Holy Krebs! The Memorial University Biochemistry Department will be 50 years’ old this year.
To mark the occasion, we are putting the call out to all graduates for an all years celebration weekend. Whether you graduated with a Biochemistry, Dietetics, Food Science or Nutrition undergraduate or graduate degree, save the dates Friday September 8 – Sunday September 10, 2017.
The Department of Biochemistry was founded in 1967 and its first head was Dr. L.A.W. Feltham. We've grown from small beginings to a group of faculty, staff, and students that number well over 300 for Fall 2016. Our faculty are active in teaching, research, and comittee work as well as collegial activities across campus and indeed around the world. Many of our students have earned scholarhips and other awards for their high academic achievement. Our small group of staff are noted for their dedication to the department - many have been here in this department for most or all of their university career.
Dr. Phil Davis retired at the end of December after a long and illustrious career. Dr. Davis first came to Memorial in 1968 and during his time here was an undergraduate student, technician, graduate student, faculty member, researcher, and department head. We wish him a long, healthy, enjoyable retirement.
The Dean of Science Office is pleased to announce its Science Undergraduate Research Award (SURA) program will be offered again this year. The SURA program is created to provide undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science with more opportunities for hands-on research experience. The duration of the SURA work period is 16 weeks and must take place in the Faculty of Science during the 2017 spring/summer semester.