Note to editors:
Dr. Axel Meisen, president and vice-chancellor of Memorial University, will be in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, to meet with community leaders and university stakeholders. His latest trip to Labrador builds on several key visits he has made in the past number of years around the province, including Labrador City, Stephenville and Corner Brook.
Happy Valley-Goose Bay is the site of the Labrador Institute of Memorial University which was built to stimulate, co-ordinate and support major university projects and programs to promote the well-being of the people of Labrador.
Memorial is Atlantic Canada’s largest university, with a student enrolment of nearly 18,000, at four locations: St. John’s including the Marine Institute, Grenfell College in Corner Brook, the Labrador Institute in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and Harlow Campus in England. Memorial University is the largest R&D enterprise in Newfoundland and Labrador. The setting, natural resources, cultural heritage, specialized expertise and commitment to the community have led to the creation of renowned programs in areas such as earth sciences, oil and gas studies, cold ocean research, music, linguistics, folklore, archaeology, fine arts, education, genetics, as well as rural health care.