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 2013

Memorial professor finalist in global call for ideas competition Aug. 29
Welcome for new students at Memorial University’s Orientation 2013 Aug. 28
16th anniversary of unveiling of Merchant Navy Memorial Aug. 27
PSA: Open house for new residence on St. John’s campus of Memorial University Aug. 16
Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine announces changes to MD program Aug. 16
Memorial University public forum to explore how to build safer schools Aug. 15
Memorial’s Marine Institute to celebrate naval cadet gradation Aug. 8

July 2013

Memorial smoke-free on Aug. 1 July 31
Memorial University hosts athletes from across Canada July 31
Join Memorial’s Botanical Garden for a peek behind the gates of 12 spectacular private gardens July 29
Fuelled by the oil boom, Newfoundland and Labrador leads Canadian productivity growth July 26
Memorial University professor to testify before U.S. Senate July 19
PSA: Blooming inspiration at MUN Botanical Garden’s Mystery Garden Tour July 18
Marine Institute to host Holyrood Marine Base Open House July 18
PSA: A law school at Memorial University? July 16
PSA: A law school at Memorial University? July 12
PSA: A law school at Memorial University? July 12
PSA: A law school at Memorial University? July 12
PSA: Kinesiology students offering new hydro wellness program at Memorial University July 9
Memorial holding regional consultations on feasibility of law school July 9
PSA: Fall application to graduate deadline looming for Memorial University students July 8
Memorial University research report identifies need for stronger integration between government and non-government organizations July 4
Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science awarded four-year accreditation of undergraduate co-operative programs July 3
Federal support for graduate scholarships at Memorial University July 2

June 2013

Angus and Jean Bruneau named Friends of Education 2013 June 28
Global acclaim for marketing and communications work at Memorial June 28
Memorial University hosting biennial international choral music Festival 500 June 28
Faculty of Business Administration to recognize alumni and entrepreneur of the year June 26
PSA: Faculty of Business Administration to recognize alumni and entrepreneur of the year June 25
PSA: Road closure advisory for Play On! hockey tournament at Memorial University June 21
Chevron Chair in Reservoir Characterization appointed at Memorial University of Newfoundland June 20
Memorial University’s Genesis Centre graduates wireless power technology company June 19
Graduation of Solace Power from Memorial University’s Genesis Centre June 18
PSA: Inventing Victorian race subject of public lecture at Memorial University June 17
Bell Aliant contributes $100,000 to Memorial University to help create a project focused on issues surrounding body image June 17
Eastern Edge Robotics seeks fourth international remotely operated vehicle title June 13
Marine Institute spring graduation ceremony June 13
Memorial University launches Into the Deep: Research Report 2013 June 13
Memorial University researcher wins prestigious award for excellence in ocean sciences June 12
Students graduate from Bachelor of Social Work Program June 12
Faculty of Business Administration to honour alumni and entrepreneur of the year June 12
Investment of more than $3 million to support research facility at Memorial University June 10
Canada Foundation for Innovation invests in Memorial’s research infrastructure June 7
Hibernia boosting Memorial’s offshore research and development capacity June 7
PSA: Free gardening workshop to explore seed-saving June 5
PSA: Volunteers needed for innovative activity program June 5
PSA: Art exhibition opening at Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth II Library June 4
Families invited to celebrate national garden day at the MUN Botanical Garden June 4

May 2013

Funding boost for science and engineering research at Memorial University May 31
Paper reveals potential impacts of genetically modified fish interbreeding with closely-related species May 30
Public meeting at Memorial University on how immune systems can cure cancer May 29
Public lecture on high impact practices and student success to take place at Memorial University May 28
Discovery Days in Health Sciences to take place at Memorial University May 27
Memorial University to hold spring convocation ceremonies in St. John’s May 27
Marine Public Education Program to re-open at Ocean Sciences Centre, Logy Bay May 24
PSA: Memorial University English professor launches fifth poetry collection May 22
Memorial University seeking nominations for community service award May 22
Memorial University and Shorefast Foundation establish partnership May 16
Hibernia enhancing geosciences field school program at Memorial University May 16
Hibernia enhancing geosciences field school program at Memorial University May 14
Harris Centre regional workshop to explore opportunities and challenges of Southwest Avalon region May 9
MI Ocean Net: Youth and the Oceans Conference series to be held at Marine Institute May 9
Emergency exercise to take place at Memorial University May 9
PSA: Emergency exercise on Memorial University’s St. John’s campus May 8
Memorial University researcher finds many factors impact work satisfaction for older rural workers May 8
Memorial University to test its emergency preparedness with full-scale exercise May 7
New season of Mini-Med School begins at Health Sciences Centre May 6
Consultation sessions scheduled for task force on competitive sports at Memorial University May 6
Junior high and senior high school students to compete in regional remotely operated vehicle competition at Marine Institute May 3
Memorial University to host second annual Alumni Job Fair May 2
Memorial University’s medical school founder to be inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame May 2
PSA: Memorial University invites alumni and new graduates to Career Skills Workshop May 1

