The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s associate dean (research), associate dean (graduate studies) and an alumna are the newest fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).
Dr. Kshama Roy’s (M.Eng.’12, PhD’17) professional career is taking off.
Spring graduate Dr. Xudong Ye’s positive attitude is taking him places!
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is fourth overall and first in industry partnerships among comprehensive Canadian universities.
To support the return to primarily in-person teaching and learning for fall semester 2021, all Memorial employees are expected to return to work on campus by Tuesday, July 13. Some employees may be required on campus earlier to support operational requirements, necessary services and Memorial’s core mandate.
Memorial continues to support and enhance innovation and entrepreneurship in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Memorial University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science released its 2020 research report today, featuring the impactful and significant research of engineering professors and their students.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s technology sector is stimulating economic growth and fostering private-sector job creation directly and indirectly through support provided to industries such as health care, oil and gas, mining, energy, fisheries, aquaculture, and more.
Memorial is playing an influential role in the future global green economy.
Climate change has been a global concern for generations. While the most recent global pandemic is dominating our thoughts and news stations these days, the threat of climate change remains a daunting reality.
How do two engineering students who have never met, design a greenhouse together during a pandemic?
Update clarifying that Memorial will remain in a remote teaching, learning and work environment for the next two weeks. Information on travel restrictions; changes to density requirements; mental health resources.
An award-winning researcher from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is participating in a national discussion as part of this year’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Based on the information released today by the provincial chief medical officer of health, Memorial University is supporting the province’s “circuit breaker” to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the St. John’s region.
Memorial is transitioning to a fully remote teaching, learning and work environment at the St. John’s, Signal Hill and Marine Institute campuses.
This change is in effect from Feb. 10-23. The university will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate any changes to this plan in advance.
Based on the Feb. 8 COVID-19 update from the provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health, and meetings with Public Health about Memorial specifically, Memorial University has made some changes to operations on the St. John’s, Marine Institute and Signal Hill campuses. There are no changes at Grenfell Campus or the Labrador Institute.
As winter semester 2021 is primarily a remote teaching and learning environment, there are some changes to Memorial’s typical process for adverse weather. In the event of severe weather, buildings will be closed at the St. John’s, Signal Hill and Marine Institute campuses. Regularly scheduled on-campus classes and activities will be cancelled. Remote and online classes will continue. Staff should follow the usual snow day process for their unit. For more information, visit the Gazette.
A project led by Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science researchers aims to improve asphalt used in pavement in the province’s capital.
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s Dr. Bing Chen has been named fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).
Dr. Baiyu Helen Zhang, Canada Research Chair in Coastal Environmental Engineering and professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, has been honoured with the President's Award for Outstanding Research for 2020.
Memorial will continue to operate in a primarily remote teaching and learning environment for the winter 2021 semester. This decision was taken in a special meeting of the university Senate today. Read more in the Gazette.
Recently the province of Newfoundland and Labrador adopted the new COVID Alert app to help prevent the spread of the virus. The app is designed to let Canadians know whether they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Memorial is endorsing the app and encourages faculty, staff and students to voluntarily download the app for free to help protect yourself and others.
Since early July, Memorial has strongly encouraged wearing non-medical masks while on campus. Beginning Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 masks must be worn in public indoor spaces in Newfoundland and Labrador as issued in a special measures order by Newfoundland and Labrador’s Chief Medical Officer. Therefore, non-medical masks will be mandatory beginning on Monday for Memorial faculty, staff, students and visitors.
A professor and head of the Department of Civil Engineering has been elected as a fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE).
As a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial is offering online/remote learning for students enrolled in the spring and fall 2020 semesters.
However, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will deliver some in-person, on-campus laboratory instruction for select courses in the fall 2020 semester that include a laboratory component.
The province has been successful at flattening the curve of COVID-19. It’s important to continue to be vigilant and ensure we keep in mind that preventing another outbreak or minimizing impacts will depend on our collective adherence to best practices.
