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Wednesday, 04 December 2019

Service employees graduates

Vice-Chancellor, Prof Chris Nhlapo, conferred 150 Service Employees Training Certificates to the graduates from the 970 ‘Service Employees’ who were insourced by the University in 2017.

Wednesday, 04 December 2019

World Aids Day commemorated

The HIV/Aids Unit observed World Aids Day with a health screening campaign at the Bellville Campus.

Worlds Aids Day is observed around the world on December 1, and this year’s theme was Communities make the difference.

“It is also a time where we remember those living with HIV and, most of all, send out a message of hope and say it is possible to be infected with HIV and live a completely healthy and productive life,” said Melanie Marais, Head of the HIV/Aids Unit.

According to the UNAIDS, 37, 9 million people were living with HIV at the end of 2018. A total of 24, 5 million people were accessing anti-retroviral treatment by the end of June 2019.  

“It is important to know that, although HIV infection cannot be cured, it is manageable, treatable and can be controlled through antiretroviral therapy.”

The health screening campaign included free screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, TB and HIV.

“These services are available throughout the year across all our campuses.  HIV infection is highly preventable and we encourage our colleagues and students to know their HIV statuses, and have measures in place to protect themselves from HIV infection,” added Marais.

Thursday, 28 November 2019

CPUT advocates civic engagement

The Centre for Community Engagement and Work- Integrated Learning (WIL) recently hosted a 'Trans-disciplinary Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Partnership Summit World Café and Open Space Dialogue'.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

QEC reviewers acknowledged

The Qualifications Evaluation Committee’s reviewers were awarded certificates in recognition of their important contribution to the quality review of new Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework-aligned qualifications.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Excellent teachers recognised

Videos, peer education and online platforms are just some of the innovative tools the excellent teachers recently honoured by the Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences use in their classrooms.

A number of outstanding teachers were honoured during the Faculty’s annual Teaching Excellence Awards.

Five departmental winners were recognised while Ryan Matthews from the Department of Emergency Medical Sciences (EMS) scooped the overall Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

The five departmental winners are: Dr Lisa Graham, (Biomedical Sciences) Dr Kathleen Grant (Biomedical Sciences), Nkosikho Sogwagwa (Biomedical Sciences), Llizane McDonald (EMS) and Valdiela Daries (Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences).

This year the Faculty also introduced a number of new categories.

The winners in these categories are:

  • Outstanding Workplace Learning Engagement Initiative: John Meyer (EMS)
  • Service Learning – Saaiga Ismail (MITS)
  • Language initiatives – Dr Lisa Graham (Biomedical Sciences).
  • Outstanding Research Awardees: Prof Peter Clarke-Farr (Ophthalmic Sciences), Dr Hilda Vember (Nursing) and Dr Glenda Davison (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Outstanding Teaching with Technology initiative: Dr Lisa Graham (Biomedical Sciences).
  • Outstanding First-Year experience and Orientation Initiative: Wendy Solomon Biomedical Sciences)
  • Outstanding Curriculum Development: Marlene Bezuidenhout (Dental Sciences)

Acting Dean of the Faculty, Prof Penelope Engel-Hills, said celebrating success in the workplace was important and thanked the winners for going the extra mile.

Sunday, 24 November 2019

CPUT welcomes Irish Ambassador

Vice-Chancellor, Prof Chris Nhlapo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning, Prof Rishidaw Balkaran and the Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships (SIP) unit recently hosted the Irish Ambassador to South Africa, Fionnuala Ni Giolla Seanain.

The Fundani Centre for Higher Education Development awarded certificates to Curriculum Officers who participated in one of the three short courses offered in 2019 by the Centre’s Curriculum Development Unit in collaboration with the Centre for Innovative Education Technology (CIET) to support design teams in the development of new curricula.