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$4.8 million from Canada Foundation for Innovation for critical marine research

Memorial University has received a major award from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for its development of autonomous marine observation systems (DAMOS).

The 2017 Innovation Fund (IF) awards, announced on Oct. 12 in Winnipeg, Man., by Kirsty Duncan, minister of Science, must illustrate global leadership, partnerships and benefits for Canadians.

 

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Canada Foundation for Innovation invests $6.7 million for engineering laboratories

Memorial will soon be home to the Harsh Environment Research Facility (HERF), one of the most advanced icing wind tunnel and wave tank integrated laboratories in the world.

HERF will be located within a new high-bay laboratory expansion of the Engineering building on the St. John’s campus and will support world-class research and technology development that is vital to the provincial energy and ocean technology sectors.

 

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Phase two of Memorial Researcher Portal goes online Dec. 12

A change is on the horizon for members of Memorial’s research community.

On Dec. 12, those submitting research funding proposals to Research Grant and Contract Services (RGCS) and the Marine Institute’s Office of Research and Development will notice a difference.

 

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OFI leading the way in Canada's blue economy

One year ago, the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) launched with an unprecedented $220 million in funding from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund and various private and public-sector organizations.

With the historic announcement came Dr. Paul Snelgrove’s expectation that Memorial would play a major role in the joint research venture with Dalhousie University and the University of Prince Edward Island. Dr. Snelgrove, of Memorial’s Department of Ocean Sciences and the associate scientific director of OFI, says he is more than pleased with the institute’s progress.

 

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Nomination deadlines for PresidentÂ’s Awards for research imminent

The deadline for nominations for a pair of institutional awards is on the horizon. Nov. 1 is the nomination deadline for the President’s Award for Outstanding Research, while the deadline for University Research Professors nominations is Nov. 30.

 

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Construction to begin on Animal Resource Centre

Memorial University has awarded the contract for construction of the Animal Resource Centre (ARC), a research and teaching facility. Olympic Construction was the successful bidder.

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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.

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Stronger Salmon

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

Dr. Gamperl, a professor at the Department of Ocean Sciences, Faculty of Science, and Dr. Fast, associate professor at UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College, are leading a pan-Atlantic research initiative to improve the health and welfare of cultured Atlantic salmon using genomics and other biotechnologies.

To continue this work, the pair have been awarded $4.4 million by multiple funders, including the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), the provincial government’s InnovateNL, as well as industry and other academic partners.

 

 

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Getting back to research

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

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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.

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