Professor Emeritus in Physics
Convocation: October 24, 1999
Dr. Lees is the recognized authority worldwide on internal rotors.
During his 31 years at the University of New Brunswick, he has published over 100 research papers in refereed journals and co-authored an even greater number of conference presentations. It is for his talent as a teacher, however, that he will be remembered by thousands of former students.
A three-time recipient of UNB's Merit Award, Dr. Lees has received the university's excellence in teaching award and the APICS-Northern Telecom Science Teaching Award. His physics demonstrations and shows have been an inspiration to New Brunswick school children for nearly 20 years.
A past president of the Canadian Association of Physicists, Dr. Lees has an outstanding record of service to the university, including six years as chairperson of the physics department.