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Nature's road to recovery: New approach needed to reverse unprecedented biodiversity loss: scientists

A researcher from the Faculty of Science is among a large international group of experts who are recommending how to save nature from extraordinary biodiversity loss. Dr. Paul Snelgrove, University Research Professor, departments of Ocean Sciences and Biology, is co-author of a new paper in the journal Science, which concludes that policy-makers must identify multiple conservation targets if we are to curb nature’s decline.

 

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Full force: ACENET expands support, training for humanities and social sciences researchers

Humanities and social sciences-based researchers and staff now have access to a suite of tailor-made programming covering issues ranging from big data to cloud applications. It’s all thanks to an expansion of services by ACENET.

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Personal invite: Virtual celebrations planned for Research Week 2020

Now more than ever, Memorial’s vice-president (research) is convinced the power of technology is bringing the university community closer together. With the fall semester in full swing, Dr. Neil Bose asks researchers, staff members and students to harness online resources and plan events as part of Memorial’s third annual Research Week. This year, Research Week is taking place Nov. 23-27.

 

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'Innovation to market': Program focusing on training PhDs, post-doctoral scholars to become corporate innovators

Devon McGrath grew up in rural Nova Scotia with business in his blood. Now the PhD student in the Faculty of Science is learning how to take his passion for entrepreneurship to the next level. Mr. McGrath is among those selected for Lab2Market, a team-based, experiential learning program focused on training PhDs and post-doctoral scholars to become future corporate innovators.

 

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'Deeply connected': Labrador researchers, leaders among global voices in climate change documentary

Research rooted in Labrador focused on climate change and mental health is featured in a new highly-anticipated Canadian documentary.

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How immune are you?: Faculty of Medicine researchers receive half a million in funding for COVID-19 immunity studies

A Faculty of Medicine study is recruiting COVID-19 cases, both confirmed and those who suspect they have had COVID-19, to study their antibodies -- with the aim of understanding the role of immunity against infection.

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Giving hope: Federal funding allows researchers to pursue critical studies with MS patients

Dr. Michelle Ploughman, Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation, Neuroplasticity and Brain Recovery, and her team in the Faculty of Medicine have secured a $719,100 grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to help answer the question: Can exercise help heal the brain and protect it from degeneration?

 

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New statement regarding on-campus research and scholarly activities, fieldwork and interaction with research participants from vice-president (research)

On Sept. 28, Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research), provided an update regarding on-campus research and scholarly activities, fieldwork and interaction with research participants.

 

 

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Record high: External research funding at Memorial hits $130-million mark

For the first time, Memorial’s total research funding has topped more than $130 million.

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Ground-up solutions: Terra Nova Young Innovator focusing on community-driven food policy project

Dr. Sarah Martin, assistant professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, is the 2020 recipient of the lucrative Terra Nova Young Innovator award, valued at $50,000.

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'Surreal' moment: Gender studies scholar recognized nationally for influential research

An award-winning scholar, teacher and author at Memorial is the university’s first recipient of a prestigious honour from the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Sonja Boon, professor and graduate co-ordinator, Department of Gender Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, is the 2020 recipient of the Ursula Franklin Award in Gender Studies.

 

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