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Faculty of Science to host 3MT competition

The Faculty of Science is hosting its annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on Friday, Nov. 15 at noon in C-2039.

This competition, which is for students of the faculty only, is a research communication competition where students are given three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance.

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Memorial researcher studies generational impacts of stress

If you’re prone to getting a good fright from goblins, ghouls and other spooky characters at Halloween, Dr. Jacqueline Blundell can explain the science behind your fear.

It’s a topic she’s been studying since 1998, first as a student in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science, and now as an associate professor in the department.

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Science researchers featured on The Nature of Things on Oct. 25

A pair of Faculty of Science researchers will appear in this week’s episode of The Nature of Things.

The episode, which airs Friday, Oct. 25, on CBC Television, is titled First Animals. 

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Citizen science app expanded to include N.L.-specific debris

An app used by citizen scientists around the globe to report coastline pollution now allows users to record the specialized marine debris often found in this province.

It’s all thanks to the efforts of a group of Memorial researchers.

 

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Health inequality in children topic of public lecture

The 2019 Dr. Patricia Canning Memorial Public Lecture in Child Health and Development will take place on Thursday, Oct. 24.

Dr. Frank Elgar, McGill University, will present Health Inequality in Children and Youth and the Wealth of Nations at 7 p.m. in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, room IIC-2001. A reception will follow; limited free parking is available in lot 17.

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Remembering Judy: Thirty-nine years since tragedy on the parkway

Memorial has unveiled a storyboard in memory of Judy Lynn Ford, a Faculty of Science student who was killed crossing the Prince Philip Parkway on Oct. 17, 1980.

The unveiling event took place on Oct. 17, 2019, the 39th anniversary of the accident. The new storyboard is located in the pedway to the Chemistry-Physics building near the University Centre food court.

 

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A psychology graduate's long road to a PhD

Lynn Frizzell always intended to get a PhD, but “life happened.”

While it may have taken her a few years longer than expected – 11 of them, in fact – she will receive her PhD in psychology (developmental) during fall convocation at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre on Oct. 17.

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Public lecture to discuss protein behaviour in living cells

An upcoming public lecture at Memorial University will focus on understanding how proteins behave in the crowded micro-environment of living cells.

Dr. Gary PIelak, Univeristy of North Carolina, will present the 2019 Dr. and Mrs. Satti Paddi and Parvati Reddy Public Lecture, titled Understanding Protein Behaviour in Cells, on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, room IIC-2001. Admission is free and all are welcome. A reception will follow.

Dr. Pielak will also give a research talk, titled Tardigrade Proteins and Desiccation Tolerance on Friday, Oct. 18, in C-2045.

 

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Eighty-year old convocation gown worn by fourth generation graduate

When Tiffany Small crosses the St. John’s Arts and Culture stage to pick up her B.Sc.(Hons.) in biology (marine) on Oct. 17, she will be literally carrying decades of family history on her shoulders.

The 80-year-old black robe she’ll be wearing has made an appearance at convocation many times by several members of her family.

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Student organization in 'upper echelon' of geology students globally

A group of geology graduate students have found great success with a student organization.

The Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) is the largest scientific organization for mineral deposits research in the world, with over 6,500 members from all over the globe.

The group of students from the Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, who comprise the organization’s Memorial chapter is led by society president Carly Mueller.

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How community engagement at NLCAHR builds research potential

Dog whisperers, pet owners, neuroscientists, psychologists, veterinarians and people who work with therapy animals.

They’re all members of a newly formed research exchange group, facilitated by Memorial’s Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR), dedicated to learning how the bonds between people and animals affect the health and well-being of both.

The group is convened by Dr. Gail Wideman, associate professor, School of Social Work, and Dr. Carolyn Walsh, associate professor, Canine Research Unit, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science.

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