News Archive


2017


August

New university registrar

Thomas Nault appointed university registrar at Memorial

July

Dean appointed to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The search committee for the role of dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has completed its work and recommended Dr. Jennifer Simpson for the position.

Acting dean appointed

Dr. Dennis Peters has been appointed acting dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science effective Sept. 1, 2017, until Nov. 30, 2017.

Dean appointed to the Faculty of Business Administration

The search committee for the role of dean of the Faculty of Business Administration has completed its work and has recommended Dr. Isabelle Dostaler for the position.

 

June

SAO Competency Development Model featured in University Manager magazine

A leadership development model created by a team from Memorial University has been featured in University Manager magazine's summer 2017 edition

May

Acting dean

Dr. Rhonda Joy has been appointed acting dean of the Faculty of Education effective April 17, 2017, until July 17, 2017.

Call for submissions

Memorial is accepting applications for the Vice-Presidents Council Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund.

Dean reappointed

Dr. Greg Naterer has been renewed for a second term as dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science effective Aug. 1, 2017.

Search committee, director, Faculty Relations

A search committee has been established for the role of director, Faculty Relations.

April

Transformational teaching

Educators from across disciplines and campuses will gather on Memorial’s St. John’s campus for a day of reflection, conversation, transformation and community-building on April 27.

University-wide consultation on draft Learning & Teaching Framework 2017-2022

Unviersity seeking input on draft Learning & Teaching Framework 2017-2022.

March

Update on Blundon Centre Review Report Recommendations

Since the release of the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre Review Report in Nov. 2016, Memorial University has been moving forward to address the recommendations presented in the report, and has initiated a comprehensive consultation process to revise the Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Policy. 

Aboriginal Peoples Week

The second annual Aboriginal Peoples Week at Memorial University’s St. John’s campus will take place from March 20-24.

 

 

February

Integrating units

Board approves integration of Office of Student Recruitment with Office of the Registrar

 

Supports for Memorial students,faculty and staff affected by U.S travel restrictions

Memorial University is providing supports for students, faculty and staff affected by the U.S travel restrictions. Read more here.

 

 

January

Statement from Memorial

Support for students and faculty affected by U.S. travel restrictions

 

Employment Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee membership

In late 2016, Dr. Noreen Golfman, provost and vice-president (academic), requested recommendations from the university community for the appointment of five employees to the new Employment Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee. Vice-Presidents Council has established the committee for the purpose of providing advice on matters relating to diversity, equity and inclusion in employment.  


2016


December

Leadership roles

Board approves senior appointments; VPR search set to begin

 

Inclusion report

Memorial releases report on Aboriginal student experience

 

Teaching and Learning Framework Review

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) has initiated a review to assess the outcomes of the Teaching and Learning Framework and pave the way for a new framework. 

November

International reach

National award for outstanding service to international education

 

A review of the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre

Memorial releases review of the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre

 

October

Review committee established for dean of Engineering and Applied Scence

Review of Memorial's dean of engineering and applied science begins

 

Search committees established

Search committees established for leadership roles

 

Leadership change in the Office of the Registrar

Sheila Singleton, a longtime employee of Memorial University, will retire from her position as university registrar on Nov. 24, 2016.

August

Starting out

Memorial welcomes new academic staff members at orientation session

 

New academic leadership

Dr. Sean Cadigan appointed associate vice-president (academic) programs, complement planning and development.

Director appointed to Labrador Institute

Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo appointed director of the Labrador Institute

June

Academic leadership changes

A number of important academic leadership changes that will take place in the coming months were approved by the Board of Regents on June 8, 2016. 

Susan Cleyle appointed university librarian

The search committee for the position of university librarian has completed its work and has recommended Susan Cleyle for the position. President Gary Kachanoski has accepted the recommendation and the Board of Regents approved the appointment on June 8, 2016. Ms. Cleyle will begin a five-year term effective Aug. 1, 2016.

Dr. Margaret Steele appointed dean of the Faculty of Medicine

The search committee for the dean of the Faculty of Medicine has completed its work and has recommended Dr. Margaret Steele for the position. President Gary Kachanoski has accepted the recommendation and the Board of Regents approved the appointment on June 8, 2016. Dr. Steele will begin a five-year term effective Aug. 15, 2016. 

 

May

Call for proposals

The Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund are now accepting applications.

Search committee and position profile established for new academic leadership role

Dr. Noreen Golfman, provost and vice-president (academic), has established a search committee and finalized a position profile for the new role of associate vice-president (academic), programs, complement planning and development.

