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Subject specialists: Memorial ranks high for ocean technology-related research in world university rankings

Memorial is the only Canadian university to make the list of the world’s top post-secondary institutions for the study of marine/ocean engineering. Memorial placed 38 among global universities ranked in the Engineering field as reported last month by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, which included 44 top universities in its marine/ocean engineering listing.

 

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Provincial collaboration working to de-implement low value health care

Up to 30 per cent of tests and treatments given to patients are not needed. In addition to wasting money for patients and the health system, this can lead to significant inconvenience and potential harm for patients without any benefit. A new research network looking at solutions for de-implementing this low value care received a boost in funding recently. The Implementation Research Network, part of Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC), will receive $1.5 million over four years for research spanning three provinces, including Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

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How one Memorial couple is using drones to discover archaeological dig sites

Research is a way of life for Memorial University couple Amanda Crompton and Marc Bolli.

 

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Emerging science researchers net nearly $300,000 in lucrative federal funding

Black holes and green chemistry are the areas of focus of two early-career researchers receiving prominent academic awards totaling nearly $300,000.

 

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Federal funding enhances Memorial’s international reputation for critical health-care research

Improving access to primary health care, a better understanding of the hepatitis C virus and enhancing access to mental health programming within Indigenous communities.

These three Memorial-led research projects are receiving a major boost from the federal government.

 

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Top 10 reasons to attend Ocean Frontier 2018 this October

The Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) has narrowed down its top 10 reasons to attend Ocean Frontier 2018: North Atlantic Opportunities Conference, running Oct. 9-12, at the Delta Hotel in St. John’s.

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Geneticist named an officer of the Order of Canada

An Honorary Research Professor in the Faculty of Medicine has been named an officer of the Order of Canada.

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Favourable scores: Memorial makes considerable gains in global universities rankings

Memorial University improved its global score among two of the most widely observed rankings of world-wide universities.

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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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