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.

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August 2018

Future blue whale display at Memorial enabled by generous donation Aug. 9
Memorial University to celebrate blue whale restoration initiative Aug. 8
Pan-Atlantic Ocean project studying Newfoundland and Labrador women in fisheries Aug. 8

July 2018

PSA: Clinch Crescent planned traffic interruptions July 23
PSA: Memorial University Botanical Garden unveils rare “dinosaur tree” July 18
Military transition business boot camp celebrating its 10th anniversary at Memorial University July 16
PSA: Coastal Zone Canada Conference to host public talk July 15 July 12
Annual Ocean Literacy Conference taking place at the Marine Institute July 11
PSA: Fall application to graduate deadline looming for Memorial University students July 11
Eminent faculty members recognized July 6
PSA: Pop-up art hives happening in a library near you July 3

June 2018

Why life on Earth got big June 26
Two national music conferences to kick off in the capital city June 22
Coral reefs losing ability to keep pace with rise in sea levels June 21
Fisheries and Marine Institute to celebrate 2018 graduates June 14
PSA: Get outside this month at Memorial University’s Botanical Garden June 7
World Oceans Day celebrations at Middle Cove Beach June 5

May 2018

Memorial University looking for heroes in the community May 30
Memorial University to hold convocation ceremonies in St. John's May 29
PSA: Faculty of Medicine to host second annual Aboriginal Health Symposium May 29
Memorial University scientist calls on world to act on space site conservation May 28
PSA: Debate NYYT to take place as part of Innovation Week May 14
PSA: Marcus French rodney on display at Queen Elizabeth II Library May 11
PSA: Can we feed our babies better to prevent allergies? May 10
Join Memorial University for a fun day of science promotion and discovery May 9
PSA: Public lecture: Designing Healthy Cities Using Data and Policy May 7
Memorial University receives $200,000 for engineering students to build, launch and operate satellite May 4
PSA: Faculty of Medicine to host provincial Brain Storm Competition May 4
PSA: Provincial schools vie for top spot in remotely operated vehicle competition May 3
Marine Institute to host 2018 MATE remotely operated vehicle regional competition May 2
PSA: Annual Faculty And Staff Art Exhibit Opening At Queen Elizabeth II Library May 1

April 2018

High schools to participate in Marine Institute’s annual Model Boat Race this weekend April 26
Memorial University to host conference focused on cannabis industry April 23
Cancer researchers want to hear from N.L. residents in online survey April 18
Core Science Facility top-out ceremony April 13
With funding in place, ocean research seeks solutions for the North Atlantic April 12
St. John’s residents pleased about increase in social and cultural diversity, survey shows April 10
PSA: Public lecture about the impact of climate change on local infrastructure April 9
Spring convocation approaches, honorary degree recipients announced April 4

March 2018

Memorial University students win $40,000 in seed funding at business idea competition March 29
Jarislowsky chair releases report on retention and integration of refugees in N.L. March 28
Student entrepreneurs to compete for $10,000 cash prizes at 2018 Mel Woodward Cup March 27
PSA: Mini-Med School is back! March 23
School of Human Kinetics and Recreation announces co-operative education degree program March 22
Battery Facility to host international conference on community-university collaboration March 21
PSA: Public lecture: Sleep as a Foundation for Health March 12
Marine Institute’s annual Model Boat Race postponed to April 28 March 9
PSA: Delayed start for Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science open house March 9
School of Pharmacy to host Public Pill Drop event March 8
Harris Centre releases latest Population Project reports March 8
High schools to participate in Marine Institute’s annual Model Boat Race this weekend March 8
PSA: Public invited to Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science open house March 8
Memorial University commerce students to host 53rd annual Business Day March 7
Helicopters are not cars: Why the differences are important when giving survival advice March 2
Health care in Newfoundland and Labrador: What can we afford? March 1

February 2018

‘Cod’ Guard Thee: Pharmacy event translates research Feb. 22
Local seafood industry interested in new processing technology for whitefish Feb. 7
Memorial launches K-6 STEM teacher education program Feb. 7
PSA: Attention Memorial University alumni: Tell us how Memorial can better connect with you! Feb. 5
PSA: After Hurricane Irma: Restoring power to the Turks and Caicos Islands Feb. 5
To scan or not to scan: Balance benefits and harms by choosing CT scans wisely Feb. 1
Engineering outreach office receives $95,000 to expand digital programming for youth Feb. 1

January 2018

‘Extraordinary thinking’ required: Memorial launches master’s degrees in safety and risk, energy systems Jan. 25
Newfound Music Festival to showcase variety and energy — and promises to be ‘rowdy’ Jan. 25
PSA: SPARKS Literary Festival to take place this weekend Jan. 24
Nautical science students put to the test in local industry competition Jan. 18
Study reveals first estimates of ancient and elusive Greenland shark abundances in Arctic waters Jan. 17
School of Pharmacy to honour life of David Collins Jan. 16
PSA: Great War memorial quilt on display in the Queen Elizabeth II Library Jan. 10
Out in the Open: Memorial University releases President's Report 2017 Jan. 9
Smartphone app introduces St. John’s cultural communities Jan. 8
Memorial launches Canada’s first master’s degree in social enterprise and entrepreneurship Jan. 5

December 2017

Memorial University honours faculty and staff at special ceremony Dec. 15
PSA: Public lecture about engineering’s role in process safety management Dec. 11
PSA: Get cozy with cocoa and the Newfoundland Quarterly Dec. 11
Faculty of Medicine celebrates fundraising milestone Dec. 7
Population Symposium to examine impact of population aging and immigration on service delivery, labour market and economy in Newfoundland and Labrador Dec. 5
Memorial University to hold Dec. 6 vigil Dec. 1
Memorial University event to highlight research on community and family impacts of mobility for work Dec. 1

