Research Week 2020

Events will be added as details are submitted.

Research Week runs virtually Nov. 23-27, 2020

You're invited to a variety of virtual events as we celebrate Research Week during the week of Nov. 23-27.

Those who are organizing virtual events should send the title of the session, date, time, virtual log-in instructions and a short description, to Please send no later than Nov. 9 in order to have details added to the event calendar below.


Monday, Nov. 23
Tuesday, Nov. 24
Wednesday, Nov. 25
Thursday, Nov. 26
Friday, Nov. 27

Monday, Nov. 23
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science's Annual Research DayAll weekThe Engineering Research Office and Office of Graduate Studies are jointly organizing a virtual Annual Research Day to highlight the groundbreaking research led by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS). Pre-recorded presentations will be made available to the public for the duration of Research Week 2020 on the FEAS website.
HSS Research ShowcaseAll weekJoin us for the launch of HSS’s Research Showcase. We’re celebrating HSS research online! We want to highlight and share our large, rich and diverse research landscape. The HSS Research Showcase is a new community-oriented, data-driven website that is designed to display and promote research as well as facilitate collaborations. Drop by the HSS Research Showcase often to search or browse the growing list of research projects as the site expands. 
Quick Pitch: Research for UndergradsAll dayThis event begins on Monday, Nov. 23 and runs throughout Research Week. The Faculty of Science is promoting research opportunities for undergraduates and potential future graduate students. Faculty members will submit short video ‘pitches’ from their research groups about their work, allowing students to virtually explore different science topics being researched at Memorial. The videos will be available online for viewing throughout Research Week.
ACENET presents: How Digital Research Tools Can Help Your Research930-1030amAre you interested in learning more about digital research methods and whether they could help your research? Would you like to find out about options that can help overcome challenges you might be facing because of COVID-19 restrictions? Digital research tools can help you meet ambitious goals and overcome challenges such as:

• Modelling something that’s too large or complex for your desktop
• Mining large data sets in innovative ways
• Identifying patterns or trends in spatial data or visual imagery
• Performing quantitative analysis of digitized texts
• Developing a web-based research/analytical tool

Join ACENET for this introductory session to learn about some of the tools available to help. No prior knowledge or experience is needed.

To register for this session, please see here.

If what you hear peaks your interest, then book a timeslot for a one-on-one coffee chat with one of our research consultants about your own research, whether these tools can help you, and how you can get started. If none of these times work for you, then just contact us at to book a time. Book an individual coffee chat here
Faculty of Science Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition10am-noonThis event will be held via Webex. More details are available here.
Pursuit of knowledge: How Newfoundland and Labrador benefits from Memorial’s innovative research activities11am-noonDr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research), invites members of the university community to this special virtual event to kick-off Research Week 2020. He's hosting an informative panel discussion with four of Memorial’s leading Canada Research Chairs.

Joining Dr. Bose are:

Dr. Michelle Ploughman, Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation, Neuroplasticity and Brain Recovery, Faculty of Medicine;
Dr. Uta Passow, Canada Research Chair in Biological Oceanographic Processes, Faculty of Science;
Dr. Baiyu (Helen) Zhang, Canada Research Chair in Coastal Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; and
Dr. Julia Christensen, Canada Research Chair in Northern Governance and Public Policy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

2020 marks 20 years of Canada Research Chairs Program support for research excellence. Through this event, you will learn how the federal program supports leading-edge research at Memorial. Please email to RSVP. Login instructions for this Webex session will be shared with those who RSVP.
Explore Graduate Studies11am-noon and 12-1pmJoin the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), along with various academic units, for a series of information sessions and panel discussions during Research Week. Today's virtual information session is entitled: "Is grad school right for you?". The presenter is Dr. Aimée Surprenant, associate vice-president (academic) and dean of graduate studies. The information session runs from 11am-noon. For more information, including how to register, please see here

From 12-1pm, you are invited to a panel discussion on graduate programs in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Faculty of Business Administration. For more information, including a listing of panelists and how to register, please see here.
Critical (Radical) Interdisciplinarity1-4pm               This virtual networking session co-hosted and organized by the faculties of Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine and Science, and the schools of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Social Work, Pharmacy and Nursing.

