Career & Education

UCC to host major educational conference

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) will host its inaugural academic conference on this Thursday, September 28, 2017 at its main Worthington Avenue, Kingston campus under the theme 'Innovation, Technology and Leadership: A Paradigm Shift'.

The theme embodies the institution's mission as an institution of higher education.

Keynote speaker will be scientist and entrepreneur Professor Henry Lowe. Senator Ruel Reid, minister of education, Youth and Information, will also speak at the conference. The event will also feature other key speakers and stakeholders from Jamaica's and the United States' education, science, medical, and business sectors.

“We seek to present a diverse array of perspectives on the best practice sectoral policies that will foster national and indeed regional economic growth and sustainable development,” states Professor Dennis Gayle UCC's executive chancellor. “It is our intent that all participants will leave this conference with an enhanced understanding of, and commitment to, their own roles in promoting effective leadership and dynamic innovation within our nation and the region,” he added.

Noting that UCC is marking 25 years of operation, the chancellor said the conference has come to fruition as a result of the unremitting efforts of the entire UCC community to implement such a seminal event, especially during the past three years of new campus building construction challenges.

“It is our hope that all participants will long remember this event as an example of time well spent in sharing ideas, interesting academic perspectives, and in interdisciplinary discussions, as well as collegial encounters,” said Professor Gayle.

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