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Message from the President


Dr. Axel Meisen
Welcome to the President's Report Highlights, which we have titled Where We Are. While it is a progress report for the period of April 1, 2002 to August 31, 2003, it is also a report which places our university into context. There is perhaps no other university that has been so shaped by its surroundings as Memorial University. The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador is a truly special place and this has a way of permeating all aspects of the university: our learning, teaching, scholarship and environment. To understand the university, we want to give you a sense of "this place" and how it relates to the world. [more...]

{Where we are...}

    Newfoundland and Labrador lies between the 46th and 61st parallels, with the bulk of the island portion being below the 50th parallel. The island is located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the larger Labrador portion is on the eastern part of the Canadian mainland. [more...]

{We are creating...}

    ...a new future for Newfoundland and Labrador by ensuring we have a place in the international oil and gas sector. Recognizing the potential benefits of the oil and gas industry, the university embarked on the Oil and Gas Development Partnership in 2000. Since then, we have taken major initiatives to become a leader in petroleum-related education and research. [more...]

{We are building...}

    ...new learning experiences for our students and strengthening our university infrastructure. This past year saw many important developments on Memorial's campuses, many of them aimed at creating an exciting learning environment for students and helping them enrich their career opportunities. [more...]

{We are connecting...}

    ...with the local, national and international communities that support and sustain the university. Memorial University's community-oriented research programs respond to the unique needs of Newfoundland and Labrador. [more...].

{We are exploring...}

    ...the many facets of the world around us. This past year research funding at Memorial University increased to $52 million, supporting projects on aquaculture, rural development, health and many other issues tied to our unique location. [more...]

{We are outstanding...}

    Memorial people - faculty, staff, students, alumni and volunteers - stand out through their success. Our progress over the year is the sum of the individual achievements and successes of the many people who are associated with the university. [more...]

{We are teaching...}

    Memorial University provides more than classroom experience. One of the first universities to adopt a co-operative program, Memorial now offers co-op studies in a growing number of disciplines. Learning at Memorial is an experiential process and over the last year the university provided students with a number of innovative learning opportunities. [more...]