2013 Stories

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Dec. 18: Gateway focuses on developing NL firms
A business development arm of the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University is shifting its focus to businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dec. 10: Enactus seeks $31,000 in crowd funding to jump start Haitian project
Enactus Memorial is raising money to kick-start its involvement with Project Stich. In particular, it wants to acquire a new production facility.

Nov. 27: Learning the language of Wall Street
Memorial University's Queen Elizabeth II Library is about to join an elite group of academic libraries that offer access to a premier financial analysis tool called the Bloomberg Terminal.

Nov. 22: Zerbe honours top students at Dean's List ceremony
The Faculty of Business Administration has recognized its top students at the annual Dean’s List ceremony.

Nov. 18: Brazilian bonds: Memorial explores partnerships during Atlantic premiers' trade mission
An Atlantic Canadian trade mission to Brazil could result in increased
collaborations between Memorial and universities in that country in the

Nov. 12: Healing one stitch at a time
Enactus Memorial is joining the work of attempting to rebuild Haiti.

Nov. 5: Memorial releases Face Forward: President’s Report 2013
Memorial University today released its annual retrospective publication, this year titled Face Forward: President’s Report 2013.

Oct. 17: Memorial University's Dare To campaign receives major gift to create accounting classroom
Memorial University today announced a major gift to Dare To: The Campaign for Memorial University from a prominent member of the province’s accounting community.

Oct. 10: Memorial-founded website encourages citizen scientists' involvement
What kind of research can bring the faculties of Science and Business Administration together?

Sept. 24: Gardiner Centre expands digital marketing program to Saskatchewan and Minnesota
The Gardiner Centre, an outreach arm of the Faculty of Business Administration which offers management and professional development training to business professionals, is set to offer its digital marketing program at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minn., and the University of Saskatchewan in October 2013 and April 2014, respectively.

Sept. 18: Business student heads to Indonesia for APEC Summit
A fifth-year Memorial commerce student is heading to Indonesia to rub elbows with global leaders next month.

Sept. 12: New director brings labour focus to MER program
The new director of Memorial’s master of employment relations (MER) degree brings a focus in occupational health and safety and employment rights to the program.

Aug. 22: Memorial business faculty launches responsive website
The Faculty of Business Administration is pleased to offer users a dynamic web presence with the launch of its new responsive website.

Aug. 22: Faculty of Business Administration starts social conversations
The Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University launched its renewed social media channels today, which along with the simultaneous launch of its new website – www.business.mun.ca, marks the beginning a more social and interactive business faculty.

July 31: Based in Business boot camp a huge success
Nineteen medically discharged and soon-to-be retired members of the Canadian Forces reported to an intense seven-day boot camp recently but instead of drills and uniforms, they faced classrooms and instructors.

July 10: Faculty honours colleague with memorial bench
Friends, family and co-workers gathered on the shore of Long Pond recently to honour a departed colleague.

July 9: Undergraduate student gains national stage for paper on Enactus project
Commerce student Shaun Morrissey was given a rare opportunity to present a paper at a national conference recently.

July 3: O'Callaghan, Kelly win top business faculty awards at Partners
A serial entrepreneur was named tops in the province by the Faculty of Business Administration recently.

June 27: Entrepreneurial alumna nabs spot in Canada's Next 36
Samantha Phelan is no stranger to adventure – her latest involves packing up and moving to Toronto to participate in The Next 36, a business accelerator program for young Canadian entrepreneurs.

June 14: 'Scholarships help students:' business faculty hands out $170,000 to top students
Nearly $170,000 in awards and scholarships was handed out to business students by the Faculty of Business Administration recently.

May 31: Top entrepreneurs: business faculty to hand out awards at Partners Celebration
Two prominent members of the St. John's business community will be honoured by the Faculty of Business Administration at its annual Partners Celebration on June 27.

May 14: Enactus Memorial runner-up at national championships
Enactus Memorial is ending its competitive season as runner-up to the national champions, Ryerson University.

May 8: Memorial University researcher finds many factors impact work satisfaction for older rural workers
Research exploring how rural workers in Newfoundland and Ireland view the quality of their professional lives has been published in a major international journal.

April 19: Faculty of Business announces first research chair
Dr. Jeffrey Pittman has been named the Faculty of Business Administration's first research chair.

April 19: Contribution to Dare To by Power Corporation of Canada
Memorial University today announced a $500,000 contribution to Dare To: The Campaign for Memorial University from Power Corporation of Canada.

April 17: 'Our continuing commitment:' business faculty retains top global accreditation
Memorial's Faculty of Business Administration has retained its international accreditation by AACSB, holding its place among the top business schools in the world.

March 28: Business students land GM internships at national competition
Two bachelor of commerce (co-op) students landed four-month internships with General Motors at a national competition recently.

March 27: Finance team well-received at Halifax competition
Four business students travelled to Halifax, NS to represent Memorial University at the Atlantic Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Investment Research Challenge recently.

March 20: Business team places second at NIBS competition in Belgium
A team of four commerce (co-op) students from the Faculty of Business Administration placed second at the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Worldwide Case Competition in Belgium this month.

March 15: Memorial business prof named 2013's Master Teacher
Prof. Lyle Wetsch is the first winner from a Canadian business school to take home the 2013 Hormel Master Teacher Award, which was handed out on March 1 at the MMA annual spring conference in Chicago, IL.

March 6: Enactus tops regionals, heads to nationals in May
Enactus Memorial has topped the regional competition and is heading to the national competition once again this May.

Feb. 26: Queen Elizabeth High tops Future CEOs competition
Students from seven local high schools tested their business smarts recently during the Future CEOs competition at the Faculty of Business Administration.

Feb. 18: Late prof named Best of St. John's in online survey
Faculty, staff and students in the Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) say they are not surprised that a former faculty member has been named Best Prof by readers of The Scope newspaper in St. John's.

Feb. 6: Enactus Memorial launches new finance app in high schools
A new mobile web application that will help high school students develop financial literacy skills was launched Monday at Holy Heart High School in St. John's.

Jan. 16: Associate dean to moderate panel on women in leadership
Dr. Kara Arnold, associate dean of research at the Faculty of Business Administration, is moderating a panel focused on women in leadership during Ovations: Applauding Accomplishments of Women in Our Communities this week.