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Accepting applications: Proposals due Feb. 17 for conference and cross-campus funding

A new year means a new call for two separate funds open to members of the university community.

 

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A decade of milestones: Increasing Indigenous engagement, connections and representation

From a special task force on Aboriginal student success to Indigenous community consultations at the core of Memorial’s first-ever Indigenization strategy – the two stories bookend a decade moving towards Indigenization and truth and reconciliation at our university.

 

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A sea change: New technology, knowledge and ocean-related research

If the past 10 years have proven anything, it is that Memorial researchers have a strong connection to our world’s ocean. In fact, more than 40 per cent of our research is ocean-related.

 

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Research in review '19: Infrastructure, expertise and partnerships round out 'tremendous' year

With last year’s research income totaling more than $100 million – and funding for specific projects (see story) totaling more than $45 million – there are new exciting collaborations and enhanced expertise among the major research highlights this past year.

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Ideas to opportunities: Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office 'invaluable' to startups

As young entrepreneurs, Drs. Ramesh Mani and Dr. Bala Gorityala have many questions as they wade through the business world. According to the pair, navigating their way through things such as nondisclosure forms, licensing agreements and patent strategies is much easier thanks to the efforts of Memorial’s Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office (TTCO), which is a member of the Springboard Atlantic network.

 

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Expanding focus: Program will train academics to become next innovators

Memorial is one of three Canadian universities that will offer a pilot program to teach academics how to recognize the commercial potential of their research.

 

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'Greater picture': Greenland ice losses faster than expected, say researchers

Researchers from Memorial University have joined a team of 96 polar scientists from 50 international organizations to produce the most complete picture of Greenland ice loss to date.

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Getting creative: CFI contest looking for captivating research videos and images

One of Memorial’s major funders is launching the third round of its popular Twitter contest. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is now accepting submissions for its #IAmInnovation contest.

 

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Essential service: ACENET welcomes new CEO and plans for future growth

ACENET has a new chief executive officer.

Greg Lukeman assumed the role on Nov. 15, succeeding Ann MacKenzie who has retired.

ACENET is a consortium of universities and community colleges in Atlantic Canada offering advanced research computing resources. Memorial is the lead institution and head office for ACENET, while Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research), is the chair of its board of directors.

 

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Top communicators: Federally funded contest looking for best student storytellers at Memorial

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has launched its eighth annual Storytellers contest, which is open to graduate and undergraduate students.

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The first step: 'Rewarding to see others succeed and grow,' says award winner

As a kid who grew up in Edmonton, Alta., during the “1980 Oilers dynasty,” Dr. Andrew Staniland says he finds inspiration in hockey legend Wayne Gretzky’s famous quote: “You miss 100 per cent of the shots you don’t take.”

In fact, he wants those contemplating nominating fellow colleagues – or applying themselves – for prestigious awards and honours to consider The Great One’s sage advice.

 

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'Go for it': Award recognition 'exhilarating and humbling,' says geneticist

What started out as a few introductory science courses has led to a lifelong fascination with genetics for Dr. Terry-Lynn Young.

They also led to international praise for her groundbreaking research in the field.

 

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