2014 Stories

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Dec. 15: Parade Street alumni pay it forward
Emily MacIsaac has a lot be grateful for. The commerce honours student has only a few months left before finishing up her degree and has already landed a job after graduation next May.

Dec. 10: Top teachers
Wetsch, Hussey join faculty’s legacy of award-winning teachers

Nov. 13: RECODE grant to help Memorial University become leader in social innovation and entrepreneurship
Memorial has been awarded a $250,000 grant aimed at developing social innovation and social entrepreneurship initiatives across the university.

Nov. 6: Alumni on top of the world Down Under
Team Memorial has been crowned the best in the world, taking the top prize of $100,000 at the 2014 G20 Global Business Challenge (GBC), a prestigious international graduate business competition that wrapped up in Australia Nov. 6.

Nov. 5: Memorial receives national innovation award for physician leadership and management program
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has recognized Memorial University for innovation in physician leadership and management.

Oct. 28: Zerbe reappointed as dean of business faculty
Dr. Wilfred Zerbe has been renewed as dean of the Faculty of Business Administration for a second five-year term, effective January 2015.

Oct. 24: Enactus Memorial finishes in top eight at World Cup
Enactus Memorial placed second in its semi-final round to finish in the top eight at the Enactus World Cup in Beijing this week.

Oct. 15: Enactus Memorial to compete for World Cup in Beijing
Enactus Memorial heads to Beijing, China to represent Canada at the Enactus World Cup this month.

Sept. 16: Alumni advance to international competition finals
Four recent Memorial University alumni have won the right to represent Canada at a prestigious international business competition in Australia, competing for the top prize of $100,000.

Sept. 2: Business co-op program renews national accreditation
Memorial’s co-operative commerce program has successfully renewed its accreditation with a national certifying body.

July 31: Enactus Memorial offers business boot camp for Canadian ex-military
A week-long business boot camp that offers former military members the chance to develop business skills wrapped up at Memorial this week.

July 21: Business faculty hosts students from top Chinese university for cultural exchange
A contingent of Chinese post-secondary students and teachers is visiting Memorial over the next four weeks as part of a summer school hosted by the Faculty of Business Administration.

June 24: Hancott breaks world records, claims international title
The 20-year-old bachelor of business administration student broke four world records and won three gold medals and one silver medal at the International Powerlifting Federation’s world championships, June 4 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

June 17: Business student claims top university prize for research paper
A graduating business student has won Memorial University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Prize in recognition of an outstanding undergraduate research essay.

June 9: Business faculty hands out $200,000 to deserving students
That amount – an increase of $30,000 over last year – was provided to 126 students in recognition of their academic success and community involvement at an event that brought together donors, faculty members and students.

May 28: 'I'm the lucky one'
Morrissey’s commitment to excellence reflected in success of Enactus Memorial.

May 27: Travel bug pays off for Memorial student with prestigious scholarship
A Memorial student has won a prestigious scholarship aimed at students interested in international business.

May 20: Business students have successful competitive year
If there’s one thing that the Faculty of Business Administration is proud of, it’s our students.

May 9: Duke, Fishers honoured by Memorial's business faculty
Prominent business leaders Nora Duke and John and Peggy Fisher took home prestigious awards from Memorial University’s business faculty last night.

May 7: Enactus Memorial wins national championship, advances to World Cup
Enactus Memorial has cemented its position as the top team in the world with another win at nationals.

April 30: Business student seeks world powerlifting title
A Memorial University business student is in the hunt for multiple world records at the world powerlifting championships next month in South Africa.

April 23: Memorial launches new graduate degree aimed at business researchers
The addition of a new graduate degree at the Faculty of Business Administration makes Memorial University the only university in Atlantic Canada to offer a master of science (M.Sc.) in management.

April 14: Student business top Atlantic Canadian finisher at national competition
Two Memorial business partners were the top finishers in Atlantic Canada at the Canadian Business Model Competition recently.

April 9: Memorial youth leader joins UN delegation for 'eye-opening experience'
Local youth leader Brittany Tibbo has recently returned from a stint at the United Nations where she served as an advisor on the Canadian delegation.

April 1: Business alum vies for top prize on national TV show
A Memorial commerce alumna is stirring things up on a nationally-televised cooking competition.

March 18: Retired business prof named dean emeritus
A former dean of Memorial’s Faculty of Business Administration will now retain the title in perpetuity.

March 14: Memorial sweeps Enactus regionals
Memorial University swept all four categories at Enactus Canada’s regional exposition in Halifax recently.

March 10: Business Day donates profits to business faculty for smart podium
The Faculty of Business Administration is installing a new smart podium in one of its classrooms, thanks to the generosity of the organizing committee for Business Day 2013.

March 4: Memorial MBA team wins inaugural P&G Cup with focus on new technology
Insight into a new technology gave four Memorial University MBA students the edge to win an inaugural technology and innovation case competition recently.

Feb. 26: Business student named provincial champion
Memorial student Alex Stead has won a provincial competition for student entrepreneurs, but she’s no stranger to business.

Feb. 17: Employment relations program ranks fifth in Canada
A master’s degree program at Memorial University has been ranked fifth in Canada among human resource management programs.

Feb. 12: Speaking the language of the North
Polar sovereignty, oil and gas exploration, northern sea routes, Arctic ecology, the Arctic Council, Russian-Canadian co-operation and controversy, and now the Winter Olympics in Russia – Russian is truly a language of northern significance.

Jan. 20: MBA students finish top Canadian school at international competition
A team of four MBA students from the Faculty of Business Administration took on the best in the world recently to claim a division title and finish as the top Canadian team at the 33rd John Molson MBA International Case Competition.

Jan. 14: Memorial signs MOU with top university in Poland
Memorial University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a top university in Poland that would see the development of a double degree at the Faculty of Business Administration.