From its earliest days, Memorial University has encouraged research activity by its faculty. From modest beginnings in the 1950s, research has grown steadily — to nearly $100 million dollars in 2010/11. As Memorial grows into an increasingly research-focused institution, it is necessary to think about how best to support researchers, engage with the wider community and continue to build a culture of research excellence.
To that end, the university has unveiled the Research Strategy Framework, an aspirational document that focuses on pursuing, supporting and celebrating excellence in all forms of research.
The League of Extraordinary Researchers is Memorial University of Newfoundland's creative retelling of the Research Strategy Framework.