May 13, 2011
Community College to host third Lecture on ‘Education, the Gateway’

The third lecture in a series of lectures under the theme “Education, the Gateway”, hosted by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, will take place on Wednesday, May 25.{{more}}

Professor Errol Morrison, President of the University of Technology, Jamaica, will speak on the topic “Tertiary Education in the Caribbean: the needed thrusts”. Morrison is a Jamaican scientist who has done extensive work and research in diabetes. He is co-founder and Honorary (Life) President of the Diabetes Association of Jamaica; co-founder and executive member of the Diabetes Association of the Caribbean; advisor to the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO); and has served on the editorial boards of International Journals.

A release from the SVG Community College says “Professor Morrison is not your average academic. Despite having received many accolades, he does not wear his achievements on his lapel. His extra-curricular activities emphasize volunteerism and he has served both locally and internationally on several non-governmental organizations, such as Chair, International Diabetes foundation.

In 2001, he was awarded the national honour of Order of Jamaica for distinguished services in Biochemistry, Medicine and Voluntary Social Services.”

Professor Morrison’s lecture will be preceded by a brief lecture from a student lecturer from the Division of Technical and Vocational Education.

The lecture will take place at the Peace Memorial Hall and will begin at 8:00 p.m.