Three times a year, the Vice President Research sends faculty and staff a report summarizing key accomplishments and events in the Offices of the Vice President and Research Services as well as outlining future plans for research.
Dr. Barry Wright appointed director of the Niagara Community Observatory (Sept. 17, 2013)
Congratulations to Goodman School associate professor Dr. Barry Wright! He is the new Director of the Niagara Community Observatory. Besides being a distinguished academic, Dr. Wright serves on the boards of Leadership Niagara and the Niagara Health System. He also has a wealth of experience as a business advisor. With his extensive academic, business, and community experience, Dr. Wright is extremely well positioned to continue the NCO’s strong connection to the community. This connection involves listening for what is important to the people of Niagara and beyond and providing balanced non-partisan, evidence-based research to help inform important policy decisions. Dr. Wright replaces political science professor Dr. David Siegel, who was NCO’s founding director. I want to take this opportunity to reiterate my thanks to Dr. Siegel, who has done an extraordinary job in bringing this initiative into existence and in creating the partnerships and track record of excellence that have had impact across our communities.
Dr. Gary Libben
Dr. Gary Libben is a scholar and academic administrator who is a leader in advancing interdisciplinary research. Before coming to Brock, he served as Associate Vice-President (Research) at the University of Calgary. A psycholinguist who studies how words are represented and processed in the mind, Dr. Libben was named in 2008 as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is a former President of the Canadian Linguistics Association, co-founder of The Mental Lexicon Journal, and was a founding director of the University of Alberta’s Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics. He has also been director of Words in the Mind, Words in the Brain, a project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dr. Libben’s international experience includes visiting professorships in Austria and the Netherlands.