Events

Note: We advertise events here that are organized by, or relevant to, our members. Not all are organized by GCID specifically and relevant contact details are provided so you can contact the organizers directly.

Challenging the aspirations-poverty trap? Aspirations’ (trans)formation and choices of secondary vocational students in Chile with Alice Aldinucci
Date/Time: June 29th, 13:00-14:00
Description: Part of the School of Education’s Education Leadership and Policy Series.

Building Sustainable Partnerships with Enrich in Africa & beyond
Dates: June 29th-30th.
Description: On 29-30 June, the AEIP organises the final event! It marks the official end of the AEIP pilot and focuses on celebrating and disseminating information on the key achievements, lessons learnt across all activities, and on discussing ways to continue to collaborate in a more sustainable manner. Outcomes of all the different project activities will serve to demonstrate the benefits of African-European innovation collaboration and exemplify the added value of the AEIP in facilitating such a collaboration. The success stories chosen also showcase how innovation collaboration can contribute to the UN SDGs. The event also provides a platform for relevant, recently launched third party initiatives/opportunities to present themselves and to discuss how these could be used to continue some of the activities launched in the AEIP in the future, after the AEIP itself is no longer financed by the European Commission. The event will be attended by the Commissioners of the African Union, European Commission and national governments, as well as, by other prominent speakers across Africa and Europe.  Why should you join:

  • Learn about relevant third-party initiatives/opportunities, launched by international donors, development agencies, and multilateral funding schemes, notably Enrich in Africa, that can support innovation actors in Africa and Europe. 
  • Participate in discussions on key thematic challenges in cleantech, food and edtech sectors, together with prominent speakers from Africa and Europe.
  • Expand your professional network by participating in networking sessions with key innovation actors in Africa and Europe. 
  • Learn about success factors for Africa-Europe collaboration for different innovation actors.
  • Join discussions on IP & vaccines and training sessions for tech hubs and TTOs (technology transfer offices).

Rethinking International Student Issues: Virtual Summer School.
Dates: July 6th-7th, 2021.
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 1, 2021
Description: We are providing a space for early career researchers (ECRs) and early career academics (ECAs), including post-graduate research students (PGRs), to engage in active discussion about issues concerning international students and the research process in this field. The online summer school will feature a variety of talks and workshops on international student experiences, mobility of students and researchers, and new directions of research. This summer school would also provide the opportunity for ECRs conducting research on the relationships and influences between COVID-19 and the 'international student experience' to share their novel insights in a timely manner. Registration opens March 1st (please note you must register for each day separately).

UofG Staff Knowledge Exchange – Ethics
Date/Time: July 8th from 14:00-15:00
Description: Conducting research in international contexts, or with international collaborators, can often introduce challenges related to different expectations and cultural norms. These challenges can sit outside formal guidance and regulations and yet can have direct impacts on researchers’ abilities to conduct their work effectively and sensitively. As part of our efforts to equip staff and students for facing these challenges, a session on intercultural communication was held in April. The feedback from that session suggested a more knowledge-exchange based approach may be more helpful. In response to that feedback, we are piloting a series of events for students and staff, events that offer the opportunity to explore scenarios, share perspectives and develop approaches to help navigate some of the challenging and complicated situations you may encounter while recognizing there are no right answers for many of these challenges. This event is part of the pilot phase and will focus on Ethics. It is open to staff at the University of Glasgow who work in international contexts or engage with international collaborators. The session will be built around hearing from colleagues, sharing your own experiences and offering perspectives on scenarios previously faced by UofG staff and students. We hope to capture the key discussion points anonymously and add them to a resource library that can then be accessed by UofG staff and students. Following this initial session, we will be asking for feedback as to whether continuing these types of events and adding additional topics is something that would be useful. Each topic will be covered in a session for students and one for staff. If you are a UofG student, please register for the student session.

UofG Student Knowledge Exchange – Ethics
Date/Time: July 22nd from 14:00-15:00
Description: Conducting research in international contexts, or with international collaborators, can often introduce challenges related to different expectations and cultural norms. These challenges can sit outside formal guidance and regulations and yet can have direct impacts on researchers’ abilities to conduct their work effectively and sensitively. As part of our efforts to equip staff and students for facing these challenges, a session on intercultural communication was held in April. The feedback from that session suggested a more knowledge-exchange based approach may be more helpful. In response to that feedback, we are piloting a series of events for students and staff, events that offer the opportunity to explore scenarios, share perspectives and develop approaches to help navigate some of the challenging and complicated situations you may encounter while recognizing there are no right answers for many of these challenges. This event is part of the pilot phase and will focus on Ethics. It is open to post graduate students at the University of Glasgow who work in international contexts or engage with international collaborators. The session will be built around hearing from colleagues, sharing your own experiences and offering perspectives on scenarios previously faced by UofG staff and students. We hope to capture the key discussion points anonymously and add them to a resource library that can then be accessed by UofG staff and students. Following this initial session, we will be asking for feedback as to whether continuing these types of events and adding additional topics is something that would be useful. Each topic will be covered in a session for students and one for staff. If you are a UofG staff member, please register for the staff session.

