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 2004

Memorial University’s wireless network moves into the fast lane Aug. 24
Memorial University residences rank at the top of international survey Aug. 24
Fifteenth annual WISE-SSEP has drawn to a close Aug. 23
Winner announced in Alumni Association of Memorial University’s new graduate e-mail for life contest Aug. 23
Merchant Navy Memorial Service to be held at the Marine Institute Aug. 18
Housing and food director receives national recognition Aug. 13
Engineering professor second Canadian in history to win international award Aug. 12
Public presentations will explore the issue of violence against women in Kenya and Poland Aug. 6
MUN team rows to Regatta victory Aug. 6
Nunavit delegation visits Marine Institute Aug. 6
First-of-its-kind study on child obesity Aug. 6

July 2004

Wildfire team set to move across the country July 30
Philharmonic choir to tour Ireland July 29
Memorial University alumni team to row in the St. John’s Regatta July 26
Motivated group of Memorial University employees put Team Memorial into the Tely 10 road race July 23
Memorial University’s governing board to meet in Grand Falls-Windsor July 21
New chairholder for Women in Science and Engineering to be announced at Memorial University July 14
Memorial University to host a symposium on Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy July 8
First international forum on compressed natural gas yields a number of recommendations for an emerging industry July 7

June 2004

Memorial University receives over $460,000 in CFI funding June 29
MUN president welcomes announcement of White Paper on post-secondary education June 29
The Centre for Marine Compressed Natural Gas (CMCNG) hosts first International Standards Forum June 22
Memorial University faculty member receives national teaching award June 18
PSA: Eastern portion of Aquarena roof to be replaced – no impact to programs June 17
Memorial University board approves balanced budget June 15
PSA: Memorial University's Spring Convocation to be broadcast June 15
PSA: Memorial University offering power camps for young women June 15
Marine Institute graduation ceremonies to take place Friday, June 11, 2004 June 10
Memorial researchers awarded prestigious Vanderkamp prize June 9
PSA: Summer French camps (Plaisir en Soleil) at Memorial University June 4
MDcme.ca celebrates successes with nation wide challenge June 3
Canadian Navy awards $3.7 million contract renewal with Marine Institute for naval technician training June 2
PSA: 22nd Annual Memorial University Alumni Invitational Golf Tournament June 2
Provincial Web site succeeds in delivering continuing medical education to Canadian physicians June 2
Formula MUN surprises judges with a very unique design in global competition June 1
Media conference on MDcme.ca June 1

May 2004

Outstanding business students inducted into international society May 31
Memorial’s Genesis Centre graduate, iMIRADOR, puts clients online rather than in line May 31
Noted human rights activist and Nobel laureate to receive honorary degree from Memorial University May 27
New principal for Sir Wilfred Grenfell College May 26
Presentation on nutrition in the province May 25
Memorial University to offer scholarships to National Science Fair gold medalists May 21
PSA: Benefit concert for African hospital at Memorial’s School of Music May 20
Memorial University to hold convocation ceremonies May 26-28, 2004 May 20
Irving Oil announces $500,000 gift to Marine Institute May 20
PSA: Information session on post-graduate Diploma in Information and Communications Technology Program May 17
Newfoundland and Labrador student team does tea-riffic at national Aventis Biotech Challenge May 17
Gene discovery for rare syndrome may provide insight into common health problems May 14
Formula MUN team sets its sights on top 40 in international car competition May 14
Third Memorial student wins prestigious Killam Fellowship May 13
Memorial student one of 20 selected for national fellowship May 13
Unique master of oil and gas studies program produces industry leaders May 12
Memorial University's new Diploma Program in Police Studies to be offered this fall May 11
Memorial University employee recognized as one of Key Women in Energy May 11
Town Hall meeting on community issues May 11
Next phase of construction for Inco Innovation Centre at Memorial University proceeds May 11
PSA: Information session on post-graduate diploma in Information and Communications Technology Program May 11
Memorial University engineering students to unveil 2004 Formula MUN race car at special ceremony May 10
Public Lecture on sustainable development and aboriginal issues May 7
PSA: Public Lecture on nutrition and health May 5
PSA: Public lecture on women's health May 5
PSA: Chinese lantern workshop opportunity for "grown-up" kids create a light-hearted Mother's Day gift May 5
Noted aboriginal leader to receive honorary degree at Memorial University convocation in Corner Brook on Friday, May 7 May 5
Memorial University presents Canada Research Chairs lecture, Engineering Our Resources May 3
Music school's Pilat violin to be officially unveiled May 3
PSA: Event to create a Toronto chapter scholarship fund May 3

