Memorial’s biology department is tackling a big issue for students taking its introductory course. Each semester, approximately 700 students enrol in Biology 1001. That means, on average, there are about 200 students in each section sitting in a fixed-seat lecture theatre with one professor to teach them.
A Memorial master’s student is helping AquaBounty Canada to determine the best growing conditions for transgenic Atlantic salmon.
It’s been a busy year for Bethany Downer.
Last summer Ms. Downer, B.Sc.’16, moved to Strasbourg, France, to begin an M.Sc. degree at the International Space University (ISU).
A five-month sabbatical in the Bahamas has led to a new research area and a new graduate student for Dr. Iain McGaw.
A Memorial graduate student is helping gold prospectors in Central Newfoundland zero in on new deposits — and fast. Sam Ybarra, a master’s student in the Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, who hails from Columbus, Mississippi, is using infrared spectroscopy to collect mineralogical and geochemical data in real time.
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.
Groundbreaking research in fields such as artificial intelligence (AI) are helping to create a more robust, innovative Atlantic economy.
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.