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Two Memorial University professors with the Faculty of Medicine have been named Canada Research Chairs. The designation is one of Canada’s highest honours in research excellence.

A master’s student in Memorial University’s Faculty of Arts has been named a finalist in the 2015 Storytellers national challenge.

Research in Focus is a four-part video series that recognizes the research aspirations of each of Memorial’s campuses and faculties. The video series aims to unite student, staff, faculty members and university supporters in the collective goal of growing research, as a part of Memorial’s Strategic Research Intensity Plan 2014-2020.

Memorial University’s Genesis Centre is congratulating its graduate company SubC Imaging on winning the Outstanding Incubator Graduate Award from the U.S.-based National Business Incubation Association (NBIA).

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“Our mission is to provide world-class education, to provide research that is both rigorous and relevant and to engage in ways with the community to increase the social and economic wellbeing of the province,” said Dr. Wilf Zerbe, dean, Faculty of Business Administration.

 

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Genesis Group announced today the appointment of Greg Hood as chief executive officer. Genesis Group operates the Genesis Centre, Memorial University’s business incubator for technology-based ventures with high-growth potential.

The second instalment features the deans and heads of the Faculties of Science and Arts, Memorial University Libraries and the Labrador Institute. Each share their aspirations for growing research and what impact that will have on the province leading up to and beyond 2020.

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A dedicated researcher and faculty member for more than 38 years, Dr. Felt has rigorously applied research ethics methodologies not only to his own research.

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The first instalment features Dr. Greg Naterer, dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; Glenn Blackwood, vice-president, Fisheries and Marine Institute; Dr. James Rourke, dean, Faculty of Medicine; and Dr. Kirk Anderson, dean, Faculty of Education.

Memorial University of Newfoundland has released the Strategic Internationalization Plan 2020, a plan with specific recommendations to guide the university in the implementation of a wide range of ambitious international and intercultural initiatives over the next several years.

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Researchers, educators and leaders from public and private sectors from all over Canada will explore a variety of topics at the event, including the Muskrat Falls project, Aboriginal participation in major resource development opportunities, the Voisey’s Bay underground mining project and marketing and business opportunities unique to the region, as well as provide an overview of the progress being made to establish a cultural centre for Nunatsiavut.

Twelve researchers from Memorial University will receive a combined total of $1.8 million in support of research that will enhance Canadians’ understanding of the world and seek solutions to the social, economic and cultural issues important to Canadians.

The president’s awards recognize excellence in teaching, research, service and community service. The awards are announced annually and will be formally presented at a ceremony Dec. 11.

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Engineering researcher named Terra Nova Young Innovator.

Graduate student Earl Walker, from the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

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.

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.

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