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Award-winning Ocean Sciences professor inspired to be a better teacher

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.

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Earth Sciences alumni give students unique look beneath the sea floor

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.

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Atlantic Canadians deserve better cancer treatment options, writes cancer group

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.

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A day of family fun and education under the blue whale skeleton

On Saturday, May 14, everyone is invited to an open house event that will take place under and around the blue whale skeleton that hangs in Memorial's new Core Science Facility.

Come learn the story of the whale skeleton and take part in interactive learning opportunities, and have lots of fun along the way.

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Faculty of Science holds interdisciplinary research conference

The Faculty of Science held its first interdisciplinary research conference April 8-9.

Scientific Endeavours in Academia (SEA) brought together undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty from across the faculty’s nine departments and five interdisciplinary graduate programs.

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Psychology hosts annual day to recognize student achievement

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Science celebrated its 12th annual Research Day recently and recognized both student research and staff teaching.

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Memorial among top worldwide universities in key subject areas

Memorial continues to earn favourable grades when it comes to the study of a variety of subjects.

According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2022, Memorial earned positive results in a number of individual areas, including ranking among the top 451-500 international universities for the study of mathematics and tying for No. 19 in Canada.

 

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Interdisciplinary teams awarded nearly $500,000 for high-risk, high-reward research

On April 4, the results of the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) 2021 Exploration competition were released. The program supports high risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research.

Here at Memorial, projects are being led by Dr. Sohrab Zendehboudi, associate professor and research chair, Department of Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and co-principal investigators Drs. Karl Jobst and Lindsay Cahill, assistant professors, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science.

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Memorial University welcomes five new Indigenous scholars

Five Indigenous academic staff members have officially joined the Memorial community - including one in the Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography.

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Physician creates bursaries to honour supporters and to support students

For Dr. Imran Hack (B.Sc.’74, MD’79), giving back to Memorial is a way to repay the kindness he received as a student and a newcomer to Newfoundland and Labrador.

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