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EDUCATION & TRAINING PRESS RELEASES

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Collaboration Between Newfoundland and Labrador and Iceland Continues to Grow

by Barry Snow on June 12, 2015

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed on Thursday, June 11, between the Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Matís Ltd. will provide a framework for the advancement of fisheries and oceans-related education, training and research and development between Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and Iceland.   Read more.

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MI DIRECTOR RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

by wade on March 24, 2015

MI’s director of development and engagement recently joined a prestigious and select group of Canadians when he accepted the national Indspire Award during a gala held in Calgary, Alberta.   Gerald Anderson became the fourth person from Newfoundland and Labrador to be recognized by Indspire (formally known as the National Aboriginal Achievement Award) when he accepted his award in the category of environment and natural resources. Read more.

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MI PURCHASES FORMER COAST GUARD SHIP AS TRAINING AND NEAR-SHORE SUPPORT VESSEL

by wade on February 5, 2015

(St. John's, NL; January 20, 2015)The Honorable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today that the former Canadian Coast Guard vessel Shamook, after 35 years in service, was purchased from DFO for $50,000 by the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. This vessel, which was formally used for fisheries research, will now serve as an educational tool at the specialized Institute. Read more.

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FORMER HEAD OF OCEANSADVANCE HONOURED WITH COMMISSIONED PORTRAIT

by Admin on December 11, 2014

Family, friends and former colleagues gathered at the Marine Institute on Ridge Road in St. John's, Wed., December 3,to celebrate the unveiling of a portrait of Les O’Reilly, former Executive Director of MI and immediate past executive director of OceansAdvance. The portrait, by Carl Stevenson (a former instructor at MI), was a tribute to O'Reilly for his many years of service and dedication to the Institute, its students and its staff. Read more.

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SUPPORTING OCEAN TECHNOLOGY IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

by wade on July 22, 2014

(Holyrood, NL; 10 July 2014) The Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), today visited the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Holyrood Marine Base, which is developing into a world leader in oceans-related research, thanks in part to past Government of Canada investments totaling close to $1.4 million.
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