This university was raised by the people of Newfoundland as a memorial to the fallen in the great wars, 1914-1918, 1939-1945, that in freedom of learning, their cause and sacrifice might not be forgotten." Memorial University Commemorative Statement
The founders of Memorial University had a desire to create a unique memorial as a tribute to those who served in war and made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom. No simple monument would do. The university itself--its buildings and its grounds--would be, in perpetuity, a living memorial. Today, we, the employees of Facilities Management, embrace this responsibility with pride and accept their trust for maintaining, protecting, and further developing this living memorial for the rest of the university community and for the people of this province.
The Department of Facilities Management is committed to the pursuit of excellence in the delivery of its services and in the fulfillment of all aspects of its organizational mission. This vision of excellence, and our ongoing mission, will be achieved through the following set of guiding principles: