Saturday, 2 November 2013

NEWS & NOTES: Tender care awaits at Fraser-Pryce's UTech-based kids' facility + The work begins for new UWI Mona headmaster

ON THE AGENDA: Newly installed principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus, Professor Archibald McDonald, means business. "On my watch, the Mona Campus will focus on research projects that are aligned to national and regional development," says McDonald, a surgeon by profession, who has succeeded Professor Gordon Shirley, now the head of the Port Authority of Jamaica, as the school's 13th principal. "Although I think governments of the region have a duty to provide more funding to public tertiary education institutions, the region does not have the resources to fund the quality education that the people deserve." McDonald previously served as Dean of Medical Sciences (2005-2012), after which he was appointed Deputy Principal.

NATURE AND NURTURE: Now accepting appointments: the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Assessment Centre for Children with Exceptionalities, based at the University of Technology. Among the essential services on offer: screenings, assessments, intervention, recovery and rehabilitation. For more info or to make an appointment contact 833-2942 or 970-5277. Meanwhile, the track superstar (at a December 2012 ribbon-cutting above) will next week lend her support to the Hot Trot Jerk 5K Run/Walk at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida.

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