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Stronger together: Memorial collaborating with NRC to lead ocean engineering, technology and science research

Amid a flurry of congratulatory handshakes, group photos and facility tours, business leaders, researchers and students celebrated a new era in the partnership between Memorial and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the federal government’s largest science and research organization.

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BabyLegs does NYC: DIY citizen science invention featured in international design shows

A unique invention designed by a Memorial scientist is part of a new design exhibition that recently opened in New York City and the Netherlands.

 

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Farming the North: Memorial to establish centre for northern food research

Memorial University is poised to make significant contributions to agriculture science and food security in Labrador and the province through the acquisition of an 85-acre farm in Labrador and the establishment of a centre to support Northern agricultural research, education and food security.

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Top 40 under 40: Music dean singled out for visionary leadership

The dean of the School of Music is receiving a coveted national award.

Dr. Ian Sutherland is among this year’s honourees of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, an annual program that recognizes this country’s emerging influencers for their exceptional achievements.

 

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Celebrating difference: Trudeau fellow uses poetic lens to challenge the status quo

Andreae Callanan is aiming to bring outsiders inside by illuminating what she calls, “celebratory bursts of difference.”

As an activist, feminist and Memorial’s latest Trudeau Scholar, Ms. Callanan primarily studies poets outside the white European canon. And although shortlists for major literary prizes and bestseller lists are more culturally diverse than ever before, it doesn’t necessarily mean current market trends pertain to institutions like the academy.

 

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Improved results: Memorial ranks high in publication output growth

Memorial ranks among Canada’s top post-secondary institutions that have increased their output in top-cited journals over the past decade.

 

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Pushing the boundaries: More than $2 million federal investment for diverse research projects

Memorial is welcoming two new Canada Research Chairs whose leading edge work will focus on developing new drugs for cancer treatments and better ways of monitoring the ocean ecosystem.

 

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Badge of honour: Geography researcher receives national honours for early career success

The Canadian Association of Geographers has honoured an associate professor in the Department of Geography for her research accomplishments. Dr. Carissa Brown of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is this year’s recipient of the Julian M. Szeicz Award for Early Career Achievement. She accepted the award during the association’s recent annual meeting in Winnipeg, Man.

 

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Creator-owned model: Revised IP policy will drive commercialization and entrepreneurialism

To motivate researchers to pursue commercialization and continue to cultivate an entrepreneurial culture, Memorial has adopted a new creator-owned intellectual property (IP) model.

 

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