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8.4 The Campuses

Memorial University of Newfoundland, positioned on the edge of the North Atlantic, is one of the largest universities on Canada’s East Coast and the only university in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. There are four campus locations in the Province and one abroad.

8.4.1 St. John's

Spanning approximately 220 acres, Memorial University of Newfoundland’s largest Campus is home to extensive facilities that support a full range of academic programs in a modern, urban setting. Memorial University of Newfoundland offers access to the best in research, teaching and learning, and public engagement, providing world-class opportunities and contributing expertise and insight both locally and globally.

On the Campus to the south of Prince Philip Drive are the Arts and Administration, Science, Chemistry-Physics, Education (G.A. Hickman), Mathematics (Henrietta Harvey), Physical Education, Biotechnology, Facilities Management and Music (M.O. Morgan) buildings; as well as the Queen Elizabeth II Library, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Paton College and Macpherson College residence complexes, Burton's Pond Apartments, Campus Childcare Centre, and The Works recreation complex, comprising the Aquarena, Field House and other sports and recreation facilities on Campus. Spanning Prince Philip Drive is the University (Smallwood) Centre, containing student services and student union operations, as well as recreation and dining facilities.

North of Prince Philip Drive are the Health Sciences Centre, incorporating the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy and Eastern Health; the Engineering (S.J. Carew), Earth Sciences (Alexander Murray), Business Administration, and C-CORE (Captain Robert A. Bartlett) buildings, St. John's College, Coughlan College, Queen's College and Spencer Hall. Slightly further north is the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden.

The Ocean Sciences Centre is located to the west at Logy Bay. In 2013 the University acquired the former Battery Hotel property in St. John’s and planning for the facility is ongoing. The Battery will be established primarily as a public engagement facility to further connect the University with the community. The first residence rooms for graduate students at the Battery opened in September 2015. For more information visit

8.4.2 Fisheries and Marine Institute

The Fisheries and Marine Institute, headquartered on Ridge Road in St. John's, is Canada's leading centre of education, training, applied research and technology transfer for the ocean industries. As a Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland, the Marine Institute offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, advanced diplomas, diplomas of technology, certificates in such fields as marine transportation, food and water quality, naval architecture, aquaculture, underwater vehicles, ocean mapping, marine environmental, marine studies, technology management, and maritime management.

The Institute has a number of state-of-the-art centres and units, including the Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC), the Safety Emergency and Response Training Centre (SERT), the Centre of Marine Simulation (CMS), the Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development (CASD), MI International, the Centre for Sustainable and Aquatic Resources (CSAR), the Community Based Education Delivery Unit (CBED),the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) and the Centre for Applied Ocean Technology (CTec). These areas lead the institute in applied research and technology transfer and also provide training to a variety of industry clients. For more information, visit

8.4.3 Grenfell Campus

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, stands on a 185-acre site with a spectacular view of the city of Corner Brook and the Bay of Islands. With a student population of about 1,250, Grenfell Campus offers a personalized education through a wide variety of interdisciplinary experiences. Students may choose from undergraduate degrees in arts, business administration, fine arts, education, nursing, science or resource management. Grenfell also offers a master of arts degree in environmental policy and a master of science degree in boreal ecosystems and agricultural sciences.

Located on University Drive, Grenfell Campus comprises five academic buildings. The Arts and Science Building houses administrative offices, academic classrooms and labs, recreational facilities, a bookstore, the Campus’s original student residence, and one of the largest astronomical telescopes in Atlantic Canada. The Fine Arts Building features facilities for theatre and visual arts programs. The Library and Computing Building contains Ferriss Hodgett Library, a computer lab and lecture hall facilities. The Forest Centre houses office, classroom, lab and lecture space, as well as the Atlantic Division offices of the Canadian Forest Service (Natural Resources Canada). Annexed to the Forest Centre is a boreal ecosystem research facility, which supports research in agricultural, environmental and boreal sectors.

In addition to the original dormitory-style residence, student housing has been expanded to include eight chalet-style apartment buildings and a residence complex; about half the student population at Grenfell resides on Campus. The GCSU Student Centre, an annex to the Arts and Science Building, provides dining and recreational space for the student population, as well as office space for the Grenfell Campus Student Union. For more information, visit

8.4.4 Harlow Campus

Harlow Campus is the international Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland, one of only two universities in Canada with Campus facilities in the United Kingdom. Professional schools and academic departments at Memorial University of Newfoundland use Harlow Campus in Essex, UK, to deliver ongoing and specialized one-time programming, internships and experiential learning. The Campus provides technologically equipped meeting facilities and residence accommodations for up to 51 people.

Harlow Campus consists of a group of converted 19th century and older buildings. The main building is The Maltings (once used to dry grain), which now houses the administration offices and accommodations for residents. It also contains a dining room, library and computer suite, common room, laundry room and the Lord Taylor lecture room. Other Campus buildings include Cabot House, St. John’s House, St. John’s Cottage, and 44-46 Market Street. Faculty-led courses are offered at Harlow at varying times. Visit for more information.

8.4.5 Signal Hill Campus

Memorial University of Newfoundland’s newest location, Signal Hill Campus, officially opened its doors in September 2018. With a focus on public engagement and innovation, the initial tenants, programming and partnerships based at the University’s iconic new location will help address 21st century issues by connecting the expertise and ideas of the University's students, faculty, staff and retirees, and the people and organizations of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The tenants in the Campus’ Emera Innovation Exchange facility include flagship publicly engaged units, including the Gardiner Centre, Genesis, the Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, the Newfoundland Quarterly and the Office of Public Engagement, along with the Memorial University of Newfoundland Pensioners' Association, and the community organization Business and Arts NL. Also located at Signal Hill Campus are graduate student accommodations and a bookable high-tech conference and meeting centre.

Building on that history and excellence in public engagement, Signal Hill Campus opened in September 2018 with the launch of the Emera Innovation Exchange facility, a hub for public engagement and innovation, housing several public-facing Memorial University of Newfoundland tenants, graduate student accommodations, and a bookable high-tech conference and meeting centre.