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'Shared global resource': Engineering expert part of ocean and transport green economy team

Memorial is playing an influential role in the future global green economy. Dr. Baiyu (Helen) Zhang, Canada Research Chair in Coastal Environmental Engineering and professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, promoted the university’s research expertise during a recent virtual meeting on ocean and transport with experts from Canada and France.

 

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Under the sea: Global partnership strengthens Memorial's marine geoscience research

Researchers and graduate students will continue to benefit from a unique scientific ocean drilling program thanks to a renewed partnership. Memorial and the Canadian Consortium for Ocean Drilling (CCOD) are maintaining participation in the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) until at least 2023.

 

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The 'Anthropause': Researcher receives $150,000 to examine impacts of pandemic lockdown on marine environment

An associate professor in the Department of Ocean Sciences, Faculty of Science, has been selected by The Pew Charitable Trusts as a recipient of the 2021 Pew Fellowship in marine conservation.

As one of nine international conservation researchers awarded the fellowship this year, Dr. Amanda Bates will receive $150,000 over three years to examine the long-term impacts of the pandemic lockdown on marine systems worldwide.

 

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March 30, 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), has announced for the St. John’s Campus an expansion of access to on-campus research spaces, resumption of more low-risk fieldwork, as well as resumption of low-risk research involving interactions with research participants. Researchers at Grenfell Campus and the Marine Institute Campus should contact their research offices to confirm processes for those campuses.

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'One step closer': Genetics expert awarded more than $970,000 to investigate osteoarthritis

A Memorial researcher is expanding his studies towards a better understanding of osteoarthritis, thanks to significant federal funding. Dr. Guangju Zhai, professor, Division of Biomedical Sciences (Genetics), Faculty of Medicine, has been awarded $971,550 in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to study the causes of osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis that is expected to leave 40 million severely disabled by 2050.

 

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Critical mass: More than $6.7-million investment in facility to address modern environmental challenges

Memorial is celebrating a major federal investment for state-of-the-art equipment to be housed in a new multidisciplinary research centre.

 

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