Accomplishments and achievements round out another positive year

From a big jump in research funding to a big role in a national marketing campaign, 2018 marked an incredible 12 months for scholarship, discoveries and innovation at Memorial.

“When you reflect on the past year, it is inspiring to see how our teams of multidisciplinary researchers are helping address challenges facing our province, country and the world,” said Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research).


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Contest empowers next generation of research communicators

Memorial students with a way with words are encouraged to get creative and take part in a national contest with big prizes up for grabs.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has launched its seventh annual Storytellers Contest, challenging post-secondary students to  show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research affects our lives, world and future prosperity.


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Memorial nets $10.2 million to support innovative fish and seafood sector

Memorial University received more than $10.2 million in federal-provincial funding this month, including more than $1.3 million for the Department of Ocean Sciences, for research and projects contributing to a more sustainable fish and seafood sector in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Genetic analysis gives insight into island caribou population

A genetic study has given Memorial researchers new insight into the origin and evolution of the Island of Newfoundland’s caribou population.

Their findings are available in a recently published paper based on Corinne Wilkerson’s (M.Sc.’10) thesis and co-authored with Dr. Steve Carr, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, and Shane Mahoney (B.Sc.(Hons.’77), M.Sc.’80), a conservationist/wildlife manager.


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MD student and Science alumnus off to Oxford as N.L.'s latest Rhodes Scholar

From a bachelor of science in psychology (B.Sc.’17), specializing in neuroscience, to the doctor of medicine program at Memorial, Matthew Downer’s curriculum vitaeis longer than most people twice his age.

His latest achievement? He’s just been named Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2019 Rhodes Scholar.


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Biologist publishes research on animal influence on the carbon cycle

Animals influence carbon cycling across landscapes in ways that could impact climate change.

That’s the finding of a new paper published today in Science magazine.


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Dr. Sean Brosnan creates legacy for biochemistry at Memorial

Dr. Seán Brosnan is retiring after 46 years with the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science.

Widely respected by students and faculty alike, Dr. Brosnan has cemented his legacy as a researcher and educator. But, he has decided to take it a step further.


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Job Posting: Mathematics and Statistics Head

Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The Headship is for a renewable three-year term and is to be filled at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. 

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