Jeremy McNeilWestern Science

Jeremy McNeil

Jeremy McNeil

Education

1965-1969 University of Western Ontario. B.Sc. (Honours Zoology)
1969-1972 North Carolina State University. Ph.D. (Entomology/Ecology)

Past Experience

1972-1977 Assistant Professor (Laval)
1977-1982 Associate Professor (Laval)
1982-2002 Full Professor (Laval)
Since 1996 Advisor, Department of Biology, University of the Azores
Since 2000 Adjunct Professor in Ecology at Silpakorn University, Thailand
2002-2007 Professor (Status only), University of Toronto at Mississauga
Since 2004 Full Professor (The University of Western Ontario)
2004-2009 Adjunct Professor, Universite de Montreal (Biologie)
2008-2011 Scientific Director of the Biotron

Recent Committees

2003 Peer Review Committee for research in Biological Control by the Canadian Forestry Service
2003-2005 CRC Interdisciplinary Committee
2005-2007 Federal Minister of Health’s Pesticide Advisory Council
2006 CFI Multidisciplinary Assessment Committee
NSERC Steacie Selection Committee
2007 Ag. Canada grants selection committee (Ecology/Evolution)
2007-2009 CRC Interdisciplinary Committee
2010 CRC Interdisciplinary Committee
2010-2012 FQRNT, Quebec
2012-2015 Board Member of the Canadian Council of Academies
Member of Executive of  IANAS
Member of the IAP Board      

Scientific Societies

CANADIAN FEDERATION OF BIOLOGICAL SOCIETIES
Past President (1994), President (1993), Vice President (1992);
Chair, Science Policy Committee
(Chair, CFBS-NSERC Liaison Committee (1990-92)

CANADIAN SOCIETY OF ZOOLOGISTS
Councillor (1983-1986)
Chair, Nominations Committee (1984, 1985)

ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Member, Rules Committee (1987-1989)
Member, Eastern Branch Nominations Committee (1988-1989), Chair (1989).
Subject Editor, Journal of Economic Entomology (from 2009-2011)

ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA
Director for the Entomological Society of Quebec (1977-1980)
Member of the following committees

Membership (1974-1977), Chair (1974-1976)
Science Policy (1977-1982)|
Ad hoc on "Funding of Entomology in Canadian Universities" (1978)
Chairman for the joint E.S.C. - E.S.Q. annual meeting in Quebec (1980)
Ad hoc, to select a editor for the Canadian Entomologist (1983).
Organizing Committee, 18th International Congress of Entomology (1988)
Chair, Fellowships Nominating Committee (1994)
Awards Committee (2001)

2° Vice President, (1987);. Chair, Awards Committee
1° Vice President, (1988).- Chair, Science Policy Committee
President, 1989.
ESC representative on the Board of CFBS (1990-1992)

ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF ONTARIO
Organiser of the 2010 Annual meeting at Grand Bend
Director (2010-2013)
Vice President (2012-2013), President (2013-2014)

ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF QUEBEC
Director (1976-1977)
(Vice president (1977)
President (1978)

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY
President-Elect (1993), Chair of Awards Committee;
President (1994)
Councillor (1987-1990), (1995-1998)
Chair, Student Travel Awards Committee (1988-1989)
Organiser of the annual meeting in Quebec City (1990)

ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA
Chair of McNeil Medal Committee (2000-2003)
Ad Hoc committee for promoting public awareness of Fellows’ research (2001).
Chair, Committee on Expert Panels (2003-2006)
McNeil Medal Committee (2007-2010)
Co-Chair of the International Symposium on GMOs (2010)
RSC liaison for the Senegalese Academy of Science (2008-2011)
Foreign Secretary and  Member of Council (2010-2016)
Committee on Interventions (2012-2014).
RSC representative on IAP Executive (2013-2016)
RSC representative on IANAS Executive (2011-2016)

Distinctions and Awards

DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS

Lifetime: 6: University; 2: Provincial; 10: National; 11: International

Selected

1979 C. Gordon Hewitt Award, Entomological Society of Canada for outstanding research by a scientist under 40.
1985   Eastern Branch Nominee for the Entomological Society of America's Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching.
1987 Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Canadian Entomology, Entomological Society of Canada.
1996 Prize in Chemical Communication, Fondation Jean-Marie Delwart, Belgium (co-recipient with A. Raina, USA).
1998    McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science, Royal Society of Canada.
1999 Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
2003  Humboldt Research Award, Germany
2004 Silver Medal,  International Society of Chemical Ecology.
2006     The Lecturer for the Canadian 2006 Governor General’s Lecture Series organized by the Royal Society of Canada (lectures across Canada)
2008 Fry Medal, Canadian Society of Zoologists
2011 Outstanding Alumnus Award from North Carolina State University

Service (Selected examples)

Editorial:

Associate Editor, Canadian Entomologist (1976-1994); Advisory Board, Canadian Journal of Zoology  (1992-1995); Editorial Board, Entomologia experimentalis et applicata.(1992-2000); Associate editor, Chemoecology (since 2000);  Associate editor, Journal of Chemical Ecology (2003-2008); Associate editor, Journal of Economic Entomology (2009-2012)

I referee about 10 papers annually for a wide range of international journals.

Granting Agencies 

NSERC:
Strategic Grants (1983-4); Population Biology Panel (1984-87); International (1987-89); Gold Medal Selection Committee (1991); Group Chair (1995-1998), Chair of SCORG (1997-8); Research Networks Committee (1999-2002); Chair of NSERC site visit committee of the three major Canadian Institutes of Mathematics (2002), Steacie Selection Committee (2006)

CFI: MAC >$350,000 (1998 and 1999); Multidisciplinary Assessment Committee (2006)

CRC: Interdisciplinary Committee (2003-5; 2007-8; 2010)

FCAR/FQRNT: Committee 5 (1982-84); Strategic (1985-6; 1998-90); New Researchers (1989-91)(1989-91); Postdoctoral scholarships (1991-93), Ad Hoc advisory committee on grants and scholarships (1995-8); team grants (2010-2012)