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Faculty of Science News

Sean Leonard

Fulbright Canada has announced this year’s cohort of participants in the foundation’s educational and cultural exchange programs, and Memorial University is well represented.

Memorial University will help cultivate the next generation of innovators in Newfoundland and Labrador thanks to a $2.85-million investment from the Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC).


Dr. Atanu Sarkar and Dr. Derek Wilton

Ordinarily Dr. Derek Wilton, a professor Earth Sciences, might not be expected to have much in common, with Dr. Atanu Sarkar, a public health physician in the Faculty of Medicine.

But a potential uranium mine in Labrador is bringing together these two very different researchers at Memorial.

News conference

An announcement of $2.3 million investment in 17 Memorial-led R&D projects was made on the St. John’s campus July 8. The projects will address opportunities and challenges related to harsh and Arctic environments.

Dr. Mark Berry

The Department of Biochemistry welcomes Dr. Mark Berry as its new head of department. Dr. Berry took up his new position on July 1. He succeeds Dr. Phil Davis who served as acting head for just over three years.