On July 14 undergraduate students of Memorial University will begin the course registration process for the fall semester. In preparation for this task, we would like to remind the university community that teaching and learning will take place in a primarily remote and online teaching and learning environment in fall 2020.
Students in designated courses in Engineering will have limited forms of in-person, on-campus lab activities which will be communicated separately from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science to students. Incorrect information appeared in an earlier Newsline message.
Suspension of two student fees to continue in fall semester
As the province moves to alert level 2, Memorial has completed the process to provide faculty access to their individual offices on the St. John’s campus, the libraries are moving to expand services in all six of their branches and the Botanical Garden has opened for the season with health and safety measures in place.
As a follow up regarding building access for faculty on St. John’s campus, beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, June 24, all remaining buildings including Physical Education, St. John’s College, Music, Spencer, Coughlan College and Ocean Sciences Centre will be ready for faculty members to return to their individual offices from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Doors will remain locked and access will be by key or card access, which can be coordinated with your unit's key requester.
As a follow up regarding building access for faculty on St. John`s campus, beginning Monday, June 22, buildings for Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Education, Queen’s College, Business, Henrietta Harvey and Biotechnology will be ready for individual faculty members to return from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Doors will remain locked and access will be by key or card access.
As a follow up to last week’s message regarding building access for faculty on St. John`s campus, beginning Thursday, June 18, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Engineering and Earth Sciences buildings will be ready for individual faculty members to return from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Xiaoyu Dong loves a challenge.
The newly minted Dr. Dong arrived at Memorial in 2016 to begin a master of engineering (M.Eng.) degree, but in four short years she has completed not only her M.Eng. degree, but a PhD as well.
As a follow up to last week’s message, we want to provide an update regarding the plan to enable faculty to return to individual offices on a more regular basis.
Newfoundland and Labrador continues to operate under Public Health COVID-19 Alert Levels, which outline services, businesses and functions allowed to operate at each alert level. The province is currently scheduled to move to Alert Level 3 on Monday, June 8. Work is ongoing at Memorial to implement a phased resumption of on-campus academic, research and administrative activities, in consideration of government’s five-level approach.
We are living in unprecedented socio-economic times. As a result, many pension plan members, both retired and still working, may be concerned about their pension and their own long term financial security.
As you might expect, the Memorial University Pension Plan, like many others across the country, has experienced some financial challenges due to the investment market turmoil brought on by the combined effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and world oil prices.
Memorial University will welcome new and returning students to a primarily remote teaching and learning environment for the fall semester. Full in-person, on-campus courses will not resume before January 2021.
As we approach Monday, May 11, and the scheduled move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 as outlined by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, many of you may wonder what that means for Memorial. At this point, none of the restrictions currently in place at Memorial will change if the Level 4 status is implemented by the province on May 11.
Further to previous messaging from the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) regarding the ramping up of remote work, managers should now be engaging with all staff to determine work that can be completed remotely.
Student Life has created a comprehensive Guide to Financial Supports and Employment Programs.
As this has been an unprecedented semester and some instructors will not be able to submit Winter 2020 grades until April 25, the Student Self-Service Grading Option page will remain available to students for an additional 24 hours, closing on Sunday, April 26 at 12:00 p.m. (NDT).
Memorial University is actively considering scenarios for innovative program delivery for the fall 2020 semester. We are committed to providing students with full access to our quality academic programs, despite the challenges that may come.
Message from the President and Provost
Due to the unprecedented emergency situation that has resulted in the declaration of a Public Health Emergency in Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial University is enacting further measures related to buildings access on all our campuses to enhance social distancing and keep our community safe. By ensuring we are aware of who is on campus, we are better able to protect the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students who must come to campus.
