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REF NO.: 101

SUBJECT: Public lecture about hydraulic fracturing and its implications for Western Newfoundland

DATE: April 18

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University will host a public lecture on Thursday, April 20, about hydraulic fracturing and its implications for Western Newfoundland.

Dr. Ray Gosine, chair of the provincial Independent Public Panel and vice-president (research) pro tempore, Memorial University, will provide an overview of hydraulic fracturing operations in the context of Western Newfoundland, discuss the review process developed by the panel and present the 2016 findings of the panel and its recommendations to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

This Speaking of Engineering lecture series, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador, will be held on Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Engineering building’s Angus Bruneau Engineering Lecture Theatre, room EN-2006, on Memorial’s St. John’s campus.

Admission is free. Free parking is available in lot 22. All are welcome. Reception to follow.

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For further information, please contact Jackey Locke, communications advisor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, at (709) 864-8287, 691-5027 or


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