Equality Week 2016-17

UCC Equality Week 2016 Schedule

Equality Week 2016-17
October 17 – 21

Monday, October 17

Location: Boole Library, Creative Zone

11:00 - 12:00 EQUALITY WEEK - LAUNCH

Welcome: Prof. Siobhán Mullally, Chair Equality Committee, UCC (Vice-Chair, Athena Swan Committee, UCC)

Caroline Fennell, Senior Vice President Academic & Registrar (Chair, UCC Athena Swan Committee)

Keynote address: Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission
Kate Moriarty, Deputy President, UCC Student Union
Salim Mhawesh, The Irish Immigrant Support Centre NASC

Tuesday, October 18

Location: Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, Room 225

12:00 - 13:00 Action towards Gender Equality in UCC

'From Paper Actions to Effective Change for Gender Equality at UCC'
Nicola Maxwell & Dr. Sarah Field, GENOVATE

'UCC’s Athena SWAN Action Plan: what’s it about & how will it affect you?'
Ann King, Athena SWAN Project Officer, UCC

University Maternity Transition Supports and Guidelines
Helen O’Donoghue, HR Business Manager, UCC College of SEFS

Chair: Dr. Laurence Davis, Department of Government

13:00 – 14:00: What’s it like for trans* (including non-binary) staff and students in UCC? An introduction to the issues

• 'Trans* 101'
Gordon Grehan, Transgender Equality Network Ireland

• 'Your non-binary colleagues and friends who are non-binary (with a gender neither 100% male or female): what you need to know'
Kay Cairns, Founder, Non-Binary+ Ireland

Wednesday, October 19

Location: Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, Room 225

13:00 – 14:30 LAUNCH - GLEN Diversity Champions Workplace Diversity Programme

Diversity Champions is an initiative of GLEN, the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, to promote the inclusion of LGBT employees.

Barry O’Brien, Director of Human Resources
Eimear O'Reilly, Diversity Champions Programme Officer, GLEN Diversity Champions

LGBT-related initiatives, activities and resources at UCC
Dr. Laurence Davis, Department of Government; Chairperson, UCC LGBT Staff Network
Niamh O'Reilly, UCCSU LGBT Rights Officer
Dave Roche, Manager, Cork Gay Project

Thursday, October 20

Location: Creative Zone, Boole Library

12:00-14:00 Supporting Traveller students accessing higher education
Olive Byrne, UCC Plus+ Programme Manager

Increasing Access of under-represented groups to Higher Education
Olive Byrne, UCC PLUS+ Programme Manager
Mary O’Grady, Head, UCC Disability Support Service
Gary Mulcahy, UCC Mature Students Office

Friday, October 21

Location: Creative Zone, Boole Library

13:00-14:00 Race, Religion and Ethnicity in Higher Education

Dr. Amanullah De Sondy, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam, UCC Study of Religions Department
Dr. Olaniyi Kolawole, Department of Sociology, UCC
Dr. Karl Kitching, UCC School of Education
Professor Siobhan Mullally, School of Law, UCC

Press Release

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Unit

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