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. 26
Memorial University and Marine Institute to Host Discussions on International Higher Education Reform Aug. 22

July 2014

Hibernia Investment grows enrichment programming at Memorial University July 24
Memorial University to benefit from significant investment from Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. July 23
PSA: Public consultations on future of Reid Theatre July 18
Fifth annual Holyrood Marine Base community open house July 16
PSA: Fall application to graduate deadline looming for Memorial University students July 8
Memorial University appoints director of varsity athletics July 8
PSA: Nominations extended for Memorial University's Alumni Tribute Awards July 7
Memorial University announces $2.3 million funding for R&D projects related to harsh and Arctic environment July 7

June 2014

Colony of Avalon honoured by Memorial University's Faculty of Arts June 30
Alumni representatives elected to Memorial's Board of Regents June 27
Publication addresses Canada's massive energy resource endowment and opportunities for economic growth and carbon footprint reduction June 26
Canadian Academy of Engineering honours Memorial University alumni, faculty and staff June 26
PSA: 32nd Annual Memorial University Alumni Golf Tournament June 24
PSA: Memorial University to host consultation in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on pan-provincial public engagement hub June 20
PSA: Al-Mutanabbi Street: Exhibit of artists' books June 20
PSA: Hockey Night in Canada's Play On! plays out on St. John's campus for sixth year June 19
PSA: Memorial University's Botanical Garden announces second annual Mystery Garden Tour June 19
Eastern Edge Robotics seeking fourth international remotely operated vehicle title June 18
Memorial University launches WW100 commemoration program June 18
Memorial University to launch First World War commemoration program June 17
Marine Institute of Memorial to celebrate 50th anniversary graduating class June 12
Memorial University implementing plans to increase graduate enrolment and become more research-intensive June 11
New report outlines strength of entrepreneurship in Newfoundland and Labrador June 11
PSA: Republic of Doyle filming at the Battery facility June 10
Memorial University research suggests new approach to planning and economic development in Atlantic Canada June 10
Memorial University Botanical Garden celebrating Canada's Garden Days June 10
Media and stakeholder information session on new approach for regional and economic success of Atlantic Canadian communities June 9
PSA: Marine Institute to host World Oceans Day N.L. event June 5
Reaching the Pinnacle June 2

May 2014

PSA: Memorial University to host consultation on new pan-provincial public engagement hub May 30
Memorial and Royal Ontario Museum form partnership to recover blue whale skeleton May 29
Engineering students to compete in international off-road racing competition May 28
PSA: RNC training exercise at the Battery facility in St. John's May 27
PSA: Melange - Faculty and staff art opening at Memorial University's Queen Elizabeth II Library May 27
PSA: Connect on social media to celebrate convocation at Memorial May 26
Memorial University to hold spring convocation ceremonies in St. John’s May 26
PSA: Poetry and performance - an interdisciplinary mashup at Memorial May 23
Memorial grad student competing for national honours May 23
Memorial University hosting International Experiential Learning Institute May 22
Memorial engineering students invited to attend national sustainability conference May 21
Memorial and Royal Ontario Museum partner to keep whale in province May 20
PSA: Memorial University public lecture to examine the history that made us who we are May 16
Memorial University highlighting emergency preparedness with Disaster Chef Challenge, half-day fair May 14
PSA: Memorial University's Monte Carlo Charity Gala looking for applicants May 12
Discovery Days in Health Sciences to bring over 100 high school students to Memorial's Faculty of Medicine May 12
Ethnomusicology and folklore symposium to highlight public engagement May 12
PSA: Memorial's ARTS on Violence series wraps up with a focus on activism May 9
Collaborative Arctic field program in Barents Sea completed May 9
Memorial University president appointed to second term May 9
Duke, Fishers honoured by Memorial's business faculty May 9
Memorial University president appointed to second term May 8
Third annual Memorial University Alumni Job Fair taking place May 8
PSA: Free all-day Science Rendezvous takes science out of the lab and onto the streets May 7
PSA: Genesis Centre open house May 7
PSA:Superwomen to host mentoring event for female Memorial graduates May 7
Nora Duke, Fishers'Loft to be recognized by Memorial's business faculty May 6
PSA: Canadian Institutes of Health Research funding discussion forum in Labrador on infant feeding May 5
PSA: Memorial University seeking nominations for exceptional alumni May 1
Memorial University releases Advancing Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador report; set to present at inaugural Innovation Week conference May 1
Junior and high school students compete in regional remotely operated vehicle competition May 1

