President’s Award for Societal Impact

May 09 2018 Posted: 10:00 IST
On May 2nd 2018, Dr Frances Fahy was the recipient of NUIG's inaugural President’s Award for Societal Impact. This is a new award in recognition of the valuable contribution staff members make to society and the broader community, above and beyond routine support and academic activities, on behalf of the University. The aim of the President’s Awards for Societal Impact is to award the outstanding contributions of staff across the whole University who seek to use their skills and knowledge to improve the University’s contribution to society and our various communities, to stimulate excellence and help improve the visibility of the University’s impact on society. Frances was nominated for this Award by the Deputy Director of the EPA for her immense impact on the development of environmental policy, shaping how environmental research is funded on the island of Ireland and for successfully applying her research to influence change beyond the academic sphere. Frances was also nominated by the GSI on the basis of her active service to the Society in a number of committee roles for over a decade and her outstanding contributions to promotion of Geography as a subject across the Island of Ireland.