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 2015

First look at the view from Memorial’s Battery Facility Graduate Accommodations Aug. 27
Memorial University releases past water quality test results on the St. John’s campus Aug. 26
Four outstanding alumni to be recognized for tremendous contributions Aug. 25
The Future of Nature: Memorial University to host first transdisciplinary conference aimed at engaging the community Aug. 13
Memorial University water quality update, Tuesday, Aug. 4 Aug. 4
Media availability regarding water quality Aug. 4
Marine Institute Issues tenders for major development of Holyrood Marine Base Aug. 3
Memorial’s main St. John’s campus reopens [updated] Aug. 2
Memorial’s main St. John’s campus reopens Aug. 2

July 2015

Update on water quality at Memorial University July 31
Most of Memorial University’s St. John’s campus closed on July 31, 2015 July 30
New Wood Group Chair in Arctic and Harsh Environment Engineering appointed at Memorial University July 28
Vice-president (research) appointed to board of governors for the Council of Canadian Academies July 28
Memorial University researchers and teachers focus on food and water security July 24
Poppies bring old adversaries together July 24
International study co-authored by Memorial archaeologists confirms timing of North America’s first migration wave July 21
Military transition business boot camp returns to St John’s July 20
Peer group to increase advancement of women in local technology sector; St. John’s chapter newest in Canada July 16
Holyrood Marine Base to host open house July 15
PSA: Fall application to graduate deadline looming for Memorial University students July 9
Memorial University’s Board of Regents approves budget proposal July 9
Professores emeriti recognized July 8
Memorial University to host poppy painting exhibit July 6
Memorial’s Battery Facility Graduate Student Accommodations offering broad views, seeking the same July 6
Fifty high school students from across the province depart for prestigious SHAD program July 2
Memorial University to hold conference on information theory July 2

June 2015

Multisectoral healthy active living strategy needed for children in Newfoundland June 29
Memorial receives more than $6 million to support innovative research related to natural sciences and engineering June 24
Marine Institute and National Research Council to host international MATE ROV competition June 24
Education identified as key to reconciliation June 18
Memorial University’s bachelor of nursing program delivers gold standard in nursing education June 18
Marine Institute of Memorial University to hold 2015 graduation ceremony June 18
Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine receives international recognition for innovative learning spaces June 16
Study finds gap between aims of Canadian physical education curriculum and expectations June 15
Memorial University names 2015 Rothermere Fellow June 11
Genesis Centre expands to Holyrood’s BeachHead Innovation Center and Suites June 11
Marine Institute signs memorandum of understanding with Iceland-based Matís Ltd. June 11
Memorial University alumna awarded Trudeau Scholarship June 9
What kind of province do we want? Memorial’s Harris Centre poses big questions in upcoming public forum June 8
Marine Institute’s ROV technician program receives accreditation June 5
36th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing being held in St. John’s June 5
Leading nurse researcher to headline conference at Memorial University June 5
Memorial University seeking nominations for community service award June 4
National engineering academy inducts three individuals with ties to Memorial University June 4
Memorial university seeking nominations for community service award June 4
PSA: Occupational and physiotherapy feasibility committee seeks public input June 1
Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance launches first trans-Atlantic mapping survey June 1

May 2015

Mark English to lead Memorial Sea~Hawks women’s basketball program May 29
Two Memorial University students selected to participate in national events May 29
Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance to launch first trans-Atlantic mapping survey May 29
PSA: Connect on social media to celebrate convocation at Memorial May 25
Memorial University to hold spring convocation ceremonies in St. John’s May 25
Dance symposium to celebrate naming of community dance studio May 20
Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine Shaves for the Brave May 19
Rethinking transportation: A ticket to social equity May 14
Memorial University doctoral student wins Eastern Regional 3MT Competition May 13
Memorial University administration works to find solutions to budget shortfalls May 13
Memorial University to present 33rd annual Alumni Tribute Awards May 13
Symposium of Singing and Song to take place at Memorial University May 12
Memorial University to host TD Discovery Days May 8
Investment banker, entrepreneur honoured by Memorial’s business faculty May 6
PSA: Faculty and staff art exhibit opening at Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth II Library May 5
Derek Murphy, Jeff LeDrew to be recognized by Memorial’s business faculty May 5
Fourth annual Alumni Job Fair taking place at Memorial University May 5
Memorial University opens $29.1-million Craig L. Dobbin Genetic Research Centre May 1
Memorial University president reacts to 2015-16 provincial budget May 1

