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 2014

International summit on graduate education taking place in St. John’s and Port Rexton Aug. 2014
Memorial University and Marine Institute to Host Discussions on International Higher Education Reform Aug. 2014

July 2014

Hibernia Investment grows enrichment programming at Memorial University July 2014
Memorial University to benefit from significant investment from Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. July 2014
PSA: Public consultations on future of Reid Theatre July 2014
Fifth annual Holyrood Marine Base community open house July 2014
PSA: Fall application to graduate deadline looming for Memorial University students July 2014
Memorial University appoints director of varsity athletics July 2014
PSA: Nominations extended for Memorial University's Alumni Tribute Awards July 2014
Memorial University announces $2.3 million funding for R&D projects related to harsh and Arctic environment July 2014

June 2014

Colony of Avalon honoured by Memorial University's Faculty of Arts June 2014
Alumni representatives elected to Memorial's Board of Regents June 2014
Publication addresses Canada's massive energy resource endowment and opportunities for economic growth and carbon footprint reduction June 2014
Canadian Academy of Engineering honours Memorial University alumni, faculty and staff June 2014
PSA: 32nd Annual Memorial University Alumni Golf Tournament June 2014
PSA: Memorial University to host consultation in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on pan-provincial public engagement hub June 2014
PSA: Al-Mutanabbi Street: Exhibit of artists' books June 2014
PSA: Hockey Night in Canada's Play On! plays out on St. John's campus for sixth year June 2014
PSA: Memorial University's Botanical Garden announces second annual Mystery Garden Tour June 2014
Eastern Edge Robotics seeking fourth international remotely operated vehicle title June 2014
Memorial University launches WW100 commemoration program June 2014
Memorial University to launch First World War commemoration program June 2014
Marine Institute of Memorial to celebrate 50th anniversary graduating class June 2014
Memorial University implementing plans to increase graduate enrolment and become more research-intensive June 2014
New report outlines strength of entrepreneurship in Newfoundland and Labrador June 2014
PSA: Republic of Doyle filming at the Battery facility June 2014
Memorial University research suggests new approach to planning and economic development in Atlantic Canada June 2014
Memorial University Botanical Garden celebrating Canada's Garden Days June 2014
Media and stakeholder information session on new approach for regional and economic success of Atlantic Canadian communities June 2014
PSA: Marine Institute to host World Oceans Day N.L. event June 2014
Reaching the Pinnacle June 2014

May 2014

PSA: Memorial University to host consultation on new pan-provincial public engagement hub May 2014
Memorial and Royal Ontario Museum form partnership to recover blue whale skeleton May 2014
Engineering students to compete in international off-road racing competition May 2014
PSA: RNC training exercise at the Battery facility in St. John's May 2014
PSA: Melange - Faculty and staff art opening at Memorial University's Queen Elizabeth II Library May 2014
PSA: Connect on social media to celebrate convocation at Memorial May 2014
Memorial University to hold spring convocation ceremonies in St. John’s May 2014
PSA: Poetry and performance - an interdisciplinary mashup at Memorial May 2014
Memorial grad student competing for national honours May 2014
Memorial University hosting International Experiential Learning Institute May 2014
Memorial engineering students invited to attend national sustainability conference May 2014
Memorial and Royal Ontario Museum partner to keep whale in province May 2014
PSA: Memorial University public lecture to examine the history that made us who we are May 2014
Memorial University highlighting emergency preparedness with Disaster Chef Challenge, half-day fair May 2014
PSA: Memorial University's Monte Carlo Charity Gala looking for applicants May 2014
Discovery Days in Health Sciences to bring over 100 high school students to Memorial's Faculty of Medicine May 2014
Ethnomusicology and folklore symposium to highlight public engagement May 2014
PSA: Memorial's ARTS on Violence series wraps up with a focus on activism May 2014
Collaborative Arctic field program in Barents Sea completed May 2014
Memorial University president appointed to second term May 2014
Duke, Fishers honoured by Memorial's business faculty May 2014
Memorial University president appointed to second term May 2014
Third annual Memorial University Alumni Job Fair taking place May 2014
PSA: Free all-day Science Rendezvous takes science out of the lab and onto the streets May 2014
PSA: Genesis Centre open house May 2014
PSA:Superwomen to host mentoring event for female Memorial graduates May 2014
Nora Duke, Fishers'Loft to be recognized by Memorial's business faculty May 2014
PSA: Canadian Institutes of Health Research funding discussion forum in Labrador on infant feeding May 2014
PSA: Memorial University seeking nominations for exceptional alumni May 2014
Memorial University releases Advancing Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador report; set to present at inaugural Innovation Week conference May 2014
Junior and high school students compete in regional remotely operated vehicle competition May 2014

April 2014

PSA: Royal Newfoundland Constabulary training exercise at the Battery facility April 2014
Arts student crowdsourcing funds to appear at Australian literary festival April 2014
Memorial University faculty members co-chairing national HIV/AIDS conference April 2014
PSA: Voting opens for alumni representatives on Memorial University's Board of Regents April 2014
Consultation announced for Memorial's Battery facility April 2014
New business degree at Memorial a first in Atlantic Canada April 2014
Marine Institute embarks on fisheries acoustic survey aboard Irish research vessel April 2014
Memorial University's Botanical Garden receives provincial award April 2014
Fisheries and community revitalization focus of Memorial Presents public forum April 2014
Technical briefing of fisheries policy report April 2014
PSA: Our fascination with wild weather focus of special panel discussion at Memorial University April 2014
Marine Institute well represented at 2014 Canadian Hydrographic Conference April 2014
Spring 2014 honorary degree recipients announced April 2014
Memorial University's varsity athletics holds 54th annual awards ceremony April 2014

March 2014

Public lecture about how homes and businesses across North America are powered by water flowing down river March 2014
Invitation to media: Memorial University's School of Pharmacy partnering with RNC and RCMP for Public Pill Drop March 2014
Ice mechanics chair appointed at Memorial University March 2014
PSA: Memorial University calling for Board of Regents alumni representative nominations March 2014
Marine Institute Career Fair 2014 March 2014
Memorial students participate in national moot court competition March 2014
Memorial MBA team wins inaugural P&G Cup March 2014
Memorial University School of Pharmacy student wins national award March 2014

February 2014

South African performance art in relation to HIV/AIDS in Africa topic of public lecture at Memorial University Feb. 2014
Study finds marine-protected areas tend to be leftovers from extractive uses Feb. 2014
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Carbonear for prospective students Feb. 2014
Genesis Centre graduates environmental monitoring company Feb. 2014
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Gander for prospective students Feb. 2014
Memorial’s Genesis Centre holds graduation ceremony for EMSAT Corporation Feb. 2014
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Lewisporte for prospective students Feb. 2014
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Grand Falls-Windsor for prospective students Feb. 2014
PSA: Memorial University celebrates Career Week 2014 Feb. 2014
PSA: Memorial University information session in Baie Verte cancelled Feb. 2014
PSA: Memorial University information session in Avondale cancelled Feb. 2014
PSA: Memorial University to host information session in Baie Verte for prospective students Feb. 2014
PSA: Memorial University to host information session in Avondale for prospective students Feb. 2014
PSA: Memorial alumnus Gwynne Dyer appears as part of ARTS on Violence Feb. 2014
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Deer Lake for prospective students Feb. 2014
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Springdale for prospective students Feb. 2014
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Bay Roberts for prospective students Feb. 2014
Employment relations program places fifth in Canada, 39th in North America in global ranking Feb. 2014
PSA: Public lecture at Memorial University to explore about how diversity strengthens engineering Feb. 2014
Memorial University presents Documenting the Present/Visualizing the Past Feb. 2014
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Stephenville for prospective students Feb. 2014
Lenny the seal dies at Ocean Sciences Centre Feb. 2014
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Port Aux Basques for prospective students Feb. 2014
PSA: The Works and School of Human Kinetics and Recreation host wellness day and open house Feb. 2014
Memorial University medical students and Planned Parenthood partner for cervical cancer screening awareness Feb. 2014
Memorial partners with new research centre to help injured, ill and impaired workers stay in the job market Feb. 2014
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in St. John’s for prospective students Feb. 2014
PSA: Two writers with Memorial connections on CBC Bookie Awards shortlist Feb. 2014
Virtual launch of new research centre to help injured, ill and impaired workers stay in the job market Feb. 2014
Partnership to advance oceans and economic development in Holyrood Feb. 2014
Memorial University and Nunatsiavut Government partner for enhanced cultural research and collaboration Feb. 2014

January 2014

Memorial University hosts information session in Clarenville for prospective students Jan. 2014
Ladies Learning Code launches Newfoundland and Labrador chapter at Memorial University’s Genesis Centre Jan. 2014
Ladies Learning Code launches Newfoundland and Labrador chapter at Memorial University’s Genesis Centre Jan. 2014
Watch your step: Staying active and on your feet as you age Jan. 2014
Memorial’s president launches Face Forward: Memorial Up North Jan. 2014
Hibernia support to bolster geophysics program at Memorial University Jan. 2014
PSA: Memorial University to celebrate the birthday of E.J. Pratt Jan. 2014
Memorial invites public to Engage Memorial Week 2014 Jan. 2014
PSA: School of Nursing crest ceremony moved to Thursday, Jan. 30 Jan. 2014
PSA: School of Human Kinetics and Recreation to host information session for seniors about fall prevention Jan. 2014
Hibernia investing in geophysics program at Memorial University Jan. 2014
Fracking 101: An in-person backgrounder for media on the science and risks of fracking Jan. 2014
Harris Centre forum to examine the science behind hydraulic fracturing Jan. 2014
PSA: In-library performance of award-winning composer and School of Music faculty member Andrew Staniland Jan. 2014
PSA: Memorial University’s alumni and friends family skate Jan. 2014
Memorial University’s Marine Institute to hold third annual Nautical Skills Competition Jan. 2014
Fifth annual SPARKS Literary Festival Jan. 2014
Hibernia Offshore Operations Simulator Facility under Construction at Marine Institute Jan. 2014
Marine Institute to announce funding for Hibernia Offshore Operations Simulator Facility Jan. 2014
PSA: Fluid and Form art exhibit opening at Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth II Library Jan. 2014
PSA: SPARKS Literary Festival taking place this weekend Jan. 2014
Naval cadets graduate from Memorial University’s Marine Institute Jan. 2014

December 2013

Memorial University pharmacy professor receives national awards Dec. 2013
Memorial University geographer awarded 2013 Arctic Inspiration Prize Dec. 2013
Genesis Centre joins Canadian Digital Media Network to contribute to digital media innovation Dec. 2013
Law school feasibility study completed Dec. 2013
Fifth annual SPARKS Literary Festival reveals lineup, new poetry prize Dec. 2013
Memorial University’s Faculty of Arts honours Labrador school board Dec. 2013
PSA: Application deadline extended for Faculty of Education programs Dec. 2013
Memorial medical alumna to present on building a health program in rural Haiti Dec. 2013

November 2013

Community forum to address legal requirements for disclosing HIV status and other barriers to HIV testing Nov. 2013
Harris Centre heading to Northern Peninsula to explore opportunities and challenges in the region Nov. 2013
PSA: Memorial University education students celebrate art exhibition opening Nov. 2013
Memorial University to hold Dec. 6 vigil Nov. 2013
PSA: Deck the Walls quilt exhibit and sale at Memorial University’s Botanical Garden Nov. 2013
PSA: Public lecture at Memorial to talk about the role of engineering in global issues Nov. 2013
Undergraduate female engineering enrolment at Memorial University highest in Canada Nov. 2013
Memorial University Botanical Garden’s 36th annual Garden and Nature Art Exhibition Nov. 2013
Memorial University nursing students take lead at cardiac and stroke care conference Nov. 2013
PSA: Memorial folklore students to host Rugelach on the Rock Nov. 2013
A call for choral music Nov. 2013
Memorial’s commemoration planning highlights university’s unique role in province Nov. 2013
Memorial University to hold Ceremony of Remembrance on the St. John’s campus Nov. 2013
Memorial University robots and writers head downtown for three-day festival of research Nov. 2013
Two Memorial students awarded $60,000 Schulich Leader Scholarships Nov. 2013
Memorial University athletics task force report received Nov. 2013
Memorial University supports findings of expert panel on Canadian ocean science Nov. 2013
Marine Institute to hold Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 2013
Memorial releases Face Forward: President’s Report 2013 Nov. 2013
National award for First Nation medical student at Memorial University Nov. 2013
Award-winning author delivering speaker series in Labrador Nov. 2013
Enactus Memorial competition offers $2,500 prize for student entrepreneurs Nov. 2013
Memorial announces partnership to provide ocean education to high school students Nov. 2013
Open jam session and public lecture to launch International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation Nov. 2013

