Tuesday, 31 May 2016

New Centre for EMS Graduate Studies

Boost for post-grads: EMS HoD Lloyd Christopher (left), Dean of  Health and Wellness Sciences, Prof Dhiro Gihwala (middle) and Marketing Manager of PPS, Blaize Ovies at the official launch of the centre. Boost for post-grads: EMS HoD Lloyd Christopher (left), Dean of Health and Wellness Sciences, Prof Dhiro Gihwala (middle) and Marketing Manager of PPS, Blaize Ovies at the official launch of the centre.

CPUT’s commitment to nurturing post-graduate students and increasing research outputs has been given a boost, thanks to a partnership with the Professional Provident Society (PPS).

The Centre for Emergency Medical Science (EMS) Graduate Studies is now officially up and running. 

Lloyd Christopher, EMS Head of Department says this state-of-the-art resource will create a “think-tank” environment, where graduate students can collaborate, share research and host brainstorming sessions.

“We’re tremendously grateful to PPS for their help in making this centre a reality. It will serve as a dedicated venue to develop our graduates as thought-leaders by facilitating research in the emerging EMS field. The modern, tech-friendly hub will be an incubator for inter-disciplinary collaboration and host focus group discussions, tutorials, internet research and be used by the students for forging bonds and socialising.”

PPS’s Marketing Manager, Blaize Ovies, emphasised that their investment in the centre makes great sense, as PPS’s services are tailored exclusively for graduate professionals. A large part of their financial solutions involves educating graduates to manage finances wisely.

“We’re very proud to be associated with an institution like CPUT and particularly the EMS Department. We’re well-aware that the department is widely-regarded as a leading centre of excellence in South Africa and internationally, as the students are trained in advanced life support, medical as well as rescue skills. This produces multi-skilled graduates of exceptional calibre.  PPS is looking forward to a mutually beneficial and sustainable relationship with the university for years to come.”

Written by Janyce Weintrob

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