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Research News Archive

2014

December

Faculty and staff recognized for outstanding achievement
Engineering researcher named Terra Nova Young Innovator

November

Memorial Unviersity's 2014 research report celebrates collaboration and community
Memorial social sciences and arts students awarded scholarships and fellowships
National honours for Memorial researchers

October

RDC announces $1 million to students in ocean industries research
Science postdoc receives Memorial's first Banting fellowship

September

Memorial's science and engineering researchers take home Discovery Grants
Researcher named finalist for prestigious social sciences award
Memorial researchers awarded funding for social sciences research

August

Researchers win prestigious award from top U.S. journal
Memorial University's vice-president (research) addresses long-term, sustainable energy opportunities for Canada
Integrated approach

July

ACEnet announces 2015 Research Fellowships for students
New appointments to the Governing Council of CIHR
Colony of Avalon recognized by Faculty of Arts

June

Five fellows from Memorial University inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering
Technical Services sets the bar high, but accurately, with ISO 9001:2008 registration
Business student awarded top university prize for research paper
Funding for students supports multiple sclerosis research
Provost Appoints Steering Committee to draft a new Strategic Internationalization Plan
Memorial University research suggests new approach to planning and economic development in Atlantic Canada
Dr. Richard Marceau celebrates one year as vice-president (research)

April

Simple technology at the heart of unique research project
Canada Foundation for Innovation funds four Memorial research projects
Prescription meds as deadly as street drugs
Human dimensions research empowers wellbeing
Maternal consumption of omega-3 may prevent neurological disorders in offspring
Researcher honoured for outstanding dissertation paper
RDC invests in mining and petroleum-related R&D at Memorial University
Obesity rates a weighty issue
Remembering Dr. Priscilla Renouf
Can blueberry extract prevent Parkinson's?

March

Support breeds prevention - fostering supportive communities to prevent youth mental health and addiction issues
Ice mechanics chair appointed at Memorial University
The 'hero' ship of Russia and Newfoundland and Labrador
Graduate student receives scholarship honouring late Beothuk scholar
Creator of glycemic index to give inaugural nutrition lecture
Doubling scholarly output by 2020
Like riding a bike
Cleaning up contaminated environments safely
Data traffic
Galactic reach
An Arctic pioneer at Memorial
Dr. Laurie Twells published in Canadian Medical Association Journal
RBC - Harris Centre Water Research and Outreach Fund now open

February

Study finds marine-protected areas tend to be leftovers from extractive uses
The social cost of northern development
Genesis Centre graduates environmental monitoring company
Advanced engineering research and training for harsh weather aircraft
Uncovering the mysteries of the earth
Memorial's leadership in the Arctic
Speaking the language of the north
Where history and biology intersect: decoding the source of the 1918 flu epidemic
Ocean Sciences researcher receives guest professorship 'by the hand of the King'

January

Hibernia support to bolster geophysics program at Memorial
Arctic research project to provide unique opportunity for doctoral students
No place like home? The newcomer experience in Labrador West
Marine biologist honoured with mentor-student scholarship
Hibernia Offshore Operations Simulator Facility under Construction at Marine Institute
ACOA announces support for Ocean Sciences Centre
Geographer Awarded Arctic Inspiration Prize
Memorial Presents: The Facts About Fracking
Arctic research positions available

2013

December

Biology PhD candidate to earn degree from two universities
Wood Group continues investment in Arctic technology development
Fifth annual SPARKS Literary Festival reveals line-up
Math/music student province's newest Rhodes Scholar
National expert on health innovation to visit Memorial
Arts award highlights community contributions to research
Faculty member makes important contribution to nephrology health care

November

Memorial grads, faculty recognized at Mineral Industry Awards
Exploring the lives of Canadian Commuters: Memorial researcherís work featured on CFI website
Memorial research on dogs to be featured on The Nature of Things
Using computers to make better computers
Should market forces dictate decisions on oil? Vice-president (research) publishes op-ed
Now seeking ideas and input for Engage Memorial Week, 2014
Memorial releases Face Forward: Presidentís Report 2013
Two 2013-14 Harris Centre Applied Research Funds Now Open
Collaborative research empowers and protects Indigenous communities
Memorial supports findings of expert panel on Canadian ocean science

October

Language researcher receives prestigious national award
Hebron Diversity research grant recipients announced
Memorial-founded website encouraging citizen scientists to get involved
$890,000 investment in student-led oceans research
Translating decades-old data into a media-rich environment

