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.

Lunchtime Talk - External Africa
Date: October 23rd from 1-2pm
Venue: Room 355 in the Main Building
Description: The African Union refers to the contemporary African Diaspora as the 6th African region, the other five being the North, South, East, West and central African regions. The reason for this qualification is the immense economic, political and cultural influence that the African Diaspora has on the African continent. Pieter van der Houwen’s talk will explore different aspects of the Diaspora on the basis of African communities in New York, Guangzhou and Johannesburg. Often thought of as the panacea of African problems the Diaspora does present some negative aspects, especially in regard to conflict in the home country. Interestingly enough within the Nigerian Diaspora which is an estimated 17 million people we see a reversed trend; the so-called “returnees” i.e. the Nigerians, many from the UK, returning to Nigeria since the 2008 economic crisis. The talk will also focus on migration, if we are to take African poverty reduction seriously, should we not reconsider migration policies, taking into account the vast volume of remittances that flow back to the continent?
To register: https://event.bookitbee.com/24111/lunchtime-talk-external-africa

Lunchtime Talk - Eritrea Past and Present
Date: October 24th from 1-2pm
Venue: Room 355 in the Main Building
Description: Elsa Gebrehiwet will explore differences and similarities between South Africa and Eritrea over the past 50 years. Apartheid might have been invented in South Africa, but it is by far the only country that suffered from it. The lesser known history of Eritrea will be brought to live, by linking it to key figures in the Black History movement, such as Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King. Elsa Gebrehiwet is an English-Tigrinya medical translator and UNESCO RILA Ambassador. In her role as ambassador she runs a community parent group, to talk about the needs of the young Eritreans in Glasgow. She also organises regular gatherings for those young Eritreans, to support their development and to provide them with positive local role models.
More information about her work can be found here.
To register: https://event.bookitbee.com/24135/lunchtime-talk-eritrea-past-and-present

VISnet Collaboration Event
Date: October 24th and 25th
Venue: Glasgow Women’s Library
Description: The purpose is to introduce our talented post-doc cohort to varied researchers across our strategic themes of Energy (Energy systems, carbon analysis, carbon capture, renewables), Environment (waste and water treatment technologies, recycling and remediation technologies), Medical & Healthcare (imaging, drug/treatment development and manufacture, diagnostics) and Advanced Industrial Technologies (satellite technologies, industrial biotechnology, imaging and sensing, green manufacturing).    Projects initiated at our event will be supported with the possibility of some seed funding. You can choose to attend either on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning. Please sign up if you have research interests across our themes or are willing to join us in demonstrating the power of networks! 
Registration: https://event.bookitbee.com/23750/visnet-collaboration-event

Fundraising Concert for the St. Andrew’s Clinics for Children
Date/Time/Venue: October 25th, 2019 at 19:00 in the University Chapel
Tickets: £25
Description: The St Andrew’s Clinics for Children (STACC) is a charity which was established by staff at the University of Glasgow in 1992, and over the 27 years since then STACC has provided free healthcare to over 1.5 million children in Africa.    Around 95% of all the funds raised by STACC are transferred directly to one of STACC’s six partner clinics, located in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda (two clinics) and Kenya to support primary child care. This year our main fund-raising event in Scotland will be a concert to be held in the Chapel of the University of Glasgow on Friday 25 October at 7.00pm, the event finishing at about 9pm. We are delighted that Adèle Paxton (vocalist) and Dennis “Mackie” McCorkle (guitarist) have teamed up as ‘Mackie and Me’, to present their own unique sound and will give a concert which will focus on settings of Walter de la Mare and Robert Louis Stevenson poems that were written for children – or for the child in all of us.  The evening will also include some light classics and some jazz – nothing heavy! During the interval there will be a short presentation about the work of STACC and a raffle.  Wine and nibbles will be served
Tickets and Further Details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/songs-for-our-children-concert-in-aid-of-st-andrews-clinics-for-children-tickets-65242059757?utm_term=eventurl_text

