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 2019

Memorial announces 2019 Alumni Tribute Awards recipients Aug. 27
Genesis, Cox & Palmer partner to empower tech startups Aug. 26
Celebrating 50 years of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science with Canada's first woman astronaut Aug. 6

July 2019

Exploring the impact of hearing loss in rural Newfoundland July 30
PSA: Planned traffic interruptions on St. John’s campus of Memorial University July 25
Presidential Search Committee releases job ad July 18
Business faculty recognized for leadership in experiential learning by Bloomberg July 17
Reducing wait times: $4.8 million to reduce emergency room wait times and improve patient care July 17
New archaeological information uncovered at L’Anse aux Meadows July 16
Business program helps Canadian veterans become entrepreneurs July 16
PSA: Fall apply to graduate deadline looming for Memorial students July 12
Memorial-led team receives $1.65 million to address problems in Canada’s oceans and estuaries July 11
International workshop and symposium focuses on risk, reliability and resilience July 10
Significant investment for Memorial research team to address environmental problems in Canada’s oceans and estuaries July 9

June 2019

Memorial to establish centre for northern food research June 25
Launch of Dr. Nigel Rusted diaries June 19
Presidential search consultations yield valuable advice June 18
PSA: The Rhody Show at Memorial University Botanical Garden June 18
Fisheries and Marine Institute to celebrate 2019 graduates June 13
Marine protected areas benefit human well-being, not just biodiversity June 12
Rescheduled: World Oceans Day celebrations at Middle Cove Beach June 10
Cancelled: World Oceans Day Celebrations At Middle Cove Beach June 7
World Oceans Day celebrations at Middle Cove Beach June 5
Nunavut Arctic College and Memorial University sign official 10-year partnership MOU, with approval by board of governors and cabinet June 4

May 2019

Boeing And C-CORE Partner To Advance Remote Sensing Systems Capability In Atlantic Canada May 30
Helping Holyrood from seashore to sea floor May 30
PSA: World Oceans Day free family event on June 1 May 28
Memorial University to hold convocation ceremonies in St. John’s May 27
Smooth sailing: Industrial research chair focuses on marine passenger transportation technology May 22
PSA: Memorial University’s presidential search committee holds public consultation sessions May 22
Canadian Ferries Association and Marine Institute to establish industrial research chair May 21
Memorial’s presidential search committee seeking public input May 14
First World War Aftermath focus of Living Memorial Conference May 9
First World War aftermath focus of Living Memorial Conference at Memorial University May 8
PSA: Memorial University to host fun-filled day of science promotion May 8
Capelin at risk from dispersants used to treat oil spills May 7
New funding for employment diversity research May 6

April 2019

Study shows immediate response to invasive species can pay off April 30
Marine Institute hosts 2019 N.L. Regional MATE ROV Competition from May 2-4 April 30
Memorial University to participate in Innovation Week 2019 April 26
PSA: How a hydro plant in rural N.L. has provided reliable electricity for more than 50 years April 23
Precision medicine: Memorial University to join national cancer network April 12
Study shows cancer-related insomnia can be effectively treated without medication April 10
Honorary degrees to be awarded during spring convocation ceremonies April 9
Genesis company providing knowledge sharing solutions to Cahill Group April 8
Memorial’s business faculty to hand out awards to business, student leaders at Partners April 4
Genesis expands supports to local start up ecosystem through Coworking April 3
Memorial University partners in national Future Skills Innovation Network April 2

March 2019

Memorial University students win $35,000 in seed funding at business idea competition March 29
Iconic science centre and tourism attraction gifted to Memorial University March 29
Student entrepreneurs to compete for $10,000 cash prizes at 2019 Mel Woodward Cup March 28
PSA: Epilepsy Public Forum 2019 March 15
PSA: Continued traffic interruptions at Clinch Crescent March 15
Official launch of Hearthstone Art Hive at Faculty of Education March 8
PSA: Public invited to Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science open house March 7
PSA: Memorial survey seeks community input on public engagement March 7
PSA: 2019 Henrietta Harvey Lecture to take place March 7 March 6
Rethinking old-growth forests using lichens as indicators of conservation value March 5

February 2019

PSA: Public lecture about mining in N.L. Feb. 25
Marine Institute launches Canada’s first online degree in safety management Feb. 20

January 2019

Every cancer survivor deserves a good nights sleep Jan. 24
PSA: Every cancer survivor deserves a good night’s sleep Jan. 24
PSA: SPARKS Literary Festival taking place this weekend Jan. 24
Memorial seeks community representative for presidential search committee Jan. 23
Why seafloor mapping helps us watch Netflix Jan. 21
‘You only get one shot’: N.L. stroke treatment rates lag behind rest of Canada Jan. 21
Five companies graduate from Genesis Enterprise Program Jan. 18
Thomas (Tommy) Ricketts Award in Pharmacy Education Jan. 16
PSA: Spring application to graduate deadline looming for Memorial students Jan. 9

