WaveCast

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Podcast by The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University

WaveCast

Welcome to WaveCast, the official podcast of the Marine Institute of Memorial University. Join our host, Eugenie Jacobsen, every other Friday to explore program offerings, meet faculty, hear from researchers, and talk with alumni about post-grad and professional life after MI. Listen wherever you find your podcasts.

Latest episodes

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23 February 2024

Semester-at-Sea | Nautical Science Program, Work Terms, and Student Experiences | Ep 06

In this episode of WaveCast, host Eugenie Jacobsen dives into MI’s Nautical Science program as she talks with two students currently enrolled in the program. This episode offers a unique glimpse into the experiences of Hayley North and Aiden Parsons during their work terms at sea.  

The episode highlights various aspects of the Nautical Science program, from coursework to hands-on training as the students reflect on invaluable lessons learned inside the classroom and aboard ships. 

Whether you are curious about life at sea, interested in applying to the Nautical Science program, or looking for study advice from current students: grab your life jacket and and join us as we set sail with future seafarers. 

Applications for the Marine Institute’s diploma programs are open now. If you are interested in pursuing Nautical Science or any other diploma programs, be sure to visit our website at www.mi.mun.ca/programsandcourses/ 

If you have any questions for our guests or suggestions for future episodes, reach out to us at wavecast.mi.mun.ca 

 

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09 February 2024

Tidepool Mini Episode | Let’s talk Graduate School! How to apply, finding a supervisor, research topics

Welcome back to Tidepool, a WaveCast mini episode! In this episode, host Eugenie Jacobsen, a PhD student in Fisheries Science, talks about all things graduate school. Eugenie is joined by graduate students Gordon de Jong and Hannah West, who share their insights and experiences as graduate students at the Marine Institute. From navigating the application process to choosing research topics, they answer all your frequently asked questions!  

Applications for graduate programs at the Marine Institute are open now. If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in fisheries, maritime studies, ocean technology, or any of our other offerings, be sure to visit our website at https://www.mi.mun.ca/programsandcourses/programs-graduatelevel/ for more information.  

If you have questions for our guests or suggestions for future episodes, reach out to us at wavecast@mi.mun.ca. 

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26 January 2024

Past, Present, and Future of MI | The Marine Institute Celebrates 60 years | Ep 05

Welcome back to WaveCast, the official podcast of the Marine Institute of Memorial University. In today's episode of WaveCast, host Eugenie Jacobsen dives into the past, present and future of the Marine Institute as we mark its 60th anniversary. On January 15th, 1964, the predecessor of the Fisheries and Marine Institue held its official opening at Memorial’s former Parade Street campus in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Our first guest is a past employee, Margo Hanlon. Margo began with the Marine Institute, then known as the “College of Fisheries Navigation, Marine Engineering and Electronics” in 1979 when she was only 20 years old.

Next up is Rachel Forbes, a Master of Science in Fisheries Science and Technology student researching Greenland shark local abundance in the eastern Canadian Arctic using baited underwater cameras.

The Marine Institute has changed greatly since 1964 and has embraced the advancements in marine technology and education. Lastly, we are joined with Dr. Paul Brett, vice-president of Memorial University for the Fisheries and Marine Institute to talk about what we can expect for the next 60 years.

If you have questions for our guests or suggestions for future episodes, reach out to us at wavecast@mi.mun.ca. 

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08 December 2023

Diving into Discovery: Shipwrecks, the seafloor, and the deep sea around the island of Newfoundland | Ep 04

In today's episode of WaveCast, host Eugenie Jacobsen plunges into the depths of the coastal ocean and seafloor around the island of Newfoundland. 

Our first guest is Sarah Walsh, a geomatics specialist and Marine Institute alumna. Sarah shares her educational background, her path to studying marine science, and delves into her current projects with the Centre for Applied Ocean Technology.  

Next, Eugenie sat down with Dr. Jonathan Fisher, an associate professor and research chair in marine fisheries ecosystems dynamics. Dr. Fisher talks about his journey into marine science and his involvement in the Marine Conservation Area project off the coast of Newfoundland. He also provides excellent advice for students entering the field of marine science and insights into research opportunities for graduate students.  

If you have questions for our guests or suggestions for future episodes, reach out to us at wavecast@mi.mun.ca. 

 

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24 November 2023

Diving into Discovery: How harp seals and right whales are shaping the fishing industry in Newfoundland | Ep 03

In this episode, we're diving into marine research during Memorial University's research week. Specifically, we're exploring the impact of harp seals and right whales on the fishing industry off the Newfoundland coast.

Our first guest is Dr. Tyler Eddy, a research scientist in the Center for Fisheries Ecosystems Research at MI. Tyler and his team are utilizing ecosystem models to delve into the role of harp seals in Newfoundland waters and assess their potential impact on the recovering cod populations. We'll learn about Tyler's background, his journey into marine science, and the current focus of his work. He shares insights into the broader implications of his research for Newfoundland waters and offers valuable advice for aspiring marine scientists.

Next up is Genevieve Peck, a master's student in Fisheries Science and Technology. Genevieve discusses the increasing numbers of right whales in the waters around Newfoundland and her proactive approach to mitigating potential entanglements using whale-safe fishing gear. We'll explore Genevieve's educational background, her path to the Marine Institute, and the specifics of her current research, including any potential impacts on Newfoundland waters. 

Join us for a deep dive into the critical research shaping the marine ecosystem off the Newfoundland coast in this episode of WaveCast.

 

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10 November 2023

Deep Dive Dialogues: Navigating the Post-Graduate Journey with MI Alumni | Ep 02

In today's episode of WaveCast, host Eugenie is joined by two alumni to chat about their experiences in their programs and their career journeys after MI.  

Our first guest is Kate McLeod, a 2020 graduate with a Diploma of Technology in Naval Architecture, now the student liaison officer at MI. Kate takes us through her decision to study at MI, the transition from graduation to her first job, and the fears she faced entering the workforce. Kate provides great advice for new grads and lessons learned post-grad! 

Next, we dive into the world of ocean mapping with Daniel Amirault, who graduated in 2020 from the joint Diploma and Bachelors of Technology program. Currently working as a Marine Geomatics Technician with Amundsen Science, Daniel shares his journey that led him to Amundsen Science and insights into the MI Ocean Mapping program

If you would like to connect with our guests or have questions for future episodes, send us an email at wavecast@mi.mun.ca

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Eugenie Jacobsen on Instagram @thescienceofinteresting

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