News Releases

The Divison of Marketing and Communications provides access to the most up-to-date information released by Memorial University of Newfoundland. Archives of previous news releases are also available.

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August 2003

PSA: A special invitation to graduates of Memorial University Aug. 2003
High-tech scientific ocean drilling research ship to make final port call in St. John's Aug. 2003
Memorial University’s Oil and Gas Partnership Lecture Series continues with study on continental drift Aug. 2003
Applications to Memorial University up by 13 per cent Aug. 2003
Four Memorial University geographers to participate in ArcticNet, Aug. 2003
Memorial gets set to welcome students with a full orientation program Aug. 2003
Noted financial mathematicians to participate in workshop at Memorial University Aug. 2003
Cupids archaeological site tour on Sunday, August 17 Aug. 2003
Marine Institute renews international partnership with the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aug. 2003
Marine Institute to sign memorandum of understanding with Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre Aug. 2003
Shad students showcase new safety products Aug. 2003
Memorial University to attract American students into online Bachelor of Nursing Program Aug. 2003

July 2003

Memorial University names new dean of Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science July 2003
Memorial University conference to focus on the knowledge-based economy July 2003
Canadian researchers discover new gene in psoriatic arthritis
Memorial University of Newfoundland files patent for arthritis gene
July 2003
Memorial University's Board of Regents ratifies new contract for faculty, librarians July 2003
Shad Valley Open Day promises innovation and imagination for the future July 2003
PSA:Telephone service malfunctioning at Memorial University July 2003
French camp added for younger set July 2003
Memorial's GENESIS Group boosts local bio-tech to international scene July 2003

June 2003

PSA: Memorial University offering special Festival 500 tour program June 2003
Memorial University's St. John's campus to host award-winning camp for whiz-kids June 2003
Memorial University receives new Canada Research Chair in Scientific Modelling and Simulation June 2003
UCCB Partners with Memorial University of Newfoundland to Offer Bachelor of Education Degree June 2003
Memorial University and MUNFA reach tentative deal on collective agreement for faculty and librarians June 2003
Four new researchers at Memorial University receive $414,672 funding from Canada Foundation for Innovation June 2003
Maersk/Seabase donating FRC davit to Marine Institute June 2003
Marine Pursuits Camps Expanding to Bonne Bay June 2003
High-tech career centre and video-conferencing facilities open at Memorial University June 2003
3M Teaching Fellowship awarded to Memorial University business professor June 2003
Marine Institute graduation to take place June 13, 2003 June 2003
Memorial University student to make documentary on local women's issues in Nepal June 2003
Newfoundland and Labrador Health Research Showcase to be held in Montreal June 2003
Memorial University forum focuses on development of petroleum resources June 2003
Provincial government support allows Memorial University to offer students even more competitive tuition fees June 2003
Expert to present on factors inhibiting academic advancement for women June 2003
PSA: Memorial University Botanical Garden to hold grand opening and plant sale June 2003
Husky Energy announces $2 million for Chair in Oil and Gas Research at Memorial University of Newfoundland June 2003
Memorial University's Women Studies hosts meetings on Women and Islam June 2003
Engineering graduate students win at Atlantic workshop June 2003
Husky Energy and Memorial University to announce new research chair June 2003
Demand for Marine Pursuits Camps Growing June 2003

May 2003

Memorial University engineering grad a whiz at multi-tasking May 2003
Nursing runs in the family for Memorial University grad May 2003
Memorial University to offer a week-long camp for girls and young women May 2003
Business grad learns that "You're never too old to learn" May 2003
Memorial University student finds fame studying music May 2003
Determined student begins to forge a career in social work May 2003
PhD graduate examined history of print media in 19th century Newfoundland May 2003
Memorial University to hold convocation ceremonies May 28-30 May 2003
Memorial University library system to get new look and feel on the Web May 2003
Memorial University to continue to offer the learning vacation experience May 2003
Business student will be first in province to spend summer in the Global Village May 2003
Well-known actor and theatre producer to receive honorary degree at Memorial University convocation in Corner Brook on May 9 May 2003
Memorial University professor receives Motivational Teaching Award May 2003
Memorial University's Office of Research launches online Research Directory May 2003
Visiting speaker to address academic integrity May 2003