April 2014

PSA: Royal Newfoundland Constabulary training exercise at the Battery facility April 29
Arts student crowdsourcing funds to appear at Australian literary festival April 29
Memorial University faculty members co-chairing national HIV/AIDS conference April 29
PSA: Voting opens for alumni representatives on Memorial University's Board of Regents April 28
Consultation announced for Memorial's Battery facility April 24
New business degree at Memorial a first in Atlantic Canada April 23
Marine Institute embarks on fisheries acoustic survey aboard Irish research vessel April 23
Memorial University's Botanical Garden receives provincial award April 22
Fisheries and community revitalization focus of Memorial Presents public forum April 16
Technical briefing of fisheries policy report April 15
PSA: Our fascination with wild weather focus of special panel discussion at Memorial University April 11
Marine Institute well represented at 2014 Canadian Hydrographic Conference April 11
Spring 2014 honorary degree recipients announced April 10
Memorial University's varsity athletics holds 54th annual awards ceremony April 4

March 2014

Public lecture about how homes and businesses across North America are powered by water flowing down river March 31
Invitation to media: Memorial University's School of Pharmacy partnering with RNC and RCMP for Public Pill Drop March 28
Ice mechanics chair appointed at Memorial University March 26
PSA: Memorial University calling for Board of Regents alumni representative nominations March 6
Marine Institute Career Fair 2014 March 5
Memorial students participate in national moot court competition March 5
Memorial MBA team wins inaugural P&G Cup March 3
Memorial University School of Pharmacy student wins national award March 3

February 2014

South African performance art in relation to HIV/AIDS in Africa topic of public lecture at Memorial University Feb. 28
Study finds marine-protected areas tend to be leftovers from extractive uses Feb. 27
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Carbonear for prospective students Feb. 26
Genesis Centre graduates environmental monitoring company Feb. 26
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Gander for prospective students Feb. 25
Memorial’s Genesis Centre holds graduation ceremony for EMSAT Corporation Feb. 25
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Lewisporte for prospective students Feb. 24
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Grand Falls-Windsor for prospective students Feb. 21
PSA: Memorial University celebrates Career Week 2014 Feb. 21
PSA: Memorial University information session in Baie Verte cancelled Feb. 20
PSA: Memorial University information session in Avondale cancelled Feb. 20
PSA: Memorial University to host information session in Baie Verte for prospective students Feb. 19
PSA: Memorial University to host information session in Avondale for prospective students Feb. 19
PSA: Memorial alumnus Gwynne Dyer appears as part of ARTS on Violence Feb. 19
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Deer Lake for prospective students Feb. 18
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Springdale for prospective students Feb. 17
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Bay Roberts for prospective students Feb. 17
Employment relations program places fifth in Canada, 39th in North America in global ranking Feb. 17
PSA: Public lecture at Memorial University to explore about how diversity strengthens engineering Feb. 11
Memorial University presents Documenting the Present/Visualizing the Past Feb. 11
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Stephenville for prospective students Feb. 10
Lenny the seal dies at Ocean Sciences Centre Feb. 10
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in Port Aux Basques for prospective students Feb. 7
PSA: The Works and School of Human Kinetics and Recreation host wellness day and open house Feb. 6
Memorial University medical students and Planned Parenthood partner for cervical cancer screening awareness Feb. 5
Memorial partners with new research centre to help injured, ill and impaired workers stay in the job market Feb. 4
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in St. John’s for prospective students Feb. 3
PSA: Two writers with Memorial connections on CBC Bookie Awards shortlist Feb. 3
Virtual launch of new research centre to help injured, ill and impaired workers stay in the job market Feb. 3
Partnership to advance oceans and economic development in Holyrood Feb. 3
Memorial University and Nunatsiavut Government partner for enhanced cultural research and collaboration Feb. 3

