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Memorial University of Newfoundland
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Tuition: $2,550  Students: 18,913
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL      A1C 5S7

Memorial University of Newfoundland

The Memorial University of Newfoundland, also known as MUN or Memorial University, was founded to commemorate the Newfoundlanders who gave their lives during the First World War. Later, it was rededicated to those who died during the Second World War. Today, it is considered to be one of the largest universities in Atlantic Canada, and its motto is: "Provehito in Altum" (Launch forth into the deep). ... continued below

About Memorial University of Newfoundland

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The University has four main campuses, with two additional satellite campuses in the regions of Labrador and Newfoundland. MUN’s largest campus is St. John’s campus, and majority of its academic buildings are situated within the southern part of Prince Philip Drive. Some of these include: the Science Building, Chemistry and Physics, Arts and Administration Building, Mathematics, Education, Music, the Inco Innovation Centre, and the Physical Education Centre. The Commons (main floor of the library) houses the Digital Media Centre, while the University Centre includes the bookstore, food court, campus bar (“Breezeway”), and the campus radio station (CHMR-FM).

The Marine Institute, also within the St. John’s, has full ships bridge stimulator and the biggest flume tank. MUN accommodates students who wish to live inside the campus. They can choose from two residential complexes: Burton’s Pond and Paton College. Burton’s Pond is an apartment-styled complex, and has four “Courts” which can house approximately 500 students in four bedroom apartments. Paton College dormitories can accommodate around 1000 students in ten residences which they call “Houses”.

Student Services and Student Life

Some of the student services offered by the University include: Careers, Computer Systems Group, Health and Wellness, Scholarships, Student Loans, Parking, General Services, Housing, Food and Conference Services (HFCS), Jobs, Library Cards, Community Involvement, Money Matters, Student Orientation, Student Innovation Fund, and the Unions.

The university has four main unions: The Memorial University of Newfoundland Students’ Union, Graduate Students’ Union, Marine Institute Students’ Union, and the Grenfell College Student Union. Some of the benefits of becoming a member are:
Bank Machine Access (ATM), Clubs And Societies, Community Volunteering, Emergency Student Loan Fund, Faxing, Photocopying, And Printing Services, Food Court, Fundraising For Local Charities, Funding And Organising Orientation Week, Health Plan, Dental Plan, Special Events (Concerts, Karaoke Nights, Open Mic, Trivia, Etc.), Student Employment, Student Lounge (Aka "Couchland") Student Housing Database, Studentsaver Discount Cards, Travel CUTS, And Vending Services, Coin Machines Pool Tables, Arcade Games (A percentage of profits go directly to students).

Academic Programs

The University has thirteen faculties: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Marine Institute, Faculty of Medicine, School of Music, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, and School of Social Work.

Off-Campus Living

Students who plan to live outside the campus can access the Memorial University’s Off-Campus Housing Office. They keep an up-to-date list of rental properties in and around the city, and they are an excellent and credible source for students who are trying to find accommodations, subletters, housemates and landlords.

St. John's Information

St. John's is a thriving city where the nightlife is always alive and exciting, shopping is plentiful, sports and cultural centres are all in the heart of the city. Economic development in Newfoundland and Labrador has boomed in the last few years, with offshore oil development, manufacturing opportunities and a growing tourism industry. Marine Institute is uniquely positioned in a province where old and new, and tradition and technology meet and where its closeness to Europe and the rest of North America means the best of both worlds.

St. John's is the provincial capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The city is located on the northeast coast of the Avalon Peninsula in southea stern Newfoundland, and on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the most easterly city in North America, as well as the second largest city in Atlantic Canada.

The city's economy is growing quickly, and the city has been identified as having one of the highest proportion of scientists and engineers per capita of any city under one million population in North America. Today, its continued growth is as much tied to what lies beneath the ocean " oil and gas " as what swims in or travels across the ocean.

Of all major cities in Canada, St John's is the cloudiest, snowiest, and has the most wet days per year. However, St. John's has the third mildest winter in comparison to other Canadian cities.