News Release

REF NO.: 254

SUBJECT: Memorial@Home hits the streets of Toronto

DATE: August 30, 2007

Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Distance Education and Learning Technologies (DELT), is doing something a little different to encourage students to consider enrolling in a distance education course or program this fall. In addition to the traditional print and radio advertising avenues, Newfoundland and Labrador’s DELT is bringing recruitment efforts to the streets in Toronto. From Aug. 28-30 Memorial representatives dressed in academic robes will be handing out mock degrees in the Queen Street West, Union Station and Harbour front areas, in an effort to prove that students studying at Memorial can get degrees from wherever they are.
Memorial reps can also be seen traveling both the Bloor and Young subway lines wearing comfortable slippers and studying on a laptop. It’s all part of a campaign to let people know that getting a quality education from Memorial is possible, regardless of physical location or a busy schedule. If there’s free time at any point in the day, Memorial can be there, offering students all the benefits of one Canada’s top comprehensive residential universities.
Through Memorial@Home, Memorial University currently offers approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate degree-credit courses via distance education from 10 faculties and schools, with approximately 14,000 registrations annually from across the province, the country and around the world.
Further expansion of distance education offerings in the form of courses, as well as full undergraduate and graduate level program is already in progress.

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