Announcements Archive


2019


November

Memorial Researcher Portal - Scheduled Downtime

Please be advised that the Memorial Researcher Portal will be off-line and unavailable to users between the hours of 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28until 3 p .m. on Friday, Nov. 29.  

October

Indigenous Relations and Research Brown Bag Lunch Session

Catharyn Andersen, Memorial’s special advisor to the president on Aboriginal affairs and Dr. Max Liboiron, interim associate vice-president (Indigenous research), are hosting a brown bag lunch sessions focused on Indigenous relations and research on Thursday, Nov. 28.

Research Week 2019: Brown bag lunch with the VPR

Grab your lunch and drop by to chat with Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research).

 

Now open: Ocean Frontier Institute Seed Fund applications

The Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) has launched a call for proposals under the Seed Fund program. Small grants ($10,000 to $15,0000, exceptionally up to $30,000) are available for innovative projects that have the potential to advance research, commercial or social concepts relating to the ocean.

Deadline extended for lucrative Terra Nova Young Innovator Award

The application deadline for a prestigious faculty honour for early-career researchers has been extended. 

Research Week screening of The Films of Fogo Island

You’re invited to a lunch-time screening of The Films of Fogo Island, a new documentary produced and directed by Dr. Jeff Webb, professor, Department of History, and Derek Norman, Memorial film unit co-ordinator with HSS Films, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

Call for applications for prestigious Nature Masterclass

Memorial is hosting a Nature Masterclass workshop in scientific writing and publishing during Research Week 2019. The workshop will be presented by two editors from the Nature journals. The workshop is open to faculty, staff and graduate students at Memorial. Space is limited; apply today!

 

September

Indigenous Relations and Research Brown Bag Lunch Session

Catharyn Andersen, Memorial’s special advisor to the president on Aboriginal affairs and Dr. Max Liboiron, interim associate vice-president (Indigenous research), are hosting a brown bag lunch sessions focused on Indigenous relations and research on Monday, Oct. 28.

Research Week 2019: Get involved

Memorial is hosting Research Week 2019 from Nov. 12-18.

Submissions being accepted for Memorial's research awards

Nominations are now open for a pair of institutional awards celebrating research excellence: the President's Award for Outstanding Research (Faculty) and University Research Professorships

 

Applications welcome for funding opportunities

Members of the university community are welcome to submit proposals for two separate funds: the Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and the Conference Fund.

Call for submissions: Journal of Ocean Technology spring 2020 issue

The Journal of Ocean Technology is inviting the submission of technical papers, essays and short articles for its spring 2020 issue, which will focus on better ocean understanding. The journal will be looking at marine litter, oil spill response, green technologies, marine safety, shipping, etc. – any technology that enables us to better manage human impact on the oceans. 

ACENET training during September

ACENET provides advanced research computing resources, expertise, consulting and training to post-secondary researchers, students and collaborators throughout Atlantic Canada. Advanced computing entails computationally and/or data intesnive work that is beyond the capabilities of a desktop, including high performance, big data and GPU computing. It also includes developing cloud-based platforms and portals for research communities, storage and large-scale file transfer.

 

Indigenous Relations and Research Brown Bag Lunch Session

Catharyn Andersen, Memorial’s special advisor to the president on Aboriginal affairs and Dr. Max Liboiron, interim associate vice-president (Indigenous research), are once again hosting a series of brown bag lunch sessions focused on Indigenous relations and research.

 

August

Proposals due Sept. 16 for Terra Nova Young Innovator Award

Early-career researchers are encouraged to submit applications for a prestigious faculty honour.

 

July

New Frontiers in Research Fund webinars

Researchers who are considering applying to the federal government’s New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) 2019 Exploration Competition are encouraged to attend a pair of upcoming webinars to learn more about the program.

 

Data tsunami: big data and the digital ocean

The winter 2019 issue of the Journal of Ocean Technology will focus on big data and the digital ocean. The publication is inviting the submission of technical papers, essays and short articles for this issue.

June

SciVal information and training session

Members of the university community are invited to attend an information and training session focused on SciVal, an online tool offering quick, easy access to the research performance of over 14,000 research institutions from 230 nations around the world.

 

Creating a Research Funding Application in the Researcher Portal

This online session will provide an overview of completing a research funding application in the Researcher Portal. 

Information sessions: Learn more about NSERC funding programs -- Alliance Grants and Innovation Links

Members of the university community are invited to attend the following information sessions to learn more about a pair of unique funding programs delivered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

 

May

Call for proposals for cross-campus and conference funding

Applications are being accepted for the Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund.

The Terrific Scientific Health Discovery Day

There is so much being discovered here in Newfoundland and Labrador about how we can make our health better! The Terrific Scientific Health Discovery Day is a family-friendly pop-up science museum.

