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More than $1.6 million in federal funding for three Canada Research Chairs

Memorial is home to three new Canada Research Chairs (CRC), one of the country’s highest honours for research excellence.

The appointments are for tier 2 chairs, which are five-year positions worth $100,000 each year with the possibility of one five-year renewal.

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Federal, provincial investments to build artificial intelligence research

Groundbreaking research in fields such as artificial intelligence (AI) are helping to create a more robust, innovative Atlantic economy.

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New chair of Animal Care Committee named

Dr. Darlene Skinner of the Department of Psychology is Memorial's newest chair of the Animal Care Committee.

The Animal Care Committee is responsible for the ethical assessment of all protocols for animal care and use in research and teaching at the St. John’s, Ocean Sciences Centre, Marine Institute and Grenfell campuses.

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Artificial intelligence subject of upcoming public lecture

Artificial intelligence is the subject of an upcoming public lecture on Memorial’s St. John’s campus.

Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer, dean, Faculty of Science for the University of Alberta, will deliver The Games Computers (and Humans) Play on Nov. 16th at 7 p.m. in IIC-2001. 

 

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Summer research internship 'life-changing' for science student

Jevon Marsh would like to see more undergraduate students take advantage of opportunities to study and do research abroad.

He spent 12-weeks completing a student research position in Germany this summer, an experience he says was “life-changing.”

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$4.8 million from CFI 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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Psychology student Memorial's latest Killam recipient

As Memorial University’s latest Killam fellow, Lauren Winsor will begin a cross-border adventure at Wellesley College in Massachusetts in January.

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Students, staff and faculty honoured at Faculty of Science awards

The annual Faculty of Science Dean’s Awards ceremony was held on Memorial’s St. John’s campus and saw Dr. Mary Courage, dean of the Faculty of Science, recognize 271 students representing the top 10 per cent in the faculty.

 

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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.

 

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President of American Physical Society to speak at Memorial

The president of the American Physical Society will give the 2017 Dr. and Mrs. Satti Paddi and Parvati Reddy Public Lecture at Memorial.

Dr. Laura H. Greene, will give a talk titled, High-Temperature Superconductivity: The Dark Energy of Condensed Matter on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in IIC-2001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation.

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Unique collaboration opens up world of ocean sciences to teachers-in-training

A group of education students will take part in hands-on field experiences to explore how integrating the ocean into the K-12 science curriculum can become a valuable supplement to classroom instruction.

 

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A summertime sail in search of Nordic black smokers

Memorial’s Dr. John Jamieson spent some of the warm summer months on a cold-water cruise — Arctic cold.

The professor of earth sciences joined a multidisciplinary research team aboard the research vessel R/V G.O. Sars, led by chief scientist Dr. Rolf Pederson, director of the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research at the University of Bergen, Norway.

 

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