Researchers are invited to share their research and research interests with Memorial colleagues and stakeholders. This event builds on a similar session held last year where after sharing research projects, presenters were asked to identify unlikely collaborators This year it’s Critical. In fact, it’s Critical Distal Interdisciplinarity. 

Professor Veronica Strang of the Institute of Advanced Study / Durham UK as well as Dr. Geoff Spinks of the Global Challenges Program in Australia will join us to speak on how radical interdisciplinary is implemented at their schools. Community partners, graduate students and stakeholders are also welcome to attend.Please register with Lisa Charlong Norris at WebEx login information is available here.
Entrepreneurial Supports @ Memorial1-2pmLearn about the different entrepreneurial supports at Memorial. Faculty, students and staff are invited to join Dr. Paula Mendonça, Memorial’s director of innovation and entrepreneurship, to this virtual session to meet the entrepreneurial support groups at Memorial. Learn about offerings from the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office (TTCO), Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP), Centre for Social Enterprise (CSE), Navigate, Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE) and Genesis. This event will be held virtually on Webex. Register here.
Tuesday, Nov. 24
Medical Laboratories Core Laboratory Units: Research Support for Life sciences and Beyond10amPlease attend and gain insight into the offerings of technical and research support areas and staff within the flow cytometry, electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, histology, multidisciplinary and anatomy labs within the Faculty of Medicine. The session will be pre-recorded and then aired via. To view the session, please see here. The password for the session is: sBFseTB3
SSHRC IDG Webinar10:15-11:15amJoin HSS Associate Dean (Research) Tana Allen, and HSS Grant Facilitation Officers Matthew Milner and Heather C. O'Brien, in an online workshop focused on SSHRC Insight Development Grants. For login instructions, please see here. We'll help attendees think about how to approach the IDG application and how to develop a writing plan for the coming months before the Feb., 2021 deadline. Other topics will include application components, evaluation criteria, and budget-crafting. The emphasis will be on keeping your own project front and centre in the face of sometimes detailed instructions and requirements. There will be lots of time for questions after the presentation. All are welcome, whether you plan to apply in 2021 or are thinking about applying in the future. For information on this workshop, please contact a Grants Facilitator.
Department of Classics Research Week Celebration10:30am- 2pmIn conjunction with Research Week, the Department of Classics is pleased to present a program of short research talks and information sessions. All are welcome to attend. The day’s activities will be hosted on Webex (see below for the link). The “doors” will open at 10:20.

• 10:30 am Jeff Howard, “The Roman Quinquereme: The Return of a “Lost” Ship
• 11 am Milo Nikolic, “Ancient Engineering, Forgotten Skills”
• 11:30 am Kathryn Simonsen, Classics Undergraduate Program
• 12 pm Lunchtime Chat about Anything Classics
• 12:30 pm Brad Levett, Classics Graduate Program
• 1 pm Kathryn Simonsen, “The Greek Poems of Thomas More and William Lily’s 1518 Progymnasmata”
• 1:30 pm Kevin Solez, “The Alchemy of Beer: Ancient Greek zuthos and Ethiopian t'alla”