UofG Student Knowledge Exchange – Safeguarding
Date/Time: August 5th from 14:00-15:00
Description: Conducting research in international contexts, or with international collaborators, can often introduce challenges related to different expectations and cultural norms. These challenges can sit outside formal guidance and regulations and yet can have direct impacts on researchers’ abilities to conduct their work effectively and sensitively. As part of our efforts to equip staff and students for facing these challenges, a session on intercultural communication was held in April. The feedback from that session suggested a more knowledge-exchange based approach may be more helpful. In response to that feedback, we are piloting a series of events for students and staff, events that offer the opportunity to explore scenarios, share perspectives and develop approaches to help navigate some of the challenging and complicated situations you may encounter while recognizing there are no right answers for many of these challenges. This event is part of the pilot phase and will focus on Safeguarding. It is open to postgraduate students at the University of Glasgow who work in international contexts or engage with international collaborators. The session will be built around hearing from colleagues, sharing your own experiences and offering perspectives on scenarios previously faced by UofG staff and students. We hope to capture the key discussion points anonymously and add them to a resource library that can then be accessed by UofG staff and students. Following this initial session, we will be asking for feedback as to whether continuing these types of events and adding additional topics is something that would be useful. Each topic will be covered in a session for students and one for staff. If you are a UofG staff member, please register for the staff session.

Moving the Centre: Toward Radical Futures - Cross-Disciplinary PGR Conference on Post/Decolonial and Global Studies
Event date/time: August 4th-6th, 2021.
Description: The climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic have only exacerbated the already stark inequalities and inequities that are pervasive around the globe, which run along class, gender, and race lines; a state of injustice that was decried on a global scale in 2020 by a multitude of social justice movements, such as Black Lives Matter, in transnational solidarity. The members of this conference organising committee, a group of PhD students from the College of Arts and the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow, assembled with a view to planning a cross-disciplinary event that would try to grapple with these issues, as well as with decolonising movements more broadly. ‘Radical futures’, for us, are those in which these disadvantages and privileges are considerably reduced and, one day, eliminated completely. Futures in which every human being has guaranteed access to basic human rights; in which every nation and community is free to safely experience the world from their own perspective, according to their own values; in which there are no hierarchical relationships between these cultures, and in which we benefit from the richness of diversity. This is why we have included part of the title of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s 1993 book, Moving the Centre: The Struggle for Cultural Freedoms, in our own conference title. Building on Priyamvada Gopal’s ideas (‘Insurgent Empire: A Discussion with Priyamvada Gopal’ 2020), we interpret decolonisation as a constant process of reparation, compensation, restitution, and re-education, instead of a fixed state to be achieved exclusively as a final result. In other words, we see decolonisation as both the means and the end, as the continued struggle toward a more just and inclusive world. Our radical futures are thus both decolonisation (the process) and decolonised (the state). It is within this framework that we see this conference as a platform for dialogue and collaboration. Rather than to provide definite answers, the main aim of this event is to foster reflection on and enable conversation about not only decolonial futures as a goal, but also the concrete steps that would need to be taken when working toward these futures, as well as to address the past and present of empire, (neo)colonialism, and anticolonial struggles. We see this conference as an exercise in awareness raising, a space to promote a better understanding of the current state of affairs and wider participation in the process of decolonisation.

Online conference focused on the ethics, tools & theories of online research into the trafficking of cultural and natural resources
Dates: August 5-6, 2021
Abstract Submission Deadline: June 30, 2021
Description: The Art, Feathers & Crime project, based at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (University of Glasgow), in collaboration with the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (University of Kent), is excited to announce a forthcoming virtual conference that will cover the ethics and intricacies of conducting online research into illicit trade of cultural and natural resources, including the trafficking and illegal trade of wildlife, art and antiquities, jewellery, precious stones and minerals, timber, fossils, flora and fauna, etc. This conference is particularly timely amid the global pandemic, when the dimensions and impact of these illicit economies has increased online. We are interested in the digital locations of crime convergence relating to the trafficking networks of cultural and natural resources and the ethics around investigating, mapping and monitoring these. With this conference, we hope to move the discussion around the trade and trafficking of cultural and natural resources towards a common understanding of the ethical foundations of interdisciplinary research into this topic. Ultimately, this conference will serve as a platform for knowledge exchange on sensitive, ethical and legal ways to investigate illicit trades on challenging mediums.

UofG Staff Knowledge Exchange – Safeguarding
Date/Time: August 19th from 14:00-15:00
Description: Conducting research in international contexts, or with international collaborators, can often introduce challenges related to different expectations and cultural norms. These challenges can sit outside formal guidance and regulations and yet can have direct impacts on researchers’ abilities to conduct their work effectively and sensitively. As part of our efforts to equip staff and students for facing these challenges, a session on intercultural communication was held in April. The feedback from that session suggested a more knowledge-exchange based approach may be more helpful. In response to that feedback, we are piloting a series of events for students and staff, events that offer the opportunity to explore scenarios, share perspectives and develop approaches to help navigate some of the challenging and complicated situations you may encounter while recognizing there are no right answers for many of these challenges. This event is part of the pilot phase and will focus on Safeguarding. It is open to staff at the University of Glasgow who work in international contexts or engage with international collaborators. The session will be built around hearing from colleagues, sharing your own experiences and offering perspectives on scenarios previously faced by UofG staff and students. We hope to capture the key discussion points anonymously and add them to a resource library that can then be accessed by UofG staff and students. Following this initial session, we will be asking for feedback as to whether continuing these types of events and adding additional topics is something that would be useful. Each topic will be covered in a session for students and one for staff. If you are a UofG student, please register for the student session.


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