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.

To access news releases from Grenfell Campus please click here.

August 2017

PSA: First Space Gallery exhibit: All Roads Lead to Here Aug. 31
Memorial University’s Genesis Centre to host premier startup event Aug. 30
Distinguished faculty members at Memorial University recognized (replaces release No. 119) Aug. 24
Understanding fish stocks: Marine Institute home to new OCI Industrial Research Chair for Fish Stock Assessment Aug. 24
Convocation approaches; honorary degree recipients announced Aug. 24
Marine Institute and Ocean Choice International to announce research chair Aug. 23
Distinguished faculty members at Memorial University recognized Aug. 22
PSA: Genesis Remix event tomorrow Aug. 17
Memorial University heading to SpaceX hyperloop competition Aug. 15
New electricity-generating technology goes through final testing at Marine Institute Flume Tank Aug. 15
Memorial researchers receive funding to purchase what they need to change the world Aug. 15
Waterotor Energy Technologies tests revolutionary new electricity-generating technology at Marine Institute Aug. 14
Health-care profession camp for Indigenous students at Grenfell Campus Aug. 14
Memorial welcomes new vice-president (research) Aug. 10
Memorial University announces appointment of new vice-president, Grenfell Campus Aug. 9
Genesis Launches Federal Government Start-up Visa Program for International Entrepreneurs Aug. 4
PSA: Genesis Centre first business incubator under Startup Visa Program Aug. 3

July 2017

Military transition business boot camp returns to St John’s July 24
PSA: Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment inaugural summit July 20
PSA: Memorial University Botanical Garden a partner of Garden N.L. network July 19
Memorial alumni recognized for exceptional achievements July 17
Valuable trash: A fisherman’s trash is this scientist’s treasure July 12
Canada C3 Voyage: Memorial chancellor to take part in epic journey to celebrate Canada’s 150th July 12
PSA: Fall application to graduate deadline looming for Memorial University students July 11
PSA: Media availability regarding Board of Regents governance report July 7

June 2017

News Conference Postponed: Marine Institute and Ocean Choice International to announce research chair June 28
Marine Institute and Ocean Choice International to announce research chair June 27
Memorial University and Tamarack Camera Club Seeking Photographers for Humans of Labrador Project June 23
Memorial committed to save energy and costs June 22
Alumni representatives elected to Memorial’s Board of Regents June 22
Memorial University launches new summer orientation program June 21
Celebrate Yaffle! Public invited to learn about redeveloped connecting platform June 16
PSA: Let’s chat: Faculty of Medicine kicks off speakers’ series as part of anniversary celebrations June 15
Fisheries and Marine Institute to celebrate 2017 graduates June 15
Exhibit on Grenfell clothing exchange to cross province June 14
The challenge is on: Marine Institute launches provincewide cleanup June 8

May 2017

Memorial’s business faculty renews international accreditation May 30
PSA: Spring graduates tell their stories in real time May 29
Memorial University to hold nine convocation ceremonies in St. John's May 29
Report examines how Canada could act to limit global warming while remaining economically competitive May 29
Memorial University launches Centre for Social Enterprise May 25
Memorial University to officially launch Centre for Social Enterprise May 24
PSA: Queen Elizabeth II presents annual faculty and staff art exhibit May 23
Memorial University seeking nominations for community service award May 16
Public invited to Harris Centre’s island cultures conference May 15
CCFI, CAN and Marine Institute partner for industry-first invention May 12
Marine Institute to host MATE ROV regional competition May 4
Memorial’s business faculty to hand out awards to business leaders at Partners May 4
PSA: Memorial to participate in Canada-wide celebration of science May 3
PSA: Voting opens for alumni representatives on Memorial University’s Board of Regents May 1
Ready and able: Temporary foreign workers can help solve the labour gap in aging N.L. May 1