April 2013

New master’s level nurse practitioner program at Memorial University receives funding support from province April 30
PSA: Writers’ Fair taking place at Memorial University’s Centre for Newfoundland Studies April 29
Visiting German geneticist at Memorial University to discuss research showing a DNA connection between Newfoundland, Germany and Denmark April 29
PSA: Public lecture at Memorial University considers the beauty and purpose of curiosity-driven basic research April 19
Major contribution from Power Corporation of Canada to April 19
PSA: Visiting scholar at Memorial University to discuss Canada’s role in safety and disposal of nuclear wastes April 18
Major contribution from Power Corporation of Canada to Dare To: The Campaign for Memorial University April 18
PSA: Memorial University calling for nominations for 2013 Alumni Tribute Awards April 16
Correction to honorary degree news release April 4
Chancellor to be installed May 28; honorary degree recipients announced for Memorial University’s spring convocation April 3
PSA: Memorial University invites alumni and friends to family skate April 1
Newfoundland Quarterly rejoins Memorial University as public engagement unit April 1

March 2013

Budget supports MUN’s core mission: president March 27
Biomedical researcher at Memorial University named Terra Nova Young Innovator March 26
Botanical garden rejoins Memorial University as public engagement unit March 21
PSA: Celebrating the role of youth and marine environmental activity in Newfoundland and Labrador March 20
PSA: Rescheduled: How to Know About Oil – The Cultural Politics March 20
Taking a stand against racism at Memorial University March 20
Memorial’s School of Music renames Petro-Canada Hall to Suncor Energy Hall March 20
Memorial’s School of Music to rename Petro-Canada Hall March 20
The Marine Institute and WWF-Canada partner to advance fisheries and oceans education March 20
Memorial University students to have their say on the future of health and wellness services March 14
Indonesian instruments to be debuted at special ceremony at St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre March 14
PSA: World weather expert to lecture at Memorial University March 12
PSA: Memorial University taking a stand against racism March 12
PSA: How to Know About Oil – The Cultural Politics March 12
Hinduism and Islam in Sundanese music focus of lecture at Memorial University March 12
Afinin Labs Inc. graduates from Memorial University’s Genesis Centre March 11
PSA: School of Social Work celebrates Social Work Month with visiting scholar March 8
Graduation of Afinin Labs Inc. from the Genesis Centre March 8
Memorial University business professor named master teacher by marketing association March 7
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Department of Earth Sciences to host joint open house March 7
Memorial University conducting review of competitive sports March 7
Memorial University instructor co-authors report calling for review of standardized testing March 7
Harris Centre brings Memorial to Labrador City March 7
Memorial University’s medical school earns national recognition for excellence in producing rural doctors March 6
PSA: Speaking of Engineering lecturer to discuss enhanced oil recovery March 5
PSA: Memorial University Social Work students host Shout Justice fundraiser March 4
PSA: School of Pharmacy to host public pill drop March 1
Memorial University’s purchase of former Battery Hotel property complete; property use planning commences March 1

