“Navigating the North – Memorial University’s Marine Institute team to escort cruise ship through Northwest Passage”

The Gazette, August 29, 2016

When the 820-foot-long, 13-deck luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity traverses the historic Northwest Passage this month, Marine Institute researchers and students will accompany the vessel onboard its escort ship, the RRS Ernest Shackleton.

The logistics and research ship, operated by the U.K. government-funded British Antarctic Survey, will take the Crystal Serenity through the passage, providing ice-breaking assistance as necessary. The crew will be joined by three researchers from the institute’s Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) and two nautical science cadets. Along the 32-day voyage, the researchers will collect oceanographic and biological data; the cadets will assist in navigating the route.  Read the full story.

“Road Stories – A conversation about community sustainability, Canada-wide”

The Gazette, August 31, 2016

In May, the recent Oxford University graduate got on his bike in British Columbia in the hopes of making it across Canada. His other goal was to speak with citizens and organizations about his area of study, community sustainability, along the way.

Cape Spear, N.L., was his final destination. Last week, after a long ride across the island, he finally completed his tour and checked into a residence room at Memorial to relax for a couple of days before heading back west to Alberta. Of course, his trusty bike was parked outside. Read the full story.

2017 NAF Conference – Bo, Telemark, Norway – September 13-16, 2017

Bringing together private, public and civic sectors as well as researchers, developers, educators and students from the academic community this conference will focus on the theme of Traditions and transformations in sustainability of rural communities: Balancing Living Culture and Nature.  The theme of the conference is to promote sustainability in rural communities that are struggling under the forces of globalization. Sessions will explore the interplay between society, culture, economy and ecology and will address the complexity of multi-level, multi-interest, multifaceted choices and challenges involved in how traditions and transformations affect sustainability.

More information can be found here.