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

July 2013

Memorial smoke-free on Aug. 1 July 2013
Memorial University hosts athletes from across Canada July 2013
Join Memorial’s Botanical Garden for a peek behind the gates of 12 spectacular private gardens July 2013
Fuelled by the oil boom, Newfoundland and Labrador leads Canadian productivity growth July 2013
Memorial University professor to testify before U.S. Senate July 2013
PSA: Blooming inspiration at MUN Botanical Garden’s Mystery Garden Tour July 2013
Marine Institute to host Holyrood Marine Base Open House July 2013
PSA: A law school at Memorial University? July 2013
PSA: A law school at Memorial University? July 2013
PSA: A law school at Memorial University? July 2013
PSA: A law school at Memorial University? July 2013
PSA: Kinesiology students offering new hydro wellness program at Memorial University July 2013
Memorial holding regional consultations on feasibility of law school July 2013
PSA: Fall application to graduate deadline looming for Memorial University students July 2013
Memorial University research report identifies need for stronger integration between government and non-government organizations July 2013
Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science awarded four-year accreditation of undergraduate co-operative programs July 2013
Federal support for graduate scholarships at Memorial University July 2013

June 2013

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

May 2013

Funding boost for science and engineering research at Memorial University May 2013
Paper reveals potential impacts of genetically modified fish interbreeding with closely-related species May 2013
Public meeting at Memorial University on how immune systems can cure cancer May 2013
Public lecture on high impact practices and student success to take place at Memorial University May 2013
Discovery Days in Health Sciences to take place at Memorial University May 2013
Memorial University to hold spring convocation ceremonies in St. John’s May 2013
Marine Public Education Program to re-open at Ocean Sciences Centre, Logy Bay May 2013
PSA: Memorial University English professor launches fifth poetry collection May 2013
Memorial University seeking nominations for community service award May 2013
Memorial University and Shorefast Foundation establish partnership May 2013
Hibernia enhancing geosciences field school program at Memorial University May 2013
Hibernia enhancing geosciences field school program at Memorial University May 2013
Harris Centre regional workshop to explore opportunities and challenges of Southwest Avalon region May 2013
MI Ocean Net: Youth and the Oceans Conference series to be held at Marine Institute May 2013
Emergency exercise to take place at Memorial University May 2013
PSA: Emergency exercise on Memorial University’s St. John’s campus May 2013
Memorial University researcher finds many factors impact work satisfaction for older rural workers May 2013
Memorial University to test its emergency preparedness with full-scale exercise May 2013
New season of Mini-Med School begins at Health Sciences Centre May 2013
Consultation sessions scheduled for task force on competitive sports at Memorial University May 2013
Junior high and senior high school students to compete in regional remotely operated vehicle competition at Marine Institute May 2013
Memorial University to host second annual Alumni Job Fair May 2013
Memorial University’s medical school founder to be inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame May 2013
PSA: Memorial University invites alumni and new graduates to Career Skills Workshop May 2013

April 2013

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

March 2013

Budget supports MUN’s core mission: president March 2013
Biomedical researcher at Memorial University named Terra Nova Young Innovator March 2013
Botanical garden rejoins Memorial University as public engagement unit March 2013
PSA: Celebrating the role of youth and marine environmental activity in Newfoundland and Labrador March 2013
PSA: Rescheduled: How to Know About Oil – The Cultural Politics March 2013
Taking a stand against racism at Memorial University March 2013
Memorial’s School of Music renames Petro-Canada Hall to Suncor Energy Hall March 2013
Memorial’s School of Music to rename Petro-Canada Hall March 2013
The Marine Institute and WWF-Canada partner to advance fisheries and oceans education March 2013
Memorial University students to have their say on the future of health and wellness services March 2013
Indonesian instruments to be debuted at special ceremony at St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre March 2013
PSA: World weather expert to lecture at Memorial University March 2013
PSA: Memorial University taking a stand against racism March 2013
PSA: How to Know About Oil – The Cultural Politics March 2013
Hinduism and Islam in Sundanese music focus of lecture at Memorial University March 2013
Afinin Labs Inc. graduates from Memorial University’s Genesis Centre March 2013
PSA: School of Social Work celebrates Social Work Month with visiting scholar March 2013
Graduation of Afinin Labs Inc. from the Genesis Centre March 2013
Memorial University business professor named master teacher by marketing association March 2013
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Department of Earth Sciences to host joint open house March 2013
Memorial University conducting review of competitive sports March 2013
Memorial University instructor co-authors report calling for review of standardized testing March 2013
Harris Centre brings Memorial to Labrador City March 2013
Memorial University’s medical school earns national recognition for excellence in producing rural doctors March 2013
PSA: Speaking of Engineering lecturer to discuss enhanced oil recovery March 2013
PSA: Memorial University Social Work students host Shout Justice fundraiser March 2013
PSA: School of Pharmacy to host public pill drop March 2013
Memorial University’s purchase of former Battery Hotel property complete; property use planning commences March 2013

