With 19,500 part- and full-time undergraduate and graduate students from 118 countries, Memorial is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. From its main campus in St. John’s, the university has learning and teaching facilities across Newfoundland and Labrador. Founded as a college in 1925 as a memorial to those Newfoundlanders who lost their lives in World War 1, it was made a university in 1949.
Power Corporation has a long history with the university; the late Paul Desmarais was Chancellor of Memorial from 1979 until 1988. Since then, the University has expanded dramatically in terms of its scope, international reach and its academic accomplishments. In 2013, Memorial University created a Research Chair in Corporate Governance and Transparency, funded by Power Corporation, to lead the development of Canadian expertise in corporate governance.
At Power Corporation, we believe that education is the key to opportunity, and generous, broad-based corporate and public support for the funding of education is the key to equality of opportunity.
research centres at Memorial
graduate fellowships and 854 PhD students in 2020
accomplished alumni throughout the world, including over 50 Rhodes Scholars
of Memorial’s research is ocean-related