October 2013

Public lecture at Memorial University explores possibility of early childhood education in Newfoundland and Labrador Oct. 2013
PSA: The Vikings are coming to Memorial University Oct. 2013
PSA: Marine Institute to host second annual Model Boat Race Oct. 2013
PSA: Memorial University to hold fall convocation ceremonies in St. John’s Oct. 2013
Memorial ready to move ahead with road safety measures Oct. 2013
Upcoming Memorial Presents to explore if the places we live, study, work and play are making us sick Oct. 2013
PSA: Memorial University launches Dialect Atlas of Newfoundland and Labrador Oct. 2013
Memorial researcher receives prestigious national award for Innu language development Oct. 2013
MUNdays come to a close on the St. John’s campus and Marine Institute Oct. 2013
PSA: Sea Lion Woman: The Biography of a Song Oct. 2013
Memorial University remembers former official visitor Dr. Max House Oct. 2013
Memorial University to present 2013 Alumni Tribute Awards Oct. 2013
MUNdays is a party and a half at Memorial University Oct. 2013
PSA: Memorial University students and staff participating in Community Service Learning Day Oct. 2013
Memorial University to recognize alumni celebrating 50-plus years of graduation Oct. 2013
MUNdays fun continues on Day 2 of annual fall celebrations Oct. 2013
Memorial University kicks off havin’ a time: Reunion 2013 Oct. 2013
Memorial University’s Dare To campaign receives major gift to create accounting classroom Oct. 2013
Memorial University’s fall celebrations taking place across three campuses Oct. 2013
Memorial University’s Labrador Institute director named vice-president of University of the Arctic Oct. 2013
Jamie the seal dies at Ocean Sciences Centre Oct. 2013
PSA: Faculty of Arts reunion at Memorial University Oct. 2013
Hebron Diversity research grant recipients announced Oct. 2013
Fall celebrations kicking off this week at Memorial University Oct. 2013
PSA: Memorial University Reunion 2013 – 32nd Alumni Tribute Awards Oct. 2013
Citizen scientist detects sighting of mosquito thought to be a carrier of West Nile virus Oct. 2013
Marine Institute launches new student recruitment strategy and brand Oct. 2013
PSA: The Henrietta Harvey Lecture – Vernacular Architecture: An Irish Entry Oct. 2013
Marine Institute to sign joint fisheries research agreement Oct. 2013

September 2013

Tenth annual MI Ocean Net Day rescheduled Sept. 2013
Affinity events celebrate Memorial and Newfoundland and Labrador Sept. 2013
PSA: Food ’n’ Garden Fair taking place at Memorial University’s Botanical Garden Sept. 2013
PSA: Republic of Doyle filming at Memorial University’s Battery location Sept. 2013
Memorial University announces 2013 Alumni Tribute Awards recipients Sept. 2013
PSA: The George Story Lecture – From Adam’s Housecat to Zydeco – The Vitality of American Regional English Sept. 2013
Public lecture titled Salmon-fuelled Ecosystems of the Great Bear Rainforest taking place at Memorial University Sept. 2013
PSA: Reading by Robert Chafe, Memorial’s 2014 writer-in-residence Sept. 2013
Acoustic ecology symposium to kick off annual music lecture series at Memorial Sept. 2013
PSA: Memorial University’s Reunion 2013 – President’s Golden Celebration Sept. 2013
Gardiner Centre expands digital marketing program to Saskatchewan and Minnesota Sept. 2013
Memorial University hosting 2013 Access Conference Sept. 2013
Fall honorary degree recipients at Memorial University announced Sept. 2013
PSA: Memorial University’s Reunion 2013 Sept. 2013
Tenth annual MI Ocean Net Day cancelled Sept. 2013
Memorial University’s Botanical Garden and Northeast Avalon REDB launch the inaugural Food ‘n’ Garden Fair Sept. 2013
Botanical Garden greening the community with support from Canon’s Take Root Program, presented by Evergreen Sept. 2013
Tenth annual MI Ocean Net Day Sept. 2013
Fourteenth Annual Career and Graduate School Fair takes place at Memorial University Sept. 2013
PSA: Spanish Film Festival at Memorial University Sept. 2013
Planning and work underway at Memorial’s new Battery property Sept. 2013
Book history, art and the evolution of modern brands on display at Memorial University’s First Space Gallery Sept. 2013
Memorial partnering with Association of American Medical Colleges to research new Medical College Admissions Test Sept. 2013
Food addiction and the development of human obesity Sept. 2013
Media accreditation for World Seafood Congress 2013 Sept. 2013
Memorial University kicks off Get Swabbed! campaign Sept. 2013
PSA: A law school at Memorial University? Sept. 2013
Memorial researcher shortlisted for national award Sept. 2013
Memorial University is havin’ a time once more: Countdown to Reunion 2013 Sept. 2013
Memorial University Sea-Hawks show support for You Can Play Project Sept. 2013

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