April 2004

PSA: Memorial University professor to deliver historical society lecture April 26
PSA: Memorial University’s Botanical Garden to re-open on May 1 April 26
PSA: Call for Alumni Tribute Award nominations – deadline: June 1, 2004 April 26
PSA: Special inter-professional education presentation April 26
PSA: Dr. Nigel Rusted Lecture to be held on May 14 April 26
Memorial University receives $322,296 in CFI funding to support two new researchers April 26
MUN Chamber Choir to compete in CBC’s national choir competition April 20
Marine Institute still accepting applications for fall enrolment April 20
Memorial University biologists cure Parkinson’s disease in fruit flies April 19
Memorial University will extend funding for Labrador West Centre for Interactive Learning April 16
Memorial University historian among those being honoured for contributions to Jewish education in the province April 15
Location for criminology 1303 final exam April 13
Engineer believes the danger of icebergs is underestimated; Titanic’s lesson being forgotten April 13
Speaking of Engineering lecture series continues on April 20 April 12
Chemical spill at Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine April 9
Memorial University names honorary degree recipients for 2004 spring convocation ceremonies April 8
Memorial University partners in improving fisheries capacity in Tanzania April 8
Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Administration marks milestone by honouring local business achievements. April 5
Memorial University researchers collaborate in gene discovery April 2

March 2004

Budget recognizes Memorial University's strategic importance March 31
PSA: Memorial University Alumni Association to hold third annual wine-tasting evening March 30
House literacy lecture tonight March 30
PSA: Honourable Dr. A.M. House Lecture on Literacy to take place on March 30 at Memorial University March 29
Memorial University's Faculty of Business Administration marks milestone by honouring local business achievements March 26
Memorial University's Faculty of Business Administration honours homemade business talent March 26
Rare vintage will raise funds for scholarships at Memorial University March 26
Memorial University responds to regional development needs through newly created Centre of Regional Development Studies (CORDS) March 25
Memorial University thanks employers for helping students hit the ground running March 24
Memorial University’s Division of Lifelong Learning adds certification testing to its repertoire of services March 24
PSA: Memorial University’s mini-med-school session rescheduled March 23
Memorial University’s Student Volunteer Bureau to recognize top volunteers March 23
Memorial University thanks employer partners during National Co-operative Education Week March 22
PSA: Harvey lecturer is leading environmental scholar March 18
Harvey lecturer is leading environmental scholar March 18
Memorial University still accepting applications for fall enrolment March 17
PSA: Forget spring cleaning! Get into learning! Memorial University's career and personal enrichment courses now available March 17
Brain Awareness Week activities hosted by Memorial University March 16
Canadian university reaching into New England with research, opportunities for American students March 13
Transforming gift allows Memorial University to revolutionize oil and gas exploration March 12
Artists and composers from Ireland and Newfoundland to be featured at Memorial University's School of Music March 10
Executive seminar seeks to redefine offshore development benefits to meet the socio-economic needs of communities March 9
Memorial University receives $10 million research boost from the Canada Foundation for Innovation March 9
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session March 5
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session March 5
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session March 5
Minister Efford Announces Over $2.1 Million For Newfoundland and Labrador Health Research Projects March 5
Halliburton's Landmark Division Grants $13.9 Million To Memorial University March 5
New Research Infrastructure at Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine March 5
PSA: Noted scholar to give Henrietta Harvey lecture at Memorial University March 4
Noted Scholar to visit and lecture at Memorial University March 3
Federal government representatives to announce research funding for Memorial University March 3
Memorial University business students to host business day March 3
Memorial University neuroscience student now Oxford bound March 2
PSA: Public lecture to explore ships and iceberg risks March 2
Memorial University president to address St. John's Board of Trade March 2
Week of business excellence concludes March 2
Officials from Memorial Universtity and Landmark Graphics Corp. to make announcement regarding teaching and research infrastructure March 2

February 2004

PSA: Memorial University information session cancelled Feb. 26
PSA: Gander screening of Letters from Eliza postponed Feb. 25
NIBS Final Banquet and Awards Ceremony Feb. 25
PSA: Noted anthropologist and homicide expert to explore crime scene investigation process Feb. 25
Noted anthropologist and homicide expert to explore crime scene investigation process Feb. 25
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 23
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 23
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 23
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 20
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 20
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 20
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 20
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 20
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 20
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 20
Memorial University information session cancelled Feb. 19
World leaders to debate at Memorial University Feb. 16
PSA: Memorial University information reception cancelled Feb. 16
Memorial University acknowledges tuition freeze Feb. 14
Students and employers to meet at Marine Institute career fair Feb. 13
PSA: Donations of used books sought to aid with Memorial University scholarship fundraiser Feb. 12
PSA: Public invited to attend interdisciplinary lecture conference at Memorial University Feb. 12
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) president to speak at Aldrich lecture at Memorial University Feb. 12
PSA: Women's Association of Memorial University of Newfoundland (WAMUN) to host afternoon tea Feb. 12
Historic documentary to be shown at Gander alumni event celebrates Newfoundland's connection with Argentina Feb. 12
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 11
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 11
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 11
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 11
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 11
PSA: Marine Institute to host a public forum on sustainable aquaculture Feb. 9
PSA: Public lecture: Public Health at the Crossroads Feb. 6
PSA: Noted author to deliver lecture titled Paul Martin and Medicare Feb. 6
Lecture to explore digital recording technologies and new music-making practices Feb. 5
PSA: Lecture to explore digital recording technologies and new music-making practices Feb. 5
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 5
PSA: Memorial University would like to announce an information evening for students, parents, guardians and guidance counsellors. Feb. 5
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 5
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 5
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 5

