UCD Alumni Awards 2020: Watch Back

UCD Alumni Awardees In Focus Webinars

On Thursday evenings throughout the month of November, we invited the global UCD community of alumni, students, staff and the wider public to enjoy the ‘UCD Alumni Awardees In Focus’ conversation series.

These engaging discussions featured the nine 2020 UCD Alumni Awardees and were themed across four strands, reflecting the pillars of the UCD Strategy 2020-2024: Rising to the Future.
All four conversation webinars are available to watch back, please find links to each video below.

Past Events

Thursday
26
November
2020
19:00 (IST)

Conversation IV

COVID-19 has prompted new and lasting approaches to creative innovation.

Join us on Thursday, 26 November at 7.00pm for a special episode as we mark the UCD Alumni Awards.

This week we will be joined by UCD Alumni Awardee in Research, Innovation and Impact Dr Sandra Collins – Director, the National Library of Ireland and UCD Alumni Awardee in Engineering and Architecture Róisín Heneghan – Award-winning architect with broadcaster and UCD alumnus Pat Kenny, a long-time friend of the UCD Alumni Awards.

Thursday
19
November
2020
19:00 (IST)

Conversation III

The health of all living things on Earth is connected through the biosphere. ‘One Health’ concerns designing and implementing collaborative programmes, policies, legislation and research for better public health outcomes.

Join us on Thursday, 19 November at 7.00pm for a special episode as we mark the UCD Alumni Awards.

This week we will be joined by UCD Alumni Awardee in Health and Agricultural Sciences Professor Delia Grace Randolph – Epidemiologist and food safety expert and UCD Alumni Awardee in Science Dr Cormac Kilty – Biotech entrepreneur  in conversation with  broadcaster and UCD alumnus Pat Kenny, a long-time friend of the UCD Alumni Awards.

Thursday
12
November
2020
19:00 (IST)

Conversation II

Research shows that the ability to navigate, overcome and recover from adversity is the key ingredient for happiness, success and satisfaction in life.

Join us on Thursday, 12 November at 7.00pm for a special episode as we mark the UCD Alumni Awards.

This week we will be joined by UCD Alumni Awardee in Business Mark Pollock – Athlete, explorer, motivational speaker and author; UCD Alumni Awardee in Sport Dr Jack McCaffrey – Dublin GAA football star, and paediatric doctor and UCD Alumni Awardee in Law Sally Hayden – Journalist and photographer focused on humanitarian crises in conversation with  broadcaster and UCD alumnus Pat Kenny, a long-time friend of the UCD Alumni Awards.

Proudly supported by Intel.

Thursday
5
November
2020
19:00 (IST)

Conversation I

COVID-19 is inflicting high and rising human costs worldwide, and necessary protections are impacting economic activity. What does this mean for Ireland?

Join us on Thursday, 5 November at 7.00pm for a special episode as we mark the UCD Alumni Awards.

This week we will be joined by UCD Alumni Awardee in Social Sciences, Sharon Donnery, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Ireland and UCD Alumni Awardee in Arts and Humanities Dalton Philips – CEO, Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) in conversation with broadcaster and UCD alumnus Pat Kenny, a long-time friend of the UCD Alumni Awards.

This conversation reflects UCD’s strategic theme ‘Creating a Sustainable Global Society’ and is proudly supported by RKD.