Student Events

Student Events

"From bench-side to curbside: maximizing obesity research to impact health"

Seminar by Grace O'Malley for info on the speaker go to: http://ie.linkedin.com/pub/grace-o-malley/9/352/67a. Part of the CoE Seminar Series

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The Girl-The Woman: Global Girlhood Symposium

‘The Girl-The Woman: Beyond Global and Generational Borders’ research project is hosting a symposium on the theme of Global Girlhood focusing on the experience of girls and girlhood, in order to illuminate how girls’ identities are constructed, given expression and recognized. Our keynote presentation will be: ‘The girl-the woman’: a reading of selected poetry by Dr Sinéad Morrissey, the first Belfast poet laureate. For the full programme please go to: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/InstituteforCollaborativeResearchintheHumanities/ProjectResearchGroups/2013-14ProjectResearchGroups/TheGirl-TheWomanBeyondGlobalandGenerationalBorders/

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"Transforming Your Care - Future Research Considerations"

Session:Transforming your Care (TYC) is a major reform of health and social care services. It is vital that researchers are aware of the changes to structures, systems, cultures, and practice which are taking place. We would like you to come away with a sound understanding of TYC and to start thinking about how and where your research may impact. This event will be of interest to PhD students and research staff. This event is being organised by the Community Development & Health Network on behalf of the Centre of Excellence for Public Health NI

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Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jayne Woodside

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jayne Woodside: ‘An apple a day…is it really enough?’

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Heritage and Identity in a Globalising World

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to examine the concept and development of heritage within an academic discourse -- in particular the way in which heritage studies have developed in response to various critiques of political, cultural, and social globalisation and transnationalism. Presentations will be given by established scholars and postgraduate students. Our keynote speaker, Professor John Wilson Foster (QUB Honorary Research Fellow), will present on the RMS Titanic, heritage and Belfast. Panels will focus on topics ranging from food tourism and cultural unionism. Panellists are as follows: Linda Maher (UCD) Kevin McNicholl (QUB) Adriana Salas (UCD) Erin Hinson (QUB) Elaine O’Driscoll (UCC) Julia Andrade Rocha (QUB) Lauren Ferguson (QUB) Lisa Bogert (QUB) Frances Harkin (QUB)

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Inaugural Lecture by Professor Chris Patterson

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Chris Patterson: 'Epidemiology counts - childhood diabetes matters'

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Seminar by Professor Steven Cummins LSHTM

Professor Steven Cummins "Measuring environmental exposure in physical activity and diet research: some thoughts from the ORIEL and other studies" Everyone welcome Sandwich lunch provided

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Year 13 Caterpillar Engineering Summer School

The Schools of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, at Queen’s University will be jointly hosting the 2015 Caterpillar Engineering Summer School. This will run from 17 to 20 August 2015 and is open to students in Year 13 who are hoping to pursue a career in the Engineering Sector.

The Summer School will give applicants the opportunity to:

1. Find out more about Electrical and Electronic, and Mechanical Engineering.

2. Discover what studying at Queen's University Belfast would be like while working on real engineering challenge projects.

3. Explore the range of career opportunities on offer, with a field trip to our partner Caterpillar.

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Michel Bauwens - ‘Transition to a Post-Carbon World: The New Social Economy’

The Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s and the School of Law are pleased to welcome Michel Bauwens, Founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives.

The open-source revolution heralds new opportunities for a more sustainable and social economy. The emerging “collaborative economy” is challenging conventional thinking about the role of ‘public’ and ‘private’ spheres through the emergence of a third ‘civic’ sphere where production is socially driven by open source, participatory processes, cooperation and the commons. This new mode of Peer to Peer production offers a distinct contribution to how we address the challenges of moving to a post-carbon world in accord with the Paris climate summit this year.

The emergence of digital knowledge, software and design not only create new open source approaches to the production of common goods but also new kinds of market activities, requiring an “ethical economy” which integrates social and environmental concerns. This also suggests a new role for public authorities as enablers of individual and social autonomy, ie the partner state approach. Today, and more so tomorrow, value is increasingly generated not from the sphere of the market but from the social sphere of the commons, created through peer to peer contributions, not wage labour, creating commons, not commodities. Civil society has now become productive in its own right, and we can make a leap to a vision of civil society that consists of civil commons contributed to by citizens. The emergence of these post-capitalist dynamics in the very heart of the capitalist economy creates great challenges and contradictions that must be resolved for a sustainability revolution to occur. The open source stack - consisting of design for social utility by global open design communities, distributed and on demand local manufacturing, an open source circular economy based on open logistics and open accounting, and the mutualisation of physical resources - will be a crucial enabler for winning the fight against climate change following the COP 21 meeting in Paris this year.

Michel Bauwens is the founder of the Peer-to-Peer Foundation (P2P) and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. He is a founding member of the Commons Strategies Group; advisor to governments around the world; a widely published writer, including co-authoring the 2014 book, ‘Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy’; a lecturer and teacher. After working for major international businesses and creating two internet start-ups, he is a passionate campaigner for change.

For further information visit:

http://commonstransition.org

http://p2pfoundation.net/

Please confirm your attendance with Brenda Carabine brenda.carabine@qub.ac.uk Tel: 028 9097 1153

 

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Northern Ireland Festival of Social Sciences

Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University and the Open University are pleased to announce the launch of the second Northern Ireland Festival of Social Sciences to be run in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) National Festival of Social Science from 7th – 14th November 2015. Details of various events/venues have yet to be confirmed. If you would like to apply for funding to host an event, please visit our website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/ResearchEnterprise/ResearchDevelopment/UKandInternationalFundingOpportunities/CurrentCalls/RecentlyClosedCalls/NorthernIrelandFestivalofSocialSciences/

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Belfast Model UN Conference

Model United Nations is an educational conference in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. This year, Queen's University Belfast is delighted to host the Belfast Model UN conference. Belfast Model United Nations 2015 will officially commence at the opening ceremony on the evening of Wednesday 11th November and will finish on Saturday 14th. The conference will include a range of workshops, talks, cultural tours and more. Students interested in participating need to register for the event through the MUN website www.belfastmun.org

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