9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

SDG 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

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Teaching and Learning:

  • Opened in 2021, Memorial's Core Science Facility is a sophisticated research and teaching building with laboratory teaching spaces, adaptable shell space for university and industry collaborations, offices, and meeting rooms. Housing primarily the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the new building also contributes to research collaboration amongst departments.
  • In 2020, Memorial signed a 5-year agreement with Nigeria’s National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) pledging to increase its research collaborations and attract more high-quality graduate students from West Africa. The agreement includes activities such as the exchange of faculty members, publications and research materials, as well as the development of joint initiatives and collaborative degree programs with partner institutions.
  • Memorial offers a Master of Business Administration in Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (MBA-SEE) with courses on social innovation, sustainable capitalism, and enterprises’ social impact on communities and environments.
  • Through the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Memorial offers a Communications Engineering diploma which includes digital, wireless and mobile communication courses. The Faculty also offers a Master of Applied Sciences in Environmental Systems Engineering and Management that focuses on cost-effective engineering solutions related to environmental issues dealing with human health and ecosystem protection.
  • The Marine Institute offers courses in sustainability, environmental responsibility, and technological innovation and development. The courses address global issues such as climate change and carbon trading, and the process and implementation of innovations in new, established, small or large organizations.


Public Engagement:

  • Memorial works closely with partners to develop infrastructure to support economic development and human well-being, including the Regional Aquatic Centre at the Grenfell Campus, boat building and fishing stages in Petty Harbour, and the Labrador Campus.
  • In 2021, a Memorial alumna named Mirella Leis created The Fish Market, a mobile app that connects fish harvesters to consumers to facilitate the purchase of fresh fish and seafood. The app helps increase access to locally caught seafood, contributes to food sovereignty, and aids in maintaining the sustainability of the fishery.