... “World Oceans Institute” that sets the standard in training, innovation, research, and education, and is guided by the motto: “Ad Excellentiam Nitere” or Strive for Excellence. The Institute gives the most comprehensive training, applied research, and education resources in the fishing and marine transportation sectors.
Marine Institute operates from three locations around St. John’s. The main complex within Pippy Park has classrooms, technical laboratories in support of its programs, a licensed seafood processing plant, a flume tank, development facilities, and new freshwater aquaculture research. The complex also has extensive marine simulation facilities. Near the vicinity is Foxtrap, which also includes a class marine firefighting unit and a simulated ship structure that gives a practical experience in eradicating and controlling all kinds of shipboard fires. There is also a marine base at the Southside of St. Johns harbor and a Safety and Emergency Response Training Centre located in Stephemville.
The Institute offers the following student services: Bookstore, Child Care, Computer Facilities, Student Affairs, Food Services, Harassment/Discrimination, Health Insurance, The Help Centre, Housing, Library, Lockers, Office of the Registrar, Parking, Recreation and Fitness, Scholarships/Awards, Special Needs, Student Placement, Student Union, and Transportation.
The Marine Institute Students’ Union was created in 1991. Its goal is to provide services to students and represent the student body at the national, provincial, and institute levels in matters affecting the quality of student life. The MISU is a one of the popular members of both National and Provincial components of the Canadian Federation of Students. The MISU represents a number of committees within the Institute, which includes the Marine Institute Industry Advisory Committee and the Academic Council. It also provides students with health plans, recreational and social activities such as the Winter Carnival held every last week of January. MISU also maintains the student lounge – The Mariner’s Lounge.
MISU is structured into three areas: The School of Fisheries, The School of Maritime Studies, and the School of Ocean Technology. The School of Fisheries is concentrated on Food Processing and Safety, Harvesting, and Aquaculture. The School of Maritime Studies focuses on the marine transport industry fields. The School of Ocean Technology is a product of a $1 million investment from the Newfoundland and Labrador government. It is designed for technologies that create efficient and safe ocean industrial activities. Some of them include: Underwater Technology, Ocean Mapping, Marine Information and Communication Technologies, and Ocean Instrumentation and Equipments.
Students who want to live near the campus can apply for accommodation to the Manager of Accommodations of the Housing, Food, and Conference Services (Memorial University of Newfoundland).
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 southeastern 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.