Presidents Awards for Engagement 2017


The 2017 President’s Awards for Engagement were presented on Thursday, April 13th at the Helix by DCU Deputy President Professor Daire Keogh to recipients from the worlds of engineering, physics, humanities, social sciences and community engagement.

The 2017 award winners were:

Student Category €1,000 Winner: Staff Category €1,000 Winner:
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   DCU Media Production Society
– The 24 Hour Broadcast in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust
   Veronica Crosbie, SALIS
– Refugee and Asylum Seeker Outreach, University of Sanctuary
Special Merit Award
Staff Category €500 Winner:
Special Merit Award
Student Category €500 Winner:
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   Eilish McLoughlin, School of Physical Sciences
- Leadership in public engagement and STEM education
  Helen Concannon, PhD Student, School of Law and Government:
-Chief Commissioner Irish Girl Guides
Video Welcome Special Award in Enterprise Engagement;
€500 Winner:

DCU President Professor Brian MacCraith said,
“For Dublin City University, engagement with the wider society is a key plank of our philosophy. It promotes many of our own key values such as equality, inclusion and sustainability. The entries, and particularly the winners of the 2017 President’s Awards for Engagement, are a fine testimony to that mission.”

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   Dr Brian Corcoran,
   Dr Paul Young,
   Mr Liam Domican,
   Mr Dean McLoughlin

   School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
– Siemens Greenpower Design Challenge


DCU Students’ Union Vice –President for Engagement and Development, Eimear Maguire, added that “Students engage with society in many different ways. During their time at the university they engage with a wide range of social, cultural, international and personal interest issues. They are a key driver of DCU’s engagement mission”.

Special invited guest speaker, Deirdre Mortell, CEO of Social Innovation Fund Ireland delivered an enlightening speech on civic engagement and social innovation. Speaking at the event she commented that “it is fantastic to see DCU lead the way in student and staff community engagement. The winning projects are impressive and inspiring and I wish them the very best of impact too.”

Head of Civic Engagement at DCU, Professor Ronnie Munck highlighted the increased level of entrants to the awards scheme and attendance at the events.
“DCU’s engagement activity is second to none and it contributes greatly to the civic health of the university. The sheer diversity and level of engagement shown by all entrants is truly inspiring.”


Nominations and Posters 2017







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