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REF NO.: 31

SUBJECT: Memorial University’s presidential search committee holds public consultation sessions

DATE: May 22

Memorial University is searching for its next president and vice-chancellor. The presidential search committee would appreciate hearing the public’s views about the future of the university and the ideal candidate profile.

Specifically, the committee is interested in the public’s thoughts on:

  • your aspirations for Memorial University’s future,
  • the opportunities and challenges facing the university over the next five to ten years, and
  • the qualifications that should be sought in candidates for president and vice-chancellor (in terms of leadership style, academic credentials, background and experience).
To participate in person, join members of the search committee at one of the following public meetings: 

St. John’s campus
Thursday, May 23, 5-6 pm
Parking: Lot 17 (4-7 p.m.)
Parking is limited. Carpools/taxis recommended.
Pay and Display Parking is available nearby in the parking garage located on Arctic Avenue (St. John’s Campus Parking Maps available online).

Marine Institute
Hampton Hall 
Friday, May 24, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Parking: Areas M1 and M4

Labrador Institute
Labrador North Chamber of Commerce Board Room 
6 Hill Crest Road, Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Monday, May 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Parking: Available on site

Grenfell Campus
Tuesday, May 28, 10-11 a.m.
Parking: Area P2

You can also submit your feedback via an online survey. The survey can be found by visiting and following the links to the presidential search committee page.


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For further information, please contact Dave Sorensen, manager, communications, Memorial University, at (709) 864-2143 or


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