February 2013

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

January 2013

Memorial University launches Feb-u-Hairy fundraiser and awareness campaign Jan. 2013
PSA: Host of CBC Radio’s St. John’s Morning Show to speak at Memorial University Jan. 2013
Enactus Memorial to launch new finance app in high schools Jan. 2013
Marine Institute nautical skills competition tests safety and leadership Jan. 2013
Memorial University to recognize fifth annual International Data Privacy Day Jan. 2013
Husky Energy Chair in Oil and Gas Research appointed at Memorial University Jan. 2013
Memorial University’s Teaching and Learning Community launches online video Jan. 2013
Fourth annual SPARKS Literary Festival taking place at Memorial University Jan. 2013
PSA: Spark it up at Memorial University Jan. 2013
Drs. Jean and Angus Bruneau make significant contribution to Memorial University’s School of Music Jan. 2013
Individual donors to make a significant contribution to Memorial University’s School of Music Jan. 2013
Naval combat cadets graduate from Memorial’s Marine Institute Jan. 2013
Fourth annual SPARKS Literary Festival to take place on Memorial’s St. John’s campus Jan. 2013
PSA: Deadline for application to graduate drawing near for Memorial students Jan. 2013
PSA: Memorial University’s Faculty of Education holding information session on intermediate/secondary programs Jan. 2013
Health coaching study being undertaken at Memorial University’s Primary Healthcare Research unit Jan. 2013

December 2012

New study on domestic animal policy released Dec. 2012
PSA: Memorial University's annual Christmas Carol Sing Dec. 2012
Health coaching study being undertaken at Memorial’s Primary Healthcare Research Unit Dec. 2012
New deputy provost named Dec. 2012
PSA: Holiday family movie for Memorial University alumni and friends Dec. 2012
PSA: Memorial to honour outstanding faculty and staff members at special ceremony Dec. 2012
Book launch at Memorial’s Faculty of Medicine for The Fluorspar Mines of Newfoundland Dec. 2012
PSA: Memorial University to hold vigil honouring women of l’École Polytechnique Dec. 2012

November 2012

Fishing Vessel Stability Simulator launched at Memorial University’s Marine Institute Nov. 2012
Memorial University public forum to explore impact of long-distance commuting Nov. 2012
Memorial University to hold vigil honouring women of l’École Polytechnique Nov. 2012
PSA: Fishing Vessel Stability Simulator to be launched at Marine Institute Nov. 2012
PSA: Memorial University hosts information sessions in Gambo Nov. 2012
PSA: Memorial University hosts information sessions in Twillingate Nov. 2012
Harris Centre brings Memorial to the Schooner Zone Nov. 2012
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Glovertown for prospective students Nov. 2012
PSA: Memorial University to hold candlelight service Nov. 2012
Memorial University to host 31st annual Alumni Tribute Awards dinner Nov. 2012
PSA: Governor General’s lecture delivered at Memorial University Nov. 2012
PSA: Memorial University holding Faculty of Education information sessions Nov. 2012
Memorial University receives more than $825,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to attract and retain top researchers Nov. 2012
Memorial University signs agreement to purchase Battery Hotel Nov. 2012
National recognition for Memorial University pharmacy professor Nov. 2012
Memorial University releases president’s report Nov. 2012
Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation invites community to Open Doors, Open Knowledge event Nov. 2012
Governor General’s lecture to be delivered at Memorial University Nov. 2012
PSA: Memorial University holding education information session Nov. 2012
Marine Institute Remembrance Day ceremony location moved Nov. 2012
Marine Institute Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 2012
Historic recordings of Canadian fiddle music topic of new book and CD launched at Memorial University Nov. 2012
Ottawa Valley step dancing focus of lecture at Memorial University Nov. 2012
Memorial’s Health Research Unit celebrates 20th anniversary Nov. 2012
PSA: Memorial University holding education information sessions Nov. 2012

October 2012

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

September 2012

SIFE Memorial team heads to world cup competition Sept. 2012
PSA: Henrietta Harvey lecture at Memorial’s St. John’s campus Sept. 2012
Memorial University’s Genesis Group Inc. selected to present at WBT Innovation Marketplace in San Diego Sept. 2012
Chancellor Rick Hillier steps down; Dr. Susan Dyer Knight appointed as new chancellor of Memorial University Sept. 2012
Memorial University’s Genesis Group Inc. selected to present at WBT Innovation Marketplace in San Diego Sept. 2012
Master mariners hosting maritime human resources seminar Sept. 2012
Popular kids program starts this weekend at Memorial University Sept. 2012
Marine Institute’s Ocean Net hosts Topsail Beach cleanup this week Sept. 2012
Thirteenth annual Career and Graduate School Fair taking place at Memorial University Sept. 2012
Rural aquarium proposal supported by Memorial Sept. 2012
Music, Media and Culture lecture series kicks off at Memorial University Sept. 2012
Repairs continuing on Aquarena pedway Sept. 2012
Harris Centre brings Memorial to the Emerald Zone Sept. 2012
Memorial University joins Terry Fox’s CAUSE on Campus Sept. 2012
Memorial University business administration students win $10,000 in Google competition Sept. 2012
Speaking of Aging tour Sept. 2012

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