 

June 3 deadline for Marilyn Harvey Award

The Office of the Vice-President (Research) is welcoming nominations for an important institutional award celebrating ethical research leadership.

March

Indigenous relations: Brown bag lunch series

Spring dates have been added for Memorial's Indigenous relations: Brown bag lunch series.

 

 

 

Winter Science Exposed Exhibition at Memorial

The photographs of two Memorial researchers are being showcased in travelling exhibition visiting universities across the country.

February

Journal of Ocean Technology call for content

The fall 2019 issue of the Journal of Ocean Technology will focus on marine life and anthropogenic sound. The publication is inviting the submission of technical papers, essays and short articles for this issue.

 

Applications welcome for OFI Seed Fund

Applications are being accepted until April 1 for the Ocean Frontier Institute’s (OFI) Seed Fund.

Nominations due April 1 for John Lewis Paton Award

Members of the university community are invited to submit nominations for Memorial’s most prestigious faculty award -- the John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship. 

Ocean Frontier Institute phase 2 research call

The Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) is seeking proposals for its next phase of large research projects. 

Applications for Mel Woodward Cup student pitch competition

The Mel Woodward Cup is a student pitch competition that awards three prizes of $10,000 to innovative business ideas. The MWC is open to all Memorial University students.

 

Invitation to NSERC 'Made-in-Canada' Athena SWAN consultation workshop

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) is hosting a consultation workshop at Memorial to seek input on a draft charter outlining the proposed key principles of the Canadian Athena SWAN (Scientific Women's Academic Network) model.

 

January

Applications being accepted for Vice-Presidents Council funding

Members of the university community have until Friday, Feb. 15, to apply for two funding opportunities.

ACENET training sessions

ACENET will be conducting its four-hour basics introductory series sessions at Memorial from Jan. 16-18.

 

Invitation to Canada Foundation for Innovation town hall meeting

Members of the university community are invited to attend a town hall meeting hosted by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 9-11 a.m. in room EN-4002 in the S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building.

 

Indigenous relations: Brown bag lunches for winter semester

Do you have questions about Indigenous research or teaching, Indigenizing the university or just want to have a conversation with Memorial’s special advisor to the president on Aboriginal affairs or the associate vice-president (Indigenous research) pro tempore?


2018


December

Indigenous Relations & Research Brown Bag Lunch Session

Do you have questions about Indigenous research, Indigenizing the university, or just want to have a conversation with Memorial’s special advisor to the president on Aboriginal affairs or the associate vice-president (Indigenous research) pro tempore?

Consultation session regarding OFI's phase two funding

Members univesrity community are invited to attend a consultation session regarding the Ocean Frontier Institute's phase two funding.

Open consultations on new Indigenous research consent requirement

Members of the university community are invited to attend open consultation sessions focused on ensuring Memorial’s new Indigenous research consent process meets the needs of researchers and communities.

Information regarding the Memorial Researcher Portal

The Memorial Researcher Portal will be off-line and unavailable to researchers between the hours of 9 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

November

Reminder: Nominations due Nov. 30 for University Research Professorships

Members of the university community are reminded that nominations for University Research Professorships are due Nov. 30. 

Update on the dissemination of research funding opportunities

Subscribe by Dec. 31 to continue receiving notifications on funding opportunities.

Talks by applicants for Memorial's Canada Research Chair in Self-Determination and Indigenous Connections to the Land

You are invited to join us for two talks by applicants for Memorial’s Canada Research Chair in Self-Determination and Indigenous Connections to the Land.

 

 

OFI launches Visiting Fellows Program

The Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) is accepting applications for its two Visiting Fellows Programs.

October

Tech-knowledge-y: addressing ocean challenges through innovative technology and traditional knowledge

The spring 2019 issue of the Journal of Ocean Technology will focus on technology and traditional knowledge. We are inviting the submission of technical papers and essays for this issue.

Healthy, hands-on fun: Health for All Festival set for Sunday, Nov. 4

Come and celebrate Memorial’s second annual Health for All Festival! We take research out of the university and into the community with family-friendly interactive exhibits, games and activities. 

Streamlined process for nominations for the President's Award for Outstanding Research

The Terms of Reference and Conditions for the President's Award for Outstanding Research (Faculty) have been updated to clarify what materials are necessary for submission for the award.

Terra Nova Young Innovator Award applications due Nov. 19

Applications are now being accepted for the Terra Nova Young Innovator Award, which is valued at up to $50,000, and recognizes and supports outstanding young faculty members whose research is particularly innovative and whose specific proposal has real potential to make a significant impact on society.

Public Lecture: The Science and Practice of Social, Emotional, and Character Development in Schools

An upcoming public lecture at Memorial by Dr. Stephanie Jones, a professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, to discuss youth development in schools.

