Program of Study: Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology)
Daniel Rees, who is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Archaeology, is currently completing the fourth and final year of his undergraduate degree. Daniel’s studies at Memorial have seen him become an active researcher and a passionate leader within his faculty and a number of community organizations.
During his time at Memorial, Daniel has developed an interest in research, particularly in the field of biology and archeology. Daniel currently acts as a Principle Investigator within the Department of Archaeology at Memorial, and has had several of his academic studies published in research journals. He has also been presented his research and findings at a number of conferences, including TEDxYouth St. John’s. His studies have allowed him to gain valuable research expertise in topics such as stable isotope data analysis and scanning electron microscopy. Daniel is currently completing his thesis under the supervision of Dr. Vaughan Grimes, focused on possible cases of neoplastic disease in Newfoundland's Maritime Archaic.
Outside of the classroom, Daniel is also an active member of his community. Daniel is currently a member of SailNL, and is one of the co-founders of Memorial’s sailing team. He also volunteers with the Para-Nordic program as a ski coach and program lead. This position requires him to provide coaching for novice and advanced level skiers with physical disabilities. It also allows him to travel to training camps with para-athletes in order to participate in their athletic development and learn new training techniques which he can use to coach other individuals.
Throughout his undergraduate studies, Daniel has received numerous awards and scholarships. Some of the awards and scholarships that Daniel have received to date include:
- John and Jane Crosbie Scholarship (2016)
- Rhodes Scholarsip - Finalist for Newfoundland Region (2016)
- Killam Fellowship - National Nominee (2015)
- Mary Pittman-Robbins Scholarship in Archaeology (2015)
- Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro Scholarship (2015)
- Dr. Paul O’Neill Scholarship for Excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies (2014, 2015)
- Memorial University of Newfoundland Entrance Scholarship (2013)
Daniel is noted for being an outstanding all-around, intelligent individual. His friendly personality and determination have been key factors which have contributed to his success at Memorial as both a student and community leader.
He completed his first degree in May of 2017 and is now currently enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine program at Memorial University.