UofT food insecurity expert to give free public lecture

An expert in food insecurity will give a free public lecture on the Memorial St. John’s campus.

Dr. Valerie Tarasuk is a professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She will give the annual Faith Elizabeth Winifred (Rusted) Bayley Nutrition Lecture on March 22.

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Energy expert to speak on Canada's pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

A Canadian expert in issues relating to energy and natural resources will present the 2023 Dr. and Mrs. Satti Paddi and Parvati Reddy Public Lecture.

Dr. Normand Mousseau of the Université de Montréal is being hosted by the Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, Faculty of Science, on Tuesday, March 21.

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Memorial developing retirement plan for Ocean Sciences Centre seals

Memorial University is developing a retirement plan for the Ocean Sciences Centre seals, with the best interest of the animals in mind.

Seals have been a fixture of the Ocean Sciences Centre (OSC) since 1989, when Babette (1988–2021), a one-year-old female harp seal, was captured with her pup in the Magdalen Islands. She was joined by Tyler, a male harp seal, captured as a white coat in 1990.

Babette’s offspring, all raised at the OSC, include Jamie (1994–2013), Millennium “Lenny” (2000–14) and Deane (2002).

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Ocean Sciences, Bahamas partner on climate change impact in tropics

Memorial University is partnering with a Bahamian school to create a tropical marine ecophysiology laboratory to study the environmental impacts of climate change on local marine species.

The collaboration is being led by Dr. Kurt Gamperl, University Research Professor, Department of Ocean Sciences in the Faculty of Science, and Dr. Nick Higgs, director of research and innovation at the Cape Eluethera Institute (CEI), which is part of the Island School in the Bahamas.

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More than $27 million for training and upskilling in N.L. tech sector

A federal government investment will support technology training and upskilling education in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Find Your Future in Tech program, funded with $27,172,355, will be administered by TechNL, a not-for-profit industry association.

Private and public sectors, together with Memorial University and other educational institutions, are collaborating to offer meaningful opportunities to continue to build and reinforce a robust technology sector in the province.

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