As Newfoundland and Labrador’s university, Memorial plays a pivotal role in driving innovation and fostering new research ideas.
In the past year, our researchers have exemplified that commitment through their incredible work, whether that’s leading medical breakthroughs aimed at preventive health-care treatments; working to help control malaria in Africa; or focusing efforts on enabling safer and more economic oil and gas production in harsh environments.
Memorial continues to be a sought-after collaborator on international studies, as well. Our expertise and exceptional research facilities are why we’re playing a central role in harnessing the vast potential in the world’s oceans through our work with the Ocean Frontier Institute, created this year through nearly $220 million in funding from the federal government and various private and public-sector organizations.
We’ve seen other successes, too. Funding from tri-council competitions has increased and we’ve welcomed new federal and industry-sponsored research chairs. This has allowed Memorial to build its research capacity in strategic areas and to continue to play a significant role in cultivating and mobilizing the talent needed to foster innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador. In turn, Memorial is positively impacting the diversification and growth of the province’s economy.
Now more than ever, the reach and impact of Memorial’s research is being felt at home and abroad.
Paradigm Hyperloop places second at international competition
$4.4-million boost for aquaculture research led by Memorial
$4.9 million in federal-provincial funding to accelerate new technologies
Dr. Trevor Bell named Arctic Inspiration Prize laureate for ‘smart’ research
Memorial’s research growth nets big results
Government of Canada invests more than $14 million in Memorial
Read the Research Strategy Framework