6.4 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.
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.
In addition to academic buildings, the Campus includes 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.
The University (Smallwood) Centre, contains student services and student union operations, as well as recreation and dining facilities. Information regarding the Students' Union (MUNSU) may be obtained on its website.
The Campus also includes the Health Sciences Centre, and the National Research Council’s Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre, as well as the separately incorporated University entity C-CORE (Captain Robert A. Bartlett building).
Slightly further north is the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden.
The Ocean Sciences Centre, located to the northeast in the town of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, is one of Canada’s largest marine research laboratories.
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. It 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.
It has three primary units - the School of Fisheries, the School of Maritime Studies and the School of Ocean Technology.
The Holyrood Marine Base, 45 kilometres west of St. John’s, is home to the Centre for Applied Ocean Technology. The Marine Institute also operates the Offshore Safety and Survival Training Centre in Foxtrap, and the Safety and Emergency Response Training Centre in Stephenville on the west coast.
Grenfell Campus stands on a 185-acre site in Corner Brook on the island’s west coast. With a student population of about 1,300, 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. Graduate programs are also offered.
Located on University Drive, Grenfell Campus comprises five academic buildings. The Arts and Science Building houses one of the largest astronomical telescopes in Atlantic Canada.
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.
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 to deliver ongoing and specialized one-time programming, internships and experiential learning. It 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.
The Labrador Campus is Memorial University of Newfoundland’s newest location. Based in Labrador, the Labrador Campus is a leading centre of research, education, policy, and community partnerships by and for the North. Home to the School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies and the Pye Centre for Northern Boreal Food Systems, the Labrador Campus provides place-based, Northern-focused, and Indigenous-led education and research opportunities in Labrador and across the North.
With main facilities located on Hamilton River Road in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, a research station in North West River, and a research, education, and community farm on Mud Lake Road, the Labrador Campus provides access to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degrees, diplomas, and certificates, as well as research and community infrastructure, with a particular focus on Labrador and Northern issues, needs, and priorities.
Memorial University of Newfoundland’s 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 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, 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 high-tech conference and meeting centre.