Memorial University of Newfoundland


It’s an interesting place, Newfoundland and Labrador... and not somewhere you tend to arrive at by accident. And here in Canada's youngest province, you will find a very distinct university - Memorial University. We tend to think we have more than our fair share of free thinkers, unconventional adventurers and colourful personalities. So, is Memorial right for you? Read on, and find out.

As the only university in Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial University is home to almost 19,000 students across six campuses. It has over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and is a world leader in such diverse fields as archaeology, naval architectural engineering, linguistics, recreation, rural health care, ocean and natural sciences. 

Memorial has great choice in campuses, extraordinary and unique.

The largest campus is in the heart of Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital city, St. John's, and is home to more than 15,000 students who flourish in a diverse and cosmopolitan environment.

St. John's is also home to the Marine Institute, dedicated to education, training, applied research and industrial support for the ocean industries. Recognized as one of the most respected centres of marine learning in the world, it offers more than 20 industry-driven programs.

Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook offers liberal arts and science degree programs, with a focus on fine arts and the environment. With about 1,300 students, the Grenfell campus is personal, interdisciplinary and full of adventure, with downhill skiing, cave exploration and kayaking mere minutes away.

At the Harlow campus, located in Old Harlow, United Kingdom, students can study the international components of their chosen program. Additionally, the Labrador Institute is a northern-based facility located at three sites in Labrador. It facilitates projects and programs focused on the expansion of the Labrador knowledge base.

The Labrador Campus is Memorial’s newest location based in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. 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.

Steeped in culture and rich with natural beauty, Newfoundland and Labrador is like no place on earth.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1925
Total Number of Staff 5000
Number of Academic Staff 1150
Number of Students 18678
Focus Areas

Aboriginal peoples
Arctic and northern regions
Community, regional and enterprise development
Creative arts, culture and heritage
Environment, energy and natural resources
Governance and public policy
Information and communication technology
Oceans, fisheries and aquaculture
Social justice
Well-being, health and biomedical discovery

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Fields of Study Offered Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Arts (broad programmes)
Humanities (broad programmes)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Physical science (broad programmes)
Computer science
Engineering and engineering trades (broad programmes)
Manufacturing and processing (broad programmes)
Architecture and town planning
Agriculture, forestry and fishery (broad programmes)
Health (broad programmes)
Child care and youth services
Personal services (broad programmes)
Transport services (broad programmes)
Environmental protection (broad programmes)

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