Dr. Mary Courage previously served as associate dean of science (research and graduate) in the Faculty of Science.
She has been a Memorial faculty member for more than 30 years. During that time, much of her work has focused on developmental processes in the early years of infancy and childhood, including the changes with age in visual functioning, attention and information processing, memory and social cognition.
Her research program is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Dr. Courage was co-director of the Centre of Excellence for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs from 2000-10. This multi-site centre was established by Health Canada to generate new research, and to ensure that existing knowledge relevant to the needs of children and adolescents living in remote and northern regions of Canada is available to both parents and professionals.
A Memorial alumna, Dr. Courage holds a BA and PhD from Memorial and a M.Sc. from the University of Alberta.