EDUCATION & TRAINING PRESS RELEASES

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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MI RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING NEW GRADUATES

by wade on April 1, 2014

(St. John's, NL: 28 Mar. 2014) Some of the Marine Institute's brightest and most dedicated students were honoured at the institute’s annual Spring Presentation of Scholarships and Awards today.

One award and thirty-seven scholarships were awarded to thirty-five students who have distinguished themselves in their respective programs through academic achievement, strong leadership skills, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.
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