An upcoming public lecture at Memorial University will look at childhood amnesia and eyewitness memory in children.
The inaugural Royal Society of Canada (RSC) New Fellow Public Lecture will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation lecture theatre, room PE-2001 and is free to attend. A reception will follow.
Dr. Carole Peterson, a university research professor from the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science, was named a Fellow of the RSC in 2012. Her talk, A Stroll Down Memory (Research) Lane: Preliteracy Oral Skills, Eyewitness Memory in Children, and Childhood Amnesia, is being organized in partnership with the Royal Society of Canada Atlantic.
The Royal Society of Canada is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists. Its primary objective is to promote learning and research in the arts, the humanities and the natural and social sciences.
Since the 1970s, the RSC has recognized 27 outstanding researchers from Memorial as being the best in their field. The lecture follows a dinner to recognize the university’s newest fellows, Dr. Carole Peterson, and Drs. Peter Pope and Barb Neis, both with the Faculty of Arts.