February 2013

Memorial University conducting review to explore feasibility of law school Feb. 25
PSA: Japanese Cinema Night at Memorial University Feb. 22
PSA: Henrietta Harvey lecturer discusses reconstructing the language of the first humans Feb. 22
PSA: Memorial University alumnus Dr. Gwynne Dyer discusses The Triumph of Non-Violence Feb. 22
PSA: Cancellation notice for Power Corporation of Canada announcement at the Faculty of Business Administration building Feb. 21
PSA: Cancellation notice for Are We Ready for an Oil Spill in Newfoundland and Labrador's Offshore? Feb. 21
Corner Brook venue announced for live screening of Memorial University event about oil spill preparedness Feb. 20
PSA: Memorial University information session in Bay Roberts cancelled Feb. 19
PSA: Memorial University to host information session in Avondale for prospective students Feb. 19
PSA: Memorial University to host information session in Springdale for prospective students Feb. 19
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Grand Falls-Windsor for prospective students Feb. 19
Memorial University’s Brain Storm 2013 competition seeking high school participants Feb. 19
PSA: Memorial University information session in Baie Verte cancelled Feb. 18
PSA: A Soldier or Sailor in the Family: Getting into the Primary Evidence Feb. 18
Are we ready for a spill? Memorial University forum to explore offshore preparedness in Newfoundland and Labrador Feb. 18
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Placentia for prospective students Feb. 15
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Baie Verte for prospective students Feb. 15
PSA: Researchers seek volunteers for national heart health study Feb. 14
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Stephenville for prospective students Feb. 13
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Clarenville for prospective students Feb. 13
PSA: Memorial University information session in Deer Lake cancelled Feb. 12
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Corner Brook for prospective students Feb. 12
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Bonavista for prospective students Feb. 12
Memorial University launches new Public Engagement Framework with week of events and activities Feb. 12
PSA: Memorial University information session in Grand Bank cancelled Feb. 11
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Port aux Basques for prospective students Feb. 11
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Deer Lake for prospective students Feb. 11
PSA: Memorial University information session in Marystown cancelled Feb. 11
PSA: Memorial Univeristy Alumni Curling Bonspiel taking place Feb. 11
PSA: Career Week 2013 at Memorial devotes five days to guiding students’ futures Feb. 11
New associate vice-president (academic) for Marine Institute Feb. 11
Television series created at Memorial University’s Botanical Garden premieres on Rogers TV Feb. 11
Memorial University’s School of Music presents Mozart’s comic opera Così fan Tutte Feb. 8
Continued growth, infrastructure renewal highlights of Memorial University president’s message to Rotary Feb. 7
Memorial University to explore innovation and tradition in island Acadia music Feb. 6
Memorial University president Dr. Gary Kachanoski to address Rotary Club Feb. 6
Memorial University event to explore the power of civic engagement in democracy Feb. 5
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in St. John’s for prospective students Feb. 4
PSA: Marine Institute 2013 Career Fair taking place Feb. 4
PSA: Memorial University’s 44th Pratt Lecture to explore poetry and politics in the 1940s Feb. 4
Memorial University to host Go Abroad Fair and Mini International Bazaar Feb. 4
Memorial University to host week-long celebration of public engagement Feb. 4

January 2013

Memorial University launches Feb-u-Hairy fundraiser and awareness campaign Jan. 30
PSA: Host of CBC Radio’s St. John’s Morning Show to speak at Memorial University Jan. 29
Enactus Memorial to launch new finance app in high schools Jan. 29
Marine Institute nautical skills competition tests safety and leadership Jan. 28
Memorial University to recognize fifth annual International Data Privacy Day Jan. 28
Husky Energy Chair in Oil and Gas Research appointed at Memorial University Jan. 28
Memorial University’s Teaching and Learning Community launches online video Jan. 21
Fourth annual SPARKS Literary Festival taking place at Memorial University Jan. 17
PSA: Spark it up at Memorial University Jan. 17
Drs. Jean and Angus Bruneau make significant contribution to Memorial University’s School of Music Jan. 15
Individual donors to make a significant contribution to Memorial University’s School of Music Jan. 15
Naval combat cadets graduate from Memorial’s Marine Institute Jan. 10
Fourth annual SPARKS Literary Festival to take place on Memorial’s St. John’s campus Jan. 9
PSA: Deadline for application to graduate drawing near for Memorial students Jan. 9
PSA: Memorial University’s Faculty of Education holding information session on intermediate/secondary programs Jan. 7
Health coaching study being undertaken at Memorial University’s Primary Healthcare Research unit Jan. 3

December 2012

New study on domestic animal policy released Dec. 20
PSA: Memorial University's annual Christmas Carol Sing Dec. 20
Health coaching study being undertaken at Memorial’s Primary Healthcare Research Unit Dec. 19
New deputy provost named Dec. 10
PSA: Holiday family movie for Memorial University alumni and friends Dec. 7
PSA: Memorial to honour outstanding faculty and staff members at special ceremony Dec. 7
Book launch at Memorial’s Faculty of Medicine for The Fluorspar Mines of Newfoundland Dec. 6
PSA: Memorial University to hold vigil honouring women of l’École Polytechnique Dec. 6

November 2012

Fishing Vessel Stability Simulator launched at Memorial University’s Marine Institute Nov. 30
Memorial University public forum to explore impact of long-distance commuting Nov. 30
Memorial University to hold vigil honouring women of l’École Polytechnique Nov. 29
PSA: Fishing Vessel Stability Simulator to be launched at Marine Institute Nov. 29
PSA: Memorial University hosts information sessions in Gambo Nov. 28
PSA: Memorial University hosts information sessions in Twillingate Nov. 27
Harris Centre brings Memorial to the Schooner Zone Nov. 23
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Glovertown for prospective students Nov. 23
PSA: Memorial University to hold candlelight service Nov. 23
Memorial University to host 31st annual Alumni Tribute Awards dinner Nov. 19
PSA: Governor General’s lecture delivered at Memorial University Nov. 19
PSA: Memorial University holding Faculty of Education information sessions Nov. 19
Memorial University receives more than $825,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to attract and retain top researchers Nov. 16
Memorial University signs agreement to purchase Battery Hotel Nov. 15
National recognition for Memorial University pharmacy professor Nov. 15
Memorial University releases president’s report Nov. 13
Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation invites community to Open Doors, Open Knowledge event Nov. 13
Governor General’s lecture to be delivered at Memorial University Nov. 9
PSA: Memorial University holding education information session Nov. 8
Marine Institute Remembrance Day ceremony location moved Nov. 8
Marine Institute Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 7
Historic recordings of Canadian fiddle music topic of new book and CD launched at Memorial University Nov. 2
Ottawa Valley step dancing focus of lecture at Memorial University Nov. 1
Memorial’s Health Research Unit celebrates 20th anniversary Nov. 1
PSA: Memorial University holding education information sessions Nov. 1

