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 2016

PSA: Public forum: Let’s Talk About Oil Aug. 31
PSA: Public lecture: Oil Lives Aug. 31
PSA: “It just brings me closer”: Reflections on Memorial Tattoos Aug. 30
Fall convocation approaches; honorary degree recipients announced Aug. 30
Graduate student accommodations at Memorial’s Battery Facility full for September Aug. 29
Oil lives here: Upcoming conference to discuss the social and cultural force of oil Aug. 19
PSA: Register for Parent Orientation at Memorial University’s St. John’s campus Aug. 18
Violence No More: Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women public panel Aug. 5

July 2016

Faculty of Medicine Building a Healthier Tomorrow with major campaign July 29
Memorial University faculty members named professores emeriti July 20
Military transition business boot camp returns to St. John’s July 20
Twenty-year projections for Labrador and Northern Peninsula released as part of provincial Population Project July 14
PSA: Fall application to graduate deadline looming for Memorial University students July 13
Collaborative program on integrated operations in remote and harsh locations July 13
Memorial University-invented equipment to be tested in world’s largest flume tank July 12
PSA: Experience an evening of Wine and Walks at the Botanical Garden July 7
Memorial University extends nomination deadline for public engagement partnership award July 4

June 2016

Chevron Canada to make donation to Marine Institute June 22
Global Maritime Vryhof donation to enhance student learning experience at Marine Institute June 22
Global Maritime Vryhof donation to enhance marine simulation learning June 21
Eastern Edge Robotics seeks fourth international ROV title June 20
Victor Young to be decorated with the Order of the Rising Sun June 20
Memorial University hosting Rhododendron Festival June 17
Garden Days this weekend at Botanical Garden June 16
Memorial seeking creative food provider for Battery Facility June 16
2016 graduation ceremony to be held at Fisheries and Marine Institute June 16
PSA: Public panel discussion on impact of picture books on children’s lives June 15
Memorial University history professor receives national book prize June 15
PSA: Limited spaces still available for film screening and symposium to remember Beaumont-Hamel June 14
Memorial University students Beaumont-Hamel bound June 14
Eastern Edge Robotics seeks fourth international ROV title June 14
Neil Gall endowment fund to support ocean technology students announced June 13
Kidnap survivor, bestselling author and humanitarian to speak at post-traumatic stress disorder conference June 10
Harris Centre to host public forum on governance and the current financial crisis in the province June 9
Nursing contribution during First World War highlight of annual conference June 9
PSA: Road closure to facilitate pedway removal June 8
PSA; Memorial University hosts film screening and symposium to remember Beaumont Hamel June 8
PSA: Cancelled: World Oceans Day celebrations at Middle Cove Beach June 7
Memorial hosts World Oceans Day celebrations June 6
Memorial University seeking nominations for community service award June 6

May 2016

PSA: Memorial University community invited to participate in Mass Blanket Exercise May 31
Memorial University to hold spring convocation ceremonies in St. John’s May 30
PSA: Get social with Memorial University’s spring graduates May 27
PSA: Body Works exhibit open to the public this weekend May 26
PSA: Annual Faculty and Staff Art Exhibit at Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth II Library May 25
PSA: Fostering innovation and entrepreneurship focus of Genesis Centre program May 25
Memorial University’s Board of Regents approves budget, no new tuition fee increases for 2016-17 May 20
Two Statoil Chairs appointed at Memorial University May 19
PSA: P is for Picture Book May 18
Memorial University best in Canada for producing rural doctors May 17
PSA: Public lecture about how NASA studies climate change May 16
Memorial University to host conference on workplace violence and harassment May 11
Fifth annual Alumni Job Fair takes place at Memorial University May 9
Enactus Memorial wins ninth national title to become Team Canada May 6
Marine Institute hosts regional ROV competition for junior and senior high school students May 4

