Explore UCD

UCD Home >

News and Events

Latest News and Events

SFI Discover award for Institute art/science collaboration between researchers, patient partners and women from minority communities

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, and Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD, have announced a €5 million investment in 38 projects to create greater public awareness of the impact of STEM on society and everyday life, generate opportunities for dialogue and encouraging diversity in STEM-related disciplines.

Research should be shaped by the many diverse voices in Ireland today. Cut from the Same Cloth is a two-year project with textile artist, Lorna Donlon that is led by Conway Fellow, Professor Amanda McCann, UCD School of Medicine and Chair of The Patient Voice in Cancer Research initiative. 

‘Have your say in research’ - Patient Voice in Cancer Research regional event

The Patient Voice in Cancer Research (PVCR) brought a roadshow event to the Radisson Blu, Athlone on the evening of 21 February ahead of the Irish Association for Cancer Research annual conference. ‘Have Your Say in Research’ gave attendees an opportunity to hear ‘patient voice’ partners speak about their experience of working with researchers through the PVCR initiative.

With both a lived experience of cancer and professional expertise in communications, Mary Staunton is ideally placed to support early career researchers like PhD student, Rebecca Sheridan in writing and speaking about her work in plain English for public audiences. Mary and Rebecca spoke about working together to prepare an accessible presentation for a national competition that Rebecca went on to win.

Read more

Musical tribute to mark World Cancer Day

Jack Lukeman, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, Anne Randolph, Celine Byrne and Sive joined six choirs from around Ireland on February 04 in a musical tribute to those whose lives are touched by cancer.

Choirs performing include those comprised entirely of cancer survivors; Sea of Change and Sing for Life Choir as well as Mount Sion Choir, Dublin Gospel Choir, The Mellow Tonics and the UCD Community Choir. 

Many choirs had joint performances with the guest musicians. Everybody performed songs with special meaning to them. The event ended with a combined performance of ‘Brave’ by Sara Bareilles when more than 250 people took to the stage in O’Reilly Hall, University College Dublin

Read more

Podcast Series

The PVCR Fireside Chat podcast launched in September 2021 provides a chance to listen back to some of the discussions by patients and researchers on the topics that matter most to cancer patients. (opens in a new window)Subscribe to Soundcloud, (opens in a new window)iTunes or (opens in a new window)Spotify.

Read more news and check out upcoming events.