April 2015

Anatomy lends a teaching hand at Memorial University April 30
Memorial University to open Craig L. Dobbin Genetics Research Centre April 30
Navy marine engineering technicians graduate from Memorial University’s Marine Institute April 30
Regional ROV competition to test skills of junior and high school students April 29
PSA: Special screening of Last Days in Vietnam April 24
Before Beaumont Hamel, there was Gallipoli – Memorial University and Turkish Embassy commemorate Gallipoli campaign April 24
Enactus Memorial launches first carbon offset program that supports local green initiatives April 15
Canadian climate change scientist co-hosting panel discussion at Memorial April 15
Memorial University awarded two Canada Research Chair positions April 13
Memorial University student named finalist in national Storytellers challenge April 7
School of Pharmacy to receive $150,000 for interdisciplinary health research April 2

March 2015

PSA: Memorial University’s ARTS on Oceans presents Work and the Sea March 31
Memorial’s spring convocation will honour 10 distinguished individuals March 31
National aging study receives further funding with Newfoundland and Labrador playing key role March 31
PSA: Home is Here: Exhibit opening at Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth II Library March 30
Memorial University appoints new provost and vice-president (academic) March 26
Havin’ a ball for a great cause March 26
Memorial University’s School of Pharmacy to host Public Pill Drop March 26
Memorial’s Botanical Garden receives national recognition March 24
Memorial University hosting symposium on Indigenous teacher education March 23
PSA: Memorial University to hold conference on Aboriginal citizenship March 20
Ocean technology company SubC Imaging wins international business award March 20
PSA: Public invited to Marine Institute open house March 19
PSA: ARTS on Oceans presents Work and the Sea March 18
Memorial University student wins prestigious Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award for Let’s Talk Science outreach March 18
PSA: Memorial University sociologist engaged in Sustainable Canada Dialogues March 17
PSA: 2015 UN World Food Programme photo exhibit March 17
Oldest snowmobile in Labrador focus of public presentation March 17
Pharmacy Research Innovation Day March 17
Cinema and space in Newfoundland and Labrador March 13
PSA: New date for Alumni Tribute Awards March 12
PSA: Re-imagining rural Newfoundland and Labrador March 12
PSA: Public invited to Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science open house March 12
PSA: Memorial celebrates Open Education Week 2015 March 9
PSA: Public lecture to talk about Internet security and privacy March 9
PSA: Oldest snowmobile in Labrador focus of public presentation March 5
Memorial University’s Business Day celebrates half a century March 5
Chief executive officer appointed at Memorial University’s Genesis Group March 4
School of Pharmacy embraces Pharmacist Awareness Month March 3
PSA: Memorial University Childcare Centre closing for repairs March 2
PSA: Sex Work: Soliciting Reflections March 2
Memorial University’s Business Day celebrates half a century March 2

February 2015

The Sound of Political Change in Myanmar topic of public lecture Feb. 26
PSA: Gala concert celebrates major endowment Feb. 25
Exhibition and concert honours generosity of Edwin Procunier Feb. 25
PSA: Nominations open for Alumni Tribute Awards Feb. 24
PSA: Registration open for alumni and friends curling bonspiel Feb. 19
Finding solutions to bullying and harassment in schools and workplaces Feb. 19
PSA: Memorial University workshop teaches more than good manners Feb. 18
PSA: A Newfoundland Chinese family’s experience Feb. 16
PSA: Memorial University public lecture examines research’s impact on real-world problems Feb. 16
Video series recognizes Memorial’s ambitious goal of doubling research Feb. 16
PSA: Alumni Tribute Awards ceremony postponed Feb. 11
Memorial University’s Harris Centre hosts public forum on hydraulic fracturing Feb. 10
Memorial University positioned for global success with Strategic Internationalization Plan 2020 Feb. 9
PSA: Reminder: Memorial University hosts second information session in St. John’s for prospective students Feb. 4
Public lecture about the local and national effects of climate change Feb. 4
Memorial University president to give annual address to St. John’s Rotary Club Feb. 4
Memorial to host roundtable on intercultural and interdisciplinary health Feb. 4
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in St. John’s for prospective students Feb. 3
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in St. John’s for prospective students Feb. 2

