Building Sanctuary Building Connections
This seminar was organised by Dr Claire Dorrity and hosted by University of Sanctuary Working Group and Fáilte Refugees, UCC.
Keynote Speakers: Natasha Maimba and Minahil Sarfraz – RTE Leaving Limbo Documentary and Youth Ambassadors for Unicef Ireland.
This seminar also brought together the University of Veracruz and the Memorial University of Newfoundland in an interactive seminar linking students from UCC, the Memorial University Newfoundland, Canada and the University of Veracruz (UV), Mexico. The event involved knowledge sharing on the on-going work within all universities in their promotion of the participation of refugees and asylum seekers and excluded indigenous communities in higher education.
Presentations undertaken incuded Failte Refugees (Guest Speaker: Mair Kelly, Chairperson of Failte Regugee Society, UCC), The Better Together Project (Guest Speaker: Student Vera Stojanovic) Ceangal (Guest Speaker: Cliona Hayes), Enactus society, UCC.
Arif Abu, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Aranzazu Hernandez Gonzalez / Cliona Maher (University of Veracruz)