For login instructions, please see here.  
New Methods and New Findings: 85 Years of Archaeology in Hopedale, Labrador11amThe university community is invited to join Jacinda Sinclair (MA candidate, Archaeology/Supervisor Dr. Lisa Rankin) for this presentation. As an academic discipline archaeology is constantly evolving with new techniques, theories, and ethical best practices. One of the best examples of this within Newfoundland and Labrador is the research that has taken place at the 17th-18th century Inuit settlement of Avertok in what is now Hopedale, Labrador. Avertok's name means "The Place of Whales," and it was once among the largest and most culturally significant Inuit settlements in Labrador. The archaeology of Avertok goes back nearly a century, with its most famous excavator, Junius Bird, leading a dig in 1934 on behalf of the American Museum of Natural History. In 2017, the Hopedale Community Government and the Nunatsiavut Government (NG) stated their intent to have Hopedale named Canada's first Inuit UNESCO World Heritage Site, making our understanding of Avertok a crucial part of how Canada's Inuit heritage is presented on the world stage. The problem, however, is that there are many questions now regarding Bird’s methodologies and the accuracy of his results. Ms. Sinclair's research, which was part of the Tradition and Transition partnership between NG and Memorial, has sought to: (1) to provide an updated picture of Avertok that acknowledges Inuit agency in the face of European contact; and (2) to critically reassess Bird's original excavation and its conclusions. Ms. Sinclair's presentation will highlight the extent to which archaeology has changed since Bird’s era and how current practices encompass new challenges and opportunities. Register by emailing Login instructions for this session are available here.
Transformation of Health Data Governance in Newfoundland and Labrador: How to Navigate Research and Evaluation Approval Processes11am-noonThis event is hosted by the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information, Eastern Health, Central Health, Western Health, and Labrador Grenfell Health. This session will focus on a collaboration by five health data custodians in NL: Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information, Eastern Health, Central Health, Western Health, and Labrador Grenfell Health to streamline the data access process for the secondary use of health data. The goal of this collaboration is to increase the efficiency of requests by reducing the number of steps to access data, ensure data availability, further apply rigorous privacy standards, and help with ethics approval and more. In particular, the sessions will highlight some new key initiatives including the introduction of a data navigation service, the creation of a data custodian variable list, and new common application forms for research and evaluation projects. 

How to attend: The session will be held via Teams Live. Please RSVP to to receive the event link.
Explore Graduate Studies11am-noon and 12-1pmJoin the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), along with various academic units, for a series of information sessions and panel discussions during Research Week. Today's virtual information session is entitled: "Graduate studies at Memorial." It is presented by Dr. Amy Warren, associate dean of graduate studies. The information session runs from 11am-noon. For more information, including how to register, please see here.

From 12-1pm, you are invited to a panel discussion on graduate programs in the Faculty of Science and the Marine Institute. For more information, including a listing of panelists, and how to register, please see here.
2020 Brosnan Lecture in Biochemistry12-1pmYou are invited to attend this year's lecture entitled The Journey of Insulin Through the Body: From Secretion to Action, a virtual lecture presented by Dr. Amira Klip, senior scientist and professor, The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto. Login instructions and further details are available here online.
Lunch & Learn: Big data analytics: Getting the basics right12-1pmJoin Dr. Syed Imtiaz, head, Department of Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, for this informative presentation. To join this session, please see here.
Women Leading Startups: Fireside Chat1230-130pmThe Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship is hosting this free exciting event. There is a lot of exciting momentum going on in the startup community in Atlantic Canada and this is your chance to be part of it! Hear from established women leading high growth startups in Canada. This series is supported and co-ordinated by the Canadian Ecosystem Gathering in partnership with a number of Atlantic Canadian universities including Memorial. Registration details are available here.
The Ocean Frontier Institute and the Global Challenge of Sustainable Ocean Use
Discussion Panel
2-3pmThe global ocean plays a central role in Earth’s life support system, yet humanity struggles to meet The UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 to “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.” Research leaders from the Ocean Frontier Institute will lead an interactive discussion on how our transdisciplinary research unites natural scientists, social scientists, and engineers to help understand a changing ocean and to use that knowledge to develop more sustainable resource benefits and more effective governance in fisheries, aquaculture, marine ecosystems, and coastal communities. Our focus on the Northwest Atlantic, a global hotspot for climate change and the engine of the Newfoundland and Labrador economy, will provide critical input to the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development, which will begin in 2021. Through short presentations and an interactive discussion, we will discuss how ocean research can support sustainable ocean development. Presenters will be: Dr. Paul Snelgrove, Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee, Dr. Ian Fleming, Dr. Kelly Hawboldt and Dr. Brad de Young. Further details can be found on the OFI website. Login instructions for this panel discussion are available here.
Elsevier Author Workshop2-330pmMemorial is delighted to partner with the internationally-respected Elsevier to host an exciting author workshop during Research Week 2020. Elsevier is a leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical books and journals. The workshop will feature an editor from Cell Press, an imprint of Elsevier, which publishes several highly-regarded biomedical journals. This free virtual session is open to members of the university community including researchers, postdoctoral fellows, PhD and master’s students, librarians and staff members. The editor will cover a wide range of topics including: steps needed to be taken before starting to write a paper; planning and writing manuscripts; what editors, reviewers and publishers look for in scientific papers; dealing with referees’ comments; and sensitive areas such as publishing ethics and plagiarism. Elsevier will host the workshop via Zoom. Login instructions will be shared to those who register. To register, please send your full name, unit (department and faculty) and email address to no later than noon on Thursday, Nov. 19. Those who register will have their name entered to receive a prize, courtesy of Elsevier.
The Aging Research Centre-Newfoundland and Labrador (ARC-NL)2pmARC-NL is hosting a virtual open house/update/announcement of recipients of its 2020 fellowships and research grants. This event is a cross-campus initiative between Grenfell Campus and the St. John's Campus. To join us, watch Facebook Live @grenfellcampus!
Live stream event with Andrea Procter, author of A Long Journey: Residential Schools in Labrador and Newfoundland7pmThe Rooms and CBC have partnered to host a livestream discussion with Andrea Procter about her new book, published by ISER Books. This event will be streamed live on the CBC Newfoundland and Labrador Facebook page.
Wednesday, Nov. 25
Engaging Ideas: Exploring Newfoundland and Labrador’s
Cultural Economy
8-10amThe Faculty of Business Administration invites you to its Research and Industry Engagement Series, Engaging Ideas. These interactive presentations provide a forum for discussion between industry representatives and faculty members on the practical uses and implications of the exciting research being conducted in its faculty and at Memorial. Full event details, including presentation abstracts, can be found here. To register, please email to receive the Zoom link.
Meet the CREAIT Network!930am-4pmJoin us for a virtual introduction to some of the services, tools, and instrumentation supported by the research scientists and systems administrators of the CREAIT Network. Each ~15 minute presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A session.

