Memorial currently has 4 campuses, including the main campus in St John's. Grenfell College was opened in 1976 in Corner Brook on the island's west coast. Harlow College opened in England in 1981: the Harlow Development Corporation established a scholarship fund to help students on academic programs from Memorial University of Newfoundland who wished to live at the Harlow Campus while undertaking approved studies in Great Britain. In 1992 Memorial added its 4th campus, the Marine Institute, which had formerly been an independent post-secondary institution in St John's.
Memorial has 6 faculties (arts, science, education, medicine, engineering and business administration) and 7 schools (graduate studies, nursing, physical education and athletics, social work, continuing education, music and pharmacy) and offers degree programs in fine arts. It has also established special divisions that provide community service and promote research in areas of particular regional concern, including the Archaeology Unit, Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, Botanical Garden, Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation, Canadian Centre for International Fisheries Training and Development, Centre for Cold Oceans Resources Engineering (C-CORE), Centre for Earth Resources Research, English Language Research Centre, Centre for International Business Studies, Centre for Management Development, Centre for Material Culture Studies, Centre for Offshore and Remote Medicine, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), Labrador Institute of Northern Studies, Maritime History Archive, Folklore and Language Archive, Ocean Sciences Centre, P.J. Gardiner Institute for Small Business Studies, Seabright Corp, Telemedicine, and Telemedicine and Educational Technology Resource Agency, among others.
Memorial is the largest university in Atlantic Canada with over 15 000 students.
Author ALICE COLLINS
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