January 2015

Go Abroad Fair at Memorial University Jan. 30
PSA: Memorial University to honour exceptional alumni at Alumni Tribute Awards Ceremony Jan. 28
PSA: ARTS on Oceans sets sail Jan. 26
Memorial University explores opportunities in Arctic and harsh environments at St. John’s conference Jan. 26
Sixth annual SPARKS Literary Festival Jan. 23
PSA: SPARKS Literary Festival to take place this weekend Jan. 21
Brazilian student delegation to participate in Youth Oceans Conference Jan. 21
PSA: Beyond the Palms: Art opening at Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth II Library Jan. 14
Memorial’s Faculty of Arts enhances core curriculum Jan. 14
School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony to take place Jan. 13
$1.8 million awarded to support social sciences and humanities research at Memorial Jan. 13
PSA: Henrietta Harvey lecturer discusses oil’s unconventional future Jan. 12
Deadline for application to graduate drawing near for Memorial students Jan. 8

December 2014

Memorial University engineering co-op student to play Santa’s little helper this winter Dec. 23
Memorial announces architectural contract for Battery facility Dec. 18
Students learn about Beaumont Hamel through botany Dec. 18
Discovering the role of Newfoundland Mi’kmaq in the Great War Dec. 12
Faculty and staff recognized for outstanding achievement at Memorial Dec. 11
Memorial University announces 2014 Alumni Tribute Awards recipients Dec. 10
PSA: You’re invited to a festive screening of The Polar Express Dec. 8
SHAD Valley program seeking exceptional students for 2015 Dec. 8
EDGE 2013 conference partners to receive Red Cross award Dec. 8
Memorial completes review of basketball incident Dec. 5
Students and entrepreneurs pitch business concepts at Pitch 101 Dec. 5
New $6.8-million R&D centre open for business at Memorial University Dec. 5
Memorial University to hold Dec. 6 vigil Dec. 4
Genesis Centre graduates ocean technology company Dec. 4
Memorial’s Genesis Centre to host graduation for Clarenville-based company Dec. 3
English and French language lessons help new immigrants exit poverty Dec. 2
Building a home for the holidays: Memorial hosts public forum on homelessness Dec. 2
Engineering and applied science researcher named Terra Nova Young Innovator Dec. 2

November 2014

Tapping into Newfoundland and Labrador’s rural drinking water challenges Nov. 27
Memorial University announces $50-million partnership to strengthen health research in Newfoundland and Labrador Nov. 27
College of the North Atlantic and Memorial University students to benefit from combined gifts totalling $7 million from The Joyce Foundation Nov. 26
Major funding announcement to support health-care research Nov. 26
PSA: On the move with Memorial’s first dancer-in-residence Nov. 25
College of the North Atlantic and Memorial University to co-host funding announcement Nov. 25
Public lecture on the social and ethical impact of improvisation Nov. 24
Research report celebrates collaboration and community Nov. 19
Memorial University students produce play about First World War Nov. 19
Project managers to get tips from pros at symposium Nov. 18
New report estimates the economic impact of Memorial University Nov. 14
Memorial social sciences and arts students awarded scholarships and fellowships Nov. 14
Memorial research assists in health care delivery for Innu patients Nov. 14
RECODE grant to help Memorial University become leader in social innovation and entrepreneurship Nov. 13
Studying on sacred ground Nov. 7
Memorial University alumni named best in the world after winning international business competition Nov. 6
Marine Institute to hold Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 5
Memorial University receives national innovation award for physician leadership and management program Nov. 5
Memorial to host conversation about boreal forests, poetry and multimedia Nov. 4
PSA: Memorial University to host information session for seniors on preventing falls Nov. 3
PSA: Public lecture about safety of province’s drinking water Nov. 3
National honours for Memorial University researchers Nov. 3
Harris Centre celebrates 10 years of relevance, integrity and independence; hosts NL Forum 2014 for 10th anniversary Nov. 3

