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Department of Biology News

Louis Charron and Emilie Kissler 

Photo credit: Kate Goodale

Congratulations to Memorial Biology graduate students who won best student presentation awards at the annual Atlantic Society of Fish and Wildlife Biologists conference hosted by Terra Nova National Park on October 21-23 2014.

In the photo are Louis Charron MSc candidate, Mark Pulsifer (ASFWB President), and Emilie Kissler PhD candidate.

Congratulations to Dr. Craig Purchase on being name a Dobbin Scholar. Of the 12 Dobbin Scholars the ICUF selected from Canada and Ireland in 2014 he is the only one representing Newfoundland and Labrador.

He will be collaborating with the Irish Marine Institute (Newport, County Mayo) and the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (Galway City, County Galway) on wild Atlantic salmon research.

Rennie Sullivan, fisheries technologist at the Marine Institute and Rod Budden, fish harvester, Fogo Island.

There are few who know the waters around Fogo Island better than the men and women who turn to it every day for their livelihood. 

A project just getting underway at Memorial University is hoping to draw on that knowledge. 


Ocean Industry Student Research Award winners

Dr. Gary Kachanoski, president and vice-chancellor, Memorial University, hosted an announcement recognizing a $1-million investment in the ocean industries, including offshore petroleum, aquaculture and fisheries on Thursday, Oct. 30.

Sixteen Memorial students were recognized as part of the Research & Development Corporation’s Ocean Industries Student Research Awards.