Memorial sociologist named to Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Barbara Neis of the Faculty of Arts’ Department of Sociology has been named Memorial’s latest fellow to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

In citing Dr. Neis’s groundbreaking contributions, the RSC states that “her pursuit of community-engaged, international research has had worldwide impact. She has helped explain why fish stocks collapse, shown how fishermen's ecological knowledge can inform science and coastal governance, advanced our understanding of gender and fisheries, and increased the visibility, quality and relevance of research on marine and coastal occupational health.” 


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Faculty of Arts researcher shortlisted for national award

Dr. Marguerite MacKenzie and her team are finalists for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Award in recognition of their groundbreaking work on the preservation of the Innu language.

The award is given to an individual or team whose project has resulted in significant contribution to knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world.


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Biomedical researcher named Terra Nova Young Innovator

Dr. Mani Larijani, an assistant professor of immunology and infectious diseases and oncology in the Division of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, has received the Terra Nova Young Innovator Award in recognition of his research.

The Terra Nova Young Innovator Award recognizes and supports an outstanding and emerging researcher whose innovative work has the potential to significantly impact society. The prestigious award, valued at $50,000, is funded by the Terra Nova development, an offshore oil field operated by Suncor Energy.

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