News Release

REF NO.: 62

SUBJECT: Memorial University announces $1 million to be invested in oceans industries student research awards

DATE: October 30, 2014

Dr. Gary Kachanoski, president and vice-chancellor, Memorial University, will host an announcement recognizing a $1-million investment in the ocean industries, including offshore petroleum, aquaculture and fisheries.

Sixteen Memorial students will be recognized as part of the Research & Development Corporation’s Ocean Industries Student Research Awards.

The announcement will take place in the main foyer of the Engineering building on Memorial’s St. John’s campus on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 3-5 p.m.

Dr. Kachanoski will be joined by Glenn Janes, chief executive officer, Research & Development Corporation, and Dr. Darin King, minister, Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, and minister responsible for the Research & Development Corporation.

Matthew Scott, a student from the Faculty of Science at Memorial University and a 2013 recipient of the RDC Ocean Industries Student Research Awards, will speak briefly about the impact of the awards on his research pursuits.

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