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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Nature.com satellite journal, which publishes papers that “represent significant advances bringing new biological insight to a specialized area of research”, and has been published online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Creating mechanical parts and experimenting with complex materials was once the realm of industrial-scale business. But methods for the production of parts and the modification of materials are now cheaper and easier to use, at both benchtop and prototyping scales. Inventions like 3D printers and laser cutters mean that even small-scale businesses and academic centres now have the ability to fabricate intricate and durable objects.