Due to years of isolation, Newfoundland is abundant in monogenic disorders. Gerissa Fowler uses this to her advantage as she attends Memorial University to pursue a master of science in human genetics. She hopes her future cumulative body of research will help find solutions to gene mutations that are not only affecting people in this province, but all around the world.
PROGRAM: Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology
Quinn Weber is a PhD candidate in cognitive/behavioural ecology at Memorial University. His research examines the social behaviour, habitat selection and parasitism of caribou in Newfoundland, particularly, the Fogo Island herd. He is investigating how animals with different behavioural types may be more or less susceptible to acquiring harmful parasites. His project contributes to a broader conservation research paradigm aimed at understanding behaviour and ecology of Threatened species in Canada.
Sarah Hannon re-examines slavery and the nature of emancipation in Bermuda from a post-colonial perspective. Much of the written history surrounding the emancipation of slaves in Bermuda has been framed by colonialism. Sarah Hannon takes a post-colonial approach to re-examining this topic, with hopes of contributing to a broader history narrative that acknowledges the centrality of slavery to colonial Bermudian society.
Mr. Jarvis credits his time at Memorial for turning his passion for culture and storytelling into a career. From Memorial student to the provincial folklorist for Newfoundland and Labrador, he now even teaches a course through the Department of Folklore, inspiring the next generation of folklorists in the province.
A northern scholarship is responsible for leading Dr. Linda Lait into new depths of marine research. The focus of her study was the history of four different fish species, including Atlantic cod, and how they have evolved over the years. This research has important implications for marine conservation.
PROGRAM: Civil Engineering
Alumnus Rajib Dey, a geotechnical engineer/consultant with Stantec Ltd. and a Memorial graduate, has journeyed a long way to get here. Today, with a PhD under his belt and a successful career in progress, he feels right at home in his adopted city of St. John’s.