World Cities Day: Lunchtime Lightning Talks
Event Date: October 31st from 12:30-14:30
Venue: Room 308, Gregory Building
Description: he School of Social and Political Sciences and the Glasgow Centre for International Development is celebrating the United Nations ‘World Cities Day’ (it is not just Halloween!) with a ‘Lunchtime Lightning Talks’ research competition and networking event. And we want you to join us! Come along and see who can take on the challenge of showcasing their urban research in just four minutes, eight slides, 30 seconds a slide, pick your winner and network with researchers from across the University. Lunch and drinks will be provided. Join in the conversation using #WCDlightning. Speaker line up:

  • Bilge Serin:Living a high-life?
  • Gareth JamesAt Home in Glasgow's East End
  • Graeme YoungGoverning informal food systems in a divided city - Insights from Cape Town.
  • John Rueben Davies:The Crisis of Kumartuli - Challenges of an historic, occupation-based neighbourhood, its artistic heritage and built environment, in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Linsay Gray: All ARISE - Facilitating governance accountability and responsiveness for equity in health and wellbeing in African and South Asian informal urban settlements.
  • Richard Brunner:Reconceptualising how public services do their work - examples from the urban.
  • Simon Joss:Smart city as public city?

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/world-cities-day-lunchtime-lightning-talk-tickets-74414540895

 

Third Sector & NGO Recruitment Fair
Date/Time: November 6th from 11:00-14:00
Location: Wolfson Medical School Atrium
Description: Do you want to work for a charitable organisation? Up to 20 organisations will be here on campus, to meet students from all disciplines to discuss job opportunities, voluntary roles and give you an insight into this sector.

GCID PGR/ECR Networking Event<
Date/Time: November 6th from 4pm-6pm
Venue: Fore Hall
Description: Working in the Global South comes with a suite of challenges and opportunities that are often quite different from those encountered in other areas of research. This event is an opportunity to meet your UofG graduate student and early career researcher peers who have faced, will face or are facing these same challenges and adventures. The event is designed to introduce you to people working in similar geographical regions and similar research questions (or using similar methodologies). Food and drinks will be provided and we will be doing a random draw from all attendees for some Amazon gift cards, so don’t miss it! Registration is required.
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gcid-pgrecr-networking-event-tickets-73102897735

A Crash Course in…ODA Compliance
Date/Time: November 13th from 13:00-14:00       
Venue: Boyd Orr Building: 709AB
Description: The “A Crash Course in…” series of workshops will provide anyone involved in research with a brief overview of a series of useful topics. Sessions may include practical elements that should be considered at application stage, some examples of common mistakes, an overview of some elements happening behind the scenes of grant activity that it might be helpful for you to know, and information on who to contact for help. The funding landscape is shifting and these sessions will help teams to develop stronger proposals and have on hand the information they may find themselves needing in interviews and to answer partner queries. The sessions are likely to be of interest to staff from all job families involved in any research area, but the sessions will be particularly highlighting things to consider if you are planning to apply for funding linked to work or challenges in developing countries. This session will cover the principles of ODA compliance, elements you should consider when considering applying for ODA research funds, crafting a strong ODA compliance statement and how to integrate evidence of ODA compliance into your funding application. Please note: These sessions are open to University of Glasgow staff and students only.
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-crash-course-in-oda-compliance-tickets-77101052323

A Crash Course in…Gender Equality
Date/Time: December 4th from 13:00-14:00
Venue: Fore Hall
Description: The “A Crash Course in…” series of workshops will provide anyone involved in research with a brief overview of a series of useful topics. Sessions may include practical elements that should be considered at application stage, some examples of common mistakes, an overview of some elements happening behind the scenes of grant activity that it might be helpful for you to know, and information on who to contact for help. The funding landscape is shifting and these sessions will help teams to develop stronger proposals and have on hand the information they may find themselves needing in interviews and to answer partner queries. The sessions are likely to be of interest to staff from all job families involved in any research area, but the sessions will be particularly highlighting things to consider if you are planning to apply for funding linked to work or challenges in developing countries. This session will cover the legislative background to the requirement for Gender Equality statements, suggestions for how to integrate Gender Equality into your research activity and project proposals, and guidance on writing Gender Equality statements. Please note: These sessions are open to University of Glasgow staff and students only.
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-crash-course-ingender-equality-tickets-77103688207

