Canadian Space Agency funding research into finding extraterrestrial life

Dr. Penny Morrill’s latest research project may help detect life on other planets.

The associate professor of earth sciences in the Faculty of Science recently received a grant from the Canadian Space Agency, through its Flights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) funding initiative, for a project titled the Study of Electrical Potential, Remote Sensing and Preservation of Biosignatures at Sites of Serpentinization, or SERP.

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Federal investment of nearly $600,000 in high-tech research labs and equipment Memorial

New federal funding will help expand Memorial’s research infrastructure and attract the best and brightest talent to Newfoundland and Labrador.

Projects led by teams in the Faculty of Science are receiving nearly $600,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF).


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Graduate Student takes first place at PDAC

Congratulations to Dennis Sanchez Mora, PhD student of Dr. John Jamieson, for taking first place in the Student Minerals Colloquium at the doctoral level at the recent Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Conference in Toronto. 

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Graduate Student wins Best Abstract Award

Congratulations to Dennis Sanchez Mora, a PhD student of Dr. John Jamieson, won the Best Abstract Award at the Underwater Mining Conference in Bergen, Norway. Dennis’ interactive presentation was titled: “Permeability and fault control on seafloor massive sulfide deposits in the Lucky Strike hydrothermal field (Mid-Atlantic Ridge) using Leapfrog Geo software”. This award included at $650 cash prize.

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