THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

Cuireann Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann an taighde chun cinn. Tugaimid aitheantas do scoth taighdeoirí na hÉireann. Tugaimid tacaíocht don scoláireacht agus cuirimid an pobal ar an eolas faoin leas atá le baint as an eolaíocht agus as na daonnachtaí. Creidimid gur gá an dea-thaighde a chur chun cinn, a chothú agus a chur in iúl don phobal. Comhairle dá chuid ball a reachtálann an tAcadamh. Déantar baill a thoghadh agus meastar gurb é an gradam acadúil is airde in Éirinn é.

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Owen Patrick Ward

Programme Coordinator NUIG Access Centre

Owen Patrick Ward (B.A., PME) is a Programme Coordinator at the NUI Galway Access Centre and the first Irish Traveller elected to a University governing authority in Ireland, when he was elected to NUI Galway’s Údarás na hOllscoile in 2020. He was appointed by the Minister for Justice and Equality to the National Anti-Racism Committee which has been tasked with drawing up a new Action Plan Against Racism for Ireland. Owen has a proven record of advocating and promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion across all sectors of society, in addition to ensuring a voice for those from ethnic minority groups and lower socioeconomic backgrounds through informing inclusive policies based on both experience and evaluation of current policies and practices. Also, he is committed to widening participation in higher education of those from diverse and socio-economic disadvantaged backgrounds. 

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