The Lifecourse Institute (LCI) at NUI Galway held its annual Honorary Public Lecture on Wednesday, 18 May entitled "Inequality and Diversity across the Lifecourse: Intercultural Perspectives". The main speaker, UNESCO Chair, Professor Jagdish Gundara addressed the issues of interculturalism, diversity, inequality and how groups of children and families, older people and people with disabilities are affected. The lessons learnt from interculturalism in the UK and elsewhere were drawn on, as well as the Irish perspective and where we stand now within a recession context and going forward.
The PhD in Child and Youth Research is a collaboration between Trinity College Dublin and the Child and Family Research Centre, the School of Political Science and Sociology, and the School of Psychology at NUI Galway. As a structured four year programme, students will take taught modules in the first two years, and in years three and four concentrate on a dissertation begun in year one.
Dr. Bernadine Brady and Dr. Connie O’ Regan from the Child and Family Research Centre, were recognised by NUI Galway at a special ceremony when they were conferred with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from NUI Galway President, Dr. James J. Browne on Thursday, 24th March 2011. Bernadine and Connie both undertook research in the area of youth mentoring in Ireland.
Prof. Pat Dolan and Dr. Bernadine Brady from the CFRC took part in a two-day networking visit to Charles University in Prague on 14th and 15th March 2011. Prof. Dolan, Dr. Brady and Dr. Gabriela Seidlová Málková from the School of Humanities at Charles University are jointly supervising the work of Tereza Brumovská, Doctoral Fellow at the CFRC who is undertaking research into youth mentoring in the Czech Republic.
Professor Pat Dolan has been invited by the United Nations Programme on the Family and the United Nations Programme on Youth, in the Division for Social Policy and Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) to participate in the United Nations Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Dialogue and Mutual Understanding across Generations”. The event is being held in cooperation with Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIIFSD) in Doha, Qatar in March, 8th-9th 2011.
The Life Course Institute at NUI Galway hosted a pre-election debate entitled “Future Policies: Older People, Children and Families, and Persons with Disabilities”. The event was held in Aras Moyola on the North Campus of NUI Galway on Thursday 17 February 2011 at 8pm.
NUI Galway launched the Going to College Project, an inclusive education initiative to support the civic engagement of persons with intellectual disabilities, on Monday, 17 January 2011. Registrar and Deputy-President, Professor Nollaig Mac Congáil will officially launch the project which will take place at 11:00am in the Bailey Allen Hall on campus. Conor Pope, TV Presenter, journalist with The Irish Times and NUI Galway graduate, will be Master of Ceremonies for the event.
On Monday, 21 June, 2010, a partnership between NUI Galway’s UNESCO Chair in Children Youth and Civic Engagement at the Child and Family Research Centre, Foróige, the National Youth Development Organisation and Alan Kerins Projects, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) will be launched today, Monday, 21 June, 2010, in NUI Galway by the Minister of State with special responsibility for Overseas Development, Peter Power T.D.