Public Lecture: Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds

Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds, presented by Dr. Sara Seager, a planetary scientist and astrophysicist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in Memorial University’s Bruneau Centre For Research and Innovation, room IIC-2001.

 

Memorial Researcher Portal Offline on Friday, Oct. 5

The Memorial Researcher Portal will be off-line and unavailable to researchers between the hours of 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5.

September

Indigenous Relations & Research Brown Bag Lunch Sessions

Do you have questions about Indigenous research, Indigenizing the university, or just want to have a conversation with Memorial’s special advisor to the president on Aboriginal affairs or the associate vice-president (Indigenous research) pro tempore?

Submissions being accepted for Memorial's research awards

Members of the university community are invited to submit nominations for two important awards celebrating research excellence at Memorial. 

Now available to the Memorial community: Qualtrics an enterprise survey license

Do you or others in your unit use surveys? Qualtrics is Memorial University’s new enterprise survey solution to conduct surveys for research or administrative purposes. It is now available to active Memorial faculty, staff and students (with faculty/staff supervisor approval) at no cost to users. 

Science, Health and Research Education (SHARE) Summit 2018

Join the Translational and Personalized Medicine Initiative (TPMI) for a healthy dose of research at the Science Health and Research Education (SHARE) Summit, on Oct. 112018.

Call for applications to Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund – Oct. 15 deadline

Applications are now being accepted for the Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund. 

SSHRC Research Grants session

Members of the university community are invited to attend a SSHRC Research Grants session on Sept. 17.

August

Memorial Researcher Portal - Offline Monday, Sept 10

The Memorial Researcher Portal will be off-line and unavailable to researchers between the hours of 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10.

Engineering guest lecture focuses on process simulation

Members of the university community are invited to attend a special lecture led by Dr. William Y. Svrcek, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, and Glen Hay, Vice-President, Business Development of the Calgary-based Virtual Materials Group, Inc.

July

Register today for Ocean Frontier 2018

The Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) is bringing together researchers from across Atlantic Canada and beyond for the Ocean Frontier 2018: North Atlantic Opportunities Conference, which is taking place in St. John’s from Oct. 9-12.  

June

Register now for OFI conference!

Memorial University is a founding partner of the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), a transnational hub for ocean research that is gearing up for its inaugural conference in St. John’s from Oct. 9 to 12. 

NSERC information visits July 5-6

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada is hosting two sessions at Memorial on July 5 and 6.

May

Researcher Portal Downtime

The Memorial Researcher Portal will be off-line and unavailable to researchers between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 1

ACENET Parallel Computing School

ACENET is hosting a Parallel Computing School, June 5-8 on the St. John's Campus.

Proposals welcome for Vice-Presidents Council funds

Members of the university community have until Friday, June 15 to apply for two separate funding opportunities: the Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and the Conference Fund.

ACENET Supercomputing Training Session: Introduction to HPC with ACENET & Compute Canada / Introduction to Linux

Members of the university community are invited to this free workshop organized by ACENET on Wednesday, May 23.

ACENET Supercomputing Training Session: Introduction to Shell Scripting / Job Scheduling with Slurm

Members of the university community are invited to this free workshop organized by ACENET on Thursday, May 24.

 

Research Week 2018: Closing Event and Discussion

Join us for Research Week 2018 closing event and discussion focused on the following question: If you could envision a perfect relationship between Memorial University’s researchers and Indigenous communities, what would it look like and how do we get there?

April

National Inuit Strategy on Research

Read more about the National Inuit Strategy on Research, which was launched in March 2018. 

Research Week 2018: Meet the Research Teams

Put face to a name! Drop by and meet some of Memorial's dedicated research administrators and learn about the services they provide

MUN Researcher Portal Downtime (April 26)

The Memorial Researcher Portal will be off-line and unavailable to researchers between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 noon on Thursday, April 26.

NSERC information sessions

Representatives from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) are hosting a pair of information sessions on the St. John's Campus on Tuesday, May 8 for interested faculty and staff.

Research Week 2018: Brown Bag Lunch with the VPR

Grab your lunch and drop by to chat with Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research).

Research Week 2018: Launch and Panel Discussion

Join Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research), for the official launch of Research Week 2018: People and their environment, and an informative panel discussion: Making a difference together - Memorial researchers use molecular genetics to improve health outcomes for our province.

Call for proposals: People, Place, and Public Engagement Conference

This fall, Memorial University’s Office of Public Engagement will host People, Place and Public Engagement, a conference taking place October 25-27 2018 at our stunning new location on historic Signal Hill in St. John`s.

 

March

Call for researchers: Share your research and expertise with the university community

We’re seeking researchers, including students, faculty and staff, to share their stories in the Gazette, Memorial’s flagship news channel. 

Submit an abstract for ocean literacy symposium

Be a part of the development of a uniquely Canadian perspective on ocean literacy!

