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Vol 38  No 7
December 15, 2005




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President’s Report released on DVD, Web

Education Minister Joan Burke receives a copy of the President’s Report from Dr. Axel Meisen.

Memorial University President Dr. Axel Meisen has formally presented the university’s annual report to Joan Burke, the provincial minister of Education.

Issued under the theme What We Have Become, the 2004-2005 President’s Report was again issued primarily as a Web site which features stories about innovative research, profiles of amazing students and faculty together with the university’s complete financial statements and an array of statistics on the province’s only university. This year’s report is available at, and includes information about Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial’s campus in Corner Brook, and the Marine Institute in St. John’s.

The university also produced an accompanying highlights booklet and a DVD. The latter contains video segments drawn from the year’s news, together with the complete information found on the Web site. The report can be played and the information viewed in a standard DVD player or on a PC equipped with DVD capability.

This year’s report theme echoes how Memorial University has become one of Canada’s top post-secondary institutions and Atlantic Canada’s largest university.

“I hope you will enjoy learning about Memorial University becoming an evermore innovative institution, one that strives to provide a rich intellectual environment for students, faculty and staff, and one that engages the wider community for the benefit of society,” Dr. Meisen said. “We are pleased that our format allows us to present information on Memorial University in the form or photos, video clips, text and data.

“The report contains something on practically every facet of what the university accomplished in the last year.”

Minister Burke said she is pleased to see the progress Memorial University continues to make in providing innovative, quality programming to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and students from around the world.

“Through its actions, Memorial is playing a critical role in ensuring our young people and adult learners have access to educational programs which will benefit the future growth of our province,” she said.

In addition to formally presenting the report to Minister Burke, the report will also be distributed to community, business and educational leaders, as well as to major donors, granting councils and other university supporters. Copies of the report’s highlights brochure/DVD can be requested by calling 709-737-8663.

The report was produced in-house at Memorial by staff in the Division of Marketing and Communications (formerly University Relations), the Department of Computing and Communications and video segments included on the DVD were originally produced by Distance Education and Learning Technologies.


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