Students and Alumni
HOMETOWN: Prince Edward Island
Emilie Novaczek came to Memorial for a master of science but was inspired to pursue a PhD in geography instead. Her experience with Dr. Devillers’ Marine Geomatics Research Lab introduced her to a research topic she could be passionate about and gave her an ideal learning environment in which she could thrive. She credits the strong relationships she
built with her supervisors as the secret to her
successful graduate student experience.
HOMETOWN: Newfoundland and Labrador
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
HOMETOWN: British Columbia, Canada
PhD candidate Michael Oman-Reagan explains how space exploration drives social transformation. His work explores social and cultural factors influencing space science and exploration, and how space scientists increasingly shape the ways we imagine
the future, both on and off the Earth.
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.
PROGRAM: Biological Sciences
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.