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REF NO.: 226

SUBJECT: Governor General of Canada will visit Memorial University to celebrate student innovation

DATE: June 23

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be visiting Memorial University’s St. John’s campus on June 24 to attend Innovation Celebration, an event hosted by Student Affairs and Services and the Memorial University Students¹ Union.
            The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. His Excellency will be in attendance from 11 a.m. to approximately 12 p.m. and will address the audience at 11:30. Attendance will be by invitation during the Governor General¹s visit and open to the Memorial community from 1-3 p.m.
            Students at Memorial do amazing things. This event will showcase projects that students have undertaken with assistance from the Student Innovation Fund, from building award rally cars, to winning international business competitions, producing videos and plays and aiding in relief efforts around the world.
            Please join the celebration of the places they go, wonderful things they do, and lives they touch.

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For more information about the event or the student innovation fund contact Geoff Ash, communications co-ordinator, Student Affairs and Services, at 709-727-6231 or


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