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Spectroleum Labs team members are Lucas Stewart, Liam Whelan and Josh Walsh

Tucked away in a small well-used lab along the ground floor of the Chemistry-Physics Building, a trio of eager young scientists have big plans to transform the province’s oil industry. Liam Whelan, Josh Walsh and Lucas Stewart – all Memorial alumni – are the minds behind Spectroleum Labs, a local chemical sensing start up that’s developed an innovative piece of technology they say will positively impact business and the environment.


Dr. Trevor Bell

University Research Professor Dr. Trevor Bell is the academic program lead for a new science report on Lake Melville that in part examines the human health risks associated with methylmercury exposure in Labrador from the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.

Dr. Proton Rahman

A respected researcher with worldwide acclaim has received the highest honour for research in his field. Dr. Proton Rahman is the 2016 recipient of the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA).


Researcher Dr. Karen Goodnough of the Faculty of Education

Dr. Karen Goodnough, a researcher in the Faculty of Education, says not all primary/elementary teachers feel confident teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects and are open to trying new methods.

Emily Doyle

A PhD student from the Faculty of Medicine says there needs to be a culture shift in how we understand school food. Emily Doyle is examining the school food system in Newfoundland and Labrador thanks to a $40,000 research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


Master's student Erin Mobley

Two master’s students have landed themselves on a prestigious national research list.

The first phase of the Memorial Researcher Portal launched today. During the Phase 1 launch of Memorial Researcher Portal, both internal and external researchers will be able to apply online to the following human research ethics boards:


The five-year term of Dr. Raymond Gosine as associate vice-president (research) expires in May 2016. Dr. Gosine has indicated that he wishes to be considered for reappointment for a second term. 


The five-year term of Dr. Raymond Gosine as Associate Vice President (Research) expires in May 2016. A 10-person review committee chaired by Dr. Richard Marceau, Vice-President (Research), has been established in accordance with the Procedures Governing the Appointment, Review, Promotion and Tenure of Academic Administrators.


The Memorial Researcher Portal is now accepting registration for new accounts and training sessions: . On Nov. 30, Memorial University will launch the first phase of the new portal, which is directed at researchers requiring approvals from human research ethics boards. The Phase Two launch scheduled for winter 2016.


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.