Research Week 2019

Events will be added as details are submitted.

Research Week runs Nov. 12-18, 2019

You're invited to a variety of events on the St. John’s Campus, at the Marine Institute, at Grenfell Campus and at the Labrador Institute as we celebrate Research Week during the week of Nov. 12-18, 2019.

Those who are organizing events should send the title of the session, date, time and location, as well as a short description, to vprfeedback@mun.ca. Please send no later than Nov. 1 in order to have details added to the event calendar below.

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Tuesday, Nov. 12
Research Week screening of The Films of Fogo Island12-2pmThe Dr. Richard Fagan Lecture Theatre, room IM-101, Faculty of Medicine, St. John’s Campus
You’re invited to a lunch-time screening of this 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. Learn more here.
Greenland’s Social and Political Challenges: Life on the Margins of an Arctic Society12-1pmThe Nexus Centre, room SN-4022, Science Building, St. John's Campus.
Dr. Steven Arnfjord, associate professor and head of Social Sciences at Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland) will speak about his research on social policy challenges in Greenland. Given Memorial’s strategic research focus on the North, this is a unique opportunity to hear research perspectives from another northern environment. This event is organized by Dr. Julia Christensen, Canada Research Chair in Northern Governance and Policy in the Department of Geography and the Nexus Centre.
The School of Music presents a Music Research Gallery1130am-2pmD.F. Cook Lobby, School of Music, St. John's Campus.
The School of Music presents a diversity of student research topics from composition to ethnomusicology in a gallery format designed to inspire collaboration, start conversation and spark curiosity.
Dr. Irène Oore and Dani Oore present Genocide and Improvisation: Listener and TellerNoonSuncor Energy Hall, School of Music, St. John's Campus.
This event explores elements of Dr. Irène Oore’s book The Listener: In the Shadow of the Holocaust, from which she and son Dani, a post-doctoral fellow in enthnomusicology, will read, perform soundscapes, original compositions and improvisations.
Networking event co-hosted by Education, Engineering and Applied Science, Human Kinetics and Recreation and Science1-4pmMcCann Centre, room ED-2030B, Education Building, St. John's Campus.
Researchers from every faculty are invited to give a brief description of their current or emerging research projects or interests. The intent is to foster collaborative research teams à la “disruptive” or unexpected kind. The session will include discussion on recent funding initiatives that invite “outside the box” research teams to tackle high impact topics. RSVP to 864-7623 or email lcharlong@mun.ca
The Aging Research Centre-Newfoundland and Labrador (ARC-NL) awards reception330-530pmOnline. 
ARC-NL will host a "dual campus" videoconference awards reception to recognize the recipients of its 2019 research grants and fellowships. At Grenfell Campus, the reception will be held in the Fine Arts atrium. At St. John's Campus, it will be held in room 5M-101 in the Faculty of Medicine. Those involved with the granting process should RSVP to arc@grenfell.mun.ca.
Labrador Life-Writing Traditions6pmLabrador Institute (College of the North Atlantic Building), 219 Hamilton River Road Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
What better way to celebrate Research Week than through the joy of stories? Morgon Mills shares an academic point of view on reading and thinking about Labrador books. He ponders old and new ideas about our region's rich literary traditions, ancient, continuing, and contemporary, celebrating the diversity of local voices, discovering common ground and exploring what makes Labrador’s bibliography as a whole so uniquely powerful.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
Nature Masterclass830am-430pmLocation TBD.
Research Grant and Contract Services (RGCS) Open House and Coffee Break10-1130amRoom IIC-2015, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John's Campus.
Drop by and meet RGCS research administrators during a special Research Week open house. Join us for coffee and treats and put your name in for a Bookstore giveaway.
Department of Technical Services Open House1030am-noonLocations to be announced.
You're invited to drop by and meet Technical Services staff during a special open house.
Faculty of Nursing Show and Tell Coffee Café12-3pmFaculty of Nursing, room 3454, St. John's Campus.
Faculty members will display a research poster and give a short talk about the research with discussion. Coffee and treats will be served.
Brown bag lunch with VPR1230-130pmEarth Sciences Lounge, room ER-4065, Earth Sciences (Alexander Murray) Building, St. John’s Campus.
Grab your lunch and drop by to chat with Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research).
Faculty of Science Research Forum for faculty and undergraduate students3pmInnovation Hall, room IIC-2001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John's Campus.
Faculty members will provide short presentations on their research interests so undergraduate students can see the range of research activities occurring within the Faculty of Science. The presentations will give students considering graduate studies a chance to find potential career and research opportunities. A reception and networking opportunity will follow in the Bruneau Centre Atrium, which will also include displays highlighting the large Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) research projects based at Memorial. Be sure to visit the displays and speak with the research participants.
