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Weeks Don't End - Sunday Brunch Club
Every Sunday, 11.00am - 1.00pm, Students' Union Lounge, Floor 1 Elmwood Avenue
Nothing to do at the weekend? Make the most of your Sunday at the SU with free brunch, board games and the chance to meet some great new people.
Find out more here.
Innovation Bites - 'CRISPR - Inventors, Applicants, Assignments and Inter-Institution Rivalry - The Bad and the Ugly'
Thursday 27th February, 1.00pm - 2.00pm, Basement Seminar Room, Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, 97 Lisburn Road
This workshop will take participants through a case study on the IP aspects of CRISPR; and how a brilliant technology can go wrong when the IP is badly managed.
The EPO requires that all priority applicants must assign their rights before the filing date of any PCT Application. So far so boring - right? These issues were crucial to the outcome of the CRISPR Patent battles at the EPO. This workshop will use the CRISPR Patent battles as a case study -but knowledge of, or interest in, CRISPR per se is not essential.
The session will cover:
• What is CRISPR?
• The Debate: Who ‘Owns’ CRISPR?
• The Debate: Who will win the Nobel Prize for CRISPR?
• Inter-Institution Rivalry
• The Latest
• What have we learnt and what is next?
Participants will be able to develop their knowledge and skills in patent filings and considerations around inventorship and IP ownership.
Some understanding of the basics of IP (what is IP and what is a patent) will be assumed.
Light refreshments will be provided at 12:40pm; Workshop begins at 1pm
Spaces are limited, registration necessary.
Spaces are limited, please RSVP using the link below:
Opening Night: Thursday 27th February, 7.30pm, Graduate School
Runs until 12th March
Think Ecos is an artist collective that aims to develop art with an ecological narrative while seeking opportunities to promote creative possibilities for environmental dialogue.
The exhibition will be opened by Dr. Rosalind Silvester, Director of Education, School of Arts, English and Languages.
The artists exhibiting are Gwen Stevenson, Kate Ritchie and Kathryn and Roy Nelson.
The QUB Graduate School Exhibition is their first joint exhibition. They hope you enjoy it and will be prompted to take some action on behalf of our environment.
Queen's Green Fund
Co-Designing a Novel QUB Green Resource to Promote Recycling Behaviour
Friday 28th February, Friday 27th March, Friday 24th April
We would like to invite you to join us in a series of three half day workshops at QUB with psychologists, engineers, a comic-book artist, and Belfast City Council representatives to help us co-design a QUB Green resource to promote recycling behavior around the university. The workshops will run across three dates, so you have the opportunity to attend all or one or more of these.
Complimentary refreshments and lunch will be provided at each workshop. We encourage students and staff from a range of disciplines to come along.
- An opportunity to create a fun, engaging and novel online resource promoting recycling behaviour
- A chance to meet and work alongside student/staff peers from a range of disciplines to address plastic waste and recycling.
Please sign up to attend via Eventbrite.
For more information please contact Dr Emma Berry, Psychology Lecturer, E.Berry@qub.ac.uk.
Please note: this project is funded by Queen's Green Fund.
Research & Enterprise
Evidencing Impact: Developing Effective Audience Surveys
Wednesday 18th March, 1.30pm - 4.30pm, Peter Froggatt Centre 03/011
You’re invited to take part in our workshop on designing audience/visitor/online surveys for impact evidence purposes – and we’ll be joined by two guest speakers from National Museums NI.
Do you contribute to artistic performances or installations? Maybe you hope to co-curate or advise on a museum exhibition? Or perhaps you’re planning a website archive? These are all examples of public engagement activity which can lead to impact – and one of the best ways of evidencing impact is often an audience survey.
This workshop is designed to give you the know-how you need to design a simple audience, visitor or online user survey to help evidence research impact. It may also be useful for researchers who want to survey participants in workshops which they’re running.
You’ll be given some helpful tips and will take part in a practical exercise designed to get you thinking about how best to create a really effective audience survey.
We’ll be joined for part of the workshop by the following guests:
- Guest speakers: Hannah Crowdy, Head of Curatorial, and Pamela Baird, Head of Strategic Research and Planning, both at National Museums NI, who will be talking about how their organisation makes use of audience survey evidence
- And a panel of QUB academics who will share their own survey experiences with you.
Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please sign up here if you’d like to come along.
School of Biological Sciences
Climate Change Conference
Thursday 19th March, 10am - 4pm, School of Biological Sciences, Chlorine Gardens, Stranmillis
The School of Biological Sciences invites you to our first Climate Change Conference. The event provides an opportunity for staff and students across the University, as well as stakeholders from industry, government and NGOs to showcase the work undertaken to tackle climate change and sustainability both in Northern Ireland and across the globe.
Register via Eventbrite.
A range of guest speakers will present on the importance of recognising the local and global impacts of climate change as well as what is being done to mitigate and adapt to such impacts, and promoting all dimensions of sustainability. Speakers range from academics to private and public sector representatives, including:
- Denny Elliott & Stephen Akonya, Self Help Africa
- Owen Lyttle, Assistant Director of the Environment Policy Division, DAERA
- Professor Mark Emmerson, Director of Research for Ecosystem, Biology & Sustainability, School of Biological Sciences
- Chris McCallum, Covet Cup
- Dr Martina Bozzola, Lecturer (Economics of Agriculture, Food & Health), School of Biological Sciences
The conference will include a poster session, open to all staff and students conducting research or projects related to climate change. Alternatively, anyone who wants to share their experiences with volunteering, environmental initiatives or groups, such as Green Impact, within or outside of the university are also welcome to present a poster.
The key purpose of this conference is to promote inter-disciplinary research within QUB to provide solutions the global climate change crisis. Insights from agriculture, biodiversity, environment, economics, health, infrastructure, architecture, engineering, art, social sciences, psychology and politics, are integral to ensuring environmental, social and economic sustainability. Therefore, we are keen for engagement across the university.
If you would be interested in contributing to the poster session, please let us know by 27th February 2020 by contacting:
Irish Studies International Lecture 2020
Mr Brian O'Dwyer: Irish America from the Troubles to Brexit: A Sleeping Giant Awakes
Tuesday 12th May, 5.00pm - Elemeus Lecture Theatre, Lanyon Building
Followed by a reception in 27 University Square
Brian O’Dwyer is the senior partner in O’Dwyer & Bernstien, a law firm in New York which concentrates on personal injury, immigration rights, labour relations, disability rights and commercial litigation.
As a son of Irish immigrants, he has been especially influential and active in America's Irish community, focusing on immigration rights and reform as well as supporting investment and development throughout Ireland as chair of the Irish Chamber of Commerce, USA. In 2019 he was Grand Marshall of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. He has long been involved with the Democratic Party, was a founding member of the National Democratic Ethnic Coordinating Committee and of Irish American Democrats. He was part of the delegation that accompanied President Bill Clinton to Ireland on each of his three trips and served as an advisor to the White House on Irish issues including the peace process. In June 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appointed him as Commissioner of the United States National Commission for UNESCO. He has been chosen by Irish America magazine on numerous occasion as a member of the ‘Top 100’ Irish in the United States. In June 2012, O'Dwyer was honoured as one of the top 25 Irish who have made a difference by Irish Voice Magazine. The award recognized him as one of the top leaders of the Irish Community in the New York area, and as someone who has had a significant positive impact in changing the community.
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