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SUBJECT: Memorial’s president launches Face Forward: Memorial Up North
DATE: Jan. 31, 2014

Dr. Gary Kachanoski, president and vice-chancellor, Memorial University, today released the first installment of Face Forward 2014, which is the university’s new approach to annual reporting. The first themed chapter – Memorial Up North – is now available at www.mun.ca/faceforward.
“Memorial’s annual president’s report takes a look back at the milestones and accomplishments of the year behind us,” said Dr. Kachanoski. “We’ve taken a different approach this year with Face Forward. Each month or so we will focus attention around a different theme of importance to the people of the university, the province and beyond. Each of these themed chapters will find their way into the retrospective report next fall, but by dedicating our efforts throughout the year in this way, we can take a deeper look at the breadth of university activity within each of these themes.
“The January chapter focuses on Memorial Up North – the work of our researchers and faculty, the issues facing the Arctic and northern communities that we are working collaboratively with, and the many resources dedicated by faculties and schools to this work. Over the next number of weeks, we will continue to add to this collection of stories under the umbrella of Face Forward: Memorial Up North. So I invite readers to revisit often in the coming days and months.”
To learn more about Face Forward: Memorial Up North, visit www.mun.ca/faceforward.

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