New dean for the School of Graduate Studies

The search committee for the dean of the School of Graduate Studies has completed its work and has recommended Dr. Aimée Surprenant for the position.

Dean reappointed in the Faculty of Education

Dr. Kirk Anderson has been renewed for a second term as dean of the Faculty of Education effective Sept. 1, 2016.

April

Leadership change in the School of Pharmacy

Dr. Carlo Marra, dean of the School of Pharmacy, has accepted the role of dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Otago in New Zealand. He will remain in his role at Memorial until Aug. 1, 2016. 

Dean appointed

The Search Committee for the Dean of the School of Music has completed its work and has recommended Dr. Ian Sutherland for the position.

February

Teaching and Learning Framework St. John's Campus Funding Competition 2016-2017

The call for applications to the Teaching and Learning Framework St. John’s Campus Funding Competition 2016-2017 is open.

January

Budget process - amendment to the Procedure for Travel Requests

In advance of the 2016 provincial budget, Memorial has been asked by government to consider various cost-saving scenarios for discussion during this year’s budget process.

Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund calls for proposals now open

Applications are now being accepted for the Vice-Presidents Council Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund.

Administrative Leave Policy - draft for consultation

 On September 22, 2015, Vice-Presidents Council approved a proposal for a revised policy Administrative Leave for Academic Administrators


2015


December

Academic leadership updates

Two academic leadership appointments were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting on Dec. 3, 2015.

Leadership changes in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

At its meeting on Dec. 3, 2015, the Board of Regents approved a proposal to restructure the academic leadership team in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic). 

November

Acting director appointed to the Labrador Institute

Dr. Martha MacDonald has been appointed to serve as acting director of the Labrador Institute effective Nov. 23, 2015, until a permanent director is appointed. 

Update on search for dean, School of Graduate Studies

In summer 2015 a search committee was established for the role of dean of the School of Graduate Studies. The work of the search committee is ongoing and expressions of interest will be received up to Friday, Jan. 8, 2016.

Review committee announced for dean, Faculty of Education

Dr. Kirk Anderson’s five-year term as dean of the Faculty of Education expires on August 31, 2016. Dr. Anderson has indicated that he wishes to be considered for reappointment for a second term. In accordance with the Procedures Governing the Appointment, Review, Promotion and Tenure of Academic Administrators, a review committee has been established.

Continued growth in graduate student enrolment at Memorial

This fall, according to the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) 2015-16 Preliminary Survey of Enrolments released in October, Memorial is home to the largest number of graduate students among universities in Atlantic Canada.

October

Search committee announced for director, Labrador Institute

A search committee has been established for the role of director of the Labrador Institute.

 

Memorial University enrolment figures for fall 2015

The fall 2015 semester at Memorial University is in full swing and enrolment figures are in. There are 18,413 students enrolled at Memorial’s campuses. Graduate enrolment continues to increase and undergraduate enrolment has remained steady as expected

New self-directed learning award takes education above and beyond

The new Memorial University Award for Outstanding Self-directed Learning celebrates undergraduate students with the qualities and skills that enable them to manage their own learning and successfully undertake self-directed learning projects.

September

Cross-Campus Initiatives and Conference Fund calls for proposals now open

Applications are now being accepted for the Vice-Presidents Council Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund.

Acting dean appointed in the Faculty of Business Administration

Dr. Dale Foster has been appointed dean pro tempore of the Faculty of Business Administration effective Oct. 1, 2015, until Dec. 31, 2015.

August

Director of Internationalization Office appointed

The search committee for the director of the Internationalization Office has completed its work and recommended Sonja Knutson for the position.

July

Memorial University's Board of Regents approves budget proposal

Memorial University’s Board of Regents has approved the university’s budget for 2015-16 as proposed by the administration. 

Search committee established for new dean of the School of Graduate Studies

A search committee for a new dean of the School of Graduate Studies has been established.

June

Search resumes for dean of the Faculty of Medicine

The search for a new dean of the Faculty of Medicine that was postponed pending the appointment of a permanent provost and vice-president (academic) has resumed.

Information about budget planning

The Vice-Presidents Council (VPC) is working to address the serious and complex budgetary challenges facing Memorial University. As this important work continues, VPC is committed to listening to the questions and concerns of the university community and sharing information whenever possible. 

May

Adjudication panel established for Teaching and Learning Framework funding competition

An adjudication panel has been established to review applications to the Teaching and Learning Framework St. John’s Campus Funding Competition. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2015.  

 

Historic day

Dr. Noreen Golfman, provost and vice-president (academic), was installed as Memorial’s first female pro vice-chancellor during spring convocation May 26.