January 2004

PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Jan. 29
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Jan. 29
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Jan. 29
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Jan. 29
PSA: Applications being accepted for librarianship research award Jan. 29
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Jan. 27
PSA: Celebrated Metis writer to give poetry reading at Memorial University Jan. 27
PSA: Noted sociologist to visit and lecture at Memorial University Jan. 26
Noted sociologist to visit and lecture at Memorial University Jan. 26
Memorial University President to address Rotary Club of St. John's Jan. 26
PSA: French and Spanish lecture series continues at Memorial University Jan. 26
Memorial University/Landmark Graphics Corp. announcement ceremony cancelled for today Jan. 26
Officials from Memorial University and Landmark Graphics Corp. to make announcement regarding teaching and research infrastructure Jan. 23
Memorial University president says recent Ekos research poll supports research done in this province Jan. 21
PSA: Memorial's Faculty of Medicine offers its first Mini Med School Jan. 21
Memorial University's student paper, the muse, to host national conference of student journalists Jan. 20
PSA: New Media Lecture Series continues on Jan. 22 at Memorial University Jan. 19
PSA: Anthropologist to give public public lecture about Saami ski technology Jan. 19
Memorial University welcomes three recipients of prestigious Canada-US Fulbright award Jan. 19
Memorial's business undergraduates succeed at national competition Jan. 14
PSA: St. John's Chapter of MUN Alumni Association presents its sixth annual curling bonspiel Jan. 14
Former Memorial vice-president (research) named new Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research president and CEO Jan. 12
Memorial launches exclusive oil and gas executive program Jan. 12
Professor says new privacy law good for public Jan. 12
Memorial University enhances its library and computing services with information commons at the Queen Elizabeth II Library Jan. 9
Winner of the Margaret Williams Trust Fund Award announced Jan. 8
Memorial University to officially open "information commons" in the QE II Library Jan. 8
First students enter Memorial University's exclusive oil and gas executive program Jan. 6
Memorial's Faculty of Medicine offers its first Mini Med School Jan. 5

December 2003

Music graduate's composition wins award Dec. 22
PSA: Operating hours for Memorial University during the holiday season Dec. 18
Memorial University president formally presents university's annual report to John Ottenheimer, minister Youth Services and Post-Secondary Education Dec. 16
Memorial University music student to be recognized for outstanding composition Dec. 16
Memorial University's Board of Regents fills key posts Dec. 12
Memorial University appoints new dean of medicine Dec. 12
New director for School of Nursing at Memorial University of Newfoundland Dec. 11
PSA: Memorial University pensioners invited to social tea Dec. 8
PSA: A special Christmas reading for Memorial alumni and friends Dec. 8
Dec. 6 Vigil to be held at Memorial University Dec. 5
PSA: Class Cancellation Dec. 3
PSA: An evening of Indian music to be presented at Memorial University Dec. 3

November 2003

Memorial University's Marine Institute to host evening showcase Nov. 25
Monte Carlo Charity Gala coming this Friday Nov. 25
Sea-Hawks take to the court, airwaves Nov. 21
PSA: Memorial University presents screening of Archaeology and Traditional Knowledge in Labrador Nov. 20
Memorial University presents screening of Archaeology and Traditional Knowledge in Labrador Nov. 20
Stephenville Airport Corporation and Marine Institute Officially Open Safety and Emergency Response Training (SERT) Centre Nov. 20
Memorial University's Faculty of Medicine launches report to the community Nov. 19
Petro-Canada donates $1.2 million to fund major new rehearsal and performance facility at Memorial University's School of Music Nov. 19
Petro-Canada and Memorial University to announce new initiative at Memorial's School of Music Nov. 17
PSA: Governor of the Bank of Canada to deliver public lecture at Memorial University Nov. 13
Governor of the Bank of Canada to deliver public lecture at Memorial University Nov. 13
New incubation consortium created at Memorial University Nov. 13
Campus Enforcement and Patrol to launch Operation Toys for Kids Nov. 7
Memorial University researchers receive $633,149 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation Nov. 6
Ceremony of Remembrance Nov. 4
I.T. program information seminar Nov. 4
Memorial University begins search for new principal at Corner Brook campus Nov. 4

