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REF NO.: 23

SUBJECT: Memorial University presents Canada Research Chairs lecture, Learning from the North Atlantic

DATE: Sept. 30,2004

MemorialUniversitywill hold another in its series of Canada Research Chair lectures, titled Learning from the North Atlantic, on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m.in the Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall, Irwin’s Road.

Dr. Paul Snelgrove, Canada Research Chair in Boreal and Cold Ocean Systems will present A Sea Change in the Way We View Life in the Oceans. Our understanding of biology in the oceans has been hindered by the limitations of short, seasonal, seagoing expeditions. Dr. Snelgrove will discuss new technologies that allow more complete observations and capture key events below the ocean’s surface.

Dr. William Driedzic, Canada Research Chair in Marine Bioscience, will present the lecture Sweet Fish and Fish with White Hearts. The study of fishes living in the North Atlantic provides a natural laboratory, Dr. Driedzic will explore how species, like fish with white hearts, provide model systems to address fundamental problems in how animals work.

The lecture is open to the public. Parking is available in front of R. Gushue Hall and Lot15. A reception will follow the lectures.

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For more information, contact, DeborahInkpen, communications co-ordinator (research), MemorialUniversity, at 737-4073 or inkpend@mun.ca.

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