Canadian Mining Abroad: Shaping Social Identities in Latin America


Lukas crossroads
Lukas Bosch; Photo by Lukas Bosch

Mr. Lukas Bosch, a 2nd year student in the Master of Arts in Environmental Policy program, considers himself as being “from all over Canada.” He says that having lived in many different provinces has allowed him to learn how diverse the country is and travelling has sparked his passion for Canadian politics, environmental policy, and environmental assessment topics.

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Interventions in Western Newfoundland’s Built Environment

Cameron Forbes; Photo submitted by Cameron Forbes

The term Built Environment refers to spaces and infrastructures developed by humans. The built environment can range in scale from highway networks to fishing stages, and even a sandcastle built at the beach. In Professor Forbes’ art practice, she considers human interventions with the natural landscape and already developed environments as a creative act. In her current project Active Site: Interventions in the Built Environment Forbes’ key question is to understand what the built environment means in Western Newfoundland.

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Taking Action on Health and Nutrition


Dawn Pittman, Western Regional School of Nursing, Newfoundland and Labrador
Dawn Pittman; Photo submitted by Dawn Pittman


Nutrition is a determinant in numerous aspects of health and well-being. Dawn Pittman, of the Western Regional School of Nursing (WRSON), is exploring how we can help improve nutrition among older adults in Western Newfoundland and throughout the province. It is work that is vital to understanding and addressing the health challenges that are facing a population that is aging and often geographically isolated.

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MFA Students Begin Their Explorations at Grenfell

Grenfell Campus MFA Program Students
From left, Chantal Pennell, Anie Toole, Ardalan Hamedi, Lorna Conquergood and Yalitsa Riden; Photo by Pamela Gill

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, welcomed its first cohort of Master of Fine Arts in visual arts (studio) students this spring.

Five students from many different walks of life are diving into the program as well as discovering the west coast of the island.

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Grenfell in the Community

Let’s Talk Science volunteer Jasmine Pinksen demonstrating solutions density to children by adding different components and then adding grapes to see if they sank or floated; photo by D. Walsh
Let’s Talk Science volunteer Jasmine Pinksen demonstrating solutions density to children by adding different components and then adding grapes to see if they sank or floated; photo by D. Walsh

Grenfell Campus and Let’s Talk Science (LTS) partnered for the yearly Challenge that brings students from schools around the Western Newfoundland area into the university campus to exercise their curiosity.

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Paper Investigating Effects of Soil Nitrogen on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Published in Journal

Peatlands and Climate Change Field Work; Submitted by Dr. Jianghua Wu
Field work; Submitted by Dr. Jianghua Wu

A paper by a Grenfell researcher regarding the effects of soil nitrogen on peatland greenhouse gas emissions has caught the attention of Communications Biology, a satellite journal, which publishes papers that “represent significant advances bringing new biological insight to a specialized area of research”, and has been published online.

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Grenfell Graduate Students Making an Impact

Grenfell Campus, Environmental Policy Students at Memorial University Signal Hill Campus in St. John's.
Picture of MAEP students at Signal Hill Campus from Left to right: Tithy Dev, Katherina Wiese, Natasha Pennell, Hailey Morning, Roshayne Mendis, Uwamahoro Clarisse, Rachel Tooby, Naznin Sultana, Victoria Gallagher, Mayra Sanchez, Lukas Bosch, and Jenn Adams; Photo by Lukas Bosch

Grenfell graduate students welcomed Spring by presenting their research in St. John’s during the MAEP Policy Competition, an initiative of the Master of Arts in Environmental Policy program (MAEP), and at the annual Aldrich Conference.

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6-minute insight: Episode IV, Susan Jennings (Video)

This episode interviews Susan Jennings, a stage manager at Grenfell Campus. Susan is tasked with binding together information from directors, actors, and technical theatre personnel so that plays can run smoothly. This information can also be archived for future productions.

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ORCID: A Researchers’ Social Media Platform

ORCID Example Researcher Page
Overview of sample ORCID researcher page;

Researchers from all over the globe rely on search engines and periodicals when people try to find their work. Often a researcher’s content is spread out over the internet, making it hard to locate as a result. There is an increasing need for researchers to have a one-stop portfolio, with more people becoming published authors and literary works growing in number every day.

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Police Interviews: Children, Seniors, and Psychology (Podcast)

In this new INSIGHT-BLOG podcast we hear from Dr. Kelly Warren, a professor of Psychology at Grenfell Campus. Dr. Warren studies the connections between psychology and law; particularly best practices police can use when interviewing children and seniors who may have witnessed crimes. We also discuss the ethics around such research, connections to the new Aging Research Centre on campus, and effective research methodology.

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