Memorial University is among 12 industry-academic partnerships that received funding through Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP), announced Oct. 15 by The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) in Guelph, Ontario.
Ocean sciences might seem an unusual career choice for a man who grew up thousands of miles from salt water.
Tyler Engert is from Cornwall, in Eastern Ontario. There are no seafaring stories in his family. No sailors, fishers, or marine researchers.
But as an undergraduate student at Memorial, it’s the ocean that has captured his imagination.
“I was considering different fields in biology, and marine biology was always in the back of my mind,” he says. “When I was a boy we went to both coasts on family vacations. It made me curious about the ocean.”
That curiosity opened a career path when he came to MUN in September of 2013.