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Memorial University of Newfoundland

Motto Provehito In Altum
(Latin: Launch forth into the deep)
Established 1925
Type Public
Chancellor John C. Crosbie
President Axel Meisen
Faculty 950 full-time
850 sessional
Undergraduates 15,500
Postgraduates 2,100
Location St. John's, NL, Canada
Campus urban 220 acres (890,000 m²)
Athletics Sea-Hawks
Colours Claret and White
Affiliations AUS
Website http://www.mun.ca

Memorial University of Newfoundland, (popularly known as Memorial University or "MUN") is a comprehensive university located primarily in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1267x349, 250 KB) This is a logo of a corporation, sports team, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Hon. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... St. ... For other uses, see Newfoundland (disambiguation). ... Memorial University of Newfoundland SeaHawks logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Image File history File links Munlogo. ... Nickname: The City of Legends Motto: Avancez (Go forward) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Newfoundland and Labrador Established August 5, 1583 by Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I Government  - City Mayor Andy Wells  - Governing body St. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Capital St. ...


With historical strengths in engineering, business, geology, and medicine, it is perhaps most widely recognized as one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada. With over 17,000 students, it is also the largest university in Atlantic Canada.[1] MUN's four main campuses are served by more than 900 faculty and 2,300 staff members. The four Canadian Atlantic provinces. ...

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Campuses

MUN has five campus's located in three countries. The main campus is located between Elizabeth avenue and Pippy park . The Marine Institute is also located in St. John's, while the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College campus is in Corner Brook and the Harlow campus is in Harlow, England. The Frecker Institute is on the French island of St. Pierre, located off the south coast of Newfoundland. The Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, popularly referred to as the Marine Institute, is a post-secondary marine training facility located in St. ... Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, popularly referred to as Grenfell College, or SWGC , is a liberal arts university located in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Overlooking City of Corner Brook from James Cook Park Corner Brook is a city located in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, located on the Humber River. ... Harlow is a new town and local government district in Essex, England. ... The FrancoForum is a specialized language teaching facility owned and operated by the local government in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, a French collectivity located off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. ... Map of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon Saint-Pierre is the capital of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. ...


Students and student housing

There are over 17,000 students currently enrolled in full and part time studies at MUN. This number includes both undergraduate and graduate students. Approximately 85% of students are from Newfoundland and Labrador. The most popular programs include Engineering, Business Administration, Nursing, Education, English, Folklore, French, History, Biology, Biochemistry, and Psychology. The university has an international reputation in a variety of disciplines. In particular, it is well recognized as having one of the top folklore departments in the world.


The primary residence complex on the main campus is Paton College, which provides standard residence services in ten residences to approximately 1000 students. The university-run Burton's Pond apartments are also available for independent living on campus; its five buildings house approximately 500 students at any particular time. Located on the eastern end of the Memorial University of Newfoundland St. ...


Organization

The university's president and vice chancellor is Dr. Axel Meisen. The chancellor is the Hon. John C. Crosbie, a former federal and provincial cabinet minister. Hon. ...


Memorial has six Faculties (Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Medicine, and Science) and six Schools (Graduate Studies, Music, Nursing, Pharmacy, Human Kinetics and Recreation, and Social Work). These offer a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


History

Memorial University began as Memorial University College (MUC), which opened in September 1925 at a campus on Parade Street in St. John's. The first president was J. L. Paton. It offered the first two years of university studies. MUC's initial enrollment was 57 students, rising to a peak of over 400 in the 1940s. In 1933 it merged with the adjacent Normal School and took responsibility for teacher training. During the College's early years it received considerable support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Carnegie Corporation was founded by the will of Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. ...


The college was established as a memorial to the Newfoundlanders who had lost their lives on active service during the First World War; it was later rededicated to also encompass the province's war dead of the Second World War.[2].


The post-Confederation government elevated the status of Memorial University College to full university status in August 1949, renaming the institution to Memorial University of Newfoundland. The enrollment in MUN's first year was 307 students. In 1961, enrollment having increased to 1400, MUN moved from Parade Street to its present location on Elizabeth Avenue (Main Campus).


The Faculty of Medicine of Memorial University of Newfoundland was established in 1967, and the first students were admitted in 1969. It admits approximately 60 students into the M.D. program each year, and also offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs. Faculty of Medicine of Memorial University of Newfoundland is one of two medical schools located in theMaritime provinces and one of 17 in Canada. ...