A full schedule of events is available here.

The login instructions are available here.
Research Grant and Contract Services (RGCS) Virtual Coffee Break10-11amRGCS will be holding a virtual coffee break to reconnect with faculty research offices. There is no set agenda for the break but rather an opportunity for faculty grant facilitators and associate deans to drop-in and say hello to/chat with RGCS members. Those interested in dropping into the coffee break can email by Nov. 24 for the login instructions for this virtual meet-up. 
CFI and Memorial – Processes, Experiences and Insights11am-noonJoin Strategic Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science as they co-host a one-hour webinar providing an overview of Memorial’s internal application processes, and experiences and insights from our CFI-awarded researchers. The CFI overview will be provided by Pamela White, manager, institutional research programs (CFI and CRC), who has over 20 years of experience serving as Memorial University’s CFI Liaison, and Dr. Adedoyin Odukoya, grants facilitator, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS). Drs. Fran Kerton, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science; Yuri Muzychka, Department of Mechanical Engineering, FEAS; and Dr. Lisa Rankin, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, will discuss their own personal experiences and insights that they have gained from securing CFI funds. Please email by Nov. 24 to register and receive login instructions for this event.
Explore Graduate Studies11am-noon and 12-1pmJoin the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), along with various academic units, for a series of information sessions and panel discussions during Research Week. Today's virtual information session is entitled: "Three steps to get admitted to grad school." The presenter is Andrew Kim, director, graduate enrolment services, SGS. The information session runs from 11am-noon. For more information, including how to register, please see here.