April 2003

Memorial University to host 13th annual Atlantic Canada Studies Conference April 2003
Memorial University music student to perform with National Youth Orchestra April 2003
Transition information session to be held tonight April 2003
Local teen scientists win prestigious biotech awards April 2003
Memorial University researcher to participate in international Arctic research initiative April 2003
Increasing co-operation between College of the North Atlantic and Memorial University marked with new campus sign April 2003
Public are welcome to attend presentation by Dr. Wilf Nicholls, director of Memorial University's Botanical Garden April 2003
Memorial University President Axel Meisen to visit Grand Falls-Windsor to attend several public events April 2003
Memorial University to help expand archaeological research resources April 2003
PSA: A special evening for Memorial University alumni in Grand Falls-Windsor April 2003
A special evening for Memorial University alumni in Grand Falls-Windsor April 2003
Memorial University musician wins competition April 2003
Memorial University program encourages students to return to their studies April 2003
New linguistics lab at Memorial University April 2003
Memorial University launches a Web portal for students April 2003
Application numbers up at Memorial University April 2003
New director for Memorial University's Department of Financial and Administrative Services April 2003
Memorial University's education faculty members work with Labrador Innu to reform education system April 2003
PSA: Call for nominations for Memorial University's Alumni Tribute Awards April 2003
Centre for Material Culture Studies at Memorial University co-organizes St. Pierre et Miquelon conference April 2003
PSA: Researcher to speak on aboriginal studies April 2003
Memorial University names honorary degree recipients for 2003 spring convocation April 2003
PSA: Memorial University to hold information sessions for students and parents/guardians April 2003
PSA: Consul General of Japan to visit Memorial University April 2003
Consul General of Japan to visit Memorial University April 2003
Memorial University's faculty of Business Administration toasts local business excellence with two awards April 2003
Memorial University's faculty of Business Administration toasts local business excellence with two awards April 2003
Memorial University Senate and Board of Regents approve new executive graduate program - Master's in Oil and Gas Studies April 2003
Newfoundland students explore biotechnology at Memorial University April 2003

March 2003

Memorial University appoints new director of Student Recruitment March 2003
Provincial budget will help Memorial University March 2003
Memorial University business students win International Case Competition March 2003
PSA: Director of International Association of Oil and Gas Producers to speak at Memorial University March 2003
Director of International Association of Oil and Gas Producers to speak at Memorial University March 2003
Double treat for fans of Newfoundland history March 2003
PSA: Double treat for fans of Newfoundland history March 2003
PSA: Memorial University to hold information sessions on IT program March 2003
PSA: Henrietta Harvey Distinguished Lecture features noted archaeologist March 2003
Henrietta Harvey Distinguished Lecture features noted archaeologist March 2003
Irish-themed night to be held at Memorial University March 2003
Irish-themed night to be held at Memorial University March 2003
New Web site promises Canada-wide access to Continuing Medical Education courses for physicians March 2003
Memorial University professor and poet to participate in World Poetry Day March 2003
Parents' information session cancelled due to inclement weather March 2003
Memorial's Student Volunteer Bureau to recognize top volunteers March 2003
School of Music concert to usher in a new era in the province's percussion scene March 2003
Memorial University announces approval of three new research chairs March 2003
School of Music concert to usher in a new era in the province's percussion scene March 2003
Memorial University's St. John's campus closing due to deteriorating weather conditions March 2003
Memorial University partners with international society to honour outstanding local business achievements March 2003
Memorial University partners with international society to honour outstanding local business achievements March 2003
Memorial University to host annual Atlantic undergraduate English conference March 2003
Monte Carlo fundraiser benefits six charities March 2003
Memorial's Women's Resource Centre celebrates International Women's Day March 2003
Federal budget good news for Memorial March 2003
Engineering open house back by popular demand March 2003
Creston South student receives prestigious internship March 2003
Winners from Canadian Engineering Competition 2003 March 2003
Distinguished professor to speak on the significance of the arts for education March 2003
Distinguished professor to speak on the significance of the arts for education March 2003
Memorial University awarded $609,000 in CFI research infrastructure for promising New Opportunities researchers March 2003

February 2003

Premier Roger Grimes and Memorial President Axel Meisen to host Newfoundland and Labrador Health Research Showcase in Toronto on March 4 Feb. 2003
Canadian foreign affairs minister to hold town hall at Memorial University Feb. 2003
National engineering competition comes to St. John's Feb. 2003
Memorial University to host information session for parents, students Feb. 2003
Memorial University's St. John's alumni chapter to host "An Evening in Santiago" Feb. 2003
Founder and CEO of Quorum Group of Companies to speak at Aldrich Lecture at Memorial University Feb. 2003
Memorial University professor one of many "Steves" supporting the teaching of evolution Feb. 2003
Memorial University graduate students receives top honour Feb. 2003
New dean appointed to Memorial University's Faculty of Education Feb. 2003
New director appointed for Memorial University's School of Pharmacy Feb. 2003
Public lecture series in philosophy continues Feb. 2003
Distinguished professor to speak on future of natural gas Feb. 2003
Oil and Gas Partnership Lecture Series - Natural Gas the Excruciating Transition Feb. 2003
Public presentation to offer insights into Islam Feb. 2003
Memorial University's Faculty of Business Administration announces Vector Chair in Irish Business Studies Feb. 2003
Memorial University's Board of Regents approves tuition increase to improve services for international students Feb. 2003
Memorial engineering students win silver in Atlantic competition Feb. 2003
Memorial University faculty receive ECMA nods Feb. 2003
Memorial University researchers study arts, crafts and living with cancer Feb. 2003
Three major grants for Memorial University researchers in CIHR competition Feb. 2003