MUN maintains a campus in Harlow, England which opened to students in 1969. This campus has been a popular location for internships in Education, and now offers credit courses, work terms, and internships in a number of areas. The campus accommodates approximately 50 students. Harlow is a new town and local government district in Essex, England. ...


Memorial established the Institut Frecker in St. Pierre in 1973, to offer one-semester French immersion programs. It was housed in a building provided by the archdiocese of St. Pierre until 2000. Now known as the Programme Frecker, it is currently run from the Francoforum, a language teaching facility owned by the government of St. Pierre. The program is partly supported by the governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador. Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (French Saint-Pierre et Miquelon) is a French overseas collectivity consisting of several small islands off the eastern coast of Canada near Newfoundland. ...


In September 1975 a campus was opened in Corner Brook; it was renamed Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in 1979. Currently 1300 students attend Grenfell College, which offers full degree programs in several disciplines, including Fine Arts, and partial programs, which can be completed at the main campus, in many other subjects. Overlooking City of Corner Brook from James Cook Park Corner Brook is a city located in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, located on the Humber River. ... Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, popularly referred to as Grenfell College, or SWGC , is a liberal arts university located in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ...


In 1992, the Institute of Fisheries and Marine Technology in St. John's became affiliated with MUN as the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Today it is named the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. It offers both degree and non-degree programs. The Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, popularly referred to as the Marine Institute, is a post-secondary marine training facility located in St. ...


In 2001 the province changed its official name from Newfoundland to Newfoundland and Labrador. Some argued that the university should change its name to Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. After some debate it was decided to maintain the current name and acronym. The reason for this was the history of the name. When originally founded, the name "Memorial" was a reference to the soldiers of Newfoundland who gave their lives in World War I. When Newfoundland joined Canada as a province in 1949, Memorial referred to the Newfoundland soldiers of World War I and World War II. When Labrador and Newfoundland joined Canada as one province, many people did not welcome changing the university name to merely incorporate the newly founded province. It was felt that it took away from the spirit of the original name. For other uses, see Newfoundland (disambiguation). ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Capital St. ... “The Great War” redirects here. ... “The Great War” redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


In May 2006, Memorial announced it would rebrand itself beginning that fall with a new logo and brand image. [3] Controversy has arisen over this plan, in part because of the logo itself which is much more abstract than the coat of arms used in the past, but also because it only uses the words "Memorial University", omitting the reference to "Newfoundland". The university has stated that the shortened name is for branding purposes only; that the university's full legal name and coat of arms will not be altered, with their use reserved for ceremonial purposes; and that Memorial will promote, not diminish, its connection to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in all of its marketing.


Nonetheless a number of Newfoundlanders and alumni have expressed concern that the new brand will not accurately reflect Memorial's raison d'être — a memorial to those fighting for Newfoundland in the two World Wars (though 'memorial' clearly remains in all communications); or that it may be too ambiguous in light of other universities with the word "Memorial" in their names, though none of these universities is similar to Memorial; directly competes with Memorial; or located in Canada. (Other schools with names including the word "Memorial" are Lincoln Memorial University, Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, and Florida Memorial University.) A world war is a war affecting the majority of the worlds major nations. ... Lincoln Memorial University is a private, fully-accredited four-year co-educational liberal arts college located in Harrogate, Tennessee. ... Hubert Kairuki Memorial University is a private, accredited university located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the health sciences. ... Florida Memorial University is a historically black college in Miami, Florida. ...


Motto, shield, and arms

The university's motto, Provehito in Altum (Launch forth into the deep), captures the spirit of the adventure of learning and urges students to extend the frontiers of knowledge. The shield of arms bears a representation of the sea, books, and a cross. The Arms of Memorial University have as their central element a cross moline, which is a fitting symbol for an institution dedicated to the memory of soldiers of Newfoundland who died during the Great Wars. These crosses are ones used exclusively or primarily in heraldry, and do not necessarily have any special meanings commonly associated with them. ...


Oxen Pond Botanic Park

The Oxen Pond Botanic Park is a botanical garden operated by the university. It is located in the suburbs of St. John's along Mount Scio Road and was founded in 1972. The park has adopted the Twinflower Linnaea borealis as its emblem. The Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden is a botanical garden operated by Memorial University in St. ... Binomial name Linnaea borealis L. Twinflower (sometimes written twin flower, scientific name Linnaea borealis) is a woodland subshrub, treated either in the family Caprifoliaceae, or sometimes in its own family Linnaeaceae. ...