Members of the university community are invited to submit an abstract to present a talk or poster at Canadian Network for Ocean Education (CaNOE) 2018 symposium

 

 

Killam information session

An information session regarding both the Killam Research Fellowships and Killam Prize is scheduled for Friday, March 23 from 1:30-3 p.m. in room A-1043 in the Arts and Administration Building on the St. John's Campus. 

February

Free Public Lecture: Sleep as a Foundation for Health

Dr. Sheila Garland is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of psychology and oncology at Memorial University. She is the director of the Sleep, Health and Wellness Lab.

 

Vitamin Research Fund – call for applications

Applications are currently being accepted for the Memorial University-Ocean Frontier Institute Vitamin Research Fund. Applications are to be submitted through the Memorial Researcher Portal to arrive at Research Grant and Contract Services by the deadline date of Friday April 6, 2018.

Nominations due April 2 for John Lewis Paton Award

Nominations are being accepted for one of Memorial’s most significant faculty awards.

The John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship is presented annually 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.

This year’s deadline is Monday, April 2.

 

January

Genesis Centre welcomes applications for Evolution program

The Genesis Centre, Memorial University’s innovation hub for technology-based ventures with high-growth potential, is currently accepting applications to its Evolution Program.

Helping new projects take root

The Ocean Frontier Institute Seed Fund supports ocean-related research projects that offer a high potential for innovation success but need small amounts of funding to help them move forward … and grow

Call for Technical Papers on the theme of Operations in the Arctic: Mitigating the Risks

The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) welcomes submissions of technical papers, essays and short articles that focus on operations in polar waters.

ACENET hosting advanced computing workshops

ACENET is hosting two advanced computing workshops on Jan. 15 and Jan. 17 for researchers and students across disciplines.


2017


December

Call for Technical Papers on the theme of Autonomous vehicles

The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) production team invites the submission of technical papers, essays and short articles that describe cutting edge research related to Autonomous vehicles in 2018.

Call for Technical Papers on the theme of Electrification of marine

The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) production team invites the submission of technical papers, essays and short articles that describe cutting edge research related to Electrification of marine for 2018.

Phase two implementation of the Memorial Researcher Portal

December 12, 2017 is the launch day for the phase two implementation of the Memorial Researcher Portal.

November

University Research Professor nominations due Nov. 30

Those wishing to nominate outstanding faculty for the President's Award for University Research Professor have until Thursday, Nov. 30.

October

Free family event brings awareness to health-related issues

Join members of the research community and partner organizations for a free all-ages event on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Applications being accepted for 2017 Terra Nova Young Innovator Award

Emerging faculty members with innovative research ideas are being encouraged to apply for the Terra Nova Young Innovator Award.

 

Save the date: Upcoming research conference

Memorial University is hosting a fall 2017 professional development conference organized in partnership with the Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA).

Third annual Scientific Day highlights health research

Members of the university community are invited to learn more about some of the important health-related work led by researchers and graduate students.

Memorial Researcher Portal offline

The Memorial Researcher Portal will be off-line between the hours of 8:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13.

Retirement celebration for Tim Avis

After 18 years of dedicated service to the university community, Tim Avis is retiring on Friday, Oct. 13 from his role as Director of the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office (TTCO), a unit within the Vice-President (Research) Portfolio.

September

President's Awards for Outstanding Research and University Research Professor

The deadlines for the President's Awards for Outstanding Research and University Research Professor are fast approaching.

2017 David Hawkins Lectures

This week the Faculty of Medicine will present two David Hawkins lectures.

August

Apply to Genesis Evolution program for fall 2017

The Fall 2017 cohort of the Genesis Evolution program is about to get underway.

 

Researcher Portal Offline

Memorial Researcher Portal will be off-line between the hours of 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 15th

JOT submissions

Call for submissions on Coastal Ocean Observation for the Journal of Ocean Technology.

Entrepreneurship Training for Graduate Students

If you are a full-time graduate student interested in learning the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, the Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP) may be for you.

June

Researcher Portal maintenance

The Memorial Researcher Portal will be off-line from 12 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28

2017-2018 Vanier deadline approaching

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program attracts and retains world-class doctoral students to Canadian universities by supporting individuals who demonstrate strong leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in health, natural sciences, engineering, humanities and social sciences.

NSERC information sessions

Members of the university community are invited to attend two upcoming information sessions on the St. John’s Campus, hosted by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).  

World Oceans Day family event

Free family event at the Marine Institute celebrating World Oceans Day 2017.

May

Join the Better Breathing Choir

The St. John’s Better Breathing Choir is for anyone living with breathing difficulties or lung disease to sing in a group where the focus is on singing for fun and practicing breathing exercises.