December 2018

Name change marks 52 years of growth for Faculty of Nursing Dec. 18
Memorial honours exceptional faculty and staff at special ceremony Dec. 14
Faculty of Education to launch innovative STEM program Dec. 12
Collective bargaining update: University requests further talks with MUNFA Dec. 4
Memorial University to hold Dec. 6 vigil Dec. 3

November 2018

Immigration and Sustainable Development Symposium to take place at Memorial University Nov. 29
Marine Institute to host 11 schools competing in Model Boat Race Nov. 29
PSA: And Who Will Help Me Grow The Food? A keynote address featuring Dr. Ivan Emke Nov. 29
PSA: Free film screening of The Clean Bin Project Nov. 26
PSA: Merry and Bright Holiday Light Festival at Memorial University Botanical Garden Nov. 26
Merry and Bright Holiday Light Festival at Memorial University Botanical Garden Nov. 23
PSA: Cancelled: Public lecture about how reserves/reports in the N.L. offshore are communicated to the public Nov. 20
New paper says race to conserve marine biodiversity may backfire Nov. 19
PSA: How Reserves/Reports in the N.L. Offshore Are Communicated to the Public Nov. 19
Memorial University event to highlight research on impacts of work-related travel Nov. 16
Second annual charity basketball game in honour of Terry Fox on Nov. 22 Nov. 13
Fisheries and Marine Institute hosts symposium on Northwest Atlantic redfish Nov. 13
Exploring cutting edge research relevant to the local engineering, technology and research community Nov. 9
Marine Institute to hold Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 8
PSA: Your Dad’s on Drugs: A School of Pharmacy public lecture Nov. 6
Newfoundland and Labrador’s lieutenant-governor to visit Memorial University’s Harlow Campus Nov. 5
Digital Health Symposium to take place at Signal Hill Campus Nov. 5
PSA: Renowned feminist leader Carol Christ to visit Memorial Nov. 5
PSA: Unlocking the mysteries of the universe with gravitational waves Nov. 5
Memorial University launches Canada’s first joint music and business degree Nov. 1
Family Practice Clinic opens at Faculty of Medicine Nov. 1
PSA: Invading Canada: George Story lecturer examines 1865 Fenian threat Nov. 1

October 2018

PSA: Hands-on fun at Health for All Festival Oct. 31
PSA: Public lecture: What might industry disruptions in mining look like? Oct. 25
PSA: Designing for public engagement, entrepreneurship, healthy communities and neighbourhoods – four upcoming free public sessions Oct. 23
Memorial’s Ocean Sciences Centre to launch Reef Life Survey Canada Oct. 22
PSA: Sharing the Stage: Memorial University and the Arts Community in NL Oct. 22
PSA: Join Memorial University’s convocation celebration in real time Oct. 17
Memorial University holds fall convocation ceremonies Oct. 16
Fifth edition of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Vital Signs report released Oct. 10
Memorial University to present 37th annual Alumni Tribute Awards Oct. 10
Community Foundation of NL and Memorial’s Harris Centre to release province’s fifth Vital Signs report Oct. 9
SHARE Summit 2018: Improving the lives of patients Oct. 5
PSA: Public lecture to discuss youth development in schools Oct. 3
PSA: Search for Earth’s twin subject of upcoming public lecture Oct. 3
Media invited to launch of The Fund, Memorial’s first student-managed investment fund Oct. 1

September 2018

Doors Officially Open at Memorial University’s Signal Hill Campus Sept. 29
Looking Deep Into Shallow Waters Sept. 28
Official Opening of Memorial University’s Signal Hill Campus Sept. 26
PSA: Come on up! Memorial invites the public to visit Signal Hill Campus, Saturday, Sept. 29, from 2–5 p.m. Sept. 26
Students, alumni invited to Career and Graduate School Fair on Sept. 26 Sept. 25
Muskrat Falls symposium to be held this weekend at Memorial University Sept. 24
President’s term to conclude in December 2019; planning for next presidential search gets underway Sept. 13
PSA: Faculty of Medicine opening its doors Sept. 13
Merchant Navy Day commemoration Sept. 12
Honorary degree recipients for fall convocation announced Sept. 12
Alumni donations enable Memorial students to invest real money in capital markets Sept. 11
Emera Innovation Exchange launched on Memorial’s Signal Hill Campus Sept. 6
Two first-year students awarded prestigious Schulich scholarships Sept. 5


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