Cross-Campus Initiatives and Conference Fund calls for proposals now open

Applications are now being accepted for the Vice-Presidents Council Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund.

The Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund is meant to encourage and build on existing strategic relationships between Memorial's campuses: the St. John's campus, the Marine Institute, Grenfell Campus, Harlow Campus and the Labrador Institute.

 

Chairs to build teaching and learning capacity

Thirteen educators at Memorial University have been appointed as Chairs in Teaching and Learning.

Search committees announced for dean, School of Music and university librarian

Separate search committees have been established for the roles of dean, School of Music and university librarian at Memorial University.

April

Teaching and Learning Framework St. John's Campus Funding Competition applications now being accepted

Applications to the Teaching and Learning Framework (TLF) St. John’s Campus Funding Competition for 2015 are now being accepted through an online application system available at https://teachingandlearningmun.fluidreview.com/

March

Academic leadership changes

A number of important academic leadership changes that will take place in the coming months were approved by the Board of Regents on March 26, 2015.

Provost and vice-president (academic) appointed

Dr. Noreen Golfman has been appointed Memorial's provost and vice-president (academic).

Search committee established for director of the Internationalization Centre

A search committee has been established for the position of director, Internationalization Office. 

Aboriginal affairs advisor appointed

Catharyn Andersen has been appointed special advisor to the president on Aboriginal affairs. 

Interim associate vice-president (academic), faculty affairs appointed

Dr. Sean Cadigan has been appointed associate vice-president (academic), faculty affairs, pro tempore. The appointment is effective May 4.

Funding to encourage creative practices

The new St. John’s Campus TLF Funding Competition will give the Memorial community on the St. John’s campus the resources needed to take their ideas and apply them in short-term (1-2 year maximum duration) projects and proof of concept initiatives.

February

Memorial University positioned for global success with Strategic Internationalization Plan 2020

Memorial University of Newfoundland has released the Strategic Internationalization Plan 2020, a plan with specific recommendations to guide the university in the implementation of a wide range of ambitious international and intercultural initiatives over the next several years.

Recognize excellence in teaching

Know an excellent teacher? Nominations for the President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching, and Graduate and Postgraduate Supervision are now being accepted.

Enrolment planning retreat summary report

On Jan. 23, senior academic leaders, faculty, staff, students and administrators gathered to discuss undergraduate enrolment planning for the St. John’s campus as part of the implementation of Enrolment Plan 2020.

January

Enrolment planning underway at Memorial

Senior academic leaders, faculty, staff, students and administrators gathered on Jan. 23 to discuss undergraduate enrolment planning for the St. John’s campus as part of the implementation of Enrolment Plan 2020, a plan that will guide Memorial towards the achievement of enrolments targets while focusing on the quality of the student experience. 

Calls for Cross-Campus Initiative and Conference Fund

Applications are now being accepted for the Vice-Presidents’ Council Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund. Proposals for both applications must be submitted by Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.

Directors appointed in Ancillary Operations and Student Residences

Rex Coffin has been appointed director, Ancillary Operations, and Bruce Belbin has been appointed director, Student Residences.

New chair program to drive excellence in teaching and learning

The new Chairs in Teaching and Learning program will provide a faculty-level structure to promote new initiatives in teaching and learning


2014


December

Consultation sessions planned in the New Year for search for provost and vice-president (academic)

Memorial University has begun its search for a new provost and vice-president (academic). A search committee has been established and has been working through the search process during the late fall.

Realignment of the Deputy Provost (Students) Portfolio - Phase Two and Three

At the December 4, 2014 meeting of the Board of Regents, a proposal for the implementation of phases two and three of the realignment of the Deputy Provost (Students) portfolio was approved. Read more....

Dr. Alice Gaudine appointed dean of the School of Nursing

Dr. Alice Gaudine has been appointed dean of Memorial University’s School of Nursing, effective Dec. 5, 2014, for a five-year term.

 

November

Research report celebrates collaboration and community

Memorial University has launched its 2014 research report, which features the extraordinary and impactful work of Memorial students and researchers.

Memorial releases Face Forward: President's Report 2014

Memorial University has released its annual report, titled Face Forward: President’s Report 2014

National honours for Memorial University researchers

Memorial University researchers received two of five national research awards presented today, one of them regarded as the highest honour a researcher can receive in the social sciences and humanities.

October

New model of co-operative education at Memorial

Memorial is moving toward a more sustainable model of co-operative education which will use resources in more effective and efficient ways than the previous model.

 

Zerbe reappointed as dean of business faculty

Dr. Wilfred Zerbe has been renewed as dean of the Faculty of Business Administration for a second five-year term, effective January 2015.

