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Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Location
Founding Date
1925

The Memorial University of Newfoundland is a multi-disciplinary, research university with faculty members as global experts in the fields of ocean engineering and science, offshore industry and policy, and technology. More than 40% of the university’s research is ocean-related. It also has demonstrated strengths in areas ranging from ethnomusicology to genetics and from archaeology to social enterprise and entrepreneurship

  • Memorial is the only anglophone university in Canada to offer comprehensive folklore programs at all levels.
  • It is a partner with the Ocean Frontier Institute, a $220 million collaborative research initiative aimed at harnessing the vast potential of the world’s ocean.
  • It is also part of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, a private sector-led partnership using innovation and commercialization to drive increased sustainable economic growth from our oceans.
  • Its medical programs have the best track record in Canada at training doctors for careers in rural areas.
  • The Queen Elizabeth II Library houses the largest research library collection east of Montreal.
  • The Arctic Inspiration Prize, SSHRC Impact Awards gold medal, SSHRC Insight Award, Governor General’s Innovation Award, and the UN’s Climate Solution Award are just a few of the national and international accolades.