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Memorial navigates to top of world university rankings for ocean tech research

For the third time in recent years, Memorial is the only Canadian university ranked as one of the best post-secondary institutions in the world for the study of marine/ocean engineering.

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Engineering professor receives recognition from national organization

A professor and head of the Department of Civil Engineering has been elected as a fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE).

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First-year engineering questions answered

During today's Ask Me Live Studio Session, the faculty's dean, Dr. Greg Naterer, and student liaison officer, Cheryl Keough, answered questions regarding first-year engineering studies.

Some of the questions and answers are captured below.

If you have a question that isn't listed below, email: engr-liaison@mun.ca.

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Laboratory instruction for some engineering students

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.

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COVID-19 prevention best practices

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.

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Update on fall semester

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.

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Correction: Update on fall semester

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.

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Engineering professor elected as vice-chair of provincial nursing regulatory council

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.

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Fall fees

Suspension of two student fees to continue in fall semester

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VPR, alumni receive national recognition for exceptional contributions

Memorial’s vice-president (research) and a pair of influential alumni are among the newest fellows elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).

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Co-directors appointed to SafetyNet

A pair of new leaders is at the helm of a specialized research centre based at Memorial.

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Music and science co-create robot percussionist

A hand-sized robot sits on the head of a drum and taps along with a human player.

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Campus access: remaining buildings on St. John`s Campus

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.

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Faculty access to additional buildings on St. John’s campus

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.

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Faculty access to Bruneau, Engineering and Earth Sciences buildings starts Thursday

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.

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Student-led health tech companies win $40,000 seed funding at Mel Woodward Cup

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.

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Engineering graduate's positive attitude has helped her excel

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.

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Plan for faculty return to campus

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.

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Update: Guiding Principles for Living with COVID-19 in our communities and more

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.

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In the midst of coronavirus crisis lies great opportunity for Canada's offshore oil and gas industry

Dr. Greg Naterer, dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, wrote an article on Canada's current offshore oil and gas industry in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis. 

The article was recently published in The Conversation.

 

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Revised opening schedule for Core Science Facility

The official opening is scheduled for the 2021 fall semester.

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Engineering graduate applies degree experience to mobile food bank

Saif Ahmed won’t be celebrating his graduation this spring with a European vacation, as planned.

Part of a special Gazette feature celebrating and recognizing the Class of 2020 at Memorial.

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Engineering professor recognized for his exceptional leadership

Dr. Dennis Peters’ exceptional service and leadership as head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has earned him international recognition.

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Engineers collaborating with university, community to fight COVID-19

When it comes to battling the spread of COVID-19, engineers at Memorial are putting their expertise – and time – to work.

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Student developing personal protective equipment testing facility

A mechanical engineering student has developed a prototype of a personal protective equipment (PPE) testing facility for locally made surgical masks.

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Contact

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000