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Bachelor of science student named $100,000 Loran scholar

For the third year in a row, Memorial University is home to a Loran scholar this fall.

After a rigorous screening process, bachelor of science student Sarah Janes is one of 36 award recipients selected from more than 5,100 applicants and 90 finalists.

The Loran Award, administered by the Loran Scholars Foundation, is Canada’s largest and most comprehensive one-of-a-kind undergraduate merit-based award, valued at $100,000 over four years.

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U.K.-based STEM program guides first-year science students

Demonstrations from leading scientists. Visits to world-class laboratories and science universities. International cultural interaction.

This past summer, two Memorial science students participated in a science “camp” they’ll never forget.

Jake Breen and Charlotte Campbell represented Memorial University at the 63rd annual London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) from July 27–Aug. 10.

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Five Memorial faculty members receive emeritus honour

Five Memorial University professors have been accorded the designation professor emeritus/emerita, an honour reserved for highly distinguished faculty members.

The new professores emeriti are Dr. Noreen Golfman, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences;Dr. William (Bill) Montevecchi, Faculty of Science; Dr. June Harris, Faculty of Medicine; Dr. Ursula Kelly, Faculty of Education; and Dr. Thomas Michalak, Faculty of Medicine.

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Marine Institute chair, Qikiqtani communities team up on inshore fisheries

A Marine Institute research scientist has been named the Qikiqtaaluk Corporation chair in Qikiqtani inshore fisheries science, training and education.

Dr. Scott Grant has been appointed to the role.

He holds a bachelor of science degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, a master of science degree from Trent University and a doctoral degree from Memorial University. He is also cross-appointed with the Department of Biology in Memorial’s Faculty of Science.

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Science field courses return to Newfoundland's West Coast

Ashley Nickson completed four courses at the Bonne Bay Aquarium and Research Station this summer — the first time they were offered since 2019.

Ms. Nickson says the two-week long field courses in Norris Point, N.L., on Newfoundland’s West Coast, gave her the opportunity to be in the field almost every day.

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Fall graduate is first PhD in Marine Institute's 58-year history

Environmental science alumnus Dr. Tomás Araya Schmidt received his doctorate in fisheries science during Memorial's fall convocation on Oct. 20.

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Students, staff and faculty honoured at Faculty of Science awards

The Faculty of Science held its annual Dean’s Awards Ceremony recently, recognizing the top 10 per cent of its students.

In addition, the awards honour the service, scholarship and teaching of faculty and staff.

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