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EDUCATION & TRAINING PRESS RELEASES
HOSTING THE NORTH'S ONLY CIRCUMPOLAR INSTITUTION DEDICATED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
by wade on October 21, 2014
(St. John's, NL: Oct. 15, 2014) UArctic is holding its annual board of governors meetings at Memorial University and other venues in St. John’s next week. This international consortium of northern universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations is committed to higher education and research in the North. Read more.
SUPPORTING OCEAN TECHNOLOGY IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
by wade on July 22, 2014
(Holyrood, NL; 10 July 2014) The Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), today visited the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Holyrood Marine Base, which is developing into a world leader in oceans-related research, thanks in part to past Government of Canada investments totaling close to $1.4 million.
Health Monitoring Software Supported by Provincial Government
by wade on July 22, 2014
The Provincial Government is providing approximately $80,000 to implement a software-based Sea Lice Decision Support System within the province, a project that supports the advancing of best practices in aquaculture. The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, announced the funding today, which will help the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association establish and test this powerful tool for monitoring sea lice prevalence and evaluating control programs. Read more.
TEACHERS TO PARTICIPATE IN COASTAL AND OCEAN SCIENCES WORKSHOP
by wade on July 7, 2014
Teachers who participated in a two-year pilot program designed to encourage the integration of coastal and ocean science programming in schools will have an opportunity to share their perceptions of the program, and learn more about future programming, through a two-day workshop, Oceans Exchange, offered through the Oceans Learning Partnership (OLP). The workshop will take place aboard the M/V Coastal Explorer, August 4-5, at the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club in Conception Bay South.
ENGAGING RESEARCH THAT CAPTURES THE ATTENTION OF YOUTH
by wade on May 26, 2014
(Fisheries and Aquaculture, May 23, 2014) Having completed annual research initiatives for the Fisheries and Marine Institute’s Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research, the RV Celtic Explorer was the site of an educational tour as 12 provincial high school students, and students from the Marine Institute’s Marine Environmental Program got a first hand glimpse into the workings of a research vessel. They also had the opportunity to meet with the Honorable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture.