Online resources integrate active learning in large-size classes

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.

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Investigating optimal conditions for raising GE salmon

A Memorial master’s student is helping AquaBounty Canada to determine the best growing conditions for transgenic Atlantic salmon.

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Year at International Space University brings alumna closer to the stars

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).

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Are Bahamian spider crabs a cure for a common aquaculture problem?

A five-month sabbatical in the Bahamas has led to a new research area and a new graduate student for Dr. Iain McGaw.  

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Earth sciences graduate student mapping ore deposits in real time

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.

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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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