April 2017

Six countries team up to conduct climate change research in Northwest Atlantic Ocean April 25
Genesis Centre’s Pitch & Pick Winter 2017 April 25
PSA: Public lecture on Curating for Change: Festivals, Improvisation and the Staging of Diversity April 24
Local students compete at Let’s Talk Science Challenge April 20
Canadian gardening to be celebrated at botanical garden fundraiser April 20
PSA: Public lecture about hydraulic fracturing and its implications for Western Newfoundland April 18
Memorial students embrace workplace mindfulness April 18
PSA: A mother’s words as her son heads off to war April 7
PSA: Harris Centre hosting MUNbuttoned: PhDs On the Go April 6
Demonstration of mobile simulation April 6
Honorary degree recipients announced April 5
PSA: Experience medical school first hand at Memorial University April 4
Board of Regents welcomes new members April 3
Labrador Institute publishes children’s book on dog safety April 3

March 2017

Turning spiny marine organisms into an economic development opportunity for N.L. March 27
PSA: Public lecture to discuss impact of brain function on education March 23
School of Pharmacy quit smoking program invites quitters March 22
PSA: Public lecture on the socioeconomic benefits of immigration to Newfoundland and Labrador March 17
Entrepreneurship centre officially launches at Memorial University March 17
PSA: Memorial to open Aboriginal Peoples Week with public event on building reconciliation March 16
Two subsea engineering chairs appointed at Memorial University March 16
Memorial University officially launches Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship March 15
Call for nomination: Alumni representatives on Memorial’s Board of Regents March 14
Speedy pharmacy research for the masses March 14
PSA: Dionne Brand delivers 2017 Pratt Lecture March 13
School of Pharmacy Public Pill Drop March 13
Marine Institute partners with industry to introduce technical certificate in aquaculture management March 13
Panel discussion on mental health and addictions services in Newfoundland and Labrador March 10
Navantia signs agreement with Marine Institute March 9
Marine Institute to host scholarship and awards March 8
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences introduces international bachelor of arts degree March 2
Historic research-based PhD and master’s programs introduced at Fisheries and Marine Institute March 2
Memorial University celebrating Pharmacist Awareness Month March 1

February 2017

Federal funding brings new research equipment to Memorial Feb. 28
Industrial Research Chair established at Memorial University to improve safety at sea Feb. 28
Premiere of documentary film Atiku Napeu — The Caribou Man Feb. 23
Love your partner, love yourself Feb. 9
Housing and its relationship to Newfoundland and Labrador’s mobile workforce Feb. 2

January 2017

SPARKS Literary Festival this weekend Jan. 31
PSA: How does the role of engineering promote gender equality in international development? Jan. 30
Eastern Health and Memorial University of Newfoundland advise of privacy breach Jan. 30
The worms that turned the oceans Jan. 30
Nautical skills competition to test knowledge and build leadership Jan. 26
PSA: SPARKS Literary Festival rescheduled Jan. 20
PSA: SPARKS Literary Festival this weekend Jan. 19
Gallery celebrating 25th anniversary of visual arts graduates Jan. 13
Memorial University composer, chemist receive Terra Nova Young Innovator awards Jan. 12
Respected pharmacist to be honoured at White Coat Ceremony Jan. 10
PSA: Spring application to graduate deadline looming for Memorial University students Jan. 9
Memorial MBA students win international business competition Jan. 9
St. John’s campus launches Winter Welcome for new students Jan. 4

December 2016

Preventing stroke with the right test at the right time Dec. 19
Memorial University releases President's Report 2016 Dec. 15
Memorial University researcher claims prestigious Arctic Inspiration Prize Dec. 9
Ethnomusicologist named Canada Research Chair at Memorial University Dec. 2
Memorial University to hold Dec. 6 vigil Dec. 2
The Board of Regents to commission governance review Dec. 1

November 2016

Pharmacy researchers launch community partnership Nov. 30
PSA: Public lecture about how risks are determined for natural disasters Nov. 28
Marine Institute to host its largest scholarship and awards presentation to date Nov. 22
Memorial University sociologist part of group issuing progress report on climate actions Nov. 18
Finding the recipe for entrepreneurial success Nov. 17
Town hall meeting on climate change and the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador Nov. 16
Concern about overuse of antibiotics in Newfoundland and Labrador Nov. 15
Memorial University president to address Board of Trade Nov. 14
Memorial University releases campus safety app Nov. 9
Memorial University to host Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway Nov. 9
Marine Institute to hold Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 9
Electrical and computer engineering conference marks 25th anniversary Nov. 8
Memorial University to hold Ceremony of Remembrance on the St. John’s campus Nov. 7
Marine Institute to host fifth annual Model Boat Race Nov. 3
Theatrical interpretation of 1916 Easter Rising Nov. 2

