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Dr. Liqin Chen changing lives of Memorial science students

Creating a scholarship or award is doing more than financially supporting a student’s journey to higher education.

In certain circumstances, such as those of Xiaolei Li (M.Sc.’16) and Fereshteh Shahhoseini, receiving funding can be a life-changing event.

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Official opening of Core Science Facility

Memorial University held the official opening of the spectacular Core Science Facility today as federal, provincial and university representatives celebrated the construction of this sophisticated research and teaching building.

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Nearly $1.2-million provincial investment for cutting-edge research

As part of Research Week, Memorial is celebrating support from the provincial government that will enhance the university’s reputation as an international innovation leader.

On Nov. 26, Andrew Parsons, minister of Industry, Energy and Technology, announced nearly $1.2 million in funding for four projects involving researchers based in the faculties of Medicine, Science, and Engineering and Applied Science and at the Marine Institute.

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UNESCO Discovery Geopark created with support from Memorial researchers and students

This past summer, the Bonavista Peninsula celebrated its first anniversary of achieving a UNESCO designation.

The Discovery UNESCO Global Geopark was built around recent discoveries by, and with support from, researchers and students from Memorial’s Department of Earth Sciences.

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Not one, but two, 2021 Loran Scholars at Memorial

Memorial University has not one, but two, Loran Scholars this year.

Malorie Osmond and Madison Malloy are two of the 30 Loran Scholars for 2021, having been selected from 72 finalists and more than 6,000 applicants.

The Loran Scholars Foundation, established in 1988, is a national charity that works with universities, donors and volunteers across the country to find and nurture young people who demonstrate the qualities and values of the foundation, including integrity, compassion, determination and a high level of personal autonomy.

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Terra Nova Young Innovator studying link between environmental toxicants and chronic disease

An analytical chemist is launching an ambitious research study focused the effects of indoor pollution, the first of its kind in Canada.

Dr. Karl Jobst, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, is the 2021 recipient of the Terra Nova Young Innovator Award, valued at $50,000.

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Medicine researchers identify first gene for common cause of hearing loss

Memorial University and Western University researchers recently published their discovery of the first gene for a common cause of hearing loss in adults.

The study was designed by Nelly Abdelfatah, PhD candidate, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University; Dr. Terry-Lynn Young, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University; and Dr. Susan G. Stanton, Western University, and published in Human Genetics.

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Contest: citizen geologists challenged to find fossils at Quidi Vidi

What’s better than finding fossils?

Finding fossils and winning a prize!

The Johnson Geo Centre, in collaboration with the Faculty of Science’s Department of Earth Sciences, is challenging the public to play Fossil or Not-a-Fossil and help search for early animal life in the walls and breakwaters around Quidi Vidi Lake in St. John’s.

 

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Researchers capitalize on scientific machine learning expertise

Memorial can play a big role in the next data-driven scientific discovery, says a Faculty of Science researcher.

Dr. Alex Bihlo, Canada Research Chair in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, is spearheading a collaborative research group that’s focused on scientific machine learning.

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Faculty of Science, Landwash Brewery partner on unique new beer

Everything is science … including making beer.

Memorial University’s Faculty of Science recently got first-hand insight into that process recently, following a partnership with Mount Pearl’s Landwash Brewery, which saw a special beer created to promote the faculty.

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Memorial researchers deploy underwater gliders to gauge ocean health

Scientists are immersing themselves into new studies aimed at understanding oxygen dynamics in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The northern region of the gulf is an important ecosystem in the harsh North Atlantic. In September, a team deployed one of Memorial’s eight underwater gliders off the west coast of the island. The glider — an autonomous underwater vehicle — is currently collecting data between Rocky Harbour, N.L., and La Romaine, Que. It will be retrieved near the end of November before ice forms for the winter.

 

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Memorial researchers deploy underwater gliders to gauge ocean health

Scientists are immersing themselves into new studies aimed at understanding oxygen dynamics in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The northern region of the gulf is an important ecosystem in the harsh North Atlantic. In September, a team deployed one of Memorial’s eight underwater gliders off the west coast of the island.

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Science Atlantic celebrates 60th anniversary

The Faculty of Science recently recognized Science Atlantic’s upcoming 60th anniversary with a plaque unveiling.

The plaque was unveiled by biochemistry student Zoe Rowe and is located in the lobby of the Chemistry-Physics building.

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