Faculty of Science News

CIndy Milley

What may have been the largest group of students ever admitted to the Faculty of Science Dean’s List at one time was honoured at an event on Sept. 20.

Annual Dean’s Awards Ceremony was held on Memorial University’s St. John’s campus and saw Dr. Mark Abrahams, dean of Science, recognize 281 students who represent the top 10 per cent in the faculty.

 

Dr. Paul Snelgrove

Dr. Paul Snelgrove is hoping the new Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) will help Memorial solve a historical challenge.

Carole Peterson

Social entrepreneurship, child psychology and politics in the era of globalized finance are among 22 new research projects receiving more than $2.1 million in federal funding.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) announced the investment on Sept. 9, awarded through its Partnership Development Grants, Insight Grants and Insight Development Grants. A combined total of $2,106,183 for was announced to Memorial.

 

OFI modules

The largest single federal investment for research in Memorial’s history is stirring up excitement and opportunities for future research growth.

The federal government announced on Sept. 6 nearly $100 million for the creation of the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), an historic partnership between Memorial, Dalhousie University and the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). The investment was made through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.

Red Shoe Crew - Walk for Families

There’s a good chance if you grew up in Newfoundland and Labrador, or are raising children here, you have stepped through the doors of the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre.

 

Science demo

For one week in September, universities, libraries, museums and other partners will put on a nationwide festival of science.

Science Literacy Week highlights Canada’s outstanding scientists and science outreach from coast-to-coast. It runs Sept. 18-24 and begins in Newfoundland and Labrador with a fun science fair with hands-on demonstrations, science story times and shows from 12 to 5 p.m. at the GAP Court in the Avalon Mall, St. John’s.

 

Mackenzie Grace

Julie Young and Mackenzie Grace, two incoming first-year students at Memorial University, have been named 2016 recipients of Schulich Leader Scholarships.

The annual scholarship program encourages Canadian high school graduates to embrace science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in their future careers. 

Memorial is celebrating a milestone that will see researchers and graduate students from multiple disciplines undertake some of the world’s most ambitious research aimed at unlocking the secrets of the North Atlantic.

Min. Judy Foote

More than $14 million in new federal funding will expand Memorial’s research infrastructure.

The investment will replace two of Memorial’s aging animal research care facilities to ensure the university can continue to conduct its biomedical research activities and continue to offer certified degree programs. 

 

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