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'Deep-rooted expertise': Memorial navigates to top of world university rankings for ocean tech research

For the third time in recent years, Memorial is the only Canadian university ranked as one of the best post-secondary institutions in the world for the study of marine/ocean engineering.

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'Strange and mysterious': New study confirms Newfoundland as home to world's oldest animal fossils

The island of Newfoundland is famously known as “The Rock”, but new research reveals that it is the fossils from “The Rock” that are capturing the attention of scientists worldwide.

 

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Opening doors: Master's graduate gains practical experience as part of genetics team

Hoda Rajabi, a graduate of Memorial, played a significant role in research that is helping better diagnose people in this province with one of the world’s most prevalent forms of retinal disease.

 

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$8.9-million catalyst: Centre for Research and Innovation celebrated by partners

Corner Brook will soon be home to a centre that will support research and development, business diversification and a stronger culture of innovation and entrepreneurship throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

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Historic approval: Memorial national leader with adoption of Indigenous research policy

Memorial has a groundbreaking new Indigenous research policy. At its July 9 meeting, the Board of Regents approved the Research Impacting Indigenous Groups policy – the first of its kind known in Canadian universities.

 

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Finding a link: PhD student part of genetics study providing hope to cancer patients

New research from the Faculty of Medicine allows women to make better decisions when it comes to preventive surgeries and screenings for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

 

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Well-earned results: Leading and emerging social scientists awarded more than $1 million for insightful research

Archaeological legacies in Northern Newfoundland. Educational policy-making. Representation in Ottawa. These diverse projects are just the tip of the iceberg of those receiving more than $1 million in new federal funding.

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Trio elected: VPR, alumni receive national recognition for exceptional contributions

Memorial’s vice-president (research) and a pair of influential alumni are among the newest fellows elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Dr. Neil Bose, Dr. Rehan Sadiq and Jennifer Williams are being honoured for their outstanding leadership and innovative contributions to their professions.

 

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Updated Framework for a Phased Approach to Returning to On-Campus Research Spaces, Fieldwork and Face-to-Face Interactions with Research Participants

Memorial is proceeding to resume additional on-campus research activities, fieldwork and research involving face-to-face interactions with research participants in accordance with an updated Framework for a Phased Approach to Returning to On-Campus Research Spaces, Fieldwork and Face-to-Face Interactions with Research Participants.

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Pursuit of knowledge: Next-generation researchers awarded significant federal funding

How species respond to climate change and creating population models for flatfish on the Grand Banks are some of the diverse projects led by future research leaders benefitting from more than $750,000 in scholarship and fellowship funding.

 

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$8-million investment: Critical funding empowers researchers to take risks and make big discoveries

Memorial researchers have successfully secured more than $8 million in federal funding.

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Principled partnerships: Memorial implements agreement supporting Indigenous data sovereignty

Memorial is among the first universities in Canada to create and adopt a formal research agreement that recognizes Indigenous data sovereignty.

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Embracing innovation: $1-million federal investment for health-related research and discoveries

Two researchers based in the Faculty of Medicine are benefitting from a $1-million federal investment.

Drs. Michelle Ploughman and Craig Moore have been renewed as Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (CRC), one of this country’s highest honours for research excellence. Tier 2 Chairs are five-year awards for $100,000 each year.

 

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