January 2014

Memorial University hosts information session in Clarenville for prospective students Jan. 31
Ladies Learning Code launches Newfoundland and Labrador chapter at Memorial University’s Genesis Centre Jan. 31
Ladies Learning Code launches Newfoundland and Labrador chapter at Memorial University’s Genesis Centre Jan. 31
Watch your step: Staying active and on your feet as you age Jan. 31
Memorial’s president launches Face Forward: Memorial Up North Jan. 31
Hibernia support to bolster geophysics program at Memorial University Jan. 31
PSA: Memorial University to celebrate the birthday of E.J. Pratt Jan. 30
Memorial invites public to Engage Memorial Week 2014 Jan. 30
PSA: School of Nursing crest ceremony moved to Thursday, Jan. 30 Jan. 29
PSA: School of Human Kinetics and Recreation to host information session for seniors about fall prevention Jan. 28
Hibernia investing in geophysics program at Memorial University Jan. 28
Fracking 101: An in-person backgrounder for media on the science and risks of fracking Jan. 28
Harris Centre forum to examine the science behind hydraulic fracturing Jan. 27
PSA: In-library performance of award-winning composer and School of Music faculty member Andrew Staniland Jan. 24
PSA: Memorial University’s alumni and friends family skate Jan. 23
Memorial University’s Marine Institute to hold third annual Nautical Skills Competition Jan. 23
Fifth annual SPARKS Literary Festival Jan. 17
Hibernia Offshore Operations Simulator Facility under Construction at Marine Institute Jan. 16
Marine Institute to announce funding for Hibernia Offshore Operations Simulator Facility Jan. 15
PSA: Fluid and Form art exhibit opening at Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth II Library Jan. 14
PSA: SPARKS Literary Festival taking place this weekend Jan. 13
Naval cadets graduate from Memorial University’s Marine Institute Jan. 9

December 2013

Memorial University pharmacy professor receives national awards Dec. 17
Memorial University geographer awarded 2013 Arctic Inspiration Prize Dec. 16
Genesis Centre joins Canadian Digital Media Network to contribute to digital media innovation Dec. 16
Law school feasibility study completed Dec. 12
Fifth annual SPARKS Literary Festival reveals lineup, new poetry prize Dec. 11
Memorial University’s Faculty of Arts honours Labrador school board Dec. 4
PSA: Application deadline extended for Faculty of Education programs Dec. 3
Memorial medical alumna to present on building a health program in rural Haiti Dec. 2

November 2013

Community forum to address legal requirements for disclosing HIV status and other barriers to HIV testing Nov. 29
Harris Centre heading to Northern Peninsula to explore opportunities and challenges in the region Nov. 28
PSA: Memorial University education students celebrate art exhibition opening Nov. 28
Memorial University to hold Dec. 6 vigil Nov. 26
PSA: Deck the Walls quilt exhibit and sale at Memorial University’s Botanical Garden Nov. 25
PSA: Public lecture at Memorial to talk about the role of engineering in global issues Nov. 20
Undergraduate female engineering enrolment at Memorial University highest in Canada Nov. 18
Memorial University Botanical Garden’s 36th annual Garden and Nature Art Exhibition Nov. 14
Memorial University nursing students take lead at cardiac and stroke care conference Nov. 13
PSA: Memorial folklore students to host Rugelach on the Rock Nov. 13
A call for choral music Nov. 13
Memorial’s commemoration planning highlights university’s unique role in province Nov. 8
Memorial University to hold Ceremony of Remembrance on the St. John’s campus Nov. 7
Memorial University robots and writers head downtown for three-day festival of research Nov. 7
Two Memorial students awarded $60,000 Schulich Leader Scholarships Nov. 7
Memorial University athletics task force report received Nov. 6
Memorial University supports findings of expert panel on Canadian ocean science Nov. 6
Marine Institute to hold Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 6
Memorial releases Face Forward: President’s Report 2013 Nov. 5
National award for First Nation medical student at Memorial University Nov. 5
Award-winning author delivering speaker series in Labrador Nov. 5
Enactus Memorial competition offers $2,500 prize for student entrepreneurs Nov. 4
Memorial announces partnership to provide ocean education to high school students Nov. 4
Open jam session and public lecture to launch International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation Nov. 1

