Annual Gold Medals & Prizes
About the Leaving Certificate IBIOLI Gold Medals for Biology Award:
The Institute of Biology of Ireland awards students in the Leaving Certificate Biology examination. These annual awards for excellence in Biology are made to the highest performing students in the current year’s Leaving Certificate examinations.
Each of the awardees is presented with a gold medal and a Certificate in recognition of their excellent achievements. In addition, the teacher of Biology of each of the students received a Certificate of Commendation.
This is always a lovely occasion that offers a real celebration of all the work that the students, their families, teachers and schools put into attaining such high standards in biology.
This activity is just one of the many engaged in by the Institute (see www.ibioli.net) to disseminate and encourage interest in Biology at all levels in Ireland.
About the Professor Michael Hennerty Memorial Prize & Medal Award:
In 2015 the Institute of Biology of Ireland formulated an annual Memorial Prize & Medal Award, in honour of the late Professor Michael Hennerty, UCD. Professor Hennerty was also a Fellow of the Institute of Biology of Ireland, and dedicated in excess of 20 years to its work.
It was agreed that the prize would be awarded to the undergraduate student with the highest overall GPA in the Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf Management degree programme offered at UCD.
In the event of two or more students having the same final GPA the student with the best performance in the HORT 30190 Food Production: Fruit and Post-harvest Physiology will be selected.