Canada Ocean Lecture Series with Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research)7-9pmThe Celestial Gallery, Johnson Geo Centre, Signal Hill Campus.
Title of lecture: On the edge: Positioned in one of the richest ocean ecosystems on earth, learn how Memorial’s physical location inspires its researchers to lead critical marine and ocean-related research. Free to attend. Parking is available in the Geo Centre parking lot. Light refreshments will be served after the lecture.
Thursday, Nov. 14
Engaging Ideas hosted by the Faculty of Business Administration8-10amRoom BN-4000, Faculty of Business Administration, St. John's Campus.
This session will focus on entrepreneurship.
Nature Masterclass830am-430pmLocation TBA.
The Role of Universities and Other Institutions of Higher Education in Facilitating Economic, Social and Cultural Development in Peripheral Regions8am-9pmEmera Innovation Exchange, Signal Hill Campus, 100 Signal Hill Road, St. John’s.
This conference is jointly sponsored by the CARE (Collaborative Applied Research in Economics) initiative in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; SITA (Scholarship in the Arts) and the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Waterford, Ireland. The conference is open to the general public, to students, staff and faculty members. The conference program is available online.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) Lunch and Learn
1230-2pmNLCAHR Boardroom, 95 Bonaventure Avenue, suite 300, St. John's.
Join NLCAHR for this interactive lunch and learn session, which will outline how researchers at NLCAHR, together with community and health system partners, are involved in two programs that support health and well-being in Newfoundland and Labrador by taking an inclusive approach to research and collaboration. Available by webinar.
RSVP Rochelle.baker@med.mun.ca to attend.
Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE) session: Keeping your business legit
530-730pmMCE, room EN-3075, S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building, St. John's Campus.
This free workshop is for anyone who wants to learn the basics of early-stage startup incorporation, protecting intellectual property, managing your finances, and much more! You will also get a chance to ask all your burning questions to an accountant and a lawyer. Pizza and water provided.
Community Archaeology in Labrador: Past Projects and Future Prospects6pmLabrador Institute (College of the North Atlantic Building), 219 Hamilton River Road Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
Learning about the past is a great way to understand the present and the future. During this presentation, Dr. Scott Neilsen will discuss archaeological research in Labrador - both past and present - through the lens of “community”; and will introduce an exciting new opportunity for community-led archaeological and heritage research in the region.
Friday, Nov. 15
The Role of Universities and Other Institutions of Higher Education in Facilitating Economic, Social and Cultural Development in Peripheral Regions9am-5pmEmera Innovation Exchange, Signal Hill Campus, 100 Signal Hill Road, St. John’s.
This conference is jointly sponsored by the CARE (Collaborative Applied Research in Economics) initiative in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; SITA (Scholarship in the Arts) and the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Waterford, Ireland. The conference is open to the general public, to students, staff and faculty members. The conference program is available online.
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science presents From lab bench to store shelves: A translational R&D model and methodology12-1pmRoom EN-4000, Faculty/Staff Lounge, S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building, St. John's Campus.
Lunch and learn presented by Dr. Carlos Bazan, assistant professor and engineering chair in entrepreneurship.
Details to be announced!TimeLocation.
Saturday, Nov. 16
Details to be confirmedTimeLocation.
Sunday, Nov. 17
Third annual Faculty of Medicine Open House1-430pmFaculty of Medicine, St. John's Campus.
Everyone welcome! This family-friendly event includes a Body Works exhibit; teddy bear clinic; research demonstrations; information booths for public education and community programs; artwork created by faculty, staff and learners; and games and activities for all ages. Parking is available on the third floor of the parking garage on Arctic Avenue through the back entrance.
Monday, Nov. 18
2019 Elizabeth R. Laird Public Lecture: Materials for Tomorrow, Today7-9pmInnovation Hall, room IIC-2001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John's Campus.
Join Dr. Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Departments of Chemistry and Computer Science, University of Toronto, as he argues one must go beyond simple computational screening approaches, followed by traditional experimentation for materials discovery. Admission is free and all are welcome. Limited free parking is available in Lot 17. A reception will follow.

Please check back for updates, additional events and information. Please note, sessions are subject to change.

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