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REF NO.: 134

SUBJECT: ARTS on Oceans sets sail

DATE: Jan. 26

Memorial University’s Faculty of Arts is launching ARTS on Oceans, a faculty-wide initiative looking at our understanding of oceans through the lens of the social sciences and humanities.

The first ARTS on Oceans event is a film screening and panel discussion in partnership with the People and the Sea Film Festival.

The event takes place Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in PE-2001 of the Physical Education building on the St. John’s campus.

Films to be screened include Once Upon a Tide; Kelp Forests of the North East Atlantic; Windy People; Dynamic Landscape; Gloop; The National Treasure of Bonaire; and Lophelia II: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks. Faculty members Dr. Barbara Neis (sociology), Dr. Charles Mather (geography), Dr. Evan Edinger (geography), Dr. Danine Farquharson (English) and filmmaker Anne Troake (a recent MA graduate in anthropology) will participate in a panel discussion following the screening. All are welcome and admission is free.

Further details and a complete schedule can be found at

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 For more information, please contact Janet Harron, communications co-ordinator, Faculty of Arts, at 709-864-8292, 709-631-0249 or


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