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CHAS Postdoc Appreciation Day, Tuesday 20th September 2022

UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences (CHAS) Postdoctoral Forum is delighted to invite you to a day of events on Tuesday the 20th of September 2022 to celebrate Postdoc Appreciation Week. The aim of the day is to celebrate postdocs, research scientists and research fellows and their contributions to research and our community. Attendance is open to all.

Our invited speaker is Dr Jessamyn Fairfield who will talk about being “Open to surprising things”. She is a Lecturer in the School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway and is an award-winning science communicator. During the refreshment break attendees will be able to admire and vote for images submitted by the postdoc community to our photo competition "A postdoc's life". They can also show their appreciation for the postdocs that they work with by adding a message to our Positivitree. Take 5, our flash talk event will feature postdocs and their research in an unconventional way. To end on a high note, we have a food truck coming.

Prizes (€150 One4All voucher) will be awarded by the audience for the "A postdoc's life" photo competition and "Take 5" flash talks.

Registration is not mandatory for attendance but is recommended as it would allow us to estimate numbers. Please register by scanning the QR code or by clicking on the link below.

Any questions email: chaspostdocforum@ucd.ie

Registration link: https://forms.gle/jmsuW9V1AFASJKGs9

Everyone is welcome to attend these events, however, only postdocs, research scientists and research fellows in the CHAS are eligible to enter the "A postdoc's life" photo competition, Take 5 flash talk competition and register for the communication skills workshop.

Schedule:

Location: Moore Auditorium and adjacent area, O’Brien Centre

Positivitree: There will be a positivitree where people can leave messages to show their appreciation for the postdocs, research fellows and research scientists that they know and work with.

 14:00: Opening remarks

14:15: Speaker – Jessamyn Fairfield “Open to surprising things”

Dr. Jessamyn Fairfield is a Lecturer in the School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway. She is an award-winning science communicator and regularly appears on Newstalk. She is the Director of Bright Club and has previously trained people for Soapbox Science, Thesisin3 and Famelab.

http://jessamynfairfield.com/

15:00: Tea/Coffee

Opportunity to enjoy images submitted by postdocs about their work and everyday life. You can also show appreciation for postdocs by leaving a message on our Positivitree. Audience members will vote for the winner of the "A postdoc's life" photo competition who will receive a €150 voucher.

15:30: Take 5: flash talk competition

Postdocs, research Scientists and research fellows from the CHAS will highlight their research in 5 minutes or less in a creative way using any medium they like: music, rap, props, an image or up to 3 slide presentation.

17:00 - 18:00: Zone 2, O'Brien Centre

BBQ (Gather & Gather)
Burgers, Sausages, Chicken Goujons and Salads with a vegetarian option

Communication skills workshop (open to postdocs, research scientists and research fellows from UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences (CHAS))

10:00-12:30: Communication skills workshop (facilitated by Jessamyn Fairfield) H1.49 SCH O’Brien Centre

This interactive workshop will help improve your communication skills using tools, such as improvisation. Dr. Jessamyn Fairfield is an award-winning science communicator and regularly appears on Newstalk. She is the Director of Bright Club and has previously trained people for Soapbox Science, Thesisin3 and Famelab. 

Places limited: first 30 people to register. To book a place on the workshop email:chaspostdocforum@ucd.ie

UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 7777 | E: chas@ucd.ie