Genesis Centre accepting applications for Evolution Program

Interested in starting a business? The Genesis Centre is accepting applications for the summer cohort of its Evolution Program.

Call for papers on ocean mapping for Journal of Ocean Technology

The Journal of Ocean Technology is seeking contributions on the topic of ocean mapping for its Winter 2017 issue.

Science Rendezvous 2017

This is an all-ages and free public event, will allow participants to do fun and safe hands-on science activities.

April

Speaking of Engineering public lecture April 20

Dr. Ray Gosine, vice-president (research) pro tempore, Memorial University, will give the Speaking of Engineering public lecture on the topic: Have you ever wondered about hydraulic fracturing and its implications for Western Newfoundland? It is scheduled for 7:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in the Angus Bruneau Engineering Lecture Theatre, EN-2006, S.J. Carew Building.

 

 

March

March 31 deadline to nominate Memorial alumni for Board of Regents

The Memorial University alumni body will elect six individuals from among its ranks to sit on the Board of Regents, Memorial’s governing body. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, March 31, 2017, at 5 p.m. (NST).

Call for papers on enhanced navigation for Journal of Ocean Technology

The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) production team invites the submission of technical papers that describe cutting-edge research related to enhanced navigation for its fall 2017 issue. 

 

Genesis Centre open house 2-5 p.m., Friday, March 10

The Genesis Centre is celebrating 20 years as Memorial’s business incubator for technology-based ventures on Friday, March 10, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., in Suite IIC-3003, Bruneau Centre. 

 

Memorial seeks feedback on revised Intellectual Property Policy

Memorial is seeking feedback on a proposed new Intellectual Property (IP) Policy.

Nominations for John Lewis Paton award due April 1

Nominations will be accepted until April 1 for Memorial’s most prestigious faculty award.

February

Premiere of documentary film Atiku Napeu -- The Caribou Man

Atiku Napeu — The Caribou Man, a documentary by filmmakers Alexander Andrew and Damián Castro, premieres Friday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m., at Memorial University’s Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, room IIC-2001.

Online training sessions available for Memorial Researcher Portal

The Memorial Researcher Portal, which currently enables researchers to create and manage ethics applications, is offering online training sessions to assist researchers in using the web-based portal.

Call for 2018 themes for Journal of Ocean Technology

The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) production team is planning themes for 2018 and welcomes suggestions from researchers

Memorial wants you to participate in research data survey

Memorial is committed to strengthening all aspects of research, including research data management, at all campuses.

January

Applications for Genesis Centre's Evolution program close Jan. 27

The Genesis Centre, Memorial's award-winning business incubator, is accepting applications for the Winter 2017 Evolution program. This intensive, eight-week workshop is designed to help early starts-up and entrepreneurs identify their markets and validate their ideas.

Deadline for Cross-Campus Initiative Fund and Conference Fund proposals

Applications are currently being accepted for the Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund. 

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 2017 Storytellers Contest

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) launched its 2017 Storytellers Contest on Nov. 28, challenging post-secondary students to demonstrate how social sciences and humanities research affects our world and future prosperity. The deadline to submit entries is Jan. 31.

Virtual training sessions available for the Memorial Researcher Portal

The Memorial Researcher Portal is the web-based system researchers currently use to create and manage ethics applications. This year, it will be expanded to include both funded and non-funded research applications.

Scheduled maintenance for Memorial Researcher Portal

The Memorial Researcher Portal will be off-line beginning at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19 until 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20. This downtime is necessary for system maintenance. 

The Memorial Researcher Portal will be off-line beginning 12 noon, Thursday, January 19th until  5:00 pm, Friday, January 20th. This downtime is necessary for system maintenance. 

2016


December

Call for nominations for the Marilyn Harvey Award

Nominations for the Marilyn Harvey Award to Recognize the Importance of Research Ethics have been extended to March 1, 2017. 

November

Updates to Memorial Researcher Portal

Updates are coming to The Memorial Researcher Portal. The portal will be unavailable to users between 12 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25. 

October

Celebration for Dr. Richard J. Marceau

A celebration of the life of Dr. Richard J. Marceau, Memorial’s vice-president (research) from 2013-2016, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 10:30 a.m., in the D.F. Cook Recital Hall on the St. John’s campus. 

Call for papers: aquaculture

The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) production team invites the submission of technical papers that describe cutting edge research related to aquaculture for its summer 2017 issue. 

Public Forum: Social Licence to Operate

Members of the public are invited to join representatives from industry, academia, and Indigenous communities and governments for a panel discussion, where they can share their experiences and understandings of Social Licence to Operate. The Dialogue is a partnership between the Nunatsiavut Government and Memorial University’s Department of Geography.

 

ACENET Basics Seminar Series

New users of ACENET-Compute Canada, and those considering using the organization's resources, are invited to attend two upcoming sessions on the St. John's Campus.

