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November 2, 2018

Dr. Barb Neis and Dr. Christina Murray Receive the 2018 Mirabelli-Glossop Award

The Vanier Institute of the Family is pleased to announce that Dr. Barb Neis, Project Director for the On the Move Partnership, and Dr. Christina Murray, from the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), are the recipients of the 2018 Mirabelli-Glossop Award for Distinguished Contribution!

This award is presented in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the work of the Vanier Institute. To be recognized, contributions must be made in-kind and serve to enhance the Institute’s commitment to better understanding and supporting the central importance of families in Canada.

Dr. Neis is recognized for her extraordinary leadership as project director of the On the Move Partnership, and Dr. Murray is congratulated for her work on planning and managing the Families, Mobility, and Work Symposium in May 2018. Through their respective contributions, Dr. Neis and Dr. Murray have played a vital role in the development of a rigorous and robust knowledge base to develop evidence-based policies, programs and practices for those who employ and/or support “families on the move.”

Vanier Institute CEO Nora Spinks presented the award to last week at the People, Place, and Public Engagement conference in St. John’s, NL (as seen in the photo above).

Congratulations, Barb and Christina!

Learn more:

  • Faculty of Nursing’s Dr. Christina Murray receives Vanier Institute award (UPEI website)


About the On the Move Partnership

The On the Move Partnership is a national research project headquartered at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Headed by Memorial sociologist Dr. Barbara Neis, this partnership includes more than 40 researchers from 17 disciplines and 22 universities, who are working with the Vanier Institute and more than 30 other community partners to design the research, interpret the results and disseminate the findings to diverse stakeholders. This project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Innovate NL, and it is now in its seventh year of operation.


Published November 2, 2018