Sports, clubs, and traditions

MUN's sports teams, the Memorial Sea-Hawks, are part of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) league of Canadian Interuniversity Sport. There are varsity teams in men's and women's basketball, cross-country, soccer, swimming, volleyball and wrestling. The Memorial Sea-Hawks are the athletic teams that represent Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. ... CIS Logo Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. ...


Memorial University also has a very active student media including a radio station, CHMR-FM, and a newspaper, The Muse. CHMR-FM is a Canadian university radio station broadcasting on the Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. ... The Muse, successor to The Memorial Times, began publishing in 1950 as an unnamed paper. ...


ACEnet

Main article: ACEnet

Memorial, in partnership with 8 other Altantic Canada universities, has established a region-wide High Performance Computing (HPC) facility called ACEnet. Memorial is the lead institution of the project but equipment is also housed at Saint Mary's University ,St. Francis Xavier University, Dalhousie University and the University of New Brunswick. ACEnet or the Atlantic Computational Excellence Network is a partnership of seven Atlantic Canada universities to organize themselves into a large scale high-performance computing (HPC) facilities for research. ... ACEnet or the Atlantic Computational Excellence Network is a partnership of seven Atlantic Canada universities to organize themselves into a large scale high-performance computing (HPC) facilities for research. ... St. ... St. ... Dalhousie University is a university located on the Halifax Peninsula in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is a Canadian university located in the province of New Brunswick. ...


MUNnel system

The MUNnel System is a series of underground tunnels and overhead walkways linking most major buildings on the St. John's campus.


Notable faculty and alumni

Faculty

  • Harold Williams – geologist and world expert on the tectonics of mountain belts
  • Elliott Leyton – renowned for studies of serial murderers
  • Patrick Parfrey – nephrologist and clinical epidemiologist
  • Ian Jordaan – expert in engineering in harsh environments
  • Elizabeth Miller – 19th century British Gothic literature
  • Neil Rosenberg - Grammy Winning Bluegrass Scholar

Dr. Harold Williams, M.Sc, Ph. ... Elliott Leyton Ph. ... Patrick Parfrey, OC, MD (b. ...

Alumni

  • Alan Haskvitz-National Teachers Hall of Fame, Reader's Digest Hero in Education
  • Michael Crummey – novelist and poet
  • Gwynne Dyer – journalist and historian
  • Gen. Rick Hillier – Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Forces
  • Wayne Johnston – novelist
  • Rex Murphy – journalist and commentator
  • Fergus O’Byrne - musician
  • Danny Williams – Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Harold Williams – geologist and world expert on the tectonics of mountain belts. Generally regarded as Newfoundland's greatest scientist
  • Alan Doyle – musician
  • Séan McCann – musician
  • Bob Hallett – musician
  • Brad Gushue – Olympic Gold Medallist (Curling)
  • KM Chan - biochemistry professor and politician

Michael Crummey (born Buchans, Newfoundland and Labrador) is a Canadian writer. ... Gwynne Dyer, Ph. ... General Rick Hillier, CMM, CD, B.Sc. ... Wayne Johnston (born 1958 in in Goulds, Newfoundland) is a Canadian novelist. ... Rex Murphy (born March, 1947, Carbonear, Newfoundland) is a noted Canadian commentator. ... Fergus OByrne Fergus OByrne is an Irish-Canadian banjo, concertina and bodhrán player best known as a member of the popular Irish-Newfoundland band trio Ryans Fancy; born in Dublin, Ireland. ... Daniel Danny Williams, QC, LL.B, BA, MHA (born August 4, 1949 in St. ... Dr. Harold Williams, M.Sc, Ph. ... Russell Crowe & Alan Doyle Alan Doyle is one of the lead singers of Canadian folk-rock band Great Big Sea. ... Great Big Sea (often shortened to GBS) is a Canadian folk-rock band from Newfoundland and Labrador, best known for performing energetic rock interpretations of traditional Newfoundland folk songs including sea chanties, which draw from the Islands 500-year-old Irish, English, and French heritage. ... Robert Bruce Hallett was born in St Johns, Newfoundland and is a founding member of Canadian folk-rock band Great Big Sea. ... Bradley Raymond Brad Gushue, ONL, LL.D. (hon. ... Chan King Ming (陳竟明) is currently vice-chairman of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong and an associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. ...

External links

Coordinates: 47°34′15.64″N, 52°43′56.73″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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