The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Newfoundland Branch recognized a number of individuals with ties to Memorial University at their recent 2013 Mineral Industry Awards.
The work of Dr. Barbara Neis, professor in the Faculty of Arts and project director of the On the Move Partnership, is the subject of a feature story on the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) website.
An upcoming episode of CBC’s The Nature of Things will highlight research being done in the Department of Psychology.
The episode, entitled A Dog’s Life, is a fun and whimsical documentary that looks at interesting current canine behavioural science and debunks a lot of the long held beliefs about ‘man’s best friend.’
At the leading edge of research into the next generation of magnetic hard drives are Profs. Martin Plumer and John Whitehead in the Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography.
They are currently in their fourth year of a collaborative research agreement (CRA) with Western Digital Corporation in a project that uses numerical simulations to study the stability of data stored with ever-smaller bits.
Dr. Richard Marceau, vice-president (research), Memorial University, and president of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, has co-authored an op-ed in the Hill-Times with Dr. Clement W. Bowman, a leading authority on energy, petroleum and the oil sands in Canada.
In it, they assert that market forces should not dictate decisions on major investments in the petroleum industry. Instead, they see an opportunity for Canada to leverage its resources to undertake projects that build the country as a nation, similar in scale to the Canadian Pacific Railways or the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Memorial University has released its annual retrospective publication, this year titled Face Forward: President’s Report 2013.President Kachanoski marked the occasion by taking the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Kevin O’Brien on a tour of the online report at Confederation Building today.
The report provides an overview of the university’s accomplishments across the span of teaching and learning, research and public engagement, as well as the work undertaken in administrative support and infrastructure development.
The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) recently released a report on the current status of ocean research in Canada. The report said that due to its geography and historical capacity, Canada not only has remarkable opportunities in ocean science, but a necessity to seize these opportunities to use and protect the ocean.
The report was initiated by the Canadian Consortium of Ocean Research Universities (CCORU), a consortium of nine universities who play an active role in ocean research across the country. This assessment of ocean science in Canada is part of an ongoing strategy to increase awareness of the importance of oceans and ocean-related research to Canada’s future.
The Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) Project has received $50,000 as the inaugural recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s (SSHRC) Partnership Award.
Dr. Daryl Pullman, professor of ethics in the Division of Community Health and Humanities, is a team member of IPinCH, which promotes a model of collaborative research that empowers and protects Indigenous communities, while also enriching scholarly inquiry. Dr. George Nicolas, an archaeologist at Simon Fraser University, is the principal investigator of IPinCH.
Joshua Green has published his first book, Music-making in the Faroes in June 2013.
Dr. Kati Szego of the School of Music at Memorial University has been named the editor of the prestigious journal Yearbook for Traditional Music.