News Releases

The Divison of Marketing and Communications provides access to the most up-to-date information released by Memorial University of Newfoundland. Archives of previous news releases are also available.

To access news releases from Grenfell Campus please click here.

REF NO.: 259

SUBJECT: Convicted student’s enrolment revoked; campus ban to remain in force

DATE: Aug. 12

             A decision has been rendered in the case of Qian Tang, the Memorial University student who was convicted of assault causing bodily harm. The incident, which occurred on March 9, 2011, was an isolated case and the result of a conflict between two individuals who were known to each other.
            Mr. Tang’s case was reviewed under Memorial’s Code of Student Conduct. The result of the review is that Mr. Tang’s registration at Memorial is immediately revoked and he is suspended until August 2012.
            During the period of his suspension, Mr. Tang is banned from Memorial University campuses and facilities and he will not be permitted to register or enrol in any studies, including distance education courses.
            Once the period of the suspension is concluded, Mr. Tang may reapply for admission to Memorial. As stipulated in the Code of Student Conduct, any application for readmission will be subject to a hearing.

- 30 -

Editors please note: Because the full disposition of the matter involves an open-ended process, the university cannot comment further on the case at this time.
For more information, please contact Dave Sorensen, Marketing and Communications, Memorial University, at 709-864-2143 or


Marketing & Communications

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000