October 2016

PSA: Memorial one of six universities to partner on groundbreaking health promotion movement Oct. 31
Six Canadian universities partner on groundbreaking health promotion movement Oct. 31
PSA: Examining ecological, social, cultural and economic sustainability in a post oil-dependent N.L. Oct. 27
Geography professor co-authors report on harmful chemicals in Canadian homes Oct. 26
PSA: Fifty years of exercise training science: What's old? What's new? What's true? Oct. 24
PSA: Get social with Memorial University’s fall graduates Oct. 19
Memorial University to hold fall convocation ceremonies in St. John’s Oct. 18
PSA: Three Minute Thesis competition Oct. 17
Genesis Centre announces hiring of two entrepreneurs-in-residence Oct. 17
PSA: Memorial University’s Harris Centre hosting Southwestern Newfoundland regional workshop Oct. 14
PSA: Memorial University’s artists-in-residence to perform Oct. 14
Empowering entrepreneurship: Three technology companies graduate from Genesis Centre Oct. 14
Genesis Centre to hold graduation ceremony Oct. 13
Solving the mystery of 570-million-year-old Mistaken Point fossils Oct. 13
Memorial University to present 35th annual Alumni Tribute Awards Oct. 12
Photo exhibit: Making the Journey Oct. 12
PSA: Call for entries at Memorial University Botanical Garden Oct. 11
PSA: Hops and Beer Night at Memorial University Botanical Garden Oct. 11
Opening of simulation space to highlight School of Nursing 50th anniversary Oct. 11
PSA: Call for scarecrows at Memorial University Botanical Garden Oct. 7
PSA: Canada’s 150th celebrations at Memorial University Botanical Garden Oct. 7
Students to present artwork representing Inuit values to Faculty of Education Oct. 7
PSA: Dialogue on Social Licence to Operate: A public forum Oct. 6
All clear given: RNC detains single male after reports of suspicious behaviour Oct. 6
Right treatment, right patient, right time Oct. 6
Program launch for improved quality care Oct. 5
Enactus Memorial wins world cup Oct. 3

September 2016

PSA: Memorial University and Community Foundation of N.L. launch Vital Signs 2016 Sept. 29
Memorial’s St. John’s campus designated Fair Trade Campus Sept. 29
PSA: Body works exhibit returns to Memorial University Sept. 28
PSA: Reading by Sara Tilley, Memorial’s writer-in-residence Sept. 28
Film Screening: The Millennial Dream Sept. 28
Memorial students and alumni invited to Career and Graduate School Fair Sept. 27
Enactus Memorial to compete for world cup in Toronto Sept. 27
Labrador Institute and Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay collaborate on drinking water research project Sept. 22
PSA: Air plant workshop at the Memorial University Botanical Garden Sept. 20
PSA: Orchids 101 at the Memorial University Botanical Garden Sept. 20
Memorial’s Battery Facility renovation continues Sept. 20
PSA: Message Control and Canadian Democracy Sept. 19
Memorial University and partners celebrate Science Literacy Week Sept. 15
Merchant Navy Day commemoration Sept. 14
First International Indigenous Intern named by Memorial University’s Labrador Institute Sept. 13
Help pick Most Valuable Pitch during Genesis Centre event Sept. 8
Two first-year Memorial students awarded Schulich Leader Scholarships Sept. 8
Four alumni to be recognized for outstanding achievements Sept. 7
PSA: Application deadline approaching for Genesis Centre program Sept. 7
Cold, wet and world class: Memorial University’s COASTS initiative builds on unique strengths Sept. 2
Memorial University briefing regarding Canada First Research Excellence Fund Sept. 2

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