The Celebrate Memorial logo
The Celebrate Memorial logo encompasses a number of images representing the past, present and future of Memorial University. It is designed to complement all activities associated with the university's Festival of Anniversaries scheduled from 1998-2000.
The central image is the Memorial Tower, being built on the St. John's campus through the generous support of the Johnson Family Foundation. Part of the new University Centre, it was constructed during the Festival of Anniversaries. Since its completion in the summer of 2000 the tower has become a major landmark identifying the campus within the larger community.
The clock symbolizes the exciting time spent at the university by Memorial's students, past, present and future, as they pursue their educational and social development in our challenging environment.
The flame in conjunction with the tower represents a birthday candle in celebration of our important anniversaries. The flame also commemorates those brave souls who, in war, gave their lives for freedom, and for whom the university will always be a living memorial.
The central image is also a stylized ship, representing the university's marine orientation and a critical part of her academic mission. The ship is moving out of the past and into the future, its crew — students, staff, faculty, administrators — charting a challenging course for the university and the province.
The colour spectrum behind the tower speaks to the university's origins and aspirations. The orange and yellow represent the sun setting on Memorial's illustrious past and the sun rising on her emerging future. The green and blue represent Newfoundland's natural environment — the land, the sky and the ocean — and the cradle of the creativity and strength of character of her inhabitants that serves to shape Memorial University forever.
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