Courses, Programs and Research


Selected Course Offerings for Summer 2017


Live at the Labrador Institute, North West River and Sheshatshiu

July 3-August 4

Archaeology 3585 & 3586: Archaeology Field School: Community Archaeology and Indigenous Cultural Resource Management

Contact Dr. Scott Neilsen for more information.


Summer Camp - Healers of Tomorrow Gathering

The Healers of Tomorrow Gathering is a week-long summer camp designed to give Aboriginal students an overview of various health care professions requiring either college or university training. Sessions will explore a wide range of professions including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, laboratory technology, paramedicine and dental therapy, just to name a few! The summer camp will be held at Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, NL from August 13-20, 2017 and applications are open to Aboriginal youth in grades 9-12 and those who have just finished their first-year of university or college.
Deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on Monday, May 1, 2017.



Aboriginal and Indigenous Studies Certificate


The Aboriginal and Indigenous Studies Certificate program appeals to a wide variety of learners, including current and prospective university students and those interested in the public, not-for-profit and non-governmental sectors. It is designed for those who are interested in learning about the history, cultures, languages, beliefs and experiences of Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples.

The objective of the program is to provide foundational knowledge for understanding historical and contemporary experiences of Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples – from the origins of first peoples and their complex histories over the proceeding millennia, to present movements and the growing desire for reconciliation between governments and Aboriginal and Indigenous societies.

Courses will cover subject areas such as archaeology, anthropology, history, English and political science.




Visit  to browse Memorial University's research projects.


Chemistry and Your Life, Chemistry in Your Life


Traditional Medicines: Memorial as a place for Aboriginal knowledge to take root


Fighting depression and mental health with combat sports: Creating local champions


Daughters of Mikak: Celebrating Inuit Women's Leadership in Nunatsiavut


Rainwater Harvesting Systems as a Measure to Improve Drinking Water Access in a Remote Water-Insecure Indigenous Community



Aboriginal Affairs

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