Department of Ocean Sciences News
Memorial University is among 12 industry-academic partnerships that received funding through Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP), announced Oct. 15 by The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) in Guelph, Ontario.
Ocean Ambassadors: Tyler Engert
Ocean sciences might seem an unusual career choice for a man who grew up thousands of miles from salt water.
Tyler Engert is from Cornwall, in Eastern Ontario. There are no seafaring stories in his family. No sailors, fishers, or marine researchers.
But as an undergraduate student at Memorial, it’s the ocean that has captured his imagination.
“I was considering different fields in biology, and marine biology was always in the back of my mind,” he says. “When I was a boy we went to both coasts on family vacations. It made me curious about the ocean.”
That curiosity opened a career path when he came to MUN in September of 2013.
It was standing-room only at the annual Dean’s Awards Ceremony and reception on Tuesday, Sept. 23, as parents, employees and friends joined the Faculty of Science to celebrate student, faculty and staff achievement.
Memorial University is at the centre of two international, multi-million dollar projects to get a better understanding of the role of the Labrador Sea in the Earth’s climate system.
Seven-year-old Jayden Druggett has something in common with his favourite animal, the moon snail. Both need a little extra coaxing to come out of their shells.
And even though his mother, Jenny Purcell, says he is completely obsessed with snails, one thing she never, ever thought he would be able to do was hold one.