Medicine and Health

Strengthening the Civic Mission of Higher Education

Strengthening the Civic Mission of Higher Education: the role of community engaged scholarship in medicine and health - Dr Martin Galvin, Research Support Officer, Community Academic Research Links (CARL)

This seminar will discuss the civic mission of Ireland's universities and the work being done nationally via Ireland's Campus Engage initiative to promote this. The results of the self-evaluation exercise conducted by UCC, under the guidance of the Carnegie Foundation, show the potential UCC has to differentiate itself as a leading civically engaged university; particularly in the area of Community Based Research and Learning. We will discuss some of the practicalities involved in structuring community partnerships and the importance of researching and learning with and not on communities. Finally we will discuss the role engaged scholarship can play - across research, teaching and service in the College of Medicine and Health - in developing partnerships that promote social justice, public health and environmental sustainability. Dr. Martin Galvin works with University College Cork’s Community Academic Research Links initiative, or CARL for short. In this role he supports the development of civil society and university collaborative research partnerships. Martin has a PhD. in Education from the University of Limerick and studied at the University of Helsinki with Professor Yrjö Engeström. He has a background in inner-city teaching and community development. From 2008 to 2016 he co-managed a development initiative in support of the communities undergoing regeneration in Limerick City.

Category: Conferences: Medicine and Health
Time: 1:15-2pm
Location: Room 405, 4th Floor, Western Gateway Building
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Fiona Riordan
021 4205532

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