April 2016

PSA: Memorial to participate in Science Rendezvous, a Canada-wide celebration of science April 28
PSA: Professor of history of the book delivers Memorial’s George Story Lecture April 27
Eastern universities represented at Three Minute Thesis competition at Memorial University April 26
Memorial’s Faculty of Business Administration to hand out awards to business leaders at Partners April 25
RCMP Constable to discuss investigation of prolific Nova Scotia art thief John Mark Tillman April 22
PSA; Public talk by Father Raymond De Souza: Faith in Public Life April 19
Memorial researchers included in national report on climate change April 15
PSA: Genesis Centre hosts entrepreneur showcase April 11
Memorial University to hold spring convocation ceremonies April 8
New medical technologies to improve cancer imaging April 5
Cancellation of Federal minister of Science tour of simulator facility at Memorial University’s Marine Institute April 4
Federal minister of Science to tour simulator facility at Memorial University’s Marine Institute April 1

March 2016

Memorial University awarded first place in regional MoodCheck Challenge March 29
PSA: Memorial prof to host live broadcast of underwater volcano exploration March 28
PSA: Public lecture on international HyperLoop design project March 28
Memorial prof to host live broadcast of underwater volcano exploration March 28
Redevelopment of Memorial University’s Battery Facility continues March 24
Pharmacy clinic grand opening event March 23
Snappy Synopsis: Pharmacy Graduate Research in a Nutshell March 22
PSA: Memorial University presents Aboriginal Languages: Loss and Revitalization March 21
PSA: Public forum on the impact of Aboriginal residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador March 21
Name change for Memorial University’s Faculty of Arts March 21
Memorial University earth sciences professor named Terra Nova Young Innovator March 17
Memorial University to present series of events for Aboriginal Peoples Week: Truth and Reconciliation March 16
School of Pharmacy Public Pill Drop March 16
PSA: MoodCheck Challenge launch event March 15
Memorial University researchers benefit from federal infrastructure funding March 15
Nine Atlantic Canadian universities participating in MoodCheck Challenge March 10
PSA: Public invited to Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science open house March 9
PSA: Lost Expo ’67 medical film classic to be screened at Memorial University March 8
Seeking Labradorians’ input: Healthy Active Living project looking for survey participants March 8
International investment for local technology startup with Memorial roots March 3
More than $6.5 million for Memorial University-led natural resources research March 2
PSA: Changing North American attitudes toward lesbian and gay people March 1
Memorial University hosting federal-provincial announcement March 1
School of Pharmacy gears up for Pharmacist Awareness Month March 1

February 2016

PSA: Public lecture on America and the Great War taking place at Memorial University Feb. 29
Marine Institute’s Marine Base construction underway Feb. 23
PSA: Open house for potential graduate students Feb. 22
Memorial University researcher receives funding for marine plastics study Feb. 18
PSA: Seal viewing platform at Ocean Sciences Centre temporarily closed to public Feb. 12
PSA: Genesis Centre hosting student competition Feb. 12
Four new Canada Research Chairs appointed at Memorial University Feb. 10
PSA: Update: Memorial University hosting information session in St. John’s for prospective students Feb. 8
PSA: Memorial University hosts information session in St. John’s for prospective students Feb. 5
Memorial Libraries completes collections consultation for 2016 Feb. 1

January 2016

PSA: SPARKS this weekend Jan. 29
Marine Institute to hold fifth annual Nautical Skills Competition Jan. 29
Making connections, sparking innovation and collaboration: Harris Centre holds five-year planning consultations Jan. 28
Memorial University to host healthy oceans lecture Jan. 26
PSA: Genesis Centre seeking entrepreneurs with ideas Jan. 22
PSA: Inaugural lecture of new series on the law in Newfoundland and Labrador to take place Jan. 21
Queen Elizabeth II Library art exhibit features visual arts alumni Jan. 20
Educating the professional of the future Jan. 18
PSA: Spring application to graduate deadline looming for Memorial University students Jan. 12
PSA: Spring application to graduate deadline looming for Memorial University studentsA Jan. 11
Local adventurer climbs nine volcanoes for Christmas Jan. 8
Premier Dwight Ball to attend pharmacy event Jan. 8

