The report’s theme, We Are Research, is prevalent in each of the stories as a celebration of and testament to the impact that research will have on society. It also reflects the collaborative effort and teamwork that is required to make extraordinary research happen.
A group of graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral students at Memorial have received more than $1 million in funding from a Canadian research funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary based research and training in the humanities and social sciences.
“This awards program marks a significant honour, not just for student researchers who will receive this award to further their research, but also for Memorial University," said Dr. Kachanoski.
Dr. Trevor VandenBoer is the recipient of Memorial University’s first Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.
The objective of the Banting program is to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, develop their leadership potential and position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow. Only 70 of these are awarded annually at a value of $70,000 a year for two years.
Memorial researchers collected a combined total of $976,000, which will further the discoveries of research in fields related to science, engineering and mathematics. The researchers received 35 Discovery Grants: 25 from the Faculty of Science and eight from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and one each at the Marine Institute and Grenfell Campus.
Kirk Luther, Faculty of Science, is among three finalists for the SSHRC Talent Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by a current SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral scholarship or fellowship holder.
“Considering that so much of our population lives in rural communities, it’s vital that we support research that is dedicated to understanding and addressing both the challenges and opportunities inherent in rural settings,” said Dr. Richard Marceau, vice-president (research). “Being able to take part in impactful research among the most talented scholars across the country, and being able to effect change in areas of need, speaks to the calibre of expertise and talent of Memorial’s researchers.”
“Canada: Becoming a Sustainable Energy Powerhouse” builds on Canada’s historically successful ‘big project innovation strategy’ to point the way forward for unleashing its economic potential across the nation, while building a foundation for a more sustainable long-term energy future.”
Researchers at Memorial University are using unconventional methods to seek answers to their questions, and they’re doing so with the help of the Core Research Equipment and Instrument Training Network (CREAIT).
ACEnet will offer Research Fellowships commencing in 2015.
The program is open to students in any discipline, and the awards are designed to further research projects that utilize advanced computing resources provided by ACEnet/Compute Canada.
Graduate students are eligible for a $20,000 award over two years and undergraduate students can receive a $4000 award for a four-month period. Graduate students require matching funds from their research supervisor or home institution, while undergrads will need at minimum an additional $2000 of funding.
The program will be formally launched in October, 2014, with a January 31, 2015 deadline for submissions.
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A new steering committee, commissioned by the provost and vice-president (academic), Dr. David Wardlaw, will lead consultations for the development of a Strategic Internationalization Plan. The steering committee and the process for creating the plan were approved by the Vice-Presidents Council at a meeting on May 26, 2014.
The Internet has become the place to watch high-definition television and videos, play games and listen to music. As the reasons to log on become greater every year, so does the number of users and the data traffic.