WST 23: Main Event Programme

Welcome to Work Smarter Together March 23 ‘Celebrating Us’

This year we want to take a day to celebrate that success with an exciting line-up of opening and closing keynote speakers; a panel discussion, colleague presentations in parallel sessions, as well as our networking lunch and a poster exhibition with prizes.

We’re delighted to have a great line up of speakers; panellists and thought-provoking submissions for this year’s WST March 23 – Celebrating Us, on Thursday March 23 2023

Below is the full schedule of events taking place each day.

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Here’s the outline for what to expect:


Morning Programme:

Time Topic Presenter Location
10:00 Welcome by Agile Director Dr Olga Murdoch The Village: Auditorium
10:15 Opening Remarks by Acting President & WST Sponsor Professor Mark Rogers The Village: Auditorium
10:30 Opening Keynote: “Be You – Because everyone else is taken” How to truly connect in a fragmented world Dr Lollie Mancey The Village: Auditorium

Parallel Session 1 : The Village Auditorium

Time Topic Presenter Location
11:45 Implementing the Dignity & Respect Review Report Presenter: Marcellina Fogarty & Rory Carey The Village: Auditorium
12:00 Celebrating Pride in Vet Sciences: A how-to in 10 easy steps! Presenters: Niamh Nestor & Eimear Burkley The Village: Auditorium
12:15 End Period Poverty Initiative at UCD Library Presenters: Catherine Bodey and Vanessa Buckley The Village: Auditorium
12:30 Hybrid Working in Google Spaces Presenters: Anna John & Hannah Lamont The Village: Auditorium
12:45 To zoom or not to zoom? The pros and cons of running zoom clinics. Presenters: Johanna Kennedy & Kevin Lohan The Village: Auditorium

Parallel Session 2: Meeting Room 5

Time Topic Presenter Location
11:45 COMPHACRISIS: The Story of a Grant Presenter: Mina Hosseini The Village: Meeting Room 5
12:00 Developing international collaborations for an environmental humanities project: The Humanities Institute’s GHI grant Presenter: Megan Kuster The Village: Meeting Room 5
12:15 Building Global Partnerships Presenter: Caitríona Osborne The Village: Meeting Room 5
12:30 Creating the Academic Integrity course for UCD Students Presenter: Peter Hickey The Village: Meeting Room 5
12:45 Refurbishment to reimagining: The transformative impact of the Level 3 James Joyce Library Project Presenter: Lorna Dodd The Village: Meeting Room 5

Afternoon Programme:

Time Topic Presenter Location
13:00 Networking Lunch & Poster Exhibition The Village: Balcony
14:00 Panel Discussion: People First at UCD  Panellists:

Chantelle Guilfoyle

Professor Colin Scott

Michael Sinnott

Moderator: Lorna Dodd

The Village: Auditorium
15:20 Closing Keynote:  “Resilience and Psychological Safety: When vulnerability becomes vital.” Justin Caffrey The Village: Auditorium
16: 15 Poster Winner Awards -Judges’ Prize and Popular Vote The Village: Auditorium

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