Call for papers: ocean diving

The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) production team invites the submission of technical papers that describe cutting edge research related to ocean diving for its spring 2017 issue.

September

Vice-Presidents Council funds accepting proposals

Applications are now being accepted for the Vice-Presidents Council Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund.

20th biennial Inuit Studies Conference

Co-hosted by Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Nunatsiavut Government, the conference will take place in St. John’s, from Oct. 7-10.

“Inuit Traditions” has assembled a program of over two hundred presentations, panel discussions, and demonstrations that explore a wide range of disciplines including: education, housing, health, language, archaeology, the creative arts, the environment, public policy and many more.

July

Applications being accepted for Terra Nova Young Innovator Award

Applications are currently being accepted for a prestigious $50,000 research award for talented emerging researchers.

The Terra Nova Young Innovator Award is presented to a Memorial faculty member on behalf of the partners in the Terra Nova oil field by Suncor Energy as operator.

 

CFI JELF EOIs now being accepted for internal review

The Office of CREAIT, CRC and CFI Services (CCCS), a unit within the Vice-President (Research) Portfolio, is currently accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund (CFI JELF).

 

 

June

Emergency power outages at Health Sciences Centre June 24-26

Eastern Health has scheduled three days of upgrades to emergency power sources at the Health Sciences Centre starting Friday, June 24, and ending Sunday, June 26.

Call for papers: Third International Conference on Ocean Engineering

The Third International Conference on Ocean Engineering – Ocean Chile – takes place during December 2016.

NSERC Community Engagement Visits 2016

NSERC has begun its fourth annual round of community engagement visits so researchers, students and other stakeholders can connect with them  to learn more about recent developments on NSERC 2020 and get the latest program and policy updates. You're invited to attend a session on July 7 on the St. John's Campus.

REMINDER: Researcher Portal downtime

Please be advised that the Memorial Researcher Portal will be off-line from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 17. This downtime is necessary for system maintenance. 

May

Memorial University holds nine ceremonies

Some 2,500 degrees will be awarded to graduating Memorial University students during nine sessions of convocation at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre May 31-June 3. Live webcasts of each convocation session will be viewable 10 minutes prior to the start of each session here.

An Evening of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A Public Workshop

The MUN Medical School and CBT Canada are pleased to present a public workshop on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).

Vote for Memorial researcher

Voting is underway for the Canadian Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Memorial researcher Josh Smee, a master's student in the Department of Politicial Science, is representing Memorial. You have until May 19 to cast your vote for Mr. Smee.

 

ACENET Open House

Members of the university community are invited to attend a free open house hosted by ACENET, the consortium of universities in the Atlantic region offering advanced research computing resources, expertise and training. Memorial is the lead institution and head office of ACENET.

 

April

Call for Proposals: Engage Memorial, 2016

The Office of Public Engagement is seeking applications from Memorial students, faculty, and staff to host an event for Engage Memorial 2016. Engage Memorial is an enlightening series of workshops and learning events about public engagement at (and with) Memorial, planned to run from June to November 2016. 

Science Rendezvous: free event on May 7

Join members of the university community for this free all-ages event taking place in the Science and Chemistr-Physics buildings on the St. John's Campus. 

Genesis Centre hosts entrepreneur showcase

Memorial University’s Genesis Centre is hosting a unique event featuring local business startups with big ideas.

 

March

Memorial Researcher Portal accepting Animal Use Protocol applications

As of March 31, the Institutional Animal Care Committee (IACC) will be accepting Animal Use Protocol applications on the Memorial Researcher Portal

Deadline for nominations for John Lewis Paton Award

Nominations for Memorial’s most prestigious faculty award are being accepted until April 1.

New Memorial Researcher Portal training videos

A new series of six instructional videos aims to further increase usability of the Memorial Researcher Portal, providing a range of tips and valuable information.

Call for nominations for national research prizes

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia is offering three National Research awards to Canadian physicians or scientists in the fields of cancer, brain disorders and heart disorders.

New funding grants available for academic-industry collaborations

A new federal-provincial partnership will fund research undertaken by Memorial and industrial partners aimed at supporting regional priorities.

Connecting research and industry

Memorial researchers looking to partner with local companies to help address industry needs are encouraged to take part in an R&D connector event on March 10.

February

Information Session: New NSERC-RDC Funding Partnership

Researchers from natural sciences and engineering are encouraged to attend one of two town hall-style information sessions on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. hosted by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Research & Development Corporation (RDC).

It's the Pharmacy Research Matchmaking Game!

Wondering if pharmaceutical sciences graduate research could fit you like a glove? Curious about research happening in the School of Pharmacy? We have just the event for you – it’s the Pharmacy Research Matchmaking Game!

