Memorial commemorates the First World War
How should Memorial University commemorate The Great War?
Memorial University of Newfoundland was established as a living memorial to those Newfoundlanders who fought and died in the First World War. Since the institution's doors first opened in 1925 as Memorial University College, honouring those for whom it stands has been a central theme. In 1961 Memorial was rededicated to include those Newfoundlanders and Labradorians killed in the Second World War. In commemorations over the years, particular honour has been paid to the 30 Memorial University alumni who were lost in that war.
What commemorations of 1914-1918 would best reflect Memorial's role as a living memorial in the province?
As the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War approaches in 2014, the university is making plans to commemorate this significant period in our history. As the province's university, Memorial is seeking input on its potential commemorative remembrance activities during 2014-2018.
Some possible examples:
- Academic programs or initiatives (courses, symposia, publications, etc.)
- Commemorative activities (talks, ceremonies, displays, etc.)
- Legacy projects (structures, scholarships, etc.)
If you have ideas or suggestions, please provide them by Nov. 22, 2012, by completing the online form.
Your contribution is appreciated.