Trent University Appoints New Associate Vice-President of Research


Biology Professor Dr. Neil Emery to Assume AVP Role August 1, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009, Peterborough

Trent University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Neil Emery as the new associate vice-president of research effective August 1, 2009. Professor Emery assumes this position from Dr. Gyles Iannone, whose term ends on July 31, 2009.

“Professor Iannone brought an abundance of research and administrative proficiency to the role of AVP: Research,” said Dr. James D. A. Parker, vice-president: Research, International and Strategic Enrolment Management. “It is very good news for Trent University that Professor Emery brings a similar wealth of expertise.”

Prof. Emery is an associate professor in the Biology Department at Trent with degrees from Queen’s University (B.Sc.) and the University of Calgary (Ph.D.). He is a plant physiologist who studies the control of growth by plant hormones and applications to crop yield. Prior to coming to Trent, Prof. Emery worked for research institutions in Perth, Australia and Dijon, France. He holds grants from several agencies including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. Prof. Emery has also been the director of the Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program at the University since 2006.

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For more information, please contact:
Prof. Neil Emery, (705) 748-1011, ext. 7312 or Prof. Jim Parker, Vice President, Research, International and Strategic Enrolment Management, (705) 748-1011, ext. 7935