October 2003

Memorial University's Genesis Centre celebrates as three more companies complete business incubation program Oct. 29
Student Recruitment announces winners of Celebrate Memorial 2003 essay contest Oct. 27
Memorial education was foundation for research into memory function Oct. 27
Memorial University and Marine Institute to Host Human Performance at Sea Symposium Oct. 27
PSA: Food service disruption at Memorial University's St. John's campus Oct. 24
Memorial University celebrates outstanding teachers and researchers Oct. 24
Professor says province needs a promotion to compete Oct. 24
PSA: Memorial students, faculty and staff to pitch in during Community Service Day Oct. 23
PSA: Research ship open house cancelled for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003 Oct. 22
Memorial University to hold awards ceremony to recognize outstanding researchers, teachers, and staff Oct. 22
Memorial volunteers contribute energy and skills to the community Oct. 21
Newfoundland physiologist and hypnotherapist to lead Lifelong Learning-sponsored stress management and relaxation seminar Oct. 21
Memorial's International Student Advising Office invites public to attend open house Oct. 18
Memorial's first annual Celebrity Basketball Challenge ends in tie Oct. 17
PSA: Students, parents are invited to attend an information evening with Atlantic Canadian Universities and Colleges Oct. 16
PSA: Public invited to tour the Marine Institute's training and research ship Oct. 16
Memorial University's fall convocation to take place on Friday, Oct. 17, 2003 Oct. 15
Memorial University presents Canada Research Chairs lecture, New Help for Old Foes Oct. 15
PSA: Memorial University presents Canada Research Chairs lecture, New Help for Old Foes Oct. 15
Leader Forum helps students get motivated Oct. 15
Noted archaeologist to deliver Henrietta Harvey lecture at Memorial University on Ferryland findings Oct. 14
Memorial University students set to commit random acts of music Oct. 14
PSA: Women's Studies Speakers Series for fall semester Oct. 14
PSA: Public invited to attend Celebrity Basketball Challenge Oct. 14
Memorial University study indicates elevated levels of lead in soils in St. John's Oct. 9
Celebrate Memorial events to include celebrities and community groups Oct. 8
Memorial University of Newfoundland researcher to release preliminary findings on lead levels in St. John's soil Oct. 8
Library Showcase will reveal little known corners of Memorial University's extensive library system Oct. 8
Memorial University welcomes board of Canada Foundation for Innovation to its campus Oct. 8
Celebrate Memorial, a two-week celebration of Memorial University's connection with the community, set for Oct. 14-25 Oct. 8
Lecture series Music, Media and Culture continues on Oct. 16 at Memorial University Oct. 7
PSA: Information session for prospective students and their parents Oct. 7
PSA: Information session for prospective students and their parents Oct. 7
Public lecture on world epidemic diseases to be held at Memorial University Oct. 7
Details of Celebrate Memorial to be released on Oct. 8 at special event at R. Gushue Hall Oct. 6
Memorial University to appeal decision Oct. 6

September 2003

Raising awareness about the health consequences of nuclear war Sept. 30
Memorial University Career Fair 2003 Sept. 26
Memorial University of Newfoundland grad students receive over $600,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Sept. 25
Memorial University-sponsored knowledge-based economy conference attracts international researchers and policy makers Sept. 25
Memorial University finds a way to wash out money-laundering Sept. 25
PSA: James Burke, noted science and technology author, to deliver Angel lecture Sept. 25
PSA: Classroom change for Criminology 1320 Sept. 24
PSA: Tickets on sale now for Memorial University's 2003 Alumni Tribute Awards event Sept. 24
PSA: Public lecture on world epidemic diseases to be held at Memorial University Sept. 23
Public lecture on world epidemic diseases to be held at Memorial University Sept. 23
Chair of Memorial University's Board of Regents resigns Sept. 17
Three Memorial University researchers funded in latest CIHR competition Sept. 12
PSA: Noted author to deliver the Pratt Lecture at Memorial University Sept. 12
Noted author to deliver the Pratt Lecture at Memorial University Sept. 12
Construction of Exhibition Centre officially begins Sept. 12
World's first CNG Centre of Excellence dedicated to large-scale marine transport of compressed natural gas to be located in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada Sept. 11
Alumni Association of Memorial University of Newfoundland announces recipients of Alumni Tribute Awards for 2003 Sept. 8
Noted ethnomusicologist to speak at Memorial University Sept. 5
PSA: James Burke, noted science and technology author, to deliver Angel lecture Sept. 5
Noted science and technology author to deliver Angel lecture Sept. 5
Memorial University names honorary degree recipients for fall 2003 convocation ceremony Sept. 5

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