 

January

Scheduled maintenance for Memorial Researcher Portal

The Memorial Researcher Portal will be off-line from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 until 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18. 

Using Documentaries to Secure Research Funding

Researchers are invited to attend a free online information session hosted by the group DOCTalks Festivals and Symposium Inc. 

Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund calls for proposals now open

Applications are now being accepted for the Vice-Presidents Council Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund.


2015


December

AVPR Review Committee establishes website

A website has been established for the Associate Vice-President (Research) Review Committee.

November

Nov. 30 deadline to apply for University Research Professor

The title University Research Professor is a designation above the rank of professor and goes to a faculty member who has demonstrated a consistently high level of scholarship and whose research is of a truly international stature.

October

July

Deadline for feedback for Memorial's Innovation Strategy extended to Friday, Aug. 7

Feedback for Memorial’s Innovation Strategy extended to Friday, Aug. 7

June

Deadline to apply for Marilyn Harvey Award is Aug. 17

It’s time to nominate distinction. The deadline for the Marilyn Harvey Award to Recognize the Importance of Research Ethics is Aug. 17. 

May

Genetics research centre officially opened in Faculty of Medicine

Memorial University officially opened the Craig L. Dobbin Genetics Research Centre May 1.

Newfoundland and Labrador’s original gene pool and relatively closed environment provides unique opportunities to study genetic patterns and certain diseases. This state-of-the-art genetics research centre builds significant capacity for Memorial researchers to continue their important work in this area.

 

April

Deadline for Terra Nova Young Innovator Award extended to Monday, May 25.

Deadline for Terra Nova Young Innovator Award extended to Monday, May 25.

Memorial launches Fogo Island Research Fellowship Program

Every year, Memorial University will select up to 10 faculty members to spend four weeks in residence on Fogo Island to complete the writing of a significant manuscript which disseminates the results of a major research project, or to complete work on a major work of artistic creation.  The deadline for faculty members to apply for the Fogo Island Research Fellowship Program is May 15, 2015. Click here for more information, including the terms of reference and how to apply. The program supports the recommendations outlined in Memorial’s Strategic Research Intensity Plan 2014-2020 and the university’s goals for doubling research and scholarly output by the end of 2020.

 

Deadline extended for Seed, Bridge and Multidisciplinary Fund

The deadline for the Seed, Bridge and Multidisciplinary Fund has been extended from May 1, 2015 to May 15, 2015. The fund will seed new, “early days” innovative research projects and provide valuable bridge funding for researchers between grants, and encourage the development of multidisciplinary research activities which align the priority research themes of the Research Strategy Framework. Click here for more information, including the terms of reference and to apply. The program supports the recommendations outlined in Memorial’s Strategic Research Intensity Plan 2014-2020 and the university’s goals for doubling research and scholarly output by the end of 2020.

 

March

Upcoming Terra Nova Young Innovator Award Information Session

The Office of Vice-President (Research) is hosting an information session for faculty who are interested in applying for or learning more about the Terra Nova Young Innovator Award (TNYIA) on Tuesday, March 24 from 2-4 p.m. in the Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall.

February

Calls for nominations for the John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship

Nominations are open for Memorial University’s most prestigious award, the John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship. The deadline is March 1, 2015.

January

Calls for Cross-Campus Initiative and Conference Fund

Applications are now being accepted for the Vice-Presidents’ Council Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund. Proposals for both applications must be submitted by Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.

Changes to the Atlantic Innovation Fund

Memorial researchers wishing to apply for the Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) should contact Research Grant and Contract Services (RGCS) prior to drafting a proposal.


2014


December

January deadline for 2015 pilot program for research fund

The deadline to apply for the 2015 pilot program is January 15, 2015, by 5 p.m.Click here to apply online.

November

Memorial announces $50-million partnership to strengthen health research

Less than 20 per cent of applied medical research is translated into a possible device, medication or therapy; the launch of the new Translational and Personalized Medicine Initiative (TPMI) aims to change that by bringing bench research to the patient’s bedside.

September

Draft of Strategic Internationalization Plan released for university-wide consultation

Draft of Strategic Internationalization Plan released for university-wide consultation

Memorial announces Living Memorial Commemoration Fund

The primary goal of the Living Memorial Commemoration Fund is to encourage and empower the entire university community to organize commemorative projects or events.

July

Memorial University receives $2.3 million for R&D projects to overcome challenges in oil and gas sector

RDC’s investment in 17 projects is $2.3 million and will leverage an additional $4.4 million from other funding sources, for a total project value of $6.7 million.

June

Memorial University implementing plans to increase graduate enrolment and become more research-intensive

“The university will be better equipped to attract and retain top researchers and scholars, and appropriately qualified students from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and abroad by providing enhanced access to equipment, funding and quality research opportunities," said Dr. Richard Marceau, Vice-President (Research).

