Faculty of Science
If you are a high school student considering future studies, the Faculty of Science is the scientific training ground for all undergraduate and graduate students at Memorial University. We are committed to effective teaching, as exhibited through the delivery of quality educational programs for science students. The Faculty of Science is also dedicated to the pursuit of high quality research, fostering economic development through cooperative research and technology transfer with the private sector.
Our 17,500 alumni are seasoned scientific explorers and problem solvers in demand by science-based industries throughout the country.
The Faculty of Science encompasses nine academic departments:
Dr. Pat Gagnon has teaching in his blood.
The 2021 recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award from the Faculty of Science is the son of teachers and spent many meals discussing the occupation with them and how they dealt with issues that arose in and out of the classroom.
Students in an Earth Sciences class had a rare opportunity recently to use geophysical data to look beneath the sea floor.
A group of visiting scientists from PanGeo Subsea led hands-on demos with the Seismic and Potential Field Methods in Geophysics (EASC 3170) class using data collected by the company’s unique acoustic imaging technology.
Atlantic Canadians have one of the highest risks of dying from cancer in Canada and every year, around 1,600 annual cancer deaths are from Newfoundland and Labrador.
Research is, therefore, critical to address the effects of cancer on this region’s population. Specifically, research that can deliver more personalized and effective treatments with fewer side-effects, as opposed to a one-size fits-all treatment. This is called precision medicine.