Campos, Alyssa Milton, Shannon Stephens, Denise Catbay, and Aditi Wamorkar, joined UTech, Jamaica Master of Public Health student Kimberley Farquharson Waugh, to undertake the research project, which is slated to be completed by the end of 2022. Dr. Mark Edwards, Dean, Joint Colleges of Medicine, Oral Health and Veterinary Sciences, welcoming the partnership, noted that “we are extremely happy for this international collaboration,” adding that this international linkage will be meaningful going forward for the programme, for local students and for University of Technology, Jamaica. Dr. Kevin Harvey, Head, School of Public Health and Health Technology, UTech, Jamaica, who was awarded the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship in Global Health and Control of HIV from Emory University in 2012, noted that this collaboration is the first step in establishing a mutually beneficial partnership with Emory University for Master of Public Health students of both universities.