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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of Research Services
April 18, 2014
Canadian Excellence
Barry Ries

Barry Ries

Research Awards Officer

Contact Information
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.3479
Fax: 519-884-7670 (internal: x5096)
Office Location: Alumni Hall AH225
Office Hours: 8:30 to 4:30
Academic Background
  • BA, Wilfrid Laurier University (Political Science)
  • Bachelor of Journalism, Carleton University
  • MA, Wilfrid Laurier University (History)

Following careers in banking and journalism, Barry Ries joined the Public Affairs office at Laurier in 1996, where he wrote news releases, stories for the university alumni magazine, student recruitment publications, items for the university website, and sundry other editorial projects.

He has been a staff representative on the university's board of governors (2005-date) and a Contract Academic Staff member, teaching journalism at Laurier Brantford.

Additional Information


I am responsible for identifying, promoting, and managing high value and high impact research award opportunities, including awards, prizes, or honours given in recognition of a person's research achievements and reputation.