October 2014

Memorial releases Face Forward: President’s Report 2014 Oct. 31
Report calls for more community involvement in environment and natural resource research Oct. 30
Memorial University announces $1 million to be invested in oceans industries student research awards Oct. 30
Ocean Sciences wraps up hands-on field trip program for high school students Oct. 30
Nursing students hone their knowledge and skills in infection prevention and control Oct. 29
Be still our hearts: MUNdays over for another year Oct. 28
Day 5 of MUNdays is warm and fuzzy Oct. 27
Memorial University set to honour special alumni Oct. 24
Students Compete In Marine Institute Model Boat Race Oct. 24
MUNdays keep hearts a-thumpin’ on Day 2 Oct. 24
University of the Arctic leadership to visit Memorial and share northern knowledge and expertise Oct. 23
PSA: Memorial hosts discussion on future of food in Newfoundland and Labrador Oct. 21
PSA: Come celebrate with Memorial during I Love MUNdays 2014 Oct. 21
PSA: Taking research from the ivory tower to the hospital floor Oct. 20
PSA: All-star lineup for Super TSC Night concert Oct. 20
Memorial to receive funding to enhance aquaculture industry Oct. 17
New report suggests need for new approach to public policy and governance in Newfoundland and Labrador Oct. 16
Celebrating the university experience during MUNdays 2014 Oct. 16
PSA: Advisory re: road construction near St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre for the information of Memorial convocation attendees Oct. 16
Student group Enactus Memorial to compete for World Cup in Beijing Oct. 15
Memorial University to hold fall convocation ceremonies in St. John’s Oct. 15
PSA: Connect on social media to celebrate convocation at Memorial Oct. 15
Marine Institute hosts competition challenging fishing industry to reduce bycatch Oct. 14
37th Annual Garden and Nature Art Exhibition at Memorial University’s Botanical Garden – call for submissions Oct. 9
Memorial researchers dive into the mysteries of Smith Sound, Trinity Bay Oct. 9
Memorial names new 500-bed residence Macpherson College Oct. 8
Memorial to officially name new 500-bed residence Oct. 7
Enactus national champion to showcase World Cup presentation on Oct. 6 Oct. 3
Rural development work needs to be more solution focused Oct. 2
Environmental protection on a nano-scale Oct. 2
PSA: Saving the CBC: A Public Forum Oct. 2
Memorial University’s Medical Education Centre officially opened Oct. 1
PSA: Marine Institute public lecture to examine planning for coastal and ocean development Oct. 1

September 2014

Forum sponsored by Memorial’s Global Health Office looks at challenges of sustainable fisheries in the global and local context Sept. 30
The Harris Centre is taking Memorial research out of the lab and into the…mall? Sept. 30
Symposium on Newfoundland and Labrador’s role in the First World War Sept. 30
International exchange ambassadors attend Go Abroad Fair Sept. 30
Region's top university teachers to be recognized in St. John's Sept. 29
Memorial University to officially open new Medical Education Centre Sept. 29
Dance Games and Body Work: Public talk on dance video game research Sept. 29
Projects study Labrador Sea’s role in the Earth’s climate system Sept. 29
Newfoundland and Labrador culture and heritage: more than just tourism Sept. 25
Capturing the vital signs of Newfoundland and Labrador Sept. 24
50th anniversary of Grand Banks sea adventure Sept. 23
PSA: Fresh Prints: Celebrating 40 years of St. Michael’s Printshop Sept. 23
Memorial University takes on ocean plastics with citizen science Sept. 22
Memorial University’s Botanical Garden celebrates Canada’s National Tree Day Sept. 22
PSA: What the First World War Taught Us: A lecture by Gwynne Dyer Sept. 22
MI Ocean Net to host Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Portugal Cove-St. Philips Sept. 19
Medical researcher at Memorial inducted into Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Sept. 19
Third Annual Terry’s CAUSE on Campus in honour of Terry Fox Sept. 19
Not your typical kinesiology experience Sept. 19
Oilscapes: Visual Arts and the Materiality of Oil Sept. 19
New research needed to deal with provincial demographic challenges, says Harris Centre report Sept. 18
Psa: Reading by Edward Riche, Memorial’s writer-in-residence Sept. 18
Two Memorial University professors named to Royal Society of Canada College Sept. 17
Memorial University alumni advance to final round of international business competition Sept. 16
Memorial University to showcase oceans research at international conference in St. John’s Sept. 15
Idea-sharing about car-sharing to take place at public forum Sept. 12
Annual Food ’n’ Garden Fair at Memorial University Botanical Garden Sept. 12
Ocean education and youth focus of Oceans Innovation 2014 Sept. 11
Teaching and learning collaborative space opens at Memorial University Sept. 11
University leaders issue statement on interdisciplinarity in graduate education and research Sept. 10
Memorial University’s science and engineering researchers take home Discovery Grants Sept. 10
Decoding Newfoundland and Labrador culture Sept. 9
Memorial University researcher named finalist for prestigious social sciences award Sept. 8
Fall honorary degree recipients announced Sept. 5
Memorial University names Pam Hall as inaugural Public Engagement Post-doctoral Fellow Sept. 5
Two Memorial students awarded prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships Sept. 5
International excellence in social accountability award for Memorial University Sept. 4
Memorial researchers awarded funding for social sciences research Sept. 3
17th anniversary of unveiling of Merchant Navy Memorial Sept. 2


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