Dr. Barbara Neis delivers Royal Society of Canada lecture

Feb 5th, 2015

Janet Harron

Dr. Barbara Neis delivers Royal Society of Canada lecture


An upcoming public lecture by Royal Society Fellow Dr. Barbara Neis will explore how research can help address real world problems experienced in places like rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) New Fellow Public Lecture will take place on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rocket Room, 272 Water Street.  All are welcome.

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

Since the 1970s, the RSC has recognized 28 outstanding researchers from Memorial as being the best in their field.