September

Draft of Strategic Internationalization Plan released for university-wide consultation

Dr. Richard Marceau, vice-president (research), released a draft of the Strategic Internationalization Plan 2020 on Tuesday, Sept.16, 2014, for university-wide feedback. 

June

Increasing graduate enrolment and research intensity at Memorial

Memorial’s Board of Regents approved the Enrolment Plan 2020 and the Strategic Research Intensity Plan 2014-20, a set of initiatives that will launch forth new and innovative recommendations to help the university become one of the most graduate-intensive and research-intensive universities in Canada by the end of 2020-21. 

Provost Appoints Steering Committee to draft a new Strategic Internationalization Plan

A new steering committee, commissioned by the provost and vice-president (academic), Dr. David Wardlaw, will lead consultations for the development of a Strategic Internationalization Plan. The steering committee and the process for creating the plan were approved by the Vice-Presidents Council at a meeting on May 26, 2014.

$1 million CTIDF funds announced

The 2014-2015 proposals for Classroom Teaching Infrastructure Development (CTIDF) have been evaluated and 24 projects will receive funding. 

 

Panel visits and call for written submissions

Deputy Provost (Students) and Associate Vice-President (Academic) Undergraduate Studies announces panel visits and call for written submissions.

May

Realignment of Deputy Provost (Students) Portfolio

At the May 8th meeting of the Board of Regents, a proposal for a three-phased administrative realignment of the deputy provost (students) portfolio was approved, including a detailed plan for phase one. 

New Student Code of Conduct

Memorial University's new Student Code of Conduct is effective May 12, 2014.

For more information, visit  http://today.mun.ca/news.php?id=8984

 

April

Realignment of Deputy Provost (Students) Portfolio

In fall 2013, four Visioning Groups were formed to consider specific sets of recommendations in the External Review Report regarding the portfolio of the Deputy Provost (Students) and Associate Vice-President (Academic) Undergraduate Studies. The reports focus on the following areas: Health and Wellness; Housing and Ancillary Services; Office of the Registrar; and Student Affairs and Services. The reports are now available for review on the provost’s website.

University-wide consultation on Enrolment Plan 2020

Today, Dr. David Wardlaw, provost and vice-president (academic), is releasing an advanced draft of the Enrolment Plan 2020 for university-wide feedback.

March

Board of Regents Appoints Interim Dean of Pharmacy

At its meeting on March 13, 2014, the Board of Regents approved the appointment of Dr. Carla Dillon as Interim Dean effective April 1 to May 31, 2014.

 

February

New dean for School of Pharmacy

Dr. Carlo Marra has been appointed as a professor and the new dean of the School of Pharmacy at Memorial University.

January

Provost releases report on Administrative Review of the Division of Cooperative Education

Today Dr. David Wardlaw, Provost and Vice President (Academic) is releasing a report summarizing an Administrative Review of the Division of Cooperative Education conducted by Jane Helleur & Associates Inc.

Please direct any questions or clarifications on the report or next steps to the office of the Deputy Provost (Students) and Associate Vice-President (Academic) Undergraduate Studies.

 

New dean for School of Social Work

Dr. Donna Hardy Cox has been appointed dean of the School of Social Work for a five-year term. 


2013


November

Memorial releases Face Forward: Presidentís Report 2013

Memorial University today released its annual retrospective publication, this year titled Face Forward: President’s Report 2013. To see some of the faces of the people who are working together to move Memorial forward as well as to view their stories and the vital signs and financial highlights for 2012-13, visit www.mun.ca/presidentsreport.

October

Teaching and Learning report recommends healthy campus

Together with the College of the North Atlantic (CNA), Memorial University has completed a comprehensive report highlighting the importance of a healthy campus as the university community works towards expanded inclusiveness.

Accommodating Students with Individual Learning Needs Associated with Disabilities and/or Mental Health Issues was authored by Dr. David Philpott, a professor in Memorial’s Faculty of Education, and Elizabeth Chaulk, CNA.

September

Understanding a global perspective

Plans are gearing up at Memorial University for the preparation of a white paper on internationalization. These plans were put into motion at the July 16 meeting of the Vice-Presidents’ Council, when members approved the document’s terms of reference. 

Board of Regents approves reappointment of dean, other extensions

Dr. Mark Abrahams was renewed as dean of the Faculty of Science for a second five-year term effective Sept. 1. 

July

Review Report of Portfolio of Deputy Provost (Students)

Review Report of Portfolio of Deputy Provost (Students)

Contact

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