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Global Engagement Award Ceremony 2017

Posted on 06 July 2017

The Trinity Global Engagement Awards took place on Wednesday 28 June.  The Global Engagement Awards is an annual event hosted by the Provost in recognition of Trinity’s Global Engagement activities. This year’s ceremony marks the third year of the awards and took place during an evening reception in the Provost’s House.  The Awards are designed to recognise the exceptional contribution made by staff to global education and research, cultural understanding and global experiences that directly benefits the Trinity community, raising the College’s profile and supporting the development of students into global citizens.  

The recipients of this year’s Trinity Global Engagement Awards were: Professor Brian Foley, School of Engineering, Ms Cliona Hannon, Director of the Trinity Access Programmes and Dr John Gormley, Head of Physiotherapy. A joint Award went to Ms Doris Alexander & Ms Jennifer Taaffe to recognise their work on LERU.


In addition to the Award Winners, two academics received a Certificate of Excellence to mark their significant contribution to Trinity’s Global Engagement activities.  The winners of the Certificate of Excellence were: Professor Ian Robertson, School of Psychology and Associate Professor Mary Keating, School of Business.

The Vice President for Global Relations, Professor Juliette Hussey, commented: “This is the third year of the Global Engagement Awards and as VPGR I was delighted to see another very strong field. It is wonderful to see the amount of global engagement activities that are in train throughout Trinity. It was particularly difficult to select the winners due to the excellence observed across all area.”

The winners were chosen following a detailed assessment by the adjudication panel, comprising representatives of academic and administrative staff and an external reviewer.  The panel examined each candidate across four categories that included global engagement, international education and outreach activities, international relationship building and leadership in global fundraising.

The range of Trinity’s Global Engagement activities cover areas such as: development of Trinity’s academic partnerships; contributing significantly to Global research areas – working to solve real world problems; supporting international students’ integration on campus; expanding the range of study areas available to students; developing exchange programmes and raising Trinity’s global awareness.


Photo caption: Pictured above left to right: Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast, Ms Cliona Hannon, Ms Karen Mortell (accepting on behalf of Professor Brian Foley), Ms Jennifer Taaffe, Dr John Gormley and Vice-President for Global Relations, Professor Juliette Hussey