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General Information (2021/2022)
7 General Information

Memorial University of Newfoundland is the only university in Newfoundland and Labrador and one of the largest universities in Atlantic Canada. With campuses in St. John's, Corner Brook and Harlow, England, each year, it welcomes more than 19,000 students from over 115 countries.

7.1 The Beginning

Memorial University College was established as a memorial to the Newfoundlanders who had lost their lives during the First World War. It opened its doors to a student body of 55 and five faculty members on September 15, 1925. The College offered the first two years of university training in the arts and sciences in a building located on Parade Street in St. John's.