Memorial University of Newfoundland Information
The Memorial University of Newfoundland, also called MUN or Memorial University, is one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities and is well known for it’s medicine, geology, business and engineering programs.
Currently, the university is Atlantic Canada’s largest university, with its students spread out over four campuses. It was founded in 1925 under the name Memorial University College, and became an autonomous university in 1949.
It opened its doors to enrollees in September 1925 under its first president J.L. Paton with just 57 students. It merged with the neighboring Normal School in 1933 and took up the responsibility of training teachers.
The university was built to commemorate to the residents of Newfoundland who died during the World War. Later on, the university also stood as a symbol to honour the people who died during World War II.
Its was established as a university in August 1949 through the Memorial University Act. During its first year as a university, it had 307 enrollees. Through the years, the number of students increased and the university moved from it’s Parade Street address to the current Elizabeth Avenue address. The Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine was founded in1967 and formally opened in 1969. In the same year, it opened up the Harlow campus, which offers internships in Education.
To date, the Memorial University of Newfoundland has five campuses: the main campus (which also houses the Marine Institute), St. John’s campus, the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, and the Harlow campus. It offers several undergraduate and graduate programs through its different faculties and schools.
Faculties include the Faculty of Business, Arts, Engineering, Education, Science and Medicine. It also has schools in Graduate Studies, Nursing, Music, Human Kinetics, Recreation and Social Work, and Pharmacy. Popular disciplines in the university are Business Administration, Engineering, Education, Nursing, History, Folklore, Psychology, French and Biochemistry.
Memorial University of Newfoundland Address
The address of the main campus is located at St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John’s,
NL A1C 5S7
P.O. Box 4200.
Memorial University of Newfoundland Rankings and Quick Facts
Motto: Provehito In Altum; Launch forth into the deep.
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Memorial University Newfoundland Facts
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