The Department of Chemistry of Memorial University is one of the largest Chemistry Departments in Atlantic Canada, with 23 faculty, 13 permanent laboratory instructors and instructional assistants, and a number of support and research staff. Approximately 10-15 students graduate with general and Honours B.Sc. degrees in Chemistry each year, and over 60 graduate students are working in our research laboratories.
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.
Dr. Trevor VandenBoer is the recipient of Memorial University’s first Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.
The objective of the Banting program is to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, develop their leadership potential and position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow. Only 70 of these are awarded annually at a value of $70,000 a year for two years.