Units in the President's Portfolio

Marketing & Communications

Marketing & Communications is Memorial's public relations, marketing and communications centre. The division serves the university's internal and external communications and marketing needs and responds to the community's needs for information about Memorial.

Alumni Engagement, Office of Public Engagement 

Alumni Engagement exists to foster connections between and among alumni, and between alumni and the university. This team works to create and deliver programs, events, benefits and services that further the strategic priorities of the university and create mutual benefit for alumni and Memorial University of Newfoundland. The Office of Alumni Engagement, maintains a strategic connection to the Office of Development.

Office of Development 

The Office of Development creates philanthropic opportunities for alumni and friends of the university to give back in support of Memorial University of Newfoundland's strategic priorities. This team is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors as well as planning and executing charitable fundraising campaigns, and maintains a strategic connection to Alumni Engagement, Office of Public Engagement.

Office of Public Engagement

Memorial's Office of Public Engagement (OPE) is the steward of the Public Engagement Framework. The OPE is the catalyst for action on public engagement at Memorial, working with internal and external groups to design programs and initiatives that advance the goals and objectives of the framework. The OPE also provides leadership and supports for a range of public engagement-related units and activities within Memorial, and is the lead on strategic external relations for the university.

The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development

The Leslie Harris Centre has two primary goals: to assist in the responsible development of the economy and society of Newfoundland and Labrador; and to stimulate informed discussion of important provincial issues. The centre helps diverse groups and individuals connect with the resources of Memorial through teaching, research and outreach activities.

Office of General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel provides strategic legal advice as well as a full range of legal services directly to the university, its senior administration and the Board of regents. It identifies and recommends procedures and practices to protect the university from undue liability and assists with risk assessment and control.

Offices with Dual Reporting Relationships

Executive Director, Board of Regents

University Auditor

Sexual Harassment Advisor

Director of the International Centre and Advisor to the President on International Affairs

Special Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs



President's Office

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000