University Research Professor
University Research Professors have acquired a designation above the rank of professor. The title is the most prestigious award the university gives for research, and goes to faculty who have demonstrated a consistently high level of scholarship and whose research is of truly international stature. The designation carries with it a $4,000 research grant each year for five years and a reduced teaching schedule.
Dr. James Hiller
Dr. James Hiller has been a member of the History department since the early 1970s and served as the department head in the 1980s. His teaching fields have included Atlantic Canada, British and British imperial history, and architectural history. He has taught frequently at Memorial's Harlow campus. Dr. Hiller's major research area is the history of Newfoundland and Labrador since the 18th century.
Dr. Hiller has written numerous entries for the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, the Oxford Companion to Canadian History and other reference works. He co-authored, with Dr. Margaret Conrad, the first comprehensive single-volume history of the four Atlantic Provinces. A Region in the Making was awarded a Clio Prize by the Canadian Historical Association.
Dr. Brajendra C. Sutradhar
Brajendra C. Sutradhar is an outstanding Canadian researcher in statistical science. Since obtaining his PhD in 1984 from the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Sutradhar has made leading contributions in various areas of statistics.
Dr. Sutradhar is a world leader in three areas: longitudinal data analysis; generalized linear mixed models; and modeling data by using multivariate elliptical t distributions.
He has published over 70 papers in international and national journals and delivered over 40 invited lectures at conferences around the world.
Dr. Sutradhar is a member of the Advisory Committee on Statistical Methods of Statistics Canada, a member of the NSERC grant selection committee, and an associate editor for the Canadian Journal of Statistics.