An interdisciplinary approach for the Future of Ocean and Coastal Infrastructures.

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Dr. Paul Foley: Photo by Grenfell Campus

This week’s Insight-blog article is a celebration, not only for Dr. Paul Foley, but also a commemoration of World Oceans Day, which was this past Monday, June 8.

2019 Vice-President (Grenfell Campus) Research Award recipient, Dr. Paul Foley (Environmental Policy Institute), is a distinguished scholar with publications in journals such as Marine Policy, New Political Economy, and Fish and Fisheries. Dr. Foley has extensively worked, not only on research, but also with students in the Environmental Policy Institute, the Environment and Sustainability Program, and the School of Fisheries at the Fisheries and Marine Institute. The accolade is awarded every year to one faculty member through a nomination process by their colleagues.

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Grenfell Campus and Community Engagement.

In this new INSIGHT-BLOG podcast we hear from Dr. Mery Perez, a postdoctoral fellow working with the Grenfell Office on Engagement. Dr. Perez is leading a project to better understand Western Newfoundland communities and engagement by Grenfell Campus. We discuss her research methods as well as plans for future engagement using information gathered by this study.

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Emerging Scholars: Graduate Student Researchers on Bat Behaviour and Hydrological Cycles in Newfoundland.

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Miss Darrian Washinger conduct,ing field research; Photo by Darrian Washinger.

Welcome to Emerging Researchers, Insight-blog’s new series showcasing Grenfell’s student researchers across all graduate disciplines. In this segment we feature Miss Darrian Washinger and Mr. Sashika Perera. Both students are in the Boreal Ecosystems and Agricultural Sciences (BEAS) program.

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Community Based Research in Indigenous Areas – More Than a Set of Data.

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Mr. Ayotunde Omosule in Flat Bay; Photo submitted by Mr. Omosule.

Ktaqmkuk (the Mi’kmaw place name referring to the island of Newfoundland), has been an important hunting territory that has been travelled by Mi’kmaq for generations. Many Mi’kmaw communities across Ktaqmkuk continue to hold rich cultural history, tradition, and environmental knowledge.

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From the Archive: INSIGHT-FELL Newsletter, November 2018.

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This edition of the INSIGHT-FELL Newsletter was originally published in November 2018. The most recent edition of the Newsletter (November 2019) can be found here. You can also subscribe to get email updates by emailing us at research@grenfell.mun.ca and stating you would like to subscribe.

November 2018

Welcome to INSIGHT-FELL, an online research newsletter that highlights the exciting, dynamic, and multi-disciplinary research of Grenfell Campus’s students, staff, and faculty. An initiative of the Associate Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies’ office, the newsletter focuses on our individual and group research projects and provides opportunities to share information and connect with each other. Please find links to the content of this INSIGHT-FELL issue below, which covers research from winter and summer 2018.

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NSERC Discovery Grant: A Paradigm of Illumination and Communication

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Dr. Telex Magloire N. Ngatched; Photo submitted by Dr. Ngatched.

 

Wireless communication has grown exponentially in the last couple of  years. Research and technology have worked hand-in-hand to accommodate data traffic needs and are currently using 4G networks. Due to the projected demand for bandwidth-intensive media and devices, industry and academia will continue their efforts to ensure that technology keeps up with the projected need for more powerful communication networks.

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Canadian Mining Abroad: Shaping Social Identities in Latin America

 

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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

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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

 

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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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Research, Toads, and Climate Change – a News Update

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Grenfell Researchers Dr. Gabriela Sabau and Dr. Mumtaz Cheema featured in The Telegram and The Chronicle Herald – Climate change or climate crisis?

“Flood waters in Ottawa and fires in Alberta: the changing environment has politico’s in Canada debating on whether to declare a national emergency in regard to effects felt due to climate change….

The Telegram set out to ask people in the province, whose livelihoods depend on the environment, what their thoughts are — change or crisis — and if they have felt the effects.”

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