Lori Oates, BA'94, MA'97, M.Phil.'12

Oates, LoriLori Lee completed a Ph.D. in global history at the University of Exeter, in the United Kingdom, in 2016. She recently launched her own business in St. John’s and works as a communications, policy, and, research consultant. Prior to completing her academic work, Lori Lee worked as a Director of Communications with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for seven years. During this time she worked in the Departments of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Transportation and Works, and Aboriginal Affairs. She is an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) and served as president of the provincial branch of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). As president, she also served on the Canada East board of IABC. Prior this this, Lori Lee was Director of Communications and Policy with the Newfoundland Ocean Industries Association and Manager of Policy and Communications with the St. John’s Board of Trade. Lori Lee’s doctoral research at Exeter was funded by an international doctoral fellowship valued at £77,670. She has also received grants to research in France and Wales. Her research has been presented in Canada, the United States, and Europe. During her time as a Ph.D. student, Lori Lee served on the boards of two academic associations; one in the United Kingdom and the other in the Netherlands. She also served on the Graduate Research Strategy Group at the University of Exeter. Lori Lee has lectured for Memorial University’s Humanities program. She has also served on Memorial University’s Faculty of Arts Council and its Academic Planning Committee.

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