Memorial’s inaugural Canada Excellence Research Chair strengthens communications technologies research capacity
Imagine a wireless world without limits – that’s the focus of Dr. Trung Duong’s leading-edge research.
June 23 marks the 10th annual celebration of International Women in Engineering Day.
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is proud of its own and their exemplary undertakings. We are proud to profile our women engineers in a video series.
Sylvester Boadi Aboagye is celebrating his golden moment.
Upcoming public talk to discuss how brain-machine interfaces can help improve the lives of persons with disabilities.
Dr. Octavia A. Dobre, professor, research chair and associate dean (research) of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected as a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA).
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is fourth overall and first in industry partnerships among comprehensive Canadian universities.
The IEEE Newfoundland and Labrador Section, in partnership with Memorial University of Newfoundland, present The 30th Annual Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference (NECEC) on November 18, 2021.
With the official opening of Memorial University’s new Core Science Facility (CSF) scheduled for September, units moving into the building are busy this summer packing up and moving equipment and supplies.
Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Dr. Octavia Dobre has been inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering for her distinguished achievements and career-long service and contributions to the engineering profession.
A global pandemic didn’t deter Dr. Zijun Gong in his pursuit of a doctoral degree.
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 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.
Robin Murphy learned about the risks of hearing loss and the importance of protecting against it while growing up.
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.
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.
Eight researchers from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science are on the World’s Top 2% Scientists list.
The 29th Annual Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference (NECEC)
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.
Faculty members from various disciplines and a leading expert from the University of Notre Dame are coming together for a one-day eSymposium on artificial intelligence (AI) to raise the profile of the work across Memorial.
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.
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.
Dr. Glyn George, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected as vice-chair of the Council of the College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (CRNNL), the regulatory body for all registered nurses and nurse practitioners in the province.
Suspension of two student fees to continue in fall semester
A hand-sized robot sits on the head of a drum and taps along with a human player.
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.
Innovative business ideas focused on health technology and nutrition won the top prizes at the 2020 Mel Woodward Cup (MWC), hosted by the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE), yesterday.
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.
Dr. Dennis Peters’ exceptional service and leadership as head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has earned him international recognition.
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.
A reminder to employees and pensioners who are currently paid by cheque, you are required to move to direct deposit to ensure pay cheques continue during this uncertain and evolving situation.
Memorial’s emergency operations centre (EOC) is identifying personal protective equipment (PPE) which may be held by units throughout the university.
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.
The cubesat is about the size of a one-litre milk carton, and is known as Killick-1.
What happens when undergraduate students try to solve a problem that has never been solved before?
If you're a member of the Paradigm Hyperloop team it becomes a multi-year roller coaster ride.
Dr. Octavia Dobre and longtime member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has received a prestigious elevation to IEEE fellow for her outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of signal intelligence and emerging wireless technologies.
The Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE) has been recognized as one of the top five emerging entrepreneurship centres in the world.
The 28th Annual Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Holiday Inn at 180 Portugal Cove Road in St. John’s, NL.
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science held its first iron pin ceremony.
A prominent engineering researcher and Memorial’s associate vice-president (research) has been named a CIFAR Fellow.
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.
Call for Submissions for NECEC 2019 Conference
Academic paper, posters, Industrial papers or presentations.
Memorial University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will host its annual public open house on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the S. J. Carew (Engineering) Building on Memorial’s St. John’s campus.
Fred Cahill, B.Eng. ’80, believes that Memorial University graduates are the future of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Engineering alumni Kim Keating and Earl Ludlow are the recipients of the faculty’s Distinguished Alumni Award for 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Dr. Eric Gill, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been accorded an honour reserved for highly distinguished faculty members, professor emeritus.
Dr. Azizur (Aziz) Rahman, a longtime electrical engineering professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, has passed away.
Innovative business ideas related to health care and lighting design won the top prizes at the 2018 Mel Woodward Cup on March 28.
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.
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).
Dr. Dennis Peters has been appointed acting dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science effective Sept. 1, 2017, until Nov. 30, 2017.
On April 7-8, 2017, more than 200 regional junior high and high school science students came together at MacDonald Drive Junior High School for the 37th annual Eastern Regional Science & Technology Fair.
On the evening of May 25 in downtown St. John's, 160 guests will attend the Engineers Canada annual Awards Gala. Eight recipients, including professor emeritus and former dean Dr. Ross Peters, will receive national awards for their contributions to the Canadian engineering profession.
Despite their name, smart devices make our personal information vulnerable to hackers and criminals – as witnessed in the global ransomware hack.
This weekend’s episode of the long-running hit British television show, Doctor Who, will have a special connection to one Memorial University researcher.
Chair for Teaching and Learning leads Memorial's first workplace-oriented mindfulness training program for students
A number of graduate and undergraduate students took part in a 10-week workplace mindfulness course this semester.
Dr. Angus Bruneau, founding dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial, has passed away at the age of 81.
Funding for exploration and discovery: Memorial researchers receive more than $6.7 million from NSERC
Nearly $7-million in new federal funding will accelerate more than 50 individual research projects on three of Memorial’s campuses in areas ranging from resource management to ocean sciences to enhanced oil recovery.
Memorial’s state-of-the-art Core Science Facility has received $125 million in joint federal-provincial funding, an unprecedented level of support that will significantly advance Memorial’s teaching, learning and research capacity across multiple disciplines.
The faculty's 2015 Annual Research Report now available online.
At the recent Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC), hosted by McGill University, fourth-year electrical engineering student Katy Warren and fourth-year mechanical engineering student Peter Snow represented Memorial well and won second place in the re-engineering category.
Dr. Andrew Vardy, an associate professor who is joint appointed with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Faculty of Science’s Department of Computer Science, is interested in ants and bees.
Dr. Octavia Dobre, associate professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected as editor-in-chief of IEEE Communications Letters.
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.
Dr. Glyn George is the type of person you want on your team. He is dedicated, capable and passionate and when it comes to students and their education – he not only talks the talk, but walks the walk.
Could fourth-year electrical engineering student Katy Warren be Canada's Smartest Person? The St. John’s-native decided to try out for CBC’s competition series, Canada’s Smartest Person, after she watched an online ad for the show.
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.
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.
Two researchers from Memorial’s engineering faculty are taking part in a $7.7-million project on nanotechnologies funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s 2015 Innovation Fund.
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
The Internet has become the place to watch high-definition television and videos, play games and listen to music. As the reasons to log on become greater every year, so does the number of users and the data traffic.