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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....

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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.....

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Psychology Research Day

Psychology Research Day will be taking place in the Junior Commons Room in R. Gushue Hall on Wednesday, April 1, starting at 9:30a.m.

Schedule:

  •  Master's & honours student talks will be from 9:30-12:15.
  • Honours students with present their posters from 12:30-2:30 (lunch will be provided at this time) 
  • Award ceremony begins at 2:45.
  • Social at Bitters begins at 3:30. 

 Please see here for the detailed schedule

 


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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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