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SSHRC Storyteller 2017

A pair of Memorial master’s students are among 25 finalists from across Canada taking part in a prestigious annual research competition.

Fogo Island

Photo by Dr. Mark Stoddart

Five Memorial researchers will take up residence on historic Fogo Island for month-long research retreats this year.

Dr. Jeff Webb, professor of history, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

In 1912 geologist and surveyor James P. Howley completed four decades of gathering first-hand accounts, family stories, artifacts and written records about the Beothuk. His book, The Beothucks or the Red Indians: The Aboriginal Inhabitants of Newfoundland, was published three years later and for much of the century was long considered the definitive collection of information about the extinct Indigenous Peoples.


From left are Dr. David Grant and Daniel Rees in the Scanning Electron Microscope lab, which is part of the CREAIT Network.

The Atlantic Facilities and Research Equipment Database (AFRED), which matches researchers with available equipment throughout the region, officially launched this week.


Memorial has launched a review of its current Intellectual Property (IP) Policy and is seeking feedback from the university community and external stakeholders on a proposed draft policy.


Nominations for Memorial’s most prestigious faculty award, the John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship, close April 1.

Eleven Memorial researchers working on five diverse projects will receive more than $680,000 in new federal funding, allowing the teams to purchase sophisticated new tools, technology and equipment.

Bringing Memorial research ideas to market took another step forward with a recent federal funding announcement for the university’s Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office (TTCO). 


A Memorial faculty member and composer is up for two Junos at this year’s awards show.

Memorial wants to improve its research data management services with a little help from the university community.