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Research post: Memorial welcomes new vice-president (research)

Memorial University has appointed Dr. Neil Bose as vice-president (research). The Board of Regents approved the appointment at its meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

Stronger Salmon

Drs. Kurt Gamperl and Mark Fast know a thing or two about fish aquaculture.

 

 

Simulation collaboration combines forces to improve rural health care

Seas are rough and he is thrown overboard. Luckily, the man is rescued from the frigid water, but his life is still in danger.

He requires treatment on board by the ship’s doctor who, due to the remoteness of their location, is the only person available to assist. What steps must the captain and ship’s doctor take together to ensure the safety of the patient?

 

Getting back to research

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

Nunatsiavummiut media, archives and heritage

Imagine if most of the historical records about your people were originally written in a language other than your mother tongue.

That’s the case for many Inuit in Northern Labrador. Although the Labrador Inuit have a rich oral culture, their written history was mainly documented by Moravian missionaries.

 

Photo contest details research and life in the North

This fall Arctic researchers are invited to submit their best Arctic shots for the International Arctic Change 2017 Conference Photo Contest.

Your personal trail guide: No Wi-Fi or data required

How did two international computer science students, one from South America and one from Asia, get together to start a company to improve hiking experiences in Newfoundland?

The Atlantic wolffish: A face only a mother could love

What is striped, grows to be five feet long and has big chomper teeth all over the roof of its mouth?

The Atlantic wolffish.

 

Public safety research and treatment summit

You don’t have to be a war veteran to suffer from post-traumatic stress or panic.

Celebrating Grenfell's 125th with travelling clothing exhibit

Could you outfit your children in winter coats if all you had were six partridges and two gallons of blueberries?

Archaeology students unearth French history in Saint-Pierre

A group of archaeology students and their advisor excavated the site of St. Pierre’s old airport, known as Anse à Bertrand, this summer.

From Nigeria to Newfoundland

Doctoral student attracted to expertise, value and structure

Memorial chancellor sets sail

When the Polar Prince sets sail today, Memorial’s chancellor will embark on an incredible voyage – one that will take her through the Narrows to Northern Labrador.

Dr. Susan Dyer Knight is the Canada C3 ambassador on leg 5 that leaves St. John’s on the evening of July 12 and sails to Nain.

Entrepreneurial work terms go beyond solving problems

Three students. Three ideas. One company.

Software for seniors: Student envisions future for seniors living alone in their own homes

Imagine you live alone, wake up, stretch, turn on your cellphone instead and hear: “Good morning. I hope you had a great sleep. What is your mood?”

This is how Chrissy Rossiter, a Memorial B.Comm. student, envisions the future for seniors living alone in their own homes.

 

Two researchers inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is celebrating two of its own who are among the latest inductees into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).

Sea cucumber conundrum: Processing machine receives second patent, solid reviews from industry

June 2 was an exciting day for the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation (CCFI), a not-for-profit corporation established by Memorial to work with industry and academia to identify opportunities and bring them to market.

That’s the day the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office (TTCO) presented inventors of a sea cucumber-processing machine with their second U.S. patent.

 

Canada Research Chair receives funding for healthy cities initiative

Ever wish your neighbourhood was more user friendly?

Wider sidewalks, more streetlights, healthier food options? These amenities may not only make you happier, they may also make you live longer.

Dr. Daniel Fuller, a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Population Physical Activity, and an assistant professor in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial, is testing this theory as part of a national group that recently received federal funding.

 

$2.8 million in new federal funding for health-related studies

A federal investment of nearly $3 million will advance important health-related studies led by Memorial researchers.

$4.9 million in federal-provincial funding to accelerate new technologies

A team of Memorial researchers and a Genesis Centre client have received combined federal-provincial support of more than $4.9 million.

The funding will allow for the development of new technologies to test water for contaminants and for creating holographic displays.

 

Finding the funding: New database helps researchers discover funding opportunities

Researchers looking for funding opportunities have a new tool at their disposal.

Research Grant and Contract Services (RGCS), a unit within the Vice-President (Research) portfolio, has launched a new searchable database, which allows researchers to easily find details on internal and external funding opportunities.

 

Arlene Ivany to retire after 35 years at Memorial University

When Arlene Ivany joined Memorial in June 1982, Dr. Leslie Harris was in his first year as president of the university, Queen Elizabeth II Library had just officially opened, another Trudeau was prime minister of Canada and ET: The Extra-Terrestrial was playing in movie theatres.

 

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