Residence Life Staff
The full-time professional student affairs staff of the Residence Life Office are assisted by a large team of part-time and student staff, who live and work in our residences.
These Residence Life staff members provide guidance and support for our students and are responsible for the development and delivery of residence life programming; including academic, social, and recreational activities.
The Residence Life staff are excellent resources and can make referrals to other student services and supports on campus, including Academic Advising, Student Health Services, University Counseling Centre, Career Development and Experiential Learning, the Student Volunteer Bureau, Chaplaincy, and the various academic Help Centers.
Residence Life Professional Staff
Manager of the Residence Life Office - LoriLynn Rowsell
A graduate of Memorial University, LoriLynn lived and worked in residence while completing her undergraduate studies. LoriLynn worked as a teacher before returning to Memorial as the Manager of the Residence Life Office. LoriLynn is responsible for the direction and management of the residential services provided to our students through the Residence Life Office and the Off-Campus Housing Office.
Supervisor of the Residence Life Office - Dwayne Taverner
A graduate of Memorial University, Dwayne lived and worked in residence for a number of years, and has held many staff positions with the Residence Life Office. Dwayne worked as a fitness consultant before returning to Memorial as one of the Residence Life Advisors. Now as the Supervisor of the Residence Life Office, Dwayne is responsible for overseeing the work of the part-time and student staff of the Residence Life Office.
Residence Life Advisor - Travis Myers
A graduate of Memorial University, Travis lived in residence and worked with Housing, Food and Conference Services at Memorial for a number of years. Travis worked as a Residence Coordinator while enrolled as a graduate student at Memorial before joining the Residence Life Office as a Residence Life Advisor. Travis is available during the work week to provide support, advