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A Q&A with 2021 Alumnus of the Year Dr. Liqin Chen

When Dr. Liqin Chen (PhD’93) arrived in St. John’s in 1990 to complete his PhD in chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Laurence Thompson, he had very little.

Thirty years after he left China for a new life in a new country, Dr. Chen is now head of TLC Pharmaceutical Standards, a multimillion-dollar international pharmaceutical company with customers in 75 countries.

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Celebrating a decade of Schulich Leaders Scholarships

Cole Walsh (B.Sc.(Hons.)’16) became a Schulich Leader in 2012, and says he is thankful for the support from the Schulich Foundation.

He remembers driving to the post office every day, eagerly hoping to find a letter telling him he’d been selected.

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Dr. Janice Fitzgerald receives Medicine's honorary white coat

Medical schools began holding white coat ceremonies to welcome their incoming classes of undergraduate students in the early 1990s.

However, Memorial’s tradition of presenting an honorary white coat to a leader in the medical profession in the province is just beginning.

This year’s recipient, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald (B.Sc.'90, MD’94, MPH’16), Newfoundland and Labrador’s chief medical officer of health, is the second. This marks a new tradition for the Faculty of Medicine.

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More than $1.3-million provincial investment enhances Memorial's dynamic research capacity

Five leading-edge research projects are benefitting from more than a $1.3-million investment from the provincial government.

Andrew Parsons, minister of Industry, Energy and Technology, announced the funding on Oct. 4.

The projects are leveraging more than $4.3 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and other sources.

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More than $1.3-million provincial investment enhances Memorial's dynamic research capacity

Five leading-edge research projects are benefitting from more than a $1.3-million investment from the provincial government.

Andrew Parsons, minister of Industry, Energy and Technology, announced the funding on Oct. 4.

The projects are leveraging more than $4.3 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and other sources.

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October jam-packed with alumni awards and celebrations

Personal and professional development. Life education. Celebrations and stimulating discussions.

For the month of October, the Office of Alumni Engagement is offering a slew of events that ignite the mind.

 

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Emerging ocean innovators and entrepreneurs latest cohort of national program

More than 20 research teams from across the country are taking part in a unique, Memorial-led program.

Lab2Market is a team-based, experiential learning program that trains PhDs and post-doctoral scholars to become future corporate innovators.

Memorial is one of only four universities in Canada currently offering the program

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Botanical Garden, HOK partner on Core Science Facility landscape design

Now that the Core Science Facility is open to the public, many members of the community will want to check out the impressive building.

But before you go inside, be sure to take in the learning experience available outside.

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Trio of emerging researchers funded $450,000 in Vanier scholarships

Three doctoral students are continuing their innovative studies at Memorial this fall thanks to securing prestigious awards.

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, valued at $50,000 per year for three years, aims to strengthen Canada’s ability to attract and retain outstanding doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.

In total, the Government of Canada is investing $450,000 at Memorial.

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Alumnus lands NASA job, thanks to harsh environment credentials

Dr. Liam Morrissey is living a dream many aspiring scientists have — and he knows it.

“It sometimes feels a little too good to be true,” said the born-and-raised Newfoundlander and Labradorian and three-time alumnus of Memorial (B.Eng.’14, M.Sc.’16 and PhD’21).

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