February 11, 2019

News and Updates

OFI Module I - Informing Governance Responses in a Changing Ocean
See news and updates below for OFI Module I, regarding:
  • OFI Module I is in the news! Read about Jack Daly's (M.A. student) interview to Radio-Canada and Monica Engel's (Ph.D. student) interview to CBC News.
  • Upcoming public talk by OFI Module I co-lead Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee
  • Call for Expressions of Interest: Public Engagement Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program 
  • Master's fellowship opportunity with Module I-5. Apply now!
OFI Module I research is in the news!
Our students have been gaining media attention: do you know what they have been up to?
What will be the implications of the Canada-EU Trade Agreement in rural NL? Our Master's student Jack Daly might have the answers
Radio-Canada interviewed our OFI Module I Master's student Jack Daly on the impacts of the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) on rural Newfoundland, more specifically in the Great Northern Peninsula communities. The news article, originally published in French as 'Acheteurs étrangers et délocalisations: quels risques pour T.-N.-L.?', provided a brief overview of the effects that CETA can bring into the province, especially in relation to concerns such as relocations, foreign buyers and resource sustainability. In the article, Jack was able to present some of the perspectives of the coastal communities which he studies, stressing that these communities express a more nuanced view of such a large agreement, with stakeholders having specific concerns rather than being either completely against or for the agreement.
Photo: Radio-Canada, Marie Isabelle Rochon
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Monica Engel has taken her Ph.D. research from the office to Newfoundland communities this Winter: has she knocked on your door yet?
In an interview to CBC-News, OFI Module I Ph.D. student Monica Engel shared some insights from her ongoing fieldwork across Newfoundland this Winter. Through her research, Monica explores the values that people have towards the ocean and marine biodiversity, and according to her, "while people are fearful of what the future of the ocean could look like, Newfoundlanders are also hopeful and believe that work can be done to improve things." She has been sharing her fieldwork experience with the public through her Website, as well as her Instagram and Twitter accounts. Follow Monica as she learns more about People and Ocean in Newfoundland.
Photo: The Telegram, Juanita Mercer
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Upcoming public talk by OFI Module I co-lead Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee
OFI Module I co-lead Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee will give a public talk this Wednesday, February 13th, at 12:15 PM on fisheries and ocean sustainability within and beyond the context of Sustainable Development Goals. The talk will be part of the 'Lunchtime Seminar Series' organized by the Marine Institute Fisheries Graduate Student Association. Come join us and BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch!).
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Call for expressions of interest:
Public Engagement Post-doctoral Fellowship Program

The Office of Public Engagement (OPE) is now accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from faculty members and/or academic units at Memorial, partnering with external organizations, to provide a Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2019/20. OPE will be accepting EOI submissions until 5:00 pm on February 28, 2019

The program will support at least two Fellowships in 2019-2020, each valued at $50,000, with matching funds from OPE and the partnering faculty member or academic unit. They aim to make the application process as streamlined as possible in order to maximize uptake and minimize administrative demands; to that end, we ask interested faculty members to complete a brief proposal identifying the internal and external partners and providing a short (500-word maximum) description of the opportunity. 

Questions about this program may be directed to Sandy Brennan, Manager of Public Engagement Supports at

Find out more
Opportunities with OFI Module I

Master's Fellowship in Access to Resources and Markets in NL Fisheries 
Applications are invited for a Master’s fellowship studying NL fisheries’ access to resources and markets, with a special focus on the dynamics of market access for fisheries in Western NL communities. Click here to learn more.
Apply now
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