FaceForward goes 'Up North' with the Faculty of Science

Feb 20th, 2014

Kelly Foss

FaceForward goes 'Up North' with the Faculty of Science

In honour of this month's FaceForward theme, Memorial Up North, the Faculty of Science is sharing some of the best related stories from our news archives.

From sea to sky, science researchers are contributing valuable information to our understanding of climate change impacts on our land, sea and air - particularly in  Northern Labrador and Arctic regions.

Also, on the theme of climate change, Dr. Sue Ziegler, Department of Earth Sciences, is analyzing the implications of an altered ecosystem on Canada's boreal forest.

Can a Labrador meteor crater play a stand-in role for those interested in exploring the Moon? Dr. Paul Sylvester of the Department of Earth Sciences, has spent several field seasons with the Canadian Space Agency doing just that.

If a snowflake falls in the ocean and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Absolutely! And Dr. Len Zedel of the Department of Physics is collecting those sounds to provide data that could be used to estimate snowfall amounts at sea.

Linda Lait, a PhD candidate in Biology wins a $50,000 W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research. The award will aid her in her research into population genetics in marine fish species.


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