Message from the President

I am incredibly honoured to serve as Memorial University’s 14th president and vice-chancellor.

Memorial was established to provide education to the people of the province and has grown over the years to become a university for the world and the future.

Perched on the Eastern edge of North America, Memorial is home to unmatched innovators and talented teams of researchers who are committed to making a difference in our communities. They are joined by 19,000 students from 115 countries around the world.

I first came to Memorial in May 1987 as an assistant professor in the naval architectural engineering program and was proud to be named vice-president (research) in 2017. So much of our world has changed in the last three decades and over the years, I’ve seen the incredible growth of our institution.

We can take pride in our traditional areas of study such as telemedicine, Newfoundland studies and oceans research. And we can look forward to our new strengths – high tech, entrepreneurship and a renewed focus on being ready to embrace whatever the future holds.

We are inventors, critical thinkers, scientists and creators. And our students, faculty and staff and alumni are helping make our province, our country and our world a better place.