'People, talent and ideas': Partnership to build research and academic connections in Nigeria

A new agreement will see Memorial increase its research collaborations and attract more high-quality graduate students from West Africa.


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Finest faculty: Nominations for John Lewis Paton professorship due April 1

Memorial is accepting submissions for its top institutional honour. The John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship is presented to a faculty member who embodies the university’s mission by demonstrating exceptional teaching, undertaking world-class research and sharing their knowledge and expertise nationally and internationally.


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'Effective leadership': Director of innovation and entrepreneurship appointed

Dr. Paula Mendonça has been appointed as Memorial’s first director of innovation and entrepreneurship.


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Feedback welcome: Consultation on policy on Research Impacting Indigenous Groups

Memorial is one step closer to having its first institutional policy related to Indigenous research, which will also be among the first of its kind in Canadian universities. A draft of a new policy – Research Impacting Indigenous Groups – is now available. The university is welcoming feedback from the university community and external stakeholders and rightsholders over the next several weeks. The draft, along with additional information, is available online.


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'Urgent insight': More than $1.8 million investment for research focused on Alzheimer's disease, brain repair and chronic pain

Memorial researchers are advancing critical health-related studies that matter to Canadians thanks in large part to more than $1.8 million in new funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).


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A decade of milestones: Increasing Indigenous engagement, connections and representation

From a special task force on Aboriginal student success to Indigenous community consultations at the core of Memorial’s first-ever Indigenization strategy – the two stories bookend a decade moving towards Indigenization and truth and reconciliation at our university.


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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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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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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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