Events

We host events for alumni and friends throughout the world to network, socialize and connect with fellow alumni and to catch up with what's going on at your alma mater.

Here you'll find information on a variety of events. These events include opportunities for professional development, networking, family activities, entertainment, education and more. Check out what's going on!

Join us for Coast Lines and Coffee on July 28, featuring Perry Chafe (BA'92), television showrunner, writer, producer, songwriter and author of Closer by Sea and Michael Crummey (BA’87), award-winning novelist and poet and author of The Adversary, in conversation with Angela Antle (BA’91). We look forward to welcoming you to our latest event celebrating the Newfoundland and Labrador literary landscape.

The Memorial University Bookstore will be onsite with various Coast Lines titles for sale and our guests of honour will be happy to sign copies of their books following the panel discussion.

PERRY CHAFE (BA '92) was the co-creator and co-showrunner for the CBC TV series Republic of Doyle, which ran for six seasons. He was also  executive producer and writer for the Netflix/Discovery series Frontier and the executive producer and writer for Caught, based on Lisa Moore’s award-winning novel. Perry is currently a writer and producer on the hit CBC series Son of a Critch and has also co-written a number of songs with partner Maureen Ennis of the JUNO award-winning music group The Ennis Sisters.
Perry released his debut novel Closer by Sea in 2023 which became a national bestseller. He was born in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador.
 

MICHAEL CRUMMEY (BA’87) is the author of seven books of poetry and the short fiction collection Flesh and Blood. His first novel, River Thieves, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and his second novel, The Wreckage, was a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His third novel, Galore, won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Canada and the Caribbean) and was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award. His fourth novel, Sweetland, was also a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award; a feature film based on the novel is currently in theatres nationwide. The Innocents (2020), was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award. His most recent novel is The Adversary (2023) was called "a beautifully written, immensely powerful and subtly ingenious novel" by The Washington Post. Michael Crummey lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Event Details

Date: Sunday, July 28, 2024
Location: Emera Innovation Exchange, Signal Hill Campus
Time: 11 am to 1 pm NL time; panel discussion runs from 11:30 to 12:30 pm and will be livestreamed

Ticket Price: $25 CAD (in person) + 15% HST + 4.5% processing fee. Ticket price includes coffee/tea, continental breakfast, panel discussion, book signing, and parking.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

Join the Coast Lines discussion on Facebook!

Memorial University is coming to the UK!

Join us for a pub night in the heart of London on June 26.

From the east coast of Canada across the pond, your Memorial University Alumni family wants to reunite! We are thrilled about this opportunity to connect and celebrate with Memorial’s alumni and friends who now call the UK home. 
 
Please join us for a casual gathering of shared memories, yummy provisions and the odd tipple at Filthy Fanny’s, upstairs at the Crown and Shuttle, 226 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6PJ. Members of the Office of Development and Alumni Engagement will deliver all of the latest news from Memorial! 

  • Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Filthy Fanny's, upstairs at the Crown and Shuttle, 226 Shoreditch High St.
  • Ticket price: £35.00 (GBP) + 4.5% processing fee ($72.06 CAD total) 
     
    Grazing boards for meat lovers and vegans and one drink per person are included in your ticket price. Cash bar on site.

Register here!

Okinawa is home to the oldest humans on earth. We learned how. 

Join Dr. Mike Wahl and learn about how residents of Okinawa maintain a social network called a “moai,” a lifelong circle of friends that supports people well into old age. Diet is important on Okinawa - eat until you are 80% full and also eat the right things. Longevity food is the real deal on this island and it tastes good too!  

Okinawans also have a strong sense of purpose in life, a driving force that the Japanese call “ikigai.” From martial arts to community involvement – seniors find purpose in all areas of life. 

Join us for this fifth webinar in Health Explored, a new series presented by Memorial University's Dr. Mike Wahl. Each episode in this series will feature a 20-minute presentation by Dr. Wahl, followed by a 20-minute Q&A session. 

September 11, 2024 | 1-2 pm (Newfoundland Time)

Registration will open two week prior to the episode.

We are excited to swim into the third annual Whale of a Day underneath the Blue Whale (Altus) skeleton in the Core Science Facility.

 

Details to come!

For complete details related to the 2024 Alumni Tribute Awards, please click here.

With the lowest number of farms in the country and a reliance on imported foods we plant the seed for sustainable farming in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Series host Dr. Mike Wahl started his own garden to see how it makes out and what he had to learn along the way. With help from friends along the way, Dr. Wahl learns about feed sustainability, health food practices and the wellness benefits of gardening. 

Wahl draws on his PhD in endocrinology and hunger related hormones to bring the conversation full circle to talk about why vegetables are a key to longevity, and how lessons learned from around the world can be applied to farming here in NL. 

Join us for this sixth webinar in Health Explored, a new series presented by Memorial University's Dr. Mike Wahl. Each episode in this series will feature a 20-minute presentation by Dr. Wahl, followed by a 20-minute Q&A session. 

October 23, 2024 | 1-2 pm (Newfoundland Time)

Registration will open two weeks prior to the episode.

For complete details related to the 2024 President's Golden Celebration, please click here.

Journey to the pinnacle of athletic training as we go off ice with the NHL.  

How do we reach the pinnacle of performance? What does it take . . .  or rather, who does it take to make the best even better and are there lessons we can all learn from our top performers? 

Host Dr. Mike Wahl draws on his master’s degree in applied exercise physiology and a career in wellness to help interpret how some of the habits and techniques used with professional athletes can be applied to us as regular folks.

Dr. Wahl shares insights from the world of high-performance training and learns how athletes achieve the highest levels of conditioning in their sports. Learning what wellness means to pro athletes and other insights may surprise you. 

 Join us for this seventh webinar in Health Explored, a new series presented by Memorial University's Dr. Mike Wahl. Each episode in this series will feature a 20-minute presentation by Dr. Wahl, followed by a 20-minute Q&A session. 

November 20, 2024 | 1-2 pm (Newfoundland Time)

Registration will open two weeks prior to the episode.

Pushing the limits: are you scared to find out about stress?  

Host Dr. Mike Wahl travelled around the world, and along the way conducted an experiment on stress. Whether it was roller coasters, skydiving or red eye flights, he measured how stress can impact our bodies using a space aged sensor. 

Learn about the Hexo Skin: NASA astronauts use hexo skin to measure their vital signs in the most extreme environments we know of – find out if it worked for Dr. Wahl too! 

Join us for this final webinar in Health Explored, a new series presented by Memorial University's Dr. Mike Wahl. Each episode in this series will feature a 20-minute presentation by Dr. Wahl, followed by a 20-minute Q&A session. 

December 11, 2024 | 1-2 pm (Newfoundland Time) 

Registration will open two weeks prior to the episode.