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April 22, 2019

News and Updates

OFI Module I - Informing Governance Responses in a Changing Ocean
See news and updates below for OFI Module I, regarding:
  • Master's Research Symposium: Our Module I Master's students Gillian McNaughton and Jack Daly presented their research to Memorial University of Newfoundland's Geography Department
  • Upcoming 'Indigenous Relations: Brown Bag Lunch Series'
  • Webinar on 'Scholarships and Fellowships for Eligible Graduate Students at Memorial University'
Master's Research Symposium: Our Module I Master's students Gillian McNaughton and Jack Daly presented their research to Memorial University of Newfoundland's Geography Department
Monday April 8, 09:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Science Building, SN-2025
On April 8, 2019, Memorial University of Newfoundland's Geography Department held their day-long Master's Research Symposium at the Science Building (SN-2025), in which 14 students presented their research proposals and final research seminars with the purpose of sharing their findings and receiving feedback from their peers. This Spring, we had two of our OFI Module I Fellowship recipients, Master's students Gillian McNaughton and Jack Daly, presenting their research proposal and final research seminar, respectively. If you missed their presentations, read below to learn about their OFI Module I-funded research. 
 
On the morning of April 8th, OFI Module I Fellowship recipient and Master's student Gillian McNaughton presented her research proposal on 'Cultural Valuation of Innu Fisheries' to the Geography Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland. This proposal presented the ongoing collaborative project between MUN and the Innu Nation of Labrador with a goal of producing a useful and accessible report to support the Innu Nation's development of fisheries management strategies and policies. Her thesis will also examine the Indigenous epistemology surrounding relations with fish, and how settler colonial structures including land claim processes and regulatory frameworks have imposed, interfered and caused harm in these relations. 
Later on the day, OFI Module I Fellowship recipient and Master's student Jack Daly presented his final research seminar on 'Assessing the impact of free trade policy on coastal communities in transition: A governance approach' to the Geography Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In his presentation, he emphasized that the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) should be considered as a new institution in the governing system of Newfoundland and Labrador, which is expected to impact the interactions among the different governing institutions at various levels. That causes a mismatch of principles that have been in place, leading to a direct phase-out of domestic policy protections, and the implication that other regionally specific policies are not initially compatible with CETA. These changes can cause impacts on the ground to coastal communities of the Great Northern Peninsula, threatening the viability of one of the most fisheries-reliant, rural communities of the province."
 
Upcoming 'Indigenous Relations: Brown Bag Lunch Series'
Wednesday, April 24, 12-1:30 p.m. | Bruneau Centre, IIC-3001
Do you have questions about Indigenous research, Indigenizing the university, or just want to have a conversation with Memorial’s special advisor to the president on Aboriginal affairs or the associate vice-president (Indigenous research) pro tempore? Catharyn Andersen and Dr. Max Liboiron are hosting their monthly brown bag lunch for questions and discussions relating to these topics. The next sessions take place on Wednesday, April 24; Tuesday, May 21; and Thursday, June 20. Bring your lunch. Everyone is welcome. We acknowledge that the lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province.
 
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Webinar on 'Scholarships and Fellowships for Eligible Graduate Students at Memorial University'
Wednesday, April 24, 10-11 a.m. | Online
As a research-intensive institution, Memorial University offers competitive funding packages to academically eligible graduate students, both Canadian and international. Please join us in this webinar on the types of funding packages offered to graduate students and the application process.
 
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