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REF NO.: 164

SUBJECT: Memorial University public lecture examines research’s impact on real-world problems

DATE: Feb. 16

Dr. Barbara Neis will give the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) New Fellow Public Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rocket Room, 272 Water St., in St. John’s.

Dr. Neis is a member of the Department of Sociology in Memorial University’s Faculty of Arts and was named a Fellow of the RSC in 2013.

She is a Memorial University Research Professor, the co-director of the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research and the principal investigator on the Community-University Research for Recovery Alliance.

Her Feb. 19 presentation will draw on insights from a research career focused largely on problem-solving research in Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Neis will also reflect on what these insights tell us about current and future changes to the research enterprise.

     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.

All are welcome to attend.

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For further information, contact Janet Harron, communications co-ordinator, Faculty of Arts, at jharron@mun.ca or 709-864-8292.

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