K. Bruce Newbold is a Professor in the School of Geography and Earth Science at McMaster University and Director of the McMaster Institute of Environment and Health. He received his PhD in Geography from McMaster University in 1994 and has been a visiting scholar at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at University of California, San Diego and the Social and Public Heath Science Unit at the University of Glasgow.
Dr Newbold is a leading scholar in the fields of settlement and adjustment issues; internal migration within both the US and Canada; immigrant health; and migration and health related issues within the elderly population. He is author or co-author of three books and over 100 refereed papers and book chapters.
Throughout his career Dr Newbold has provided exceptional service to the Regional Science community. He twice served as a principal organizer of the North American Meetings, first at the Toronto meetings in 2006 and again at the Ottawa meetings in 2012. He was chair of the NARSC Council in 2008, president of the Canadian Regional Science Association from 2006 – 2009, and a member of the board of the Western Regional Science Association from 2006 to the present. From 1997 to 2004 he was RSAI dissertation competition coordinator and from 2004 to 2008 a member of the Ben Stevens Dissertation Fellowship Committee, including a term as chair in 2007.
The North American Regional Science Council is pleased to present the 2012 David Boyce Award for Service to Regional Science to K. Bruce Newbold.