From 12-1pm, you are invited to a panel discussion on graduate programs in the Faculty of Medicine and Grenfell Campus. For more information, including a listing of panelists, and how to register, please see here.
Supporting N.L.'s Response to COVID-19 by Pivoting Health Research Skills12-1pm                                                                                                         Join Quality of Care NL, NL SUPPORT and the Centre for Health Informatics & Analytics (CHIA) for a one-hour webinar about how their work has pivoted to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Newfoundland & Labrador. Learn about the process of data modelling to help inform decision-making regarding lockdown and phased re-opening of businesses, schools, etc. You will also learn how their research has shifted to include global scans of pandemic responses and outcomes in jurisdictions similar to N.L. (such as Australia) and how patient partners are working to understand the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions on long-term care residents and their families throughout the province. Register for this free event here online. Virtual login instructions will be shared with participants when they register. 
2019 Atlantic Canada Startup Data Report with Entrevestor1-2pmDr. Paula Mendonça, Memorial’s director of innovation and entrepreneurship; Michelle Simms, president and CEO, Genesis; and Florian Villaumé, director, Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship, welcome Entrevestor lead Peter Moreira for a presentation on the trends in its latest startup data report. A journalist, author and entrepreneur, Mr. Moreira is co-founder of Entrevestor, which provides news and data on Atlantic Canadian startups. This event will be held virtually on Hopin'. Register here.
Sustainable processing of aquaculture by-product1-2pmJoin the Ocean Frontier Institute module J students David Hopkins and Sara Ahmadkelayeh as they examine sustainable approaches to extract value from aquaculture processing waste, followed by a Q&A session. Login instructions are available here.
Research Data Management: The Basics1-2pmThis session will look at best practices in Research Data Management, focusing on how to access tools and resources to support researchers in their data management. We will outline the services available at Memorial University as well as nationally. A portion of the session will be open for questions and discussion. Presenter: Alison Farrell, Health Sciences Librarian. Login instructions are available here.
Strategic Planting: Farmer-Identified Research Priorities for Upper Lake Melville1-4pm ASTThe Pye Centre for Northern Boreal Food Systems and the Labrador Institute invites farmers from the Upper Lake Melville area to take part in an in-person meeting to discuss and define priorities for farming and food systems research in Labrador. Join Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo, interim dean, School of Arctic & Subarctic Studies, and Pye Centre staff to share ideas, ask questions, and learn from other farmers. This closed meeting will be held at the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce from 1-4pm AST. The research discussion will be held from 1-3pm, leaving the last hour for informal conversation and networking. Appropriate COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place, including social distancing, masks and sanitization. Please email by Friday, Nov. 20 to register and receive more information. Space is limited, so be sure to register soon!
Campus and Community2pmJoin Grenfell Campus and the Association of New Canadians for a moderated panel discussion about the contributions of our international students on the west coast of the island. Login details are available here.
Faculty of Medicine Panel Discussion: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the COVID-19 Pandemic3-5pmJoin five researchers from the Faculty of Medicine for an interactive, interdisciplinary dialogue on the COVID-19 pandemic. The researchers are:

Dr. Catherine Donovan, Community Health & Humanities – Public Health
Dr. Michael Grant, BioMedical Sciences – Immunology
Dr. Daryl Pullman, Community Health & Humanities – Bioethics
Dr. Proton Rahman, Medicine – Clinical Medicine & Modeling
Dr. Touati Benoukraf, BioMedical Sciences – Bioinformatics and Personalized Medicine

While this event is open and free for all to attend, registration is encouraged. Please email to register and receive login instructions.
Research Gong Show430-530pmJoin Grenfell Campus researchers for some enlightening fun! Researchers will present their research in just five minutes or they’ll be “gonged!” All are welcome! To find out who'll get "the gong", tune in via Webex. Login details are available here
Making Change with COVID: Possibilities for Learning and Living: A roundtable organized by the Nexus Centre of Memorial University7pm• How do rumors and misinformation affect medical decision-making?
• What have been the impacts of COVID on women’s health?
• What are the dangers of mobilizing the notion of resilience as a response to pandemics?
• What does COVID mean for urban and rural places?

Speakers include:
• Sophie Harman (International Politics, Queen Mary University of London)
• Andrea Kitta (English Department, East Carolina University)
• Ashleigh Weeden (Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph)
• Michael Orsini (Feminist and Gender Studies, University of Ottawa

Moderators: Ainsley Hawthorn and Andrew Hawthorn.

This event will be hosted via Webex. Login details are available here.

Please see promotional poster for more information and details.
Speaking of Engineering Public Lecture: Have you ever wondered …
how Memorial engineers helped with the COVID-19 pandemic response in N.L.?

7pmWhen our province was initially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial engineers and other experts joined forces with members of the private sector to help ensure that our community could fight this global health crisis. Join us as our panel discusses those and other ways Memorial engineers supported front line workers and helped keep our population safe from COVID-19.

