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When the Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC) needed professional, but inexpensive consultants to assist them in evaluating one of their long-running programs, the not-for-profit group turned to Memorial University for support.

Developed in 1999, the Orientation to Trades and Technology (OTT) program is one of WRDC’s key programs, a 16-week career exploration program for women, which provides hands-on learning in a variety of trades and technology fields, and offers many personal and professional development opportunities. It is delivered in partnership with College of the North Atlantic campuses across the province.

“In 2013, WRDC began efforts to conduct a follow-up study on OTT graduates, to track their training and employment trends after the completion of OTT,” said Jenna Hawkins, research and evaluation coordinator with the organization. “Having....


National honours for Memorial University researchers

Kirk Luther & Dr. Beverly Diamond

Memorial University researchers received two of five national research awards presented today, one of them regarded as the highest honour a researcher can receive in the social sciences and humanities.

Ethnomusicologist Beverley Diamond was presented with the 2014 Gold Medal of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The award recognizes Dr. Diamond’s contributions to the social, cultural, economic and intellectual life of Canadians through her research. The Gold Medal, valued at $100,000, is the highest award one can receive from SSHRC, the national research funding body for the social sciences and humanities.

A second major national award went to Kirk Luther, a PhD candidate in Memorial’s Faculty of Science. Mr. Luther was awarded the 2014 SSHRC Talent Award for his.....



NSERC student video contest

Science, Action! Students are invited to compete for cash prizes in NSERC's new video competition. Submit your 60 second video featuring an NSERC-funded research project by Feb. 27.

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Nomination Forms for Rennie Gaulton Award and Psychology Society Award

The Rennie Gaulton Award for Excellence in Teaching

In 2009, the Psychology Department lost one of its most dedicated teachers, Rennie Gaulton, to cancer. During the 30 years Rennie taught psychology, he inspired many students to learn more about the field, many of whom went on to pursue a degree in psychology. He pioneered new methods ....


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