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Expanding focus: Program will train academics to become next innovators

Memorial is one of three Canadian universities that will offer a pilot program to teach academics how to recognize the commercial potential of their research.

 

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Getting creative: CFI contest looking for captivating research videos and images

One of Memorial’s major funders is launching the third round of its popular Twitter contest. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is now accepting submissions for its #IAmInnovation contest.

 

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Capturing research: National contest looking for best scientific images by Jan. 13

Memorial researchers and students looking to showcase their research and creativity can now enter a national image contest  with top prizes up for grabs.

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Essential service: ACENET welcomes new CEO and plans for future growth

ACENET has a new chief executive officer.

Greg Lukeman assumed the role on Nov. 15, succeeding Ann MacKenzie who has retired.

ACENET is a consortium of universities and community colleges in Atlantic Canada offering advanced research computing resources. Memorial is the lead institution and head office for ACENET, while Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research), is the chair of its board of directors.

 

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Top communicators: Federally funded contest looking for best student storytellers at Memorial

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has launched its eighth annual Storytellers contest, which is open to graduate and undergraduate students.

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The first step: 'Rewarding to see others succeed and grow,' says award winner

As a kid who grew up in Edmonton, Alta., during the “1980 Oilers dynasty,” Dr. Andrew Staniland says he finds inspiration in hockey legend Wayne Gretzky’s famous quote: “You miss 100 per cent of the shots you don’t take.”

In fact, he wants those contemplating nominating fellow colleagues – or applying themselves – for prestigious awards and honours to consider The Great One’s sage advice.

 

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'Go for it': Award recognition 'exhilarating and humbling,' says geneticist

What started out as a few introductory science courses has led to a lifelong fascination with genetics for Dr. Terry-Lynn Young.

They also led to international praise for her groundbreaking research in the field.

 

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