A Crash Course in…Due Diligence
Date/Time: January 29th from 13:00-14:00
Venue: Fore Hall
Description: The “A Crash Course in…” series of workshops will provide anyone involved in research with a brief overview of a series of useful topics. Sessions may include practical elements that should be considered at application stage, some examples of common mistakes, an overview of some elements happening behind the scenes of grant activity that it might be helpful for you to know, and information on who to contact for help. The funding landscape is shifting and these sessions will help teams to develop stronger proposals and have on hand the information they may find themselves needing in interviews and to answer partner queries. The sessions are likely to be of interest to staff from all job families involved in any research area, but the sessions will be particularly highlighting things to consider if you are planning to apply for funding linked to work or challenges in developing countries. This session will cover an overview of why we do Due Diligence, things to consider at the application stage including discussions with your partners, an overview of how Due Diligence is completed, and some tips for how you can help ensure the process not only goes smoothly, but is useful for you and your partners. Please note: These sessions are open to University of Glasgow staff and students only.
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-crash-course-indue-diligence-tickets-77104705249

A Crash Course in…Subcontracts and Payments
Date/Time: February 12th from 13:00-14:00
Venue: Fore Hall
Description: The “A Crash Course in…” series of workshops will provide anyone involved in research with a brief overview of a series of useful topics. Sessions may include practical elements that should be considered at application stage, some examples of common mistakes, an overview of some elements happening behind the scenes of grant activity that it might be helpful for you to know, and information on who to contact for help. The funding landscape is shifting and these sessions will help teams to develop stronger proposals and have on hand the information they may find themselves needing in interviews and to answer partner queries. The sessions are likely to be of interest to staff from all job families involved in any research area, but the sessions will be particularly highlighting things to consider if you are planning to apply for funding linked to work or challenges in developing countries. This session will follow closely on from the Due Diligence session and cover some of the practical elements of subcontracting and payments that should be taken into consideration at the application/planning stage, an overview of how processes work at the University, and some tips to help your project run smoothly from application to delivery. Please note: These sessions are open to University of Glasgow staff and students only.
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-crash-course-insubcontracts-and-payments-tickets-77105339145

Symposium on Capacity Strengthening in Africa
Date: February 20th, 2020
Venue: TBC
Description: Professor Paul Garside, Dean for Global Engagement (Africa and Middle East) is pleased to announce that on 28th February 2020, the University of Glasgow will host a Symposium on Capacity Strengthening in Africa, with key contributions from the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), as well as other Scottish universities, government bodies, funders and networks. The University of Glasgow is very proud of the work that it does and the strong links that it has in Africa and recognises the importance of capacity strengthening in the region. This symposium will provide an opportunity not only to showcase some of the fantastic work that Glasgow is leading on, but also to explore what more can be done in this area. Vice-Principal, External Relations, Rachel Sandison has expressed her support of the range of proposed themes for the symposium, “I think this is a really important time for Glasgow to lead the conversation in terms of what the key priorities and obstacles are for capacity strengthening, how higher education providers, networks, governments and funders play a role in that, and what the scope is for knowledge exchange and capacity strengthening – not only in terms of academic work but also in professional areas within higher education provision.”  The University hopes that the symposium will lead to increased collaboration between members of the African Research Universities Alliance and Scottish Universities, and there is also potential for enhanced coordination between Scottish Universities on their programmes in Africa. Professor Garside and colleagues who are leading on the university’s extensive work in Africa are looking forward to meaningful discussion about the key components of capacity building and hearing from the perspectives of key representatives from African universities.


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