The Future of Public Health

Since early last year, the global pandemic has brought the complex landscape of public health into sharp focus,  highlighting in particular, the inseparability of local and global approaches and responses.  In this online event, guest keynote speaker Prof Martin McKee joins Prof Ivan Perry, Dean of UCC’s School of Public Health, and Denise Cahill, Cork Healthy Cities Coordinator, for a discussion on ‘Healthy Cities – The Future of Public Health’.

Prof Martin McKee, professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will join Prof Ivan Perry, professor of Public Health & Dean of UCC’s School of Public Health, and Ms Denise Cahill, Cork Healthy Cities coordinator to discuss the future of Public Health and the role of cities in promoting and protecting Public Health. The panel discussion is chaired by Dr Sara Burke Research Assistant Professor of Health Policy in the Centre for Health Policy and Management, in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin with opening performance by Sadhbh Goodwin, UCC Quercus Creative and Performing Arts Scholar.

Iveragh LIVE: Citizen Science in Action

Clelebrating Community Week Iveragh LIVE produce this short film to thank participants of LIVE's Iveragh Lizards Citizen Science Project and share the results of this citizen science project.

South Parish Tree Audit

Opened by the Lord Mayor of Cork, this event shares the story of three students from School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, who collaborated with Green Spaces for Health to conduct a Tree Audit for the community. The project was delivered under supervision of Dr Eoin Lettice and through UCC's Community Academic Research Links (CARL) intiative. This short video captures the the project.  


Singathon in the Aula

Since starting out as an initiative to support older people during COVID19 and cocooning, this over 60's singing group has only once previously been able to gather in person to sing together. This one of a kind SingaThon event welcomed the 35 member ensemble to perform in the unique surrounds of UCC's Aula Maxima. The programme was drawn both from the Song selection compiled by Lillian Smith and from the repertoire of Cork Pops Orchestra, who have led the Tea Dances at City Hall for many years.

Involving Older People in Research

This workshop explores the involvement of older people in research during the pandemic.  Older participants, researchers and Age Action members come together to reflect on the IRC-funded project ‘Agency and Ageing in Place in Rural Ireland’ delivered throughthe pandemic.  Read more about the event here. 

Community Coaching

Celebrating Community Week 2021, the UCC Executive Coaching Panel launch a unique offer to provide free professional coaching to 21 individuals from the community sector in Cork.  

Complete the form on their event page here to submit an expression of interest to avail of this offer. 

Smart Communities and the Role of Citizen Engagement

This virtual event takes a look at Cork as a smart and sustainable region. It showcases innovative and collaborative projects that are currently underway and explores how citizen engagement has played a key role in fostering positive change at a social, economic, and environmental level. 

 You are also invited to access additional webinars recordings that were part of our Cork Smart Gateway webinar series “Innovating through Technology” by clicking here.

Working with Young People Through Education

Celebrating the positive impact of educational research being conducted in Cork, with local school communities at primary and secondary school level, this event showcases three case study examples from the School of Education at UCC working with children and young people through education.

Civic & Community Engagement

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