October 2013

Public lecture at Memorial University explores possibility of early childhood education in Newfoundland and Labrador Oct. 31
PSA: The Vikings are coming to Memorial University Oct. 29
PSA: Marine Institute to host second annual Model Boat Race Oct. 25
PSA: Memorial University to hold fall convocation ceremonies in St. John’s Oct. 24
Memorial ready to move ahead with road safety measures Oct. 24
Upcoming Memorial Presents to explore if the places we live, study, work and play are making us sick Oct. 24
PSA: Memorial University launches Dialect Atlas of Newfoundland and Labrador Oct. 22
Memorial researcher receives prestigious national award for Innu language development Oct. 22
MUNdays come to a close on the St. John’s campus and Marine Institute Oct. 22
PSA: Sea Lion Woman: The Biography of a Song Oct. 21
Memorial University remembers former official visitor Dr. Max House Oct. 21
Memorial University to present 2013 Alumni Tribute Awards Oct. 21
MUNdays is a party and a half at Memorial University Oct. 21
PSA: Memorial University students and staff participating in Community Service Learning Day Oct. 18
Memorial University to recognize alumni celebrating 50-plus years of graduation Oct. 18
MUNdays fun continues on Day 2 of annual fall celebrations Oct. 18
Memorial University kicks off havin’ a time: Reunion 2013 Oct. 17
Memorial University’s Dare To campaign receives major gift to create accounting classroom Oct. 17
Memorial University’s fall celebrations taking place across three campuses Oct. 17
Memorial University’s Labrador Institute director named vice-president of University of the Arctic Oct. 16
Jamie the seal dies at Ocean Sciences Centre Oct. 16
PSA: Faculty of Arts reunion at Memorial University Oct. 15
Hebron Diversity research grant recipients announced Oct. 15
Fall celebrations kicking off this week at Memorial University Oct. 15
PSA: Memorial University Reunion 2013 – 32nd Alumni Tribute Awards Oct. 10
Citizen scientist detects sighting of mosquito thought to be a carrier of West Nile virus Oct. 4
Marine Institute launches new student recruitment strategy and brand Oct. 3
PSA: The Henrietta Harvey Lecture – Vernacular Architecture: An Irish Entry Oct. 2
Marine Institute to sign joint fisheries research agreement Oct. 1

September 2013

Tenth annual MI Ocean Net Day rescheduled Sept. 30
Affinity events celebrate Memorial and Newfoundland and Labrador Sept. 27
PSA: Food ’n’ Garden Fair taking place at Memorial University’s Botanical Garden Sept. 26
PSA: Republic of Doyle filming at Memorial University’s Battery location Sept. 25
Memorial University announces 2013 Alumni Tribute Awards recipients Sept. 25
PSA: The George Story Lecture – From Adam’s Housecat to Zydeco – The Vitality of American Regional English Sept. 24
Public lecture titled Salmon-fuelled Ecosystems of the Great Bear Rainforest taking place at Memorial University Sept. 24
PSA: Reading by Robert Chafe, Memorial’s 2014 writer-in-residence Sept. 24
Acoustic ecology symposium to kick off annual music lecture series at Memorial Sept. 24
PSA: Memorial University’s Reunion 2013 – President’s Golden Celebration Sept. 24
Gardiner Centre expands digital marketing program to Saskatchewan and Minnesota Sept. 24
Memorial University hosting 2013 Access Conference Sept. 24
Fall honorary degree recipients at Memorial University announced Sept. 23
PSA: Memorial University’s Reunion 2013 Sept. 23
Tenth annual MI Ocean Net Day cancelled Sept. 20
Memorial University’s Botanical Garden and Northeast Avalon REDB launch the inaugural Food ‘n’ Garden Fair Sept. 20
Botanical Garden greening the community with support from Canon’s Take Root Program, presented by Evergreen Sept. 19
Tenth annual MI Ocean Net Day Sept. 19
Fourteenth Annual Career and Graduate School Fair takes place at Memorial University Sept. 18
PSA: Spanish Film Festival at Memorial University Sept. 17
Planning and work underway at Memorial’s new Battery property Sept. 17
Book history, art and the evolution of modern brands on display at Memorial University’s First Space Gallery Sept. 17
Memorial partnering with Association of American Medical Colleges to research new Medical College Admissions Test Sept. 16
Food addiction and the development of human obesity Sept. 9
Media accreditation for World Seafood Congress 2013 Sept. 9
Memorial University kicks off Get Swabbed! campaign Sept. 9
PSA: A law school at Memorial University? Sept. 9
Memorial researcher shortlisted for national award Sept. 5
Memorial University is havin’ a time once more: Countdown to Reunion 2013 Sept. 5
Memorial University Sea-Hawks show support for You Can Play Project Sept. 4

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