Purpose, promise, spirit

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A leading-edge, Northern Campus

With a young and growing population, a vibrant and diversified economy, and continuing demands for university education in the region, Labrador has the people, the places, and the experiences to be home to a leading-edge Campus.

The Labrador Campus is a vibrant place of innovation, exploration, and discovery that aims to support and create global leaders in Northern-focused research, education, and innovation who will lead the Province and the country forward.

The Labrador Campus is nimble and responsive, flexible and adaptive, and our work is guided by the strength, resilience and beauty of the lands, and waters of Labrador and the North. We illustrate what higher education means in Northern and Indigenous contexts, and what could be possible with greater institutional commitments and expanded scope.

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To build on the successes of the Labrador Institute and expand the programs, resources, and infrastructure in Labrador as a degree-granting Campus of Memorial University, in order to provide university education in, by, and for Labrador.

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The Labrador Campus of Memorial University will support knowledge promotion, protection, creation, and interpretation; enable diverse and just futures grounded in Indigenous lands, waters, and cultures; and be led by Indigenous partnerships consistent with visions of self-determination.

As part of this mission, our mandate includes:

  • Promote relational approaches and uphold the inherent rights of the Innu and Inuit of Labrador, for access to and sovereignty over research, education, and outreach through expanded university facilities and programming.

  • Provide a forum for dialogue, debate, and discussion around the activities and structures of the Labrador Institute moving forward, premised on reconciliation, relationships, responsibilities, reciprocities, equity, and diversity; and

  • Work with and inform the St. John’s Campus, Grenfell Campus, the Marine Institute, and the Signal Hill Campus to ensure the needs, priorities, lands, waters, and cultures of Labrador are reflected in larger Memorial University activities.