Memorial University student and public activist, Ms. Gemma HIckey hopes to encourage others to integrate physical fitness and healthier food into their lifestyle in order to combat mental illness. After her own training this past year for her cross island Hope Walk which departs Port aux Basques in July, Ms. Hickey has seen the physical and mental benefits of a more active lifestyle.
Sociologist Dr. Max Liboiron has been named the Teaching and Learning Chair for the Faculty of Arts. Thirteen educators will support teaching and learning across the university, collaborating with colleagues to advance the objectives of the Teaching and Learning Framework, promoting the scholarship of teaching and learning and developing strategies to address common challenges.
Graduate student Alexandra Gilbert has had quite a year. She spent the 2014-15 academic year as the president of the Graduate Students Union (GSU), received several prizes for her writing, published seven poems (including one in The Fiddlehead, Canada’s longest living literary journal), and she has the end of her PhD thesis in sight.
Two graduate students from Memorial University have been selected to participate in upcoming Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) events in the nation’s capital this month.