October 2012

Marine Institute participates in Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal ceremony for merchant navy veterans Oct. 30
PSA: Memorial University holding public consultation on First World War commemoration Oct. 30
PSA: Merchant navy veterans to be honoured with Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals Oct. 29
PSA: Memorial University holding information session on education programs Oct. 26
Bake sale and launch brings Spread the Net to Memorial Oct. 25
Memorial University’s Teaching and Learning Community website receives international media recognition Oct. 25
Memorial holding regional consultations on First World War commemoration Oct. 25
PSA: Memorial University holding public consultation in Grand Falls-Windsor on First World War commemoration Oct. 24
The energy keeps building during I ¢¾ MUNdays Oct. 22
PSA: Changing role of engineers topic of public lecture at Memorial University Oct. 22
Canada’s premier oceans conference to take place in St. John’s Oct. 19
This weekend is full of MUNdays Oct. 19
Memorial University loves its MUNdays Oct. 18
$2.4 million in federal support for social sciences research Oct. 18
Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi to deliver 2012 John Kenneth Galbraith lecture at Memorial Oct. 18
PSA: Adult Irish language (Gaelic) beginners course Oct. 18
Local medical hero named one of Canada’s 2013 Hall of Fame inductees Oct. 18
MUNdays taking place across three Memorial University campuses Oct. 17
Lecture on rural health in India taking place at Memorial’s Faculty of Medicine Oct. 16
MUNdays packing a punch at Memorial University in 2012 Oct. 16
PSA: I Love MUNdays Speaker Session – Social Media: A Personal Branding Necessity Oct. 16
Hibernia boosting Memorial’s offshore research and development capacity Oct. 15
Hibernia boosting Memorial’s offshore research and development capacity Oct. 12
New chairperson appointed to One Ocean board of directors Oct. 12
Marine Institute first in Canada to host International Association of Maritime Universities’ conference Oct. 12
PSA: Marine Institute to host International Association of Maritime Universities’ annual conference Oct. 12
Memorial University welcomes province’s support for new core science facilities Oct. 11
Canada Gairdner Global Health Laureate to speak at Memorial Oct. 10
PSA: Memorial University’s Go Abroad Fair taking place Oct. 10
PSA: Students on Ice: Arctic Youth Expedition 2012 presentation Oct. 10
New economics initiative at Memorial University to address provincial and regional issues Oct. 9
Memorial University announces 2012 Alumni Tribute Awards recipients Oct. 5
Air gun athletes gather at Memorial to prepare for 2015 Canada Games Oct. 4
Memorial University holds fall convocation ceremonies in St. John’s and Corner Brook Oct. 4
PSA Memorial University’s writer-in-residence to give first public reading Oct. 4
Vice-president (research) receives major award from Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Oct. 2

September 2012

SIFE Memorial team heads to world cup competition Sept. 27
PSA: Henrietta Harvey lecture at Memorial’s St. John’s campus Sept. 27
Memorial University’s Genesis Group Inc. selected to present at WBT Innovation Marketplace in San Diego Sept. 26
Chancellor Rick Hillier steps down; Dr. Susan Dyer Knight appointed as new chancellor of Memorial University Sept. 26
Memorial University’s Genesis Group Inc. selected to present at WBT Innovation Marketplace in San Diego Sept. 26
Master mariners hosting maritime human resources seminar Sept. 25
Popular kids program starts this weekend at Memorial University Sept. 20
Marine Institute’s Ocean Net hosts Topsail Beach cleanup this week Sept. 20
Thirteenth annual Career and Graduate School Fair taking place at Memorial University Sept. 20
Rural aquarium proposal supported by Memorial Sept. 18
Music, Media and Culture lecture series kicks off at Memorial University Sept. 18
Repairs continuing on Aquarena pedway Sept. 12
Harris Centre brings Memorial to the Emerald Zone Sept. 12
Memorial University joins Terry Fox’s CAUSE on Campus Sept. 6
Memorial University business administration students win $10,000 in Google competition Sept. 4
Speaking of Aging tour Sept. 4

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