 

March

Final consultation of the Draft Strategic Research Intensity Plan 2014-2020 set for March 3 - April 14, 2014

Dr. Richard Marceau, vice-president (research), is today releasing a draft of the Strategic Research Intensity Plan 2014-2020 for university-wide feedback.

The process of arriving at the Strategic Research Intensity Plan 2014-2020 was initiated by Dr. Marceau on December 5, 2013 at the request of President Gary Kachanoski and the Board of Regents. 

 

Information session on the Terra Nova Young Innovator Award program

The Vice-President (Research) office is hosting an information session for faculty who are interested in applying for the Terra Nova Young Innovator Award (TNYIA) on Mar. 10. 

January

CREAIT Network impacted by power outages

Memorial’s Core Research Equipment & Instrument Training (CREAIT) Network will keep equipment powered down until the week of Jan. 13 to conserve energy and to allow time to gain further confidence in a stable power supply and avoid damage to instrumentation sensitive to unplanned power outages.


2013


December

Changes to research support services

The recommendations stemming from the review of research grant and support services have been approved by the Board of Regents.

The board approved the 13 recommendations for improving research grant and contract support services, including streamlining and simplifying processes, empowering academic units on all campuses and providing a superior customer service experience wherever possible. These recommendations will be implemented throughout the next 12 months.

The first recommendation to be implemented is the reorganization of research support services.

Overview of Research Grant and Contract Services (RGCS) and CREAIT, CRC and CFI Services (CCCS)

The Offices of Collaborations and Partnerships and Research Services have been reorganized to better meet the needs of the Memorial University community.

As part of an overall review of research grant and contract support services, the Board of Regents approved the dissolution of ORS and OCP and the creation of two new units, Research Grant and Contract Services (RGSC) and CREAIT, CRC and CFI Services (CCCS).

 

November

Memorial formalizes process for institutional awards and recognition

Memorial University is home to outstanding faculty and staff, and a new process is meant to ensure that candidates from all faculties, schools and campuses are considered for major internal and external honours.

“In consultation with the Dean’s Council,  we’ve developed a new process to ensure recipients of unit-level awards are put forward for consideration for institutional awards and institutional award winners are considered for external award competitions,” said Ellen Steinhauer, coordinator of institutional nominations and awards.

 

October

Review of CREAIT Network

On Sept. 30, 2013, Dr. Richard Marceau, vice-president (research), informed the university community that a draft report relating to the current review of the research grant and contract support services offered by the Office of the Vice-President (Research) had been released.  This report will remain on the research website for comment until Nov.15, 2013.

One of the recommendations contained within the report relates to the Core Research Equipment and Instrument Training Network, commonly referred to as CREAIT.  During the course of this review, it was noted that a separate review of CREAIT was undertaken during the Spring/Summer of 2012 and that its findings were never publically released.  Dr. Marceau would therefore like to make this report also available for comment until the Nov. 15 deadline.

 

September

Memorial releases review of research grant and contract support services for consultation

A review of the research grant and contract support services offered by the Office of the Vice-President (Research) has been released for community consultation.

Dr. Richard Marceau, vice-president (research), initiated a study in July 2013 to develop a proposal for streamlining and formalizing the processes within the Office of the Vice-President (Research) related to research grant and contract support services. Almost 100 people participated in the review process.

Cross-Campus Initiative and Conference Fund calls for proposals now open

Applications are now being accepted for the Vice-Presidents’ Council Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund.

August

Indirect Costs Report released

In 2012-13, Memorial University recieved $4.3 million through the Government of Canada Indirect Costs Program. This government program is an annual grant to help universities or colleges pay for a portion of their indirect costs of research.

June

NSERC representatives on campus

Representatives from NSERC will be visiting Memorial on Wednesday, June 5, for a community engagement visit to provide researchers, students and other stakeholders with an opportunity to learn more about some recent program and policy developments.

This is an opportunity for members of the Memorial community to ask questions and seek more information from NSERC’s Serge Villemure, director, scholarships and fellows.

 

April

New Electronic Grants Management System & Canadian Common CV for SSHRC Insight Development Grants

SSHRC, in collaboration with NSERC, has been working to modernize its technology infrastructure and develop a new electronic grants management system that will streamline and simplify the submission process for both applicants and partners.

Changes to President’s Award for Outstanding Research

The terms of reference for the President’s Award for Outstanding Research (PAOR) have been updated. Previously, eligibility for the PAOR was limited to tenured or tenure-track academic staff members (ASMs) who received their doctoral degree (or equivalent) within 10 years of the time of nomination for the award. The eligibility period has been extended to 15 years.

January

New policy for Canada Research Chair program

The Board of Regents has approved a new policy related to the renewal, reallocation and reduction of Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) at Memorial University.

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