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Welcome to Memorial

Congratulations on your appointment. We hope that your career with us will be long and rewarding. In order to assist you we have prepared this Guide for New Faculty which contains a brief overview of Memorial, information for those arriving from outside of Canada or outside of Newfoundland and Labrador, information on documentation and healthcare, a checklist for when you arrive on campus, and a section on Starting Your Career at Memorial. As well we introduce you to some of our newest members of faculty and librarians.

A Brief Overview of Memorial

Memorial is the only university in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It consists of 4 campuses, namely the St. John’s campus, the Marine Institute, Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, and Harlow Campus in England. Memorial University College was established in memory of the Newfoundlanders who lost their lives in active service in the First World War, and later recognition was extended to the province’s war dead of the Second World War. The college was officially opened on September 15, 1925 on the Parade Street Campus, with an enrolment of 55 students. The College was elevated to university status in one of the first pieces of legislation passed after Newfoundland joined Confederation in 1949.

The management, administration, and control of the property, revenue, business and affairs of the university are vested in the Board of Regents. Academic matters are the responsibility of the Senate. For a list of the members of the Board of Regents, see Board of Regents and for the Senate of the University, Senate(pdf).

The current student population is approximately 18,000. The University has 6 faculties – Arts, Science, Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, and Medicine - and six schools- Graduate Studies, Human Kinetics and Recreation, Music, Nursing, Pharmacy and Social Work. Memorial also offers programs at the Marine Institute, which became part of the university in 1992.