News Archive


2013


September

Memorial sociologist named to Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Barbara Neis of the Faculty of Arts’ Department of Sociology has been named Memorial’s latest fellow to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

In citing Dr. Neis’s groundbreaking contributions, the RSC states that “her pursuit of community-engaged, international research has had worldwide impact. She has helped explain why fish stocks collapse, shown how fishermen's ecological knowledge can inform science and coastal governance, advanced our understanding of gender and fisheries, and increased the visibility, quality and relevance of research on marine and coastal occupational health.” 

 

Faculty of Arts researcher shortlisted for national award

Dr. Marguerite MacKenzie and her team are finalists for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Award in recognition of their groundbreaking work on the preservation of the Innu language.

The award is given to an individual or team whose project has resulted in significant contribution to knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world.

 

March

Biomedical researcher named Terra Nova Young Innovator

Dr. Mani Larijani, an assistant professor of immunology and infectious diseases and oncology in the Division of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, has received the Terra Nova Young Innovator Award in recognition of his research.

The Terra Nova Young Innovator Award recognizes and supports an outstanding and emerging researcher whose innovative work has the potential to significantly impact society. The prestigious award, valued at $50,000, is funded by the Terra Nova development, an offshore oil field operated by Suncor Energy.


2012


December

New award to recognize excellence in teaching and learning, research and public engagement
The John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship was unveiled at a special event at Memorial’s St. John’s campus on Dec. 13. This award, named after the founding president of Memorial University College, recognizes those who distinguish themselves across the continuum of teaching and learning, research and public engagement.
President honours exceptional faculty and staff
President Gary Kachanoski honoured the university's outstanding educators, researchers and staff members for 2012 at a special ceremony recently.

October

Vice-president (research) receives major award

 

Dr. Christopher Loomis, Memorial's vice-president (research), received one of the highest scholarly honours in Canada when he was inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) in Ottawa, Ont., on Sept. 20. 
 
This distinction is awarded to those with a history of outstanding performance in academic health sciences. Fellows are selected through a competitive peer-review process based on a demonstrated record of leadership, excellence and commitment to advancing the field.

 

Vice-president (research) receives major award
Dr. Christopher Loomis, Memorial's vice-president (research), received one of the highest scholarly honours in Canada when he was inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) in Ottawa, Ont., on Sept. 20.
Memorial professors receive Canada's highest scholarly accolade
Two Memorial University professors, Dr. Peter Pope and Dr. Carole Peterson, have been honoured by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their outstanding contributions to research and education by being named to the RSC’s Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Memorial professors receive Canada's highest scholarly accolade
Two Memorial University professors have been honoured by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their outstanding contributions to research and education by being named to the RSC’s Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences.

July

Distinguished teaching award for Volk
Dr. Maureen Volk of the School of Music has received an Association of Atlantic Universities Distinguished Teaching Award for 2011.

February

Chemistry researcher named Terra Nova Young Innovator
Chris Kozak, an associate professor with the Department of Chemistry, is the newest Terra Nova Young Innovator.

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