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First COVID-19 trial in NI finds new vaccine to be effective Meet Professor Ken Mills, blood cancer scientist
People in Northern Ireland have played a key role in the development of a new COVID-19 vaccine, Novavax, as part of a UK-wide trial. Blood cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer. In Northern Ireland, three people every day are diagnosed with a blood cancer.
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Christmas cheer for students on campus in 2020 Tribute to Norman Houston, OBE
Over 500 students in Queen’s accommodation were provided with Christmas lunches thanks to donations from Belfast Harbour and others. Queen’s is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Norman Houston OBE, former Director of the Northern Ireland Bureau in Washington.
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Charles Dickens and the epidemic of 1856 The Book Club, with the Seamus Heaney Centre
Leon Litvack explores the impact of a deadly contagion – not unlike COVID-19 – as revealed by the letters of Charles Dickens. In collaboration with the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's, we are delighted to present an online series in conversation with esteemed writers and authors.


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Potential impact of COVID-19 on head and neck cancer Report on Mother and Baby Homes in NI
Hundreds of people at risk if there is no plan on how to diagnose and treat people with other life-threatening illnesses alongside the pandemic. A research report on historical Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries between 1922 and 1990 has been published by the NI Executive.


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Robert Swann at the 1958 Empire Games Claire Archibald becomes Honorary Professor
Dr Ivan Nelson recounts the University’s senior trip to Wales 63 years ago, to participate in the Commonwealth Games, formerly the Empire Games. The Barrister and Deputy Departmental Solicitor for the NI Civil Service, has been appointed Honorary Professor of Practice in Public Law at Queen’s.


World Cancer Day: 'Time for an All-Island Cancer moonshot?'

Marking World Cancer Day, this event presents an opportunity to review the advances made in cancer research and cancer care over the last twenty years and discuss the vision for collaborative cancer research going forward. Hosted by the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences and supported by InterTradeIreland, the event will feature an expert panel discussion on cancer research chaired by professor Emma Flynn, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise at Queen's.

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Masterclass: digital transformation is not a matter of technology but a matter of mindset. Are you ready to go OFFROAD?

Join the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute virtual masterclass on Thursday 4th February at 11am, featuring Programme Director, Dr Ulf Bosch. Ulf will be sharing practical advice and strategies for leaders to thrive on digital transformation from his book 'Digital OFFROAD', written in collaboration with Google. This free DIGITAL OFFROAD masterclass offers an opportunity to meet Ulf and discover the commercial benefits for leaders and their organisations in taking an energised, strategic approach to change leadership and digital transformation. Open to all.

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TEDxQueensUniversityBelfast 2021 digital conference, ‘Give Back | Move Forward’

This series of TEDxQueensUniversityBelfast talks will showcase our staff, students and alumni, who, as they move forward with their own work, study, research and lives are making a meaningful and positive contribution to society, locally and globally.

Join alumna, Sheree Atcheson, award-winning global diversity, equity and inclusion champion; Nathalie Trott, Director of Development and Alumni Relations; and more in February 2021.

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Strategic Change Leadership for Digital Transformation

The world is changing, and so is strategic leadership. Be an exceptional leader and lead through exceptional times. Join the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute dynamic new online programme with Dr Ulf Bosch and take away a toolkit of skills to lead the change. Enrol on this four day, online live course, below.

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Book Club Series: In Conversation: Marian Keyes & Louise Kennedy

Join Ciaran Carson Fellow, Louise Kennedy, in discussion with the renowned novelist, and SHC Fellow for 2021, Marian Keyes. Marian is the international bestselling author of fourteen novels including Watermelon, Rachel's Holiday, Sushi for Beginners, This Charming Man, and The Break. With a chatty conversational style and whimsical Irish humour, but themes including alcoholism, depression, addiction, cancer, bereavement, and domestic violence her novels have sold over 40 million copies worldwide and been translated into 36 languages.

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