On Tuesday, April 14, Memorial’s Senate waived the undergraduate general admission overall average requirement of 70 per cent for Newfoundland and Labrador high school students in the graduating class of 2020 who apply to attend Memorial University in the 2020-21 academic year (Fall 2020, Winter 2021, or Spring 2021).
As a reminder, Memorial continues to identify and collect personal protective equipment (PPE) which may be held by units throughout the university.
Effective April 9, Memorial is phasing in reduced building access on St. John's campus, beginning with reduced building hours. Buildings will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday and will be locked on weekends and holidays.
Many students are facing a range of stressful disruptions in their lives as a result of the worldwide health pandemic. Cancellation of all in-person classes, a full move to remote learning and having to quickly vacate residences – combined with isolation measures, job loss and travel bans – have created particular hardships for students who lack other supports.
As we start the week, I wanted to pause for a moment to express a sincere thank you to the hundreds of critical employees who have been working tirelessly and constantly since the start of Memorial’s COVID-19 response.
Suspension of two student fees for spring semester and update on PAS/FAL choice
Information on revised start date for Spring registration for graduate and undergraduate students
This has been a momentous week at Memorial as the first week of remote instruction draws to a close. I want to send a heartfelt thanks to all of our students, faculty and staff for your patience, hard work and perseverance in making this transition happen. It has taken an army of people to get us here, and the job is certainly not over yet. We must continue to work together toward the successful completion of the winter 2020 semester for our students.
Update on Feild Hall residence; on-campus research and scholarly activities, fieldwork and interaction with research participants; and the Writing Centre
The health and safety of our students is our primary concern during these unprecedented times. In consultation with Memorial University, The Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) has given notice to Feild Hall residents notice to vacate the building. This decision was made based on health and safety considerations. Memorial has made an offer to relocate students to another residence, MacPherson Hall. The university is providing each of the residents a room at a discounted rate so that they will pay no additional rent. As well, the university will provide the students, at a discounted rate, access to the university meal plan.
Information on counselling services and computer labs
Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to work together to transition our operations while maintaining our commitment to support students, faculty and staff. Over the past week you’ve likely had questions about what you should be working on from home. The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and your managers have been working to identity what functions are most critical at this time, and how we continue our work during this uncertain time.
This update includes information about Registrar's Office and School of Graduate Studies processing times, remote academic advising options at all campuses and resources available for students from the bookstore.
Most of the Registrar’s Office staff and School of Graduate Studies staff are working remotely. As a result, processing and service times for many of our services have increased, including requests for enrolment verification letters, official transcripts, supporting admission documents, etc. As we continue to practice social distancing, we are discouraging students from coming on campus at this time to drop off or pick up documents. Please do not visit our offices at this time.
The Health Research Ethics Authority (HREA) Research Ethics Office (REO) has been closely monitoring the developments related to COVID-19. In light of recent restrictions, the REO of the Health Research Ethics Board (HREB) wishes to advise researchers that, effective immediately, their research protocols must be modified or delayed to avoid face-to-face personal interactions with research participants.
Updated opening hours and occupancy limits for computer labs that remain open for students who do not have personal computer access for remote learning.
Memorial’s spring semester, including intersession and summer session, will continue with remote instruction of all courses at all campuses. This means in-person on-campus courses will not resume before September 2020 Additionally, Memorial will will postpone Spring Convocation 2020 ceremonies that were scheduled for May 14 in Corner Brook and May 26-29 in St. John’s.
Effective tomorrow, Monday, March 23, instruction at Memorial University officially resumes remotely.
The Blundon Centre has developed guidelines to assist faculty and instructors with incorporating accessibility into remote teaching and learning approaches.
This has been an unprecedented week for our university and our communities. I hope you are each taking care of yourselves, practicing social distancing and hand washing, and doing your part to slow the spread of COVID-19.
As Memorial and the world assess the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial is committed to supporting our researchers in continuing their research activities.
The Faculty's Engineering Co-operative Education Office has created this frequently asked questions document that will continue to be updated as decisions are made and information is available to be shared.
