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CRC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan established

Memorial has launched its action plan to address equity targets for the Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) in response to the plan set by the Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat.

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Lumpfish and the eye doctor: A Medicine and Science collaboration

Dr. Robert Gendron, Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, has teamed up with Dr. William Driedzic, Department of Ocean Sciences, Faculty of Science, to study dietary vitamins in the vision health of lumpfish.

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Phase two of Memorial Researcher Portal launched

Researchers can now submit their funding applications and supporting documents online.

As of Dec. 12, phase two of the Memorial Researcher Portal was fully implemented.      

 

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Fact or fiction? Faculty of Medicine researcher says 'fact'

While “man flu” often becomes a lighthearted jab at the male gender once flu season hits, Dr. Kyle Sue, a clinical assistant professor in the Discipline of Family Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, has examined research that indicates the ailment may in fact exist.

His research, published in the Christmas 2017 edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) is receiving a lot of international attention — from Britain to L.A. and many places in between.

 

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Green mineral analysis method saving money and time

One of Dr. David Grant’s hunches could end up having a major impact on the international research community while bringing global recognition to Memorial.

Dr. Grant manages the lab that houses Memorial’s scanning electron microscope-mineral liberation analyzers, or SEM-MLA.

 

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Alumni turn heads with wind- and water-powered electronics charger

A group of alumni turned entrepreneurs didn’t have to look far for inspiration for their latest product.

Living in a country with the most water in the world — and its windiest province — they were literally surrounded by it.

Now, a piece of technology Seaformatics Systems Inc. developed is set to revolutionize how outdoor adventurers stay connected to wireless devices.

 

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Students encouraged to tell research stories in hopes of winning big

Attention Memorial students: here is your mission, should you choose to accept it – tell a smart, original story with impact in 300 words or three minutes.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has launched its 2018 Storytellers Contest, challenging post-secondary students to get creative and show fellow Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future for the better.

 

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Twitter Canada singles out alumnus as tech startup founder to follow

A Memorial graduate gaining a reputation in the national business community can add another feat to his growing list of accomplishments.

Joe Teo, CEO and co-founder of HeyOrca, a St. John’s-based company focused on social media collaboration tools for marketing agencies, has been named to Twitter Canada’s list of 20 Canadian tech startup founders who are using the social media tool to its fullest.

 

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Showcasing innovative research at its finest

Students with a flair for creativity and a passion for research are encouraged to enter a pair of national contests with big prizes up for grabs.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) recently launched its Science Exposed and Science, Action! contests.

 

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Young startup creates first smart thermostat

Joshua and Zachary Green are on a mission to provide innovative technology to help the world become more environmentally friendly. In their quest to do so, the brothers have created a smart, Wi-Fi enabled, line voltage thermostat called Mysa – Swedish for comfort – through their company, Empowered Homes.

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Impressive turn out for regional research conference

Delegates attending a conference at Memorial recently were reminded of the importance of collaborations and partnerships when it comes to the diverse work of research administration. Memorial hosted Research on the Rock from Nov. 14-15. The event was organized in parership with the Canadian Association of Research Administrators.

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Nearly $2 million in federal funding for social sciences and humanities research at Memorial

The federal government is investing nearly $2 million into 34 diverse research projects led by Memorial, ranging from employment discrimination to photography in graphic memoirs to wildlife management in Atlantic Canada.  

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Memorandum of understanding signed with Vietnamese university

Memorial is strengthening its research and academic connections with Southeast Asia through a new post-secondary partnership. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed with PetroVietnam University (PVU). 

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More than $1.6 million in federal funding for three Canada Research Chairs

Memorial is home to three new Canada Research Chairs (CRC), one of the country’s highest honours for research excellence. The appointments are for tier 2 chairs, which are five-year positions worth $100,000 each year with the possibility of one five-year renewal.

The announcement was made on Nov. 2. In addition to the chairs’ funding, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced a total of $176,649 for the researchers through its John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), as part of its partnership with the Canada Research Chairs Program.

 

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Dr. Neil Bose returns to Memorial as vice-president (research)

After travelling nearly 20,000 kilometres — from one side of the world to the other — Dr. Neil Bose has started the next chapter in his career.

As of Nov. 1, he began a five-year term as Memorial’s new vice-president (research). The Board of Regents approved his appointment in August.

 

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Getting back to research

Dr. Ray Gosine takes visiting professor post at the University of Toronto.

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