Office of the Registrar
General Information (2012/2013)
11.13 Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER)

www.mun.ca/iser/

  • Board of Directors
  • Byrne, Dr. P., Departments of English and Folklore, Director
  • Cullum, Dr. L., Department of Sociology
  • Dunn, Dr. C., Department of Political Science
  • Jamieson, Dr. S., Department of French and Spanish
  • Lockett, Dr. C., Department of English
  • Vice-President (Academic)
  • Rankin, Dr. L., Department of Archaeology
  • Riggs, Mr. B., QEII Library
  • Simms, Dr. A., Department of Geography
  • Dean of Arts - virtute officii
  • Whitaker, Dr. R., Department of Anthropology
  • Administrative Staff
  • Harding, M., Administrative Staff Specialist
  • Browne, S., Secretary

Purpose And Mandate

The purpose of the Institute shall be to undertake, sponsor, and publish research within such disciplines and in such parts of the world as are deemed of relevance to Newfoundland and Labrador. Without limiting the generality of the above, research pertaining directly to social and economic development in Newfoundland and Labrador shall be of special importance.

Organization

The Institute is an integral part of, and not an autonomous appendage, of the University. It is so organized that all its officers serve the University in other capacities and it is ultimately responsible to the President and Board of Regents of the University. The management of its affairs is vested in an Executive Committee, while the day-to-day responsibilities are in the hands of the Director. Since September 2006, the Executive Committee has also served as the Board of Directors of the J.R. Smallwood Foundation for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies.

Fellowships

In general, ISER fellowships function to supplement and stimulate research interests of faculty and graduate students working within the research mandate of ISER. Terms and conditions of ISER fellowships may be obtained in writing to ISER, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1C 5S7, or by telephone at (709) 864-8156, or by email at iser@mun.ca, or through the website at www.mun.ca/iser/.

ISER Books

The Institute publishes research falling within the ISER mandate - more than 90 titles to date. Many of the books originate in research undertaken by ISER itself. Some notable ISER books, however, have originated outside the Institute. Authors are invited to submit completed manuscripts that fall within ISER's mandate. Further information may be obtained in writing to ISER Books, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1C 5S7, or by telephone at (709) 864-3453, or my email at iser-books@mun.ca, or through the website at www.mun.ca/iser/.