The Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) is contributing $420,000 to enhance the field experience of students and staff at Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador. The funds will support the Department of Earth Science’s core field schools, the development of a new environmental geology and geophysics field school and field safety leadership training opportunities.
Researchers at Memorial are looking for unique uses for materials that are generally seen as waste. But unlike other scientists, Dr. Fran Kerton and her green chemistry research group are turning to the oceans, as opposed to the land, for new sources of biomass to make renewable chemicals.
When the Department of Physics had trouble obtaining artwork for their walls, they decided to look to a new source – their faculty and staff. Currently the department is featuring works by Fred Perry and Drs. Iakov Afanassiev, Mike Morrow and Chris Deacon.
Field researchers get many opportunities to see the majestic side of the natural environment that has become their ‘laboratory’, and someone with a good eye can often capture that splendor.
The Department of Earth Sciences has decided to feature some of those moments in an art installation in one of their public spaces.
A leading international expert in molecular chemistry will deliver the 29th Job lecture at Memorial University. On April 29, Dr. Helmut Schwarz will present The Magic of Molecular Soccer: Beauty and Purpose of Curiosity-driven Basic Research.
A public lecture on the Canada’s nuclear future will take place at Memorial University. Dr. David Shoesmith, the NSERC/Ontario Power Generation Industrial Chair in Nuclear Fuel Disposal Studies at the University of Western Ontario, will deliver a lecture titled The Nuclear Future: Can we make it safe? on Thursday, April 25.
The first phase of the Faculty of Science’s planned amalgamation and relocation of procurement services is now complete. Renovations to the division’s new home, located on the second floor of the Chemistry-Physics Building, have concluded. A tender has also been awarded for renovations to facilities on the first floor with work expected to begin in the next few weeks.
Shannon Gill and Will Bradford, both graduate students with the Department of Earth Sciences, have been awarded graduate fellowships from the Society of Economic Geologists with funding from the Society of Economic Geologists Canada Foundation (SEGCF).
The Department of Earth Sciences handed out more than $50,000 in scholarships and awards at a ceremony on April 2. Dr. Graham Layne, deputy head of the Earth Sciences department, hosted the event.