Agri-tourism, slugs, audiology, and NSERC – a News Update

Grenfell Campus Research News Update

From CBC News – Turning Newfoundland’s southwest coast into an agricultural tourism destination

“A team of researchers are trying to find a way to keep tourists on Newfoundland’s southwest coast, by exploring what kind of agricultural tourism can be developed in communities.

Bonnie White is lead for the feasibility for the Southwest Coast Food Loop project, which is looking for ways to keep the thousands of tourists who get off the Marine Atlantic ferries in Port aux Basques in the region for a little while….

For the next steps, White, along with her fellow project researchers at Grenfell, Roza Tchoukaleyska and Raymond Thomas, is planning a meeting session with community members…”

You can read more here.

Details on the meeting session are in the poster below:

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Imported Slugs Are Liking Our Lichen

“Dr. Yngvar Gauslaa, a world expert in lichen, addressed the issue in a talk at Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook last night.

Dr. Andre Arsenault, a forest ecologist with the Canadian Forest Service in Corner Brook, says Newfoundland and Labrador is a global ‘hot spot’ for lichen. Lichen is an essential food source for animals like caribou.”

You can read more here.

ENGAGED: Grenfell graduand’s learning experiences clear the way to audiology career

“Taylor Burt attributes her volunteer experiences at Grenfell Campus and the flexibility of her program to her successful acceptance to a prestigious Canadian audiology program.

Burt, who hails from Bishop’s Falls, will graduate with a B.Sc. (honours) in psychology at next week’s spring convocation. She’ll begin a master of clinical science in audiology at the University of Western Ontario in September….

‘I’m so happy that Dr. Peter Stewart, my advisor, allowed me the creative control to pursue my interests. I was also only able to complete this project because of the Aging Research Centre lab, which I used to do all of my testing.’”

You can read more here.

Memorial is receiving a major research boost.

‘The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is investing more than $8 million into areas ranging from climate change and marine biodiversity to agricultural management to learning and forgetting in extreme environments….

Dr. Lakshman Galagedara [Grenfell], School of Science and Environment, Integrated EMI-GPR surveys can support precision agriculture by monitoring and evaluating the effects of land uses and agricultural management

Dr. Telex Magloire Ngatched Nkouatchah [Grenfell], School of Science and Environment, Design, Analysis, and Optimization of Energy-Efficient and Secure Next-Generation Wireless Systems and Beyond’

You can read more here.

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