September

Research & Development Corporation invests $3.7 million in research
Vice-president (research) published in Hill-Times
Student Publishes Book on Music in the Faroes
Hormone may protect against development of insulin resistance during weight gain
Memorial in Labrador
Kati Szego Named Editor of Prestigious Music Journal
Memorial partners with St. Johnís community alliance to address drug addiction
Memorial to host extractive industries workshop
Two members of the Faculty of Medicine receive highest honour
Public lecture to discuss ecology and conservation in Great Bear Rainforest
PhD candidate wins northern studies scholarship
Memorial sociologist named to Royal Society of Canada
Food addiction and the development of human obesity
Ethnomusicology scholar recognized by prestigious bi-national organization
Memorial sociologist named to Royal Society of Canada
Food addiction and the development of human obesity
Faculty of Arts researcher shortlisted for national award

August

Memorial-led proposal shortlisted for funding by major Canadian institute
Memorial advances core sciences infrastructure project
CAREing about productivity

July

Honorary research professor publishes new book on offshore structures
Memorial partners with Eastern Health on Molecular Imaging Program
New funding to study community impact of arsenic poisoning in North West Territories
Memorial researchers involved in unique mining innovation partnership
Collaboration is key to successful regional governance, says Memorial University report.
Federal support for graduate scholarships

June

Memorial welcomes new vice-president (research)
Technology developed in Chemistry holds great potential for pharmaceutical and plastics industries
Chevron Chair in Reservoir Characterization appointed at Memorial University
Fishing gear devastating to seabird population
Project contributes to high returns of endangered salmon
Acknowledgement for Memorial anthropologists
Memorial launches Into the Deep: Research Report 2013
Tapping into the source
Earth Sciences to receive RDC funding for mining project
Investment of more than $3 million to support facility at Memorial University
Canada Foundation for Innovation invests in Memorialís research infrastructure
Researchers work with students to create space experiments
Researcher wins prestigious award for excellence in ocean sciences
Psychology student wins SSHRC storyteller competition

May

Funding boost for science and engineering research at Memorial University
Potential impacts of GM fish interbreeding with related species
Hibernia enhancing geosciences field school program at Memorial University
Cross-Campus Initiative and Conference Fund call for proposals now open
Researcher finds many factors impact work satisfaction for older rural workers
New season of Mini-Med School begins at Faculty of Medicine
Doing it better: Engineering professor receives the 2013 Bantrel Award in Design and Industrial Practice for making our world a more sustainable one
Researchers look to the ocean for new sources of fuels and materials
Accidental entrepreneurs find success predicting stock market

April

The art of Physics
First research chair established in the Faculty of Business Administration
Public lecture on the beauty and purpose of curiosity-driven research
From a Twillingate Garden to Cambridge University
The storytellers: two Memorial graduate students named finalists in SSHRC competition
Earth Sciences students recognized
Research funding available for drinking water projects
Safety and integrity highlighted by Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

March

Biomedical researcher named Terra Nova Young Innovator
Research & Development Corporation invests $2.9 million in Memorial projects
League of Extraordinary Researchers lauded
RDC invests $1.6 million in R&D at Memorial University

February

Memorial researchers receive CIHR funding
Celebrating research at the School of Pharmacy
Researchers study when and where people are active

January

Dr. Brian Veitch appointed Husky Energy Chair in Oil and Gas Research
Next vice-president (research) announced
School of Nursing researcher profiled on national website
Diet high in processed meat associated with poor survival from colorectal cancer
Researcher makes significant progress in prostate cancer research
Breaking science
New program brings international students to Chemistry
Sociologists take care of pets

2012

December

School of Nursing faculty member heads up award-winning research team
New award to recognize excellence in teaching and learning, research and public engagement

November

Driven to improve the world
RDC supports researchers
Student researchers awarded more than $865,000 for ocean-related projects
Engineering student next Rhodes Scholar
Hibernia investment boosts Memorial's offshore R&D capacity
Vice-president (research) talks ocean innovation in Halifax
Research shows police warnings not easily understood
Memorial receives more than $825,000 to attract and retain top researchers
Sociology faculty member awarded Queen's Jubilee Medal
Science retiree wins Royal Astronomical Society award
Engineering graduate improving life at sea

October

Physics prof renewed as Canada Research Chair
New economics initiative at Memorial to address provincial and regional issues
Vice-president (research) receives major award

February

Chemistry researcher named Terra Nova Young Innovator
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