Spring semester registration, waived regulations and more information for students
Information for instructors, remote workers, students and employees.
Students are advised that there will be no final exams taking place on campus in April. This includes both on campus and online invigilated exams. A proposal regarding final exams has been approved.
Activities for faculty, staff and students (undergraduate and graduate) in all research laboratories will be suspended from 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, onward.
Following the message earlier today regarding suspension of classes, employees should consult with their managers immediately regarding their work arrangement.
Based on ongoing consultation with units and a determination of their ability to be responsive, and the evolving public health environment, Memorial University has moved up the timeline for suspension of all classes. As of end of day Tuesday, March 17, all classes (in person and online) on all campuses will be suspended. Unless your individual instructor has advised otherwise, all academic programming, including midterms and evening classes, will go ahead today, March 17. Remote delivery of classes is scheduled to resume on Monday, March 23, as previously announced. Students with questions about their classes should contact their instructor.
This important update includes information for students, faculty and staff. Of particular note: all students who reside on the island of Newfoundland are required to vacate student residences by end of day, Friday, March 20. Childcare Centre is closed immediately until further notice. Memorial is encouraging remote work with the understanding that university priorities are the health and safety of students, faculty and staff; maintaining the academic integrity of the semester; and critical university operations. To allow for social distancing and to help employees manage the current demands, employees are asked to work with their supervisor to facilitate remote work arrangements where operationally feasible. Unless you currently have arrangements with your supervisor, report to work as scheduled.
If you’ve driven in Newfoundland and Labrador, you know that pot holes, ruts and cracking pavement are safety concerns for drivers.
The Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE) has been recognized as one of the top five emerging entrepreneurship centres in the world.
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science held its first iron pin ceremony.
Critical research: More than $5.5 million in federal funding to focus on enhancing oil spill response measures
The federal government is investing more than $5.5 million into multidisciplinary research led by Memorial that focuses on techniques and technologies to aid in oil spill response in Canada.
The big 5-0 - Celebrating 50 years of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science with Canada's first woman astronaut
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is celebrating its golden anniversary this weekend with more than 200 alumni and friends, including Canadian space legend Dr. Roberta Bondar.
In the fall of 1969, a newly created Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial welcomed 155 students into a full engineering program for the first time.
Protecting Canada's oceans: Memorial-led team receives $1.65 million to address environmental problems in Canada's oceans and estuaries
A member of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is leading an international team that has been awarded $1.65 million in federal funding to protect Canada’s oceans and estuaries.
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is celebrating 50 years of engineering education in the province and we want you to help us celebrate.
Engineering students Amir Elzaher and Jaffer Alkarim Jaffer were completing their work terms recently when the opportunity to work on some community projects with the Tetra Society came up.
Engineering alumni Kim Keating and Earl Ludlow are the recipients of the faculty’s Distinguished Alumni Award for 2017 and 2018, respectively.
A team of winter-minded Memorial engineering students competed in the 44th annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) in Kitchener, Ont., from Jan. 24-28.
Dr. Helen Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is the Canada Research Chair in Coastal Environmental Engineering.
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has decided to postpone its Reunion 2017, which was originally set for September 8, to a date in October.
Gordon Jin, an academic staff member with the engineering co-operative education office was appointed chair of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering’s (CSCE) Honours and Fellowships Committee for a two-year term.
We had such a great time with you at Reunion 2016, we’re back this year with Reunion 2017! On September 8, come remember your days at Memorial and explore the university as it is today.
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science receives positive accreditation review of undergraduate programs
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has received good news of a positive accreditation decision for its six undergraduate programs from the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).
Technology trailblazer. Memorial champion. Opera star. Community builder.
Dr. Leonard Lye, associate dean, graduate studies, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, was inducted as a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) on April 1 for his exceptional contributions to the engineering profession.