December 2015

New research from Memorial University suggests benefits of eating during labour Dec. 18
Memorial’s Northern liaison named vice-president of University of the Arctic Dec. 16
Public lecture about potential oil spill accidents Dec. 14
Memorial to honour exceptional faculty and staff at special ceremony Dec. 7
Memorial University alumnus wins prestigious finance award Dec. 2
Memorial University to hold Dec. 6 vigil Dec. 2

November 2015

Professorship in Spine Biomechanics established at Memorial University Nov. 23
Memorial University researcher invents first genetically modified animal approved as food in U.S. Nov. 23
Cross the Arctic in your sock feet during Geography Awareness Week at Memorial University Nov. 13
Marine Institute to host fourth annual Model Boat Race Nov. 13
Memorial political scientist co-edits open-access book on federal election Nov. 9
Marine Institute to hold Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 9
Commemorating the legacy of a medical pioneer Nov. 6
Memorial’s St. John’s campus remembers Nov. 5
PSA: Department of English Visiting Authors Series welcomes Nadia Bozak Nov. 4
Public lecture on ‘the little man’s piano’ Nov. 2

October 2015

Marine Institute officially opens Hibernia Offshore Operations Simulator Oct. 30
Gallipoli from Newfoundland and Turkish perspectives Oct. 30
PSA: “Vikings” to roam Memorial University’s St. John’s campus Oct. 28
Associate vice-president (administration and finance) for Marine Institute announced Oct. 28
Marine Institute to host Ocean Innovation 2015 Oct. 23
PSA: A behind the scenes look at the 2014 Franklin expedition Oct. 22
Memorial University and Nunatsiavut Government partner on $7.4-million project to support safeguarding of Labrador Inuit way of life Oct. 21
Lasting Remembrance goes on the road Oct. 20
Marine Institute director named vice-president of the University of the Arctic Oct. 20
MUNdays closes strong at Memorial University Oct. 19
PSA: HIPP 2B Healthy: The inaugural HKR speaker series lecture Oct. 16
Day 2 of MUNdays brings the love Oct. 16
Annual fall celebrations kick off at Memorial University Oct. 15
MUNdays 2015 is here! Oct. 14
Marine Institute to open Hibernia Offshore Operations Simulator Facility Oct. 13
PSA: Newfoundland and Labrador leadership debate at Memorial University Oct. 9
Celebrating the university experience during MUNdays 2015 Oct. 9
PSA: Anatomy will once again lend a hand in teaching Oct. 8
Memorial sociologist co-signs open letter to leaders on climate change Oct. 8
Cinema and Space in Newfoundland and Labrador Oct. 8
PSA; Memorial University presents Dialogue on Knowledge and Democracy Oct. 6
PSA: First World War: Dancing on the Home Front Oct. 1

September 2015

PSA: Henrietta Harvey lecturer addresses denial counter-movement Sept. 30
PSA: Memorial University to host all-candidates’ debate for federal riding of St. John’s East Sept. 29
PSA: Memorial University to host all-candidates’ debate for federal riding of St. John’s East Sept. 29
Memorial University to hold Go Abroad Fair Sept. 29
International Symposium on Singing and Song launches at Memorial University Sept. 28
Rural medicine collaboration in Canada’s North supports remote communities Sept. 25
PSA: Viewpoints: Art exhibit opening at Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth II Library Sept. 22
Memorial’s 16th annual Career and Graduate School Fair on Sept. 23 Sept. 21
PSA: Reading by John Barton, writer-in-residence at Memorial Sept. 21
Nutritionist and former Olympian to give public lecture on healthy eating Sept. 15
Memorial University hosts public lecture on arts, activism and healing at Memorial University Sept. 14
Memorial University nursing graduates perform well on new licensing exam Sept. 11
Fall honorary degree recipients announced Sept. 10
Two Memorial students awarded $60K and $80K Schulich Leader Scholarships Sept. 10
18th anniversary of unveiling of Merchant Navy Memorial Sept. 9
PSA: ARTS on Oceans distinguished lecture at Memorial University Sept. 9
Memorial University geography professor shortlisted for prestigious Impact Award Sept. 8
Provincial leaders debate at Memorial Sept. 3
Memorial University’s Genesis Centre selected to join Microsoft BizSpark Program Sept. 3


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