Green Awards 2016

On Thursday 16 June, we celebrated the achievements of 71 Green Impact teams from 24 Schools and Directorates. James O’Kane, the University’s Registrar and Chief Operating Officer presented Green Impact Awards to representatives from each team.

A full list of winners is available here.

Bronze Awards


Faculty of Engineering & Physical Science-PVC’s Office
Elaine Buller

Ruth Erwin

Silver Awards

Centre for Experimental Medicine (RVH)
Barbara Hamill
Staff Training & Development Unit
Andrew Harvey
 Centre for Medical Education
Karen Murphy
 School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
John Mackle

Gold Catering Award

Campus Food & Drink (Great Hall)
Brian Horgan
Campus Food & Drink (Riddel Hall)

Gold Lab Award

School of Biological Sciences
Emily McDermott
Centre for Cancer Research & Cell Biology
Maria Rea
School of Pharmacy
Aisling O’Carroll

Gold Award

Student Plus Central Office
Sharon Haughey
Personnel Department
Deborah Morgan
Institute of Electronics, Communications & Information Technology (ECIT)
Claire Delaney
Registrar’s Office
Julie Carse
Estates Directorate
Lee Bore
The Biomedical & Medical Library
Karl Martin
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Sandra Scott-Hayward
Development & Alumni Relations Office
Naoimh Wilson
School of Education
Colette Farrell
Centre for Biomedical Sciences Education
Nuala Tipping

Multiple Teams

6 teams from the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology participated in Green Impact. The School achieved 1 Golf Award, 2 Gold Lab Awards and 3 Silver Awards.

School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology
Stacey Gilmore

The final Gold Award goes to the McClay Library who participated in the Green Impact Excellence Award. The excellence award required the team to develop a special project. The green team at the McClay, with the support of the Estates gardening team, have been developing a wildlife garden reusing materials to provide a refuge for animals and promote biodiversity at the rear of the library.

McClay Library
Una Lynch

Platinum Award

Platinum is awarded to the Office and Lab team who gained the highest number of points, by completing the highest number of environmental actions through Green Impact.

Queen’s Accommodation
Tina Mawhinney

 Platinum Lab Award

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Rebecca Taylor

The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering also participated in the Green Excellence Award and developed an online video of top 20 tips for living low carbon lifestyles

Special Awards

Student Leadership
Chris McCallum
Innovation for Engagement Award
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Environmental Improvement Award McClay Library Bibliographic Services
Michael Goodall

Community Action Award University Gardening Team Paul Wallace
Environmental Champion of the Year McClay Library
Christine Carrothers

Green Challenge Award

This was the first year of the Queen’s Green Challenge Program which invited students to come up with an exciting and innovative idea for a project to promote environmental awareness within the University. Six successful proposals received funding of up to £500 per project.

Green Challenge Participants