November 2017

World AIDS Day research announcement Nov. 30
PSA: Queen Elizabeth II Library hosts Check It Out! An Evening About James P. Howley Nov. 28
Merry and Bright Holiday Light Festival at Memorial University Botanical Garden Nov. 24
PSA: Merry and Bright Holiday Light Festival returns to Memorial University Botanical Garden Nov. 22
Visit Memorial’s Celebrate Sustainability Fair Nov. 20
PSA: Panel to explore restorative justice in classrooms and courtrooms Nov. 20
PSA: Faculty of Medicine holds speakers series’ as part of anniversary celebrations Nov. 20
PSA: Public Lecture: The Games Computers (and Humans) Play Nov. 15
PSA: Faculty of Medicine holds speakers series’ as part of anniversary celebrations Nov. 10
Marine Institute to hold Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 9
PSA: Free family event brings awareness to health-related issues Nov. 6
PSA: Ecological film festival Nov. 1

October 2017

1917: War Fatigue at Home and Abroad; Memorial hosts international First World War symposium Oct. 27
Woodward family donates $1.13 million to empower student entrepreneurs at Memorial University Oct. 27
PSA: Air Plants Workshop at Memorial University Botanical Garden Oct. 27
Memorial University’s Genesis Centre and NEIA to enter into partnership Oct. 26
Memorial’s business faculty to announce significant donation from family of Dr. Melvin Woodward Oct. 26
Research partnership to focus on health priorities for complex diseases in Newfoundland and Labrador Oct. 25
PSA: President of American Physical Society to give public lecture at Memorial Oct. 25
Research partnership with Janssen Inc. to focus on complex diseases in the province Oct. 24
Harris Centre and Community Foundation of N.L. release fourth annual report on quality of life in the province Oct. 19
PSA: Memorial University Botanical Garden art show: Call for entries Oct. 19
Harris Centre and Community Foundation of N.L. release fourth annual report on quality of life in the province Oct. 18
PSA: Memorial hosts arts career fair for local youth Oct. 18
International workshop and symposium explores operational challenges in harsh environments Oct. 17
PSA: Second annual Francis Forbes Annual Law Lecture to take place Oct. 17
Memorial University holds fall convocation ceremonies in St. John’s Oct. 16
International conference explores technologies to navigate the North Oct. 16
PSA: Public lecture: How engineering has revolutionized brain imaging Oct. 16
PSA: Faculty of Medicine holds third speakers’ series as part of anniversary celebrations Oct. 16
SmartICE receives United Nations Award Oct. 13
International conference explores technologies to navigate the North Oct. 12
Fortis Inc. pays tribute to Dr. Angus Bruneau through continued support of teaching technology and modern learning facilities at Memorial Oct. 11
Fortis Inc. to provide support for upgrades to Angus Bruneau Lecture Theatre in Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Oct. 10
Ever Green Environmental and Memorial University to announce scholarship in memory of late Edwin M. Drover Oct. 10
Ever Green Environmental and Memorial University to announce scholarship in memory of late Edwin M. Drover Oct. 10
Marine Institute to mark construction milestone at Holyrood Marine facility and announce future plans Oct. 5
PSA: Explore The Autumn Garden at upcoming Memorial University Botanical Garden workshop Oct. 4
PSA: World Breastfeeding Week community film screenings of Milk: Born into this World Oct. 2

September 2017

Second in the world: Enactus Memorial named world cup runner-up Sept. 28
Second in the world: Enactus Memorial named world cup runner-up Sept. 28
Energy and facilities renewal at Memorial Sept. 28
Energy renewal at Memorial Sept. 27
Students and alumni invited to Career and Graduate School Fair on Sept. 27 Sept. 26
PSA: Sparking conversations about living and dying well Sept. 26
PSA: Orchids 101 workshop at Memorial University Botanical Garden Sept. 22
PSA: Faculty of Medicine opening its doors Sept. 21
PSA: Symposium to ‘expose’ ovarian cancer Sept. 21
Gardiner Centre director named Sept. 20
Charity basketball game in honour of Terry Fox on Sept. 28 Sept. 20
Memorial University ‘bridging institutions’ emphasize position within N.L. innovation ecosystem Sept. 19
Enactus Memorial prepares to defend world title Sept. 19
Enactus national champions to showcase World Cup presentation today Sept. 18
PSA: Moth Madness at Memorial University Botanical Garden Sept. 18
Harris Centre receives national recognition Sept. 14
Memorial University celebrates the fourth annual Science Literacy Week Sept. 14
Merchant Navy Day Commemoration Sept. 14
Brave New Worlds: Shakespeare in Newfoundland and Labrador Sept. 12
PSA: Faculty of Medicine holds second speakers’ series as part of anniversary celebrations Sept. 12
Dr. Gwynne Dyer to deliver Galbraith Lecture at Memorial University Sept. 11
PSA: Memorial University Botanical Garden welcomes active seniors for Seniors on the Go! Sept. 8
Two first-year Memorial students awarded Schulich Leader Scholarships Sept. 7
By the numbers: Provincial population projections emphasize importance of preparing for the future Sept. 7
Memorial University to present 36th annual Alumni Tribute Awards Sept. 6
Harris Centre releases population projections for Newfoundland and Labrador Sept. 5
Memorial’s St. John’s campus launches Welcome Week for new students Sept. 1

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