January 2003

Memorial University faculty member to headline international music festival Jan. 2003
Memorial University President to address Rotary Club of St. John's Jan. 2003
Noted author and critic to give Pratt Lecture 2003 Jan. 2003
Canadian Engineering Competition coming to St. John's, Newfoundland Jan. 2003
Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening Our Place in Canada to hold public meeting at Memorial University Jan. 2003
Former president of Memorial named president emeritusJan. 2003
Professional and personal development courses available at Memorial University's Division of Lifelong Learning Jan. 2003
Alumni recital to be held at Memorial University's D.F. Cook Recital Hall Jan. 2003
Applications being accepted for librarianship research award Jan. 2003
Memorial University's business undergraduates succeed at national ICBC competition Jan. 2003
Memorial University's business graduate students took on the world at an international competition Jan. 2003
Memorial University's Department of Technical Services steps up to the plate Jan. 2003
Noted author and critic to give Pratt Lecture 2003 Jan. 2003

December 2002

Operating hours for Memorial University during the holiday season Dec. 2002
Exams postponed from the evening of Dec. 17 have been rescheduled for Thursday, Dec. 19 for the same times and locations Dec. 2002
Exams scheduled for 7 p.m. on Dec. 17 have been postponed Dec. 2002
Book launch postponed until Wednesday Dec. 2002
Mock disaster in cyberspace creates innovative learning oppportunities Dec. 2002
Memorial University releases 2001-2002 annual report Dec. 2002
Dr. Patrick Parfrey receives the Kidney Foundation of Canada's 2002 Medical for Research Excellence Dec. 2002

November 2002

Memorial University's Health Research Unit celebrates 10 years anniversary Nov. 2002
Winner of the Margaret Williams Trust Fund Award announced Nov. 2002
Memorial University's Genesis Group gets innovative for the St. John's Santa Claus parade Nov. 2002
Memorial University course: poetry writing Nov. 2002
Memorial University faculty members receive awards for teaching and research excellence Nov. 2002
Kitchen parties to be held at Memorial University Nov. 2002
Memorial University to recognize outstanding faculty and staff today Nov. 2002
Memorial University's Genesis Centre launches another company into the marketplace Nov. 2002
Celebrate Memorial activities: Nov. 11-16 Nov. 2002
Memorial University's Genesis Centre to host graduation ceremony for Creative Business Solutions Nov. 2002
Celebrate Memorial activities during Nov. 4-8 Nov. 2002
Linguistics conference to be held at Memorial University Nov. 2002
House Literacy lecture continues on Nov. 7, 2002 Nov. 2002
New managing editor appointed to the Newfoundland Quarterly Nov. 2002

October 2002

Important notice for Memorial University distance education students Oct. 2002
Plans move ahead on Memorial University's Inco Innovation Centre Oct. 2002
Memorial University holds ceremony to officially open The Works recreation facilities Oct. 2002
This November, Celebrate Memorial! Oct. 2002
Memorial University's Telemedicine Centre/TETRA celebrates 25th anniversary Oct. 2002
Memorial University’s annual fall convocation to take place on Friday, Oct. 18, 2002 Oct. 2002
Public lecture on natural genetic variation Oct. 2002
Inaugural Canada Research Chair lecture Oct. 2002
Media conference on breast cancer screening and prevention Oct. 2002
Roy Romanow to deliver Memorial University’s John Kenneth Galbraith Lecture in Public Policy Oct. 2002
Roy Romanow to deliver Memorial University’s John Kenneth Galbraith Lecture in Public Policy Oct. 2002
Deputy Minister Brian Maynard to Deliver Oil and Gas Lecture at Memorial Oct. 2002
Arts and Administration Building temporarily closed this morning due to presence of smoke in basement room Oct. 2002

September 2002

Nursing Research Day to take place at Memorial University's School of Nursing Sept. 2002
Executive Director for Memorial's Oil and Gas Development Partnership Appointed Sept. 2002
Memorial University to hold annual university-wide career fair Sept. 2002
Alumni Tribute Awards 2002: Celebrating excellence Sept. 2002
Noted academic and well-known broadcaster to be honoured at Memorial University's fall convocation Sept. 2002
Modernizing the Maltings: Memorial's European campus at Harlow, UK, re-opens after extensive renovations Sept. 2002
Seniors exemplify the spirit of Adult Learners' Week, Sept. 8-14 Division of Lifelong Learning to Celebrate Learners Sept. 2002
Official re-opening of Memorial University's European campus Sept. 2002
Diving in: Memorial University opens new marine station focused on the unique marine ecosystem of Newfoundland Sept. 2002
Grenfell College apartment chalets officially opened at campus barbecue Sept. 2002
Bonne Bay Marine Station to be officially opened on Friday, Sept. 6 Sept. 2002

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