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.

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At this special alumni event, Unleash the Power of Storytelling, you’ll gather with Memorial alumni and friends, forge new connections, meet some incoming students and future alumni, and leave inspired to share stories of your time at Memorial with a fresh perspective! These skills are personally effective when sharing stories with your family and friends, and professionally useful when interviewing for a job or presenting to your colleagues.  

We'll be visiting Gander on Aug. 26, Clarenville on Aug. 27 and Harbour Grace on Aug. 28 with our master storytellers, Dale Jarvis and Terra Barrett! Join us at one of these locations for food and drink while enjoying the art of storytelling and learning about the importance of preserving oral history! 

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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!

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