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Class acts: Researchers and musicians collect East Coast Music Awards

A trio of researchers from the School of Music came home with top honours during this year’s East Coast Music Awards (ECMA) held May 2-6 in Halifax, N.S.

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Sudden cardiac death genetic research team lauded by Governor General

A team of researchers are winners of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards for their groundbreaking discovery that’s saving the lives of those affected by a deadly genetic disease.

The Faculty of Medicine’s Drs. Terry-Lynn Young, Kathy Hodgkinson, Sean Connors and Daryl Pullman are the first recipients from Memorial to receive this prestigious award.

 

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Five new Canada Research Chairs bolster Memorial's international profile

New federal investments totalling more than $4.5 million will enhance Memorial’s research expertise in areas ranging from climate change to health care to oceans research.

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Commitment to excellence: Nominations due by June 1 for Marilyn Harvey Award

Nominations are now being accepted for an institutional award honouring leadership in the area of research ethics.

The Marilyn Harvey Award to Recognize the Importance of Research Ethics is awarded to a student, staff or faculty member who has distinguished themselves by their actions and contributions to scholarly research and embodies Memorial’s commitment to excellence in research ethics.

Nominations are due by June 1.

 

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Graduate student nabs top prize in national video research contest

Master’s student Jenna MacKinnon is the winner of a $3,000 prize as part of a national video contest highlighting research in the North.

 

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Federal funding to attract top researchers, provide infrastructure

Canada’s minister of Science and of Sport and Persons with Disabilities announced the latest results of the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) on April 11. A total of $277,353 will go toward the future acquisition of a two-photon microscope – the first of its kind in Newfoundland and Labrador. The high-tech machine will be used for research such as the better understanding of neurodegenerative diseases and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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