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Faculty of Science News

Memorial University is among 12 industry-academic partnerships that received funding through Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP), announced Oct. 15 by The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) in Guelph, Ontario.


Memorial University geographer Dr. Evan Edinger is involved in a research project out of the University of Exeter that has found species that live in and erode coral reefs will play a major role in determining the future of reefs.

Audience members

Memorial University held a Biophysics Symposium on Oct. 4.

The conference was an opportunity to stimulate discussion between researchers in biochemistry, chemistry, physics, medicine, computer science and pharmacy.


Christine Fontaine

Christine Fontaine, an alumna of the Department of Psychology, has received a Vanier scholarship worth $150,000 to continue her studies in behavioural neuroscience at the University of Victoria.


Even a small amount of oil spilled in a marine environment can have a devastating impact. So small, in fact, that Memorial researchers are working at the nano-level to create sensors for use in harsh environments.

Dean's Awards Ceremony

It was standing-room only at the annual Dean’s Awards Ceremony and reception on Tuesday, Sept. 23, as parents, employees and friends joined the Faculty of Science to celebrate student, faculty and staff achievement.

Deployment of glider from CSS Hudson

Memorial University is at the centre of two international, multi-million dollar projects to get a better understanding of the role of the Labrador Sea in the Earth’s climate system.

Researchers and graduate students from Memorial University are among the recipients of Discovery Grants and graduate-level scholarships awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).


In the life of every university there are legends – tales of high adventure and discovery – some passed on from generation to generation, some lost in the passage of time. This summer marked the 50th anniversary of one of those events.

Researchers from across Memorial University will showcase the latest oceans research and technology at an international conference in St. John’s this week.

The Oceans ‘14 Marine Technology Society/ Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MTS/IEEES) Conference will bring together leading experts from around the world to address challenges and identify solutions related to oceans. 


Kirk Luther

Kirk Luther, a Memorial University researcher, has been named a finalist for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact Awards.

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.

Jayden Druggett

Seven-year-old Jayden Druggett has something in common with his favourite animal, the moon snail. Both need a little extra coaxing to come out of their shells.

And even though his mother, Jenny Purcell, says he is completely obsessed with snails, one thing she never, ever thought he would be able to do was hold one.