Participants include Dr. Lesley James, associate professor, Department of Process Engineering; Dr. Kelly Hawboldt, professor, Department of Process Engineering; Dr. Ting Zou, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Dr. Jonathan Anderson, assistant professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Richard Meaney, director, Department of Technical Services

Speaking of Engineering is hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University and the Professional Engineers & Geoscientists Newfoundland & Labrador. All are welcome.

Login instructions are available here.
Thursday, Nov. 26
Killick-1 Cubesat Project: a made@MUN nanosatellite10amC-CORE and Memorial University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science are partnering to design and build Newfoundland and Labrador’s first Earth observation satellite, a cubesat about the size of a one-litre milk carton, known as Killick-1. The project is part-funded through the Canadian Space Agency’s Canadian CubeSat Project which offers post-secondary students the opportunity to create their own small satellites. When complete in 2022, Killick-1 will be launched from the International Space Station. Login details are available here
Empowering Backbenchers in Canadian Legislatures1030-1145amJoin MUN political scientists Drs. Kelly Blidook and Alex Marland as they discuss ways that members of Canadian legislatures can offer effective representation within the constraints of party discipline. Dr. Blidook will draw on his research about how Members of Parliament represent constituents, including his book Representation in Action: Canadian MPs in the Constituencies (UBC Press 2018). Dr. Marland will discuss findings from his new book Whipped: Party Discipline in Canada (UBC Press 2020). Login instructions available here.
Explore Graduate Studies11am-noon and 12-1pmJoin the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), along with various academic units, for a series of information sessions and panel discussions during Research Week. Today's virtual information session is entitled: "Funding and scholarship opportunities for grad students." The presenter is Carol Sullivan, manager, fellowships and awards, SGS. The information session runs from 11am-noon. For more information, including how to register, please see here.

From 12-1pm, you are invited to a panel discussion on graduate programs in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information, including a listing of panelists, and how to register, please see here.
Lunch & Learn: Development of robotics in combating COVID-1912-1pmJoin Dr. Ting Zou, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, for this virtual presentation. To join this session, please see here.
Byte of Science: How Exercise is Brain Food12-130 pmWe humans aspire to live long and vibrant lives while keeping our intellects intact. However, our brain health is continuously being threatened by aging, stress, and injury. Join Dr. Michelle Ploughman for a discussion about how the brain is affected by injury and aging and new research suggesting that aerobic exercise protects against brain degeneration. What steps can you can take to shield your brain against damage? While this event is open and free for all to attend, registration is encouraged Please email to register and receive login instructions.
Ask a Lawyer, a workshop hosted by the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship1230-130pmPresented by McInnes Cooper, this free workshop is for anyone who wants to learn the basics of early-stage startup incorporation, protecting intellectual property, and much more! You will also get a chance to ask all your burning questions to a lawyer from McInnes Cooper. This workshop is part of MCE’s Virtual Networkshop Series. Registration details are available here.
FLIRT on Thursday!1-2pmIt's FLIRT (Friday Light Informal Research Talks) on Thursday! Join Grenfell Campus' Dr. Mery Perez as she talks about how to best to conduct engaged research when connecting with our surrounding communities and organizations as collaborators or partners. Login detail are available here or tune in via Facebook Live @grenfellcampus.
How to Write in Layperson1-2pmDo you want to learn how to communicate better with potential industry partners, funders or customers? Memorial’s Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office invites you to join Dr. Dawn Henwood, a communications consultant and writing coach, for a session offering communication techniques to transform lab-language into easy-to-understand and straightforward ideas for broad audiences. This event will be held virtually on Webex. Register here.
Indigenous Studies in Collaboration: Relationship-Building for Collaborative Research and Engagement230pmThis session will feature panelists from the Grenfell Campus Indigenous Resource Centre and Grenfell Campus' Offices of Research and Engagement to discuss previous, ongoing, and future opportunities for collaboration between Mi'kmaw communities in Western Newfoundland and Grenfell Campus. This session will be open to all faculty, staff, and students as well as interested community members representing various communities and Indigenous organizations in the region. This event will be hosted via Zoom.
Friday, Nov. 27
Department of Technical Services Virtual Shop Tour9amThe Department of Technical Services profiles the in-house design and fabrication capabilities they have to support research and research based learning throughout the university. A virtual tour video is available here during Research Week.  

