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Proposals welcome: Two funding opportunities open to university community

Applications are being accepted for Memorial’s Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund.

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'Unwavering commitment': Nunatsiavut-born lawyer named associate VP (Indigenous research)

Internationally respected lawyer and award-winning Indigenous rights advocate Violet Ford is Memorial’s new associate vice-president (Indigenous research) (AVPIR).

 

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'Exceptional achievement': Acclaimed geographer, political scientist recognized by Royal Society of Canada

Two of Memorial’s leading feminist researchers are receiving one of Canada’s highest honours for early career academics.

Dr. Max Liboiron, associate professor, Department of Geography, and Dr. Amanda Bittner, professor, Department of Political Science, are among the newest members of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

 

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Excellence, potential, leadership: Trio of emerging researchers funded $450,000 in Vanier scholarships

Three doctoral students are continuing their innovative studies at Memorial this fall thanks to securing prestigious awards.

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Expanding knowledge: Education researcher lands SSHRC post-doctoral fellowship

It’s a time in his life he won’t soon forget.

Dr. Andrew Coombs, a researcher in the Faculty of Education, recently secured a $90,000 post-doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). He also recently welcomed a new daughter to his growing family.

 

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Quest to deliver: Memorial a partner in accelerating precision medicine in Atlantic Canada

Atlantic researchers – including those at Memorial University – are receiving $3.6 million in new provincial and national funding focused on cancer research.

 

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Forefront of innovation: Nearly $1-million infrastructure investment big boost for cutting edge research

Five diverse Memorial projects are benefitting from more than $970,000 in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). On Aug. 11, the CFI announced the latest results of its John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), which provides foundational support to Canadian researchers.

 

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'Undeniable passion': Acting director appointed to specialized research centre

A researcher based in the Faculty of Medicine has taken on a new leadership role. Dr. Rick Audas is the new acting academic director for Memorial’s Research Data Centre (RDC), a facility housing in-depth Statistics Canada data.

 

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July 5, 2021, statement regarding on-campus research and scholarly activities, fieldwork and interaction with research participants from the vice-president (research)

Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research), is pleased to provide a new update regarding on-campus research and scholarly activities, fieldwork and interaction with research participants.

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'Engine of innovation': Pair of scientists receive $1-million Canada Research Chairs investment

A major federal investment is ensuring two researchers will further their research ranging from climate change to marine mineral resources. Drs. Alex Bihlo and John Jamieson have been renewed as tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (CRC). Tier 2 chairs are five-year awards for $100,000 each year.

 

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'Shared blueprint': Memorial recognized for supporting United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

For the first time, Memorial is included in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, which measure the global impact of universities worldwide.

 

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