Good news on the Russian front

Despite the threats of sanctions, reprisals, counter-reprisals and the controversy over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, there is good news on the Russian front for Memorial University.

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Imagining the ocean

For centuries, the world’s oceans have been described by writers and artists in words and pictures. Now, a faculty member in the Department of English is embarking on a new project that will trace the various ways the ocean has been imagined in Atlantic-Canadian fiction.

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Changes in Dean of Arts office

Dr. Carrie Dyck, associate dean (research and graduate studies) in the Faculty of Arts has been named associate vice-president (research) pro tempore.  This appointment is expected to last four months.

Dr. Sean Cadigan, a professor in the Department of History, has agreed to replace Dr. Dyck as associate dean of research and graduate studies in the Faculty of Arts. 

Dr. Cadigan can be reached at or 864-4440.


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The fluid field of petroculture

Oil is everywhere. 

It's in the clothes we wear, the cars we drive, the roads we drive on, and the buildings we live in. 

Its production employs us. Its sale sustains our booming economy. Our lives, our cities, our world are shaped by oil, from the arrangement of streets to the arrangement of geopolitics.

Much is made of the economic, environmental, and political consequences of our oiliness, but what of the cultural and social consequences?


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