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A conference on the impacts of the First World War on Newfoundland and Canada

Memorial University of Newfoundland, June 22-23, 2019

Memorial University of Newfoundland is convening a conference in June 2019 to mark the signing of the Treaty of Versailles which officially ended the First World War on June 28, 1919. The conference is a capstone to the university’s five-year Living Memorial program recognizing the unique origin of the university, founded in 1925 as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the Great War.

Who will be attending the conference?

Memorial University’s Living Memorial symposia and conferences attract a broad range of people who have an interest in the First World War. Participants include academics, students, veterans, community leaders, artists and authors. Organizations involved include university departments and faculties, archives and museums, and local community and veterans groups. The conference program has been designed to appeal to both the expert and the amateur.

The Conference

With more than 20 presentations, an author showcase, a banquet and a keynote address by Dr. Tim Cook, the Living Memorial conference will present a wide range of topics and interests. Dr. Cook is an award winning author of many books on the First World War and is a military historian with the Canadian War Museum. The conference will also include a poster session featuring projects from the university’s Living Memorial program. The conference will take place at Memorial’s new Signal Hill Campus in St. John’s. There is no conference registration fee; however, there will be a charge to attend the conference banquet on the evening of June 22.


Based on attendance at earlier conferences, we anticipate 100+ delegates from across Newfoundland and Labrador. Sponsors have an opportunity to reach a broad audience through these delegates. There are three sponsorship levels with various benefits:


WW100 Commemoration Program

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000