Memorial smoke-free on Aug. 1

A full smoking ban is set to come into effect at Memorial University. The final stage of the phased-in approach to banning smoking on all campuses begins Aug. 1.

Global acclaim for marketing and communications work

From multimedia use to publication design to alumni events, Memorial University continues to make waves in the field of institutional advancement at local, national and international levels.


Botanical garden rejoins Memorial University as public engagement unit

With spring on the way, the Memorial University Botanical Garden is happy to announce a new beginning of its own: as of Monday, April 1, the garden will officially become a public engagement unit of the university.


Marketing and communications work at Memorial lauded internationally

Memorial University has distinguished itself again this year with compelling and creative marketing and communications work. The university was recognized recently with several awards bestowed by an international association of educational institutions.


Engage Memorial- A week of events celebrating public engagement at Memorial
Engage Memorial is a series of launch events intended to introduce Memorial’s new Public Engagement Framework, and help educate stakeholders, both internal and external, about what public engagement is about.



New award to recognize excellence in teaching and learning, research and public engagement
The John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship was unveiled at a special event at Memorial’s St. John’s campus on Dec. 13. This award, named after the founding president of Memorial University College, recognizes those who distinguish themselves across the continuum of teaching and learning, research and public engagement.


Public Engagement Framework Endorsed by Senate
Memorial University's new Public Engagement Framework was endorsed by Senate at its meeting on Sept. 25. Developed through an extensive consultation process including Memorial students, faculty and staff as well as external individuals and organizations, the framework will help guide and support Memorial's public engagement activities.


Four simple principles of getting to completion
Leo Babauta is a simplicity blogger & author. He created Zen Habits, a Top 25 blog (according to TIME magazine) with 200,000 subscribers,,, and the best-selling books focus, The Power of Less, and Zen To Done. Babauta is a former journalist of 18 years, a husband, father of six children, and in 2010 moved from Guam to San Francisco, where he leads a simple life. He started Zen Habits to chronicle and share what he's learned while changing a number of habits.


Social media engagement tactics shared at PR News' Digital PR Summit
There's no silver bullet for proving the value of social media to senior managers—it all comes down to the business goals of a particular organization. Every PR professional has to decide for herself or himself which digital tactics will translate to a positive return on investment and choose the tools that suit their needs to measure success, said many of the presenters at PR News' Digital PR Summit at the Westin San Francisco on Feb. 16.
Four tips for better engagement on Facebook
Engagement. It’s the buzzword du jour, particularly in regard to Facebook. It may have been good enough a year or two ago to just get a lot of people to like your Facebook Page but now you have to somehow occupy the attention of those people as well.


How YouTube fights copyright infringement
One of the biggest issues that video-sharing sites such as YouTube face is dealing with issues surrounding copyright infringement.
Tories get tough social-media lesson
In their tough-on-crime approach to legislation, the Conservatives are learning a tough lesson. Mess with the Internet and it's going to mess with you. Social-media networks and comment pages exploded Wednesday in opposition to the Harper government's introduction of Bill C-30, which would give police and spies easier access to information about Internet users. And the centrepiece of the campaign was an anonymous Twitter account purporting to leak details of Public Safety Minister Vic Toews' divorce records.
Social Media Week: ROI vs. Value
Scot Wheeler, marketing science director at Critical Mass , told Social Media Week attendees in Toronto on Tuesday that instead of trying to determine the ROI of social media, what marketers really want to know is the value it brings to their organizations.