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The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University

26 January 2024

43m 15s

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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