Rajib Dey had more than one reason to celebrate when he received his doctor of philosophy degree (PhD) at Memorial University this past October. Mr. Dey was also awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Graduate Award with the Fry Family Foundation Award.
Engineers have an obligation to use their technical expertise to make the world a better place. One of the ways they do this is by giving back to their communities. Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has partnered with local not-for-profit community groups to teach students how engineers can have positive impacts on their communities and reinforce the values that engineers serve the world.
Dr. Angus Bruneau, founding dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial, has passed away at the age of 81.
Midway through the initiative to double the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science between 2012 and 2021, incremental space in the new Core Science Facility will mean additional space for laboratories, design studios and offices.
Memorial University has cancelled the major construction tender for its Core Science Facility (CSF) because the bids received for this work were higher than expected.
The faculty's 2015 Annual Research Report now available online.
Dr. Bing Chenn established and leads the Northern Region Persistent Organic Pollution Control (NRPOP) Laboratory - the first of its kind in Canada.
Third-year civil engineering student Dennis Sutton is wrestling his way through university – but not in the way you think. Last month, the St. John’s native won a bronze medal at the 2016 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Wrestling Championships, hosted by Brock University.
According to the Community Food Sharing Association’s website, there are currently thousands of people in Newfoundland and Labrador who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and children in our schools who are distracted because they are hungry.
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University will host a public lecture on Wednesday, Dec. 16 to talk about offshore oil spill response in harsh environments using enhanced dispersion and biodegradation.
Dr. Janna Rosales is the inaugural Chair for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.
Fourth-year electrical engineering student Katy Warren beat out seven other finalists on the Nov. 22 finale of CBC Television’s Canada’s Smartest Person and claimed the show's coveted title.
Winning in the fourth round of CBC’s competition series, Canada’s Smartest Person, on Oct. 25, earned fourth-year electrical engineering student Katy Warren a spot in the finals to compete against six other finalists to claim the title of Canada’s Smartest Person.
Jonas Roberts awarded prestigious Chancellor's Award with the Fry Family Foundation Leadership Award
When Jonas Roberts crossed the stage at spring convocation to receive his doctor of philosophy degree, he had more than one reason to be proud. Dr. Roberts not only received his doctoral degree but he also received the Chancellor’s Graduate Award with the Fry Foundation Leadership Award.
Memorial University has welcomed a new research chairholder. Dr. Hodjat Shiri joined the Department of Civil Engineering as the Wood Group Chair in Arctic and Harsh Environment Engineering and assistant professor on June 15.
A member of Memorial's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) this past May in recognition of his excellence in civil engineering and contributions to the profession.
The 14th Canadian Workshop on Information Technology (CWIT 2015) will be held in St. John’s from July 6-9. It will be the first time this biennial, research-oriented workshop will be held in Newfoundland.
Retiring Memorial engineering co-op coordinator Doug Oldford has a coin that money can’t buy.
The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) inducted a number of alumni, faculty members and longtime Memorial University supporters to its membership at its 2015 annual general meeting and symposium in Hamilton, Ont., June 4.
Gordon Jin, academic staff member for co-operative education with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, was inducted as a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) on May 26 for his contributions to the profession. He was one of 21 engineers in Canada inducted during the institute’s annual awards gala in Montreal.
For St. John’s native Mollie Jameson, the dream of one day working at Fisher Price has become a reality. After seeing an online job posting, submitting her resume and following up with a phone call that accidentally put her on the line with the company’s chief engineer, the fourth-year mechanical engineering student is currently completing her fifth work term at the American toy company and it is everything she had dreamed it would be and more.
Memorial University is proud to launch Research in Focus, a four-part video series that recognizes the university’s research aspirations for the next five years.
Heating your home or powering your car using fuel made from scraps of wood and food waste is not necessarily a farfetched idea.
Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is expanding to meet needs of the province
A member of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has been recognized for his outstanding volunteer service.