Memorial University of Newfoundland

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The Memorial University of Newfoundland, (in short: Memorial University or " MUN ") is a public university based in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada and has additional campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador. At the University of more than 18,000 students are enrolled. Thus, the university is the largest in the Atlantic Canada provinces.


The university was founded in 1925 as Memorial University College ( MUC). The campus was built on the Parade Street in St. John's. The first president of the university was JL Paton. The University started with two -year programs and in the first year with approximately 57 students. In the forties the number of students increased to about 400. 1933 merged with the University from another university and received support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York Foundation, financial subsidies. The University was named in memory of the fallen of the First World War Newfoundland. 1949 received the Memorial University College to full university status by the provincial government. 1961 studied the meantime, in 1400 students at the University. Opened in 1969, the University, a campus in the UK.


The University has six faculties in the areas of:

  • Business Administration
  • Teaching
  • Medicine
  • Natural sciences
  • Engineering
  • Arts

As well as the following Schools for the following areas:

  • Graduate Studies,
  • Music,
  • Nursing,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Human Kinetics,
  • Recreation,
  • Social Work


The University operates four campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador and the United Kingdom.

  • St. John's campus and Marine Institute in St. John's Newfoundland, Canada
  • Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom

Known graduates

  • Mark Nichols, Canadian Curler
  • Brad Gushue, Canadian Curler
  • Danny Williams, Canadian politician, lawyer and entrepreneur
  • Rick Hillier General of the Canadian Forces