Feb 05, 2013- 10:43 AM
Patrice Sawyer, the university's vice-president for Francophone affairs, made the announcement at the opening of Research Week celebrations today.
“Success in research is measured in many ways, and Tammy has excelled in each of them,” said Sawyer.
“Her work contributes to national recognition for Laurentian; it is relevant to the community and to the lives of workers in this region and beyond.”
A faculty member at the School of Human Kinetics for more than 10 years, Eger is Director of the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH).
A multi-disciplinary team of researchers leads research in the areas of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Occupational Health, and Occupational Physiology and the Environment.
The Research Excellence Award Committee bestows the award when there is evidence of “outstanding performance” by a faculty member. It is marked with a stipend of $15,000, which can be paid as a sabbatical research grant.
“We are proud of Tammy and of the work she has done to bring together many disciplines in the pursuit of safer and healthier workplaces,” said Laurentian University president and vice-chancellor Dominic Giroux.
“She is leading the field in her research, and thereby enriching the quality of education for her students at Laurentian.”