You can join us for an official “viewing” and Q&A with the management team via Webex. The login instructions are available here.
Publishing your research10:30amJoin ISER Books academic editor Fiona Polack and managing editor Alison Carr for a discussion about scholarly publishing. Learn about the submission and peer review processes, tips for preparing a proposal and turning your thesis into a book, and what to expect once your book is accepted! Get your publishing-related questions answered, get a glimpse at what’s new and forthcoming from ISER Books, and find out what kinds of books we’re looking for. This event will be hosted via Webex. To register for the discussion and Q&A session, please email us at
Release of the 2019 Grenfell Research Report11amJoin the folks at Grenfell's Office of Research and Graduate Studies as they release "Powered by Grenfell 2019." The event will include conversations with featured researchers and graduate students! You can watch via Facebook Live @grenfellcampus!
SARS-COV-2: The Virus That Stops the World12-1pmCOVID-19 antiviral therapies and vaccines are the hot topics for the School of Pharmacy’s Research Day 2020, coinciding with Research Week. Special guest speaker, Dr. Rodney Russell of the Faculty of Medicine, will present this research seminar. Login instructions for this session are available here.

After Dr. Russell's keynote session, there will also be Undergraduate and Graduate Poster Competition Mini Presentations from 1:15-4pm. For the schedule, and more information, please see here.

Login instructions for the Poster Competition Mini Presentations are available here.

- The Undergraduate Poster Competition Mini Presentations login instructions are here.
- The Graduate Poster Competition and Mini Presentations login instructions are here.
Virtual brown bag lunch with the VPR and the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation1230-130pm                                        Members of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation are invited to join Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research), for a virtual brown bag lunch. Please note the revised date and time for this session. There is no set agenda for the brown bag lunch other than an opportunity to have an informal discussion with Dr. Bose. Faculty, staff, graduate students and postdocs are invited to attend. Please email by Friday, Nov. 20, for the login instructions for this virtual meeting.    
Faculty of Business Administration Research Brown Bag Seminar1230-2pmPhD students Ryan Murphy, Wendy Reid-Fairhurst and Festus Ajayi will present during this session. Please RSVP to Mekaela Gulliver at by Nov. 26 to receive the Zoom link.

• Ryan Murphy is presenting an in-progress paper on the role of the contribution of granularity in data crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is a method of completing a task by engaging a large group of heterogeneous contributors. Ryan Murphy's supervisor is Dr. Jeffrey Parsons.

• Wendy Reid-Fairhurst will discuss her research on cohousing. Cohousing is a housing development model that emerged in the early 1970s in Denmark and has been gaining popularity in North America over the last few decades. Wendy Reid-Fairhurst’s supervisor is Dr. John Schouten.

• Festus Ajayi’s presentation is entitled “Leaders’ Psychological Contract and Workplace Incivility.” In this study, Festus and Dr. Dianne Ford examined the psychological contract of leaders in relation to workplace incivility from their followers. Festus Ajayi’s supervisor is Dr. Dianne Ford.
Grenfell Campus 3MT competition1215-130pmJoin Grenfell Campus as it hosts its Three Minute Thesis (3MT®). The winner will go on to compete in the Memorial competition the following week. To watch the competition, join us on Webex. Login details are available here.
Researching in the Vaults: Unlocking Memorial’s Archives2-3pmCome discover the joy of primary research! Join us for a discussion, moderated by Dale Jarvis of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador, with Memorial University’s Dr. Sonja Boon (Department of Gender Studies), Dr. Ursula Kelly (Faculty of Education) and award-winning journalist and author Linden McIntyre. Panelists will discuss their work and connection to Memorial’s three largest archives – HSS’ Maritime History Archive (MHA), the Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA), and the QEII Library’s Archives and Special Collections (ASC). You won’t want to miss their stories of the value and insights gained from unlocking archival treasures; a Q&A will follow. Questions for the panelists can be emailed in advance to Sarah Penney at This event will be held virtually via WebEx. The login details can be found here.

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

We acknowledge that the lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province.



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