News Release

REF NO.: 111

SUBJECT: Memorial University heads to Northern Lights conference

DATE: February 1, 2012

            Memorial has joined more than 1,000 delegates at Northern Lights 2012, the premier conference of Canada's north and the eastern arctic, to highlight the university’s longstanding and deep attachment to the north as Labrador’s university.
            Hosted by the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce and the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce, the annual event is bringing some 140 exhibitors to the Ottawa Convention Centre between Feb. 1-4.
            The presence of Memorial representatives and a booth at the event will underscore Memorial’s extensive activities in Labrador, including the university’s work through the Labrador Institute, the Faculty of Medicine, the Marine Institute, Grenfell Campus and various individual researchers.
            Memorial’s president, Dr. Gary Kachanoski, will lead the university delegation, joined by Associate Vice-President (Research) Dr. Ray Gosine, the director of the Labrador Institute, Dr. Keith Chaulk, and representatives from Grenfell Campus, C-CORE, the Marine Institute, the Labrador Institute, the Division of Marketing and Communications and Memorial’s Department or Georgraphy.
            Northern Lights strives to strengthen partnerships between Canada’s northern and southern key business and government stakeholders. Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale will be in attendance along with various Newfoundland businesspeople.
            A session called Arctic Ocean Technology: Utilizing R&D to Overcome Resource Development Challenges will take place on Feb. 2, with Charles Randell, president and CEO of C-CORE, and Carey Bonnell, head of Fisheries, Marine Institute.
            Follow Memorial’s University’s activities at Northern Lights 2012 on Twitter, hashtag #MemorialUpNorth.
            For a list of the some of Memorial’s activities in Labrador, see the attached backgrounder or stop by Memorial’s booth at the Northern Lights tradeshow, booth number 506.

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