Prof. Lalor was an innovator and institution builder with The UWI.
During his tenure as Principal and Pro Vice Chancellor for Science and Technology, he made significant advances. Notable among these were the establishment of the:
ICENS, at The UWI Mona Campus
The Centre grew out of Prof. Lalor’s desire to produce a geochemical map of
In 1995 the Centre was designated a node in the Network of International Centres of Excellence. This was achieved after an arduous assessment process. The Centre has had the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the European Union, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Government of
The Centre is a multidisciplinary facility which applies nuclear science technology to problems of national and regional concern. Its major focus has been integrated research based on environmental geochemistry and undertakes training and service functions.
The Centre is equipped with a SLOWPOKE 2 research reactor and has produced a Geochemical Atlas of
Researchers have done ground breaking work in the investigation and mitigation of lead poisoning among school children in
The Centre has graduated several Masters and doctoral students.
This is a multidisciplinary facility constructed with funding from the European Union under
Research undertaken at the Centre include tissue culture, fermentation, biological nitrogen fixation and recombinant DNA.
Prof. Gerald Lalor along with The Most Hon. Howard Cooke, former Governor General of Jamaica
Prof. Lalor teleconferencing at UWIDITE
In 1978 UWI undertook ‘Project Satellite’, an experiment using National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) satellites to connect the Mona and Cave Hill campuses. This was successful and led to a more ambitious experiment CARCOST. This was a feasibility analysis of distance education within the UWI which provided the basis for the establishment of UWIDITE.
In 1982 with Prof Lalor as project manager, The UWI embarked on an experiment to introduce distance education by using telecommunications technology to take educational programmes to non-campus sites. The main areas of concentration were curriculum development, programme delivery and telecommunications networking.
The development of this facility has enabled the UWI to become a dual mode institution, offering programmes both face-to-face and via distance education. The programme has been institutionalized within the UWI, and course offerings number with students in countries.
The Centre was awarded the Gleaner Honour Award, 1984 for its contribution to education.
Prof. Lalor was a pioneer at Mona of the concept of income generation. Mona Informatix Ltd was established in 1992 and started operations in 1993. It sought to create an income generating entity using the UWI’s computer capabilities as well as the expertise of its graduates.
The company provides conversion services to the Computer-aided drafting, Auto mapping/Facilities management and Geographic Information Systems marketplace