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Samuel Shanks and Zachary Greenham (Source Robert Allan)

2023 Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship Award Recipients Announced

student of mechanical engineering at the University of Victoria, focussed on a career in marine engineering. Throughout high school and university he has gained considerable experience working in various aspects of the marine world.Greenham is a fourth-year student of naval architecture at Memorial University. He also brings to his studies a strong background of personal experience working in the commercial marine industry.The Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship was created in 1981 by a bequest of the late Robert F. Allan and has been awarded every year since to deserving Canadian students of naval

Julek Chawarski (Photo: ASL Environmental Sciences Inc.)

ASL Hires Chawarski as Biological Oceanographer

the effects of marine protected areas (MPAs) on the recovery of groundfish stocks in the Gulf of Maine. He trained in acoustic analysis and provided new insights into the spatial distribution of herring spawning in inshore waters of Maine. Soon after completing his Masters, Chawarski attended Memorial University of Newfoundland where he is currently completing his doctorate in Fisheries Science.His work over the last several years has focused on a range of topics including mesopelagic and Arctic fisheries. Before joining ASL he’s worked with industry, government and non-profit groups such as

Victoria Strickland (Photo: MTL)

MTL Supports the Next Generation

of graduates from local and national universities. Every summer a handful of students arrive at the office door to take on a summer internship and many have successfully gained employment with the firm’s specialist team.However, at the start of the year, the team welcomed a student from Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. Johns, Canada. Victoria Strickland, a fourth-year student studying Naval Architecture, arrived in Aberdeen, Scotland in February to carry out a technical internship, working with MTL’s vastly experienced and dedicated naval architecture team.Lead Naval Architect

Source: OceansAdvance

Oceans Advance Pilot Project: Young Women in Ocean Technology

and OCEANS’19 was identified as a means to engage and entice young women currently involved in oceans studies to stay in the sector.With this commitment by the Canadian Government in mind OceansAdvance applied for funding to bring a contingent of 13 young female ocean tech students from Memorial University’s Marine Institute (M.I.) in St. John’s Newfoundland as well as the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) of Halifax, Nova Scotia. ACOA’s mandate is to support Pan Atlantic projects in the Region.The student’s areas of study included a one year Ocean Technology program

Dr. Jeremy Dillon (Photo: Kraken)

Kraken Appoints Dillon as Chief Scientist

research aircraft. His more recent contributions at NRC have been in the areas of automatic aircraft collision avoidance, flight control laws for unstable aircraft and modeling stall dynamics using autoregressive neural networks.Dr. Dillon completed his PhD in Physics and Physical Oceanography at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He also holds a MSc in Mathematics from Carleton University, a MSc in Aeronautics from Caltech, and a BEng in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University, where he graduated at the top of the class and won the University Medal in Engineering. His doctoral research developed

Jan Flores (Photo: NETSCo)

Flores Named VP at NETSCo

OSC Ship Management overseeing the engineering requirements for 24 tankers and ATBs. At DNV GL, he was responsible for the structural verification of offshore constructions including semi-submersibles, TLPs and topside structures. Matt has a BS in Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture from the Memorial University of Newfoundland

Photo: The Centre for Marine Simulation

Simulation: The Centre for Marine Simulation

The Centre for Marine Simulation, The Marine Institute of Memorial University 155 Ridge Road St. John’s , Newfoundland Labrador, Canada  Tel: (709) 778-0305 Email: Christopher.hearn@mi.mun.ca Director: Captain Chris Hearn   Overview CMS operates a range of marine simulation equipment that covers a broad range of marine and offshore activities. Much of the equipment is highly specialized and unique including fully motion capable simulators. The center also provides technical management and support of simulation equipment that is used by other parts of the Marine Institute.

C-CORE Seeks New President & CEO

corporation with leading capability in remote sensing, ice engineering and geotechnical engineering, said it is currently seeking a senior leader to join its team as President & Chief Executive Officer in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.   Headquartered at Canada’s Memorial University, C-CORE is active around the world providing client-focused, practical, innovative solutions to organizations in the natural resource, energy, security and transportation sectors.   As leader of the organization, the company’s  new President & CEO will direct a team of

Rhonda I. Zygocki Retires from Chevron

member of our executive committee and one of my most trusted advisors on governance and public policy issues." Zygocki is a native of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. She began her career in petroleum engineering with Chevron Canada Resources in Calgary after graduating in 1980 from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. In 2011, Memorial University honored Zygocki as its Alumna of the Year for her career achievements and many contributions inside and outside Chevron. During her career at Chevron, Zygocki held positions of increasing responsibility

Chevron Announces New Executive Assignments

member of our executive committee and one of my most trusted advisors on governance and public policy issues." Zygocki is a native of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. She began her career in petroleum engineering with Chevron Canada Resources in Calgary after graduating in 1980 from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. In 2011, Memorial University honored Zygocki as its Alumna of the Year for her career achievements and many contributions inside and outside Chevron. During her career at Chevron, Zygocki held positions of increasing responsibility

Schillinger Joins RBR

Sales Representative for Atlantic Canada and East Coast US region.  Having spent the past 13 years working both for the Ocean Acoustic Lab at Dalhousie University and as a private consultant, Schillinger brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Schillinger obtained his M Sc. from Memorial University, studying ambient sound in the ocean generated by wind and precipitation; over his career he has worked as a research assistant, project manager and research associate on a range of topics including marine mammal detection, near shore sediment dynamics, real-time coastal and regional scale

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