Memorial University of Newfoundland

P.O. Box 4200
St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7
President: Dr. Gary Kachanoski
Board Chair: Iris Petten

Charitable Reg. #:10769 0273 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 4/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 85 cents are available for programs.

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About Memorial University of Newfoundland:

Founded in 1925, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) is Newfoundland and Labrador’s only university. Maclean’s ranks Memorial as the 7th top comprehensive school in Canada for 2019. The university offers more than 100 certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs to over 18,000 students from over 100 countries. Memorial University offers programs across three campuses and online.

In F2018, Memorial University had 14,310 undergraduate and graduate students at its St John’s campus, 1,356 at its Grenfell campus, 1,356 at its Marine Institute campus, and 1,149 students in online programs. The university employed a total of 1,516 faculty and 2,441 staff across its three campuses. This results in a student to faculty ratio of 12:1. The charity reports that graduate enrolment for the fall 2017 semester increased to an all-time high, up over 63% from 2007.

Memorial University reports that it is one of the top 20 research universities in Canada, with more than 30 research centres and more than $100 million in research funding in 2016-17. Over 40% of Memorial’s research is ocean related. In May 2017, Memorial university received a federal investment of nearly $3 million for health-related studies led by six Memorial researchers in areas including cancer therapies, genetics, Hepatitis B, and rural healthcare.

Memorial University encourages and supports collaboration community projects through its Public Engagement Framework. In F2018, Memorial supported 57 public or university partnerships through Quick Start and/or Accelerator funding.

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Results and Impact

In 2017, Memorial University awarded 3,434 degrees during its spring and fall convocations, including 2,493 bachelor’s degrees, 835 master’s degrees and 106 doctorate degrees. Memorial had 7 external research award recipients and 8 internal research award recipients in F2018.

While Ci highlights these key results, they may not be a complete representation of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s results and impact.

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Memorial University of Newfoundland received total donations of $7.9m in F2018. Administrative costs are 15% of revenues (excluding investment income) and the university reports no fundraising costs. For every dollar donated, 85 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Net funding reserves of $174.3m can cover 4 months of annual program costs.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Memorial University of Newfoundland for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 8, 2019 by Lauren Chin.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 14.8%17.1%16.7%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.0%0.0%0.0%
Total overhead spending 14.8%17.1%14.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 36.0%44.3%27.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 7,8676,57010,798
Government funding 468,439429,859441,629
Fees for service 88,14979,61175,648
Investment income 13,1876,9124,639
Other income 48,25049,33064,999
Total revenues 625,892572,282597,713
Program costs 483,702481,948488,643
Administrative costs 90,41596,65999,277
Fundraising costs 000
Other costs (703)(1,647)(1,428)
Total spending 573,414576,960586,492
Cash flow from operations 52,478(4,678)11,221
Capital spending 57,23635,15443,855
Funding reserves 174,297213,659221,169

Note: MUN has not reported administrative and fundraising costs on its audited financial statements. This data was found on the charity's T3010A filing with the CRA.  Ci has adjusted for amoritzation of deferred capital contributions and deferred capital contributions received affecting revenues by $7.2m in F2018, ($10.8m) in F2017, and $1.7m in F2016. Ci excluded amortization of tangible capital assets in expenses, affecting it by $38.1m in F2018, $37.0m in F2017, and $38.6m in F2016.  

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 3,790

Avg. Compensation: $96,805

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2018

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