News Releases

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August 2004

Memorial University’s wireless network moves into the fast lane Aug. 2004
Memorial University residences rank at the top of international survey Aug. 2004
Fifteenth annual WISE-SSEP has drawn to a close Aug. 2004
Winner announced in Alumni Association of Memorial University’s new graduate e-mail for life contest Aug. 2004
Merchant Navy Memorial Service to be held at the Marine Institute Aug. 2004
Housing and food director receives national recognition Aug. 2004
Engineering professor second Canadian in history to win international award Aug. 2004
Public presentations will explore the issue of violence against women in Kenya and Poland Aug. 2004
MUN team rows to Regatta victory Aug. 2004
Nunavit delegation visits Marine Institute Aug. 2004
First-of-its-kind study on child obesity Aug. 2004

July 2004

Wildfire team set to move across the country July 2004
Philharmonic choir to tour Ireland July 2004
Memorial University alumni team to row in the St. John’s Regatta July 2004
Motivated group of Memorial University employees put Team Memorial into the Tely 10 road race July 2004
Memorial University’s governing board to meet in Grand Falls-Windsor July 2004
New chairholder for Women in Science and Engineering to be announced at Memorial University July 2004
Memorial University to host a symposium on Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy July 2004
First international forum on compressed natural gas yields a number of recommendations for an emerging industry July 2004

June 2004

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

May 2004

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

April 2004

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

March 2004

Budget recognizes Memorial University's strategic importance March 2004
PSA: Memorial University Alumni Association to hold third annual wine-tasting evening March 2004
House literacy lecture tonight March 2004
PSA: Honourable Dr. A.M. House Lecture on Literacy to take place on March 30 at Memorial University March 2004
Memorial University's Faculty of Business Administration marks milestone by honouring local business achievements March 2004
Memorial University's Faculty of Business Administration honours homemade business talent March 2004
Rare vintage will raise funds for scholarships at Memorial University March 2004
Memorial University responds to regional development needs through newly created Centre of Regional Development Studies (CORDS) March 2004
Memorial University thanks employers for helping students hit the ground running March 2004
Memorial University’s Division of Lifelong Learning adds certification testing to its repertoire of services March 2004
PSA: Memorial University’s mini-med-school session rescheduled March 2004
Memorial University’s Student Volunteer Bureau to recognize top volunteers March 2004
Memorial University thanks employer partners during National Co-operative Education Week March 2004
PSA: Harvey lecturer is leading environmental scholar March 2004
Harvey lecturer is leading environmental scholar March 2004
Memorial University still accepting applications for fall enrolment March 2004
PSA: Forget spring cleaning! Get into learning! Memorial University's career and personal enrichment courses now available March 2004
Brain Awareness Week activities hosted by Memorial University March 2004
Canadian university reaching into New England with research, opportunities for American students March 2004
Transforming gift allows Memorial University to revolutionize oil and gas exploration March 2004
Artists and composers from Ireland and Newfoundland to be featured at Memorial University's School of Music March 2004
Executive seminar seeks to redefine offshore development benefits to meet the socio-economic needs of communities March 2004
Memorial University receives $10 million research boost from the Canada Foundation for Innovation March 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session March 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session March 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session March 2004
Minister Efford Announces Over $2.1 Million For Newfoundland and Labrador Health Research Projects March 2004
Halliburton's Landmark Division Grants $13.9 Million To Memorial University March 2004
New Research Infrastructure at Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine March 2004
PSA: Noted scholar to give Henrietta Harvey lecture at Memorial University March 2004
Noted Scholar to visit and lecture at Memorial University March 2004
Federal government representatives to announce research funding for Memorial University March 2004
Memorial University business students to host business day March 2004
Memorial University neuroscience student now Oxford bound March 2004
PSA: Public lecture to explore ships and iceberg risks March 2004
Memorial University president to address St. John's Board of Trade March 2004
Week of business excellence concludes March 2004
Officials from Memorial Universtity and Landmark Graphics Corp. to make announcement regarding teaching and research infrastructure March 2004

February 2004

PSA: Memorial University information session cancelled Feb. 2004
PSA: Gander screening of Letters from Eliza postponed Feb. 2004
NIBS Final Banquet and Awards Ceremony Feb. 2004
PSA: Noted anthropologist and homicide expert to explore crime scene investigation process Feb. 2004
Noted anthropologist and homicide expert to explore crime scene investigation process Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
Memorial University information session cancelled Feb. 2004
World leaders to debate at Memorial University Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University information reception cancelled Feb. 2004
Memorial University acknowledges tuition freeze Feb. 2004
Students and employers to meet at Marine Institute career fair Feb. 2004
PSA: Donations of used books sought to aid with Memorial University scholarship fundraiser Feb. 2004
PSA: Public invited to attend interdisciplinary lecture conference at Memorial University Feb. 2004
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) president to speak at Aldrich lecture at Memorial University Feb. 2004
PSA: Women's Association of Memorial University of Newfoundland (WAMUN) to host afternoon tea Feb. 2004
Historic documentary to be shown at Gander alumni event celebrates Newfoundland's connection with Argentina Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
PSA: Marine Institute to host a public forum on sustainable aquaculture Feb. 2004
PSA: Public lecture: Public Health at the Crossroads Feb. 2004
PSA: Noted author to deliver lecture titled Paul Martin and Medicare Feb. 2004
Lecture to explore digital recording technologies and new music-making practices Feb. 2004
PSA: Lecture to explore digital recording technologies and new music-making practices Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University would like to announce an information evening for students, parents, guardians and guidance counsellors. Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Feb. 2004

January 2004

PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Jan. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Jan. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Jan. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Jan. 2004
PSA: Applications being accepted for librarianship research award Jan. 2004
PSA: Memorial University invites students, parents and guardians to attend information session Jan. 2004
PSA: Celebrated Metis writer to give poetry reading at Memorial University Jan. 2004
PSA: Noted sociologist to visit and lecture at Memorial University Jan. 2004
Noted sociologist to visit and lecture at Memorial University Jan. 2004
Memorial University President to address Rotary Club of St. John's Jan. 2004
PSA: French and Spanish lecture series continues at Memorial University Jan. 2004
Memorial University/Landmark Graphics Corp. announcement ceremony cancelled for today Jan. 2004
Officials from Memorial University and Landmark Graphics Corp. to make announcement regarding teaching and research infrastructure Jan. 2004
Memorial University president says recent Ekos research poll supports research done in this province Jan. 2004
PSA: Memorial's Faculty of Medicine offers its first Mini Med School Jan. 2004
Memorial University's student paper, the muse, to host national conference of student journalists Jan. 2004
PSA: New Media Lecture Series continues on Jan. 22 at Memorial University Jan. 2004
PSA: Anthropologist to give public public lecture about Saami ski technology Jan. 2004
Memorial University welcomes three recipients of prestigious Canada-US Fulbright award Jan. 2004
Memorial's business undergraduates succeed at national competition Jan. 2004
PSA: St. John's Chapter of MUN Alumni Association presents its sixth annual curling bonspiel Jan. 2004
Former Memorial vice-president (research) named new Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research president and CEO Jan. 2004
Memorial launches exclusive oil and gas executive program Jan. 2004
Professor says new privacy law good for public Jan. 2004
Memorial University enhances its library and computing services with information commons at the Queen Elizabeth II Library Jan. 2004
Winner of the Margaret Williams Trust Fund Award announced Jan. 2004
Memorial University to officially open "information commons" in the QE II Library Jan. 2004
First students enter Memorial University's exclusive oil and gas executive program Jan. 2004
Memorial's Faculty of Medicine offers its first Mini Med School Jan. 2004

December 2003

Music graduate's composition wins award Dec. 2003
PSA: Operating hours for Memorial University during the holiday season Dec. 2003
Memorial University president formally presents university's annual report to John Ottenheimer, minister Youth Services and Post-Secondary Education Dec. 2003
Memorial University music student to be recognized for outstanding composition Dec. 2003
Memorial University's Board of Regents fills key posts Dec. 2003
Memorial University appoints new dean of medicine Dec. 2003
New director for School of Nursing at Memorial University of Newfoundland Dec. 2003
PSA: Memorial University pensioners invited to social tea Dec. 2003
PSA: A special Christmas reading for Memorial alumni and friends Dec. 2003
Dec. 6 Vigil to be held at Memorial University Dec. 2003
PSA: Class Cancellation Dec. 2003
PSA: An evening of Indian music to be presented at Memorial University Dec. 2003

November 2003

Memorial University's Marine Institute to host evening showcase Nov. 2003
Monte Carlo Charity Gala coming this Friday Nov. 2003
Sea-Hawks take to the court, airwaves Nov. 2003
PSA: Memorial University presents screening of Archaeology and Traditional Knowledge in Labrador Nov. 2003
Memorial University presents screening of Archaeology and Traditional Knowledge in Labrador Nov. 2003
Stephenville Airport Corporation and Marine Institute Officially Open Safety and Emergency Response Training (SERT) Centre Nov. 2003
Memorial University's Faculty of Medicine launches report to the community Nov. 2003
Petro-Canada donates $1.2 million to fund major new rehearsal and performance facility at Memorial University's School of Music Nov. 2003
Petro-Canada and Memorial University to announce new initiative at Memorial's School of Music Nov. 2003
PSA: Governor of the Bank of Canada to deliver public lecture at Memorial University Nov. 2003
Governor of the Bank of Canada to deliver public lecture at Memorial University Nov. 2003
New incubation consortium created at Memorial University Nov. 2003
Campus Enforcement and Patrol to launch Operation Toys for Kids Nov. 2003
Memorial University researchers receive $633,149 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation Nov. 2003
Ceremony of Remembrance Nov. 2003
I.T. program information seminar Nov. 2003
Memorial University begins search for new principal at Corner Brook campus Nov. 2003

October 2003

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

September 2003

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

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