Janet Oliver, Project Manager, works closely with Project Director Barb Neis and the Executive Committee to manage On the Move. She monitors budgetary expenditures, and facilitates compliance with ethics and other university and SSHRC requirements. Janet also assists the Executive in preparing contracts and reports for various funders and committees, and keeps operations at the CORE office running smoothly.
Janet has been working at Memorial University for over 30 years, initially with the former Extension Services and Decks Awash Magazine, and later with the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). For the past 20 years she has been working on large, grant-funded research projects such as the Eco-Research Project, Coasts Under Stress, CURRA and now the On the Move Partnership. In 2011-12, Janet was awarded the Dean of Arts Award for Exceptional Service to the Faculty.
Kerri Claire Neil, Communications Coordinator, helps facilitate communications within the partnership team and between the partnership and the larger community. Kerri works with the entire team to support knowledge mobilization, including updating and crafting material for the website and addressing media inquiries about the project.
Prior to joining On the Move in February of 2019, Kerri worked with Dr. Tony Fang, the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair of Cultural and Economic Transformation at Memorial University, researching the experiences of refugees and temporary foreign workers in Newfoundland and Labrador. She has also worked on a range of projects, including organizing the Muskrat Falls Symposium, producing promotional videos for the Democracy Cookbook, and maintaining an active Twitter account.
Publications with On the Move
- Mobility in a Pandemic: COVID-19 and the Mobile Labour Force, Working Paper by Barbara Neis, Kerri Neil, and Katherine Lippel
- Families on the Move, Families in Canada 2019: Satellite Event Report.2019. Synthesis report of the Families in Canada 2019 satellite conference, Families on the Move, which took place at Signal Hill campus, Memorial University on March 27-28, 2019. Kerri Claire Neil. Online.
- Impact of Rising Housing Prices on Construction Labour Markets in Canada’s Big Cities: A Report for BuildForce .2019. Preliminary synthesis of existing research on the impact of housing prices and commuting costs on labour markets in big cities, with a focus on the effects these might be having for workers in the construction sector. Kerri Claire Neil and Barbara Neis. Online.