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One million cancer cases missed due to COVID-19 Northern Ireland leaders reflect on female leadership
The challenges facing cancer care in Europe during the pandemic have been highlighted by Professor Lawler, Professor of Digital Health at Queen’s. Find out more about ‘Reflections on female leadership’ at Queen's, with women who hold the top political and administrative roles in Northern Ireland.
   
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Major boost for Queen's Rowing Academy We celebrate Volunteers' Week and alumni volunteers
Rowing at Queen’s has received £25,000 from the Queen's University of Belfast Foundation - thanks to graduate rowers and others - for future development. Find out more about our amazing alumni volunteers and how to get involved in mentoring, associations and more, during Volunteers’ Week which starts today!
   
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Celebrating the impact of scholarships at Queen's Cyber security is worth £110m in salaries in Northern Ireland
Scholarships change lives. We explore the enormous impact of philanthropy on our students and staff, through the provision of scholarships.  Northern Ireland’s cyber sector now employs 2,300 people across 104 companies, generating £110m in salaries each year!
   
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Supporting local children in care Queen's spin-out secures £316k for latest technology
Our students have been working in partnership with a local fostering agency to help children in care with their reading and education. Fjordstrong has secured £316k in seed funding to develop an innovative underwater surveying technology to help conserve marine species.
   
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What is the impact of COVID-19 on NI's older population? Create a will for good, free with Bequeathed
Our researchers are surveying 5,000 people over the age of 50 to see how the pandemic has affected their social activity and quality of life. Thinking of leaving a gift in your will to Queen's? The University has joined with Bequeathed to help you create or update your will for good.
   

Research

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Could the zebrafish help us reach Mars? Investigating the new generation of babies
Hibernation is a physiological condition found in many species that protects them against harsh conditions, and it could help astronauts in space flight. A major UK-wide study will follow babies born in the 2020s over the coming decades to understand this new generation.
   
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Higher grades are awarded to 'agreeable' students  Unlocking the potential of the next internet frontier
Are teachers influenced by more than their students' work? Educators may be swayed by their perceptions of the students’ personalities.  Find out more about the next Edge Computing Hub, based at Queen's, a model that will revolutionise the way society uses the internet.
   
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Survival and Resistance in Evangelical America released Can DNA combat cancer resistance to treatment?
Professor Crawford Gribben from Queen's has released a book documenting the migration of evangelical Christians to the Pacific Northwest in America. Queen's-led research into more than 700 cancer cell types, has found thousands of 'cancer vulnerabilities' which could result in new treatments against cancer.
   

People

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Graduate Adam McGibbon wins David & Goliath Award Meet graduate Clifford McSpadden
Graduate, Adam McGibbon, is behind the UK Overseas Fossil Fuel Campaign that ‘brought the end of the fossil fuel era a step nearer’. Clifford McSpadden is a high-performance business leader and aeronautical engineer with twenty-five years in industry. 
   
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Read our tribute to the life and work of Lord Brian Kerr Meet graduate Clifford McSpadden
Students from Queen’s LawPod initiative have launched an episode in tribute to Lord Brian Kerr, former Justice of the UK Supreme Court. Clifford McSpadden is a high-performance business leader and aeronautical engineer with twenty-five years in industry.
   
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Honorary Graduate wins award in Humanities  Read our tribute to the life and work of Lord Brian Kerr
Professor Mary E Daly, one of Ireland’s most prominent historians, has won a Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal for her contribution to the Humanities. Students from Queen’s LawPod initiative have launched an episode in tribute to Lord Brian Kerr, former Justice of the UK Supreme Court.
   

02
JUN

JUSTICE IN A PANDEMIC

Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s, in association with the School of Law, will host, ‘Justice in a Pandemic’ with guest speaker The Honourable Mrs Justice Keegan on Wednesday 2nd June.

Mrs Justice Keegan was appointed as a High Court Judge in October 2015. She was one of the first two women to be appointed to the High Court along with Madam Justice McBride.

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02
JUN

BRIAN MOORE AT 100: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

The Brian Moore at 100 project team is pleased to invite you to an exciting online event featuring two of the Island’s most talented writers; literary editor of The Irish Times, Martin Doyle, will be in conversation with Lucy Caldwell and Joseph O’Connor.

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 10 
JUN

 

ARK SEMINAR: PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF COERCIVE CONTROL

Coercive control is a form of domestic abuse also known as emotional or psychological abuse; indirect abuse; or emotional torture. In order to address the need for evidence-based knowledge to improve public awareness and victim response to coercive control, a module of questions was included in the 2020 NILT survey.

Dr Susan Lagdon (Ulster University) and Dr Julie-Ann Jordan (Northern Health and Social Care Trust) will highlight the key findings of these questions, and discuss public understanding of coercive control within intimate relationships. An expert panel will give their comments, followed by a general discussion.

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 16 
JUN

 

PANDEMIC TECH: The Interplay of Technology and Covid-19 in Shaping the Pandemic Experience

The Covid-19 crisis has created new developments in the use of technology and accelerated existing trends in technology usage. The LINCS conference will explore how technology has shaped our experience of the pandemic and how the crisis has shaped technology development for the future.

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 24 
JUN

 

TEDxQUB: ENGINEERING OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

The upcoming TEDxQueensUniversityBelfast conference will showcase our community; the staff, students and alumni of Queen’s University Belfast Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Their talks will highlight just a few of the exciting projects being worked on, involving technology, design, people and natural resources, that may help ‘to engineer our sustainable future’.

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 01 
JUL

 

SEAMUS HEANEY CENTRE BOOK CLUB SERIES: In conversation - Kelly McCaughrain & Sam Thompson

Kelly McCaughrain, Children's Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland, will be in discussion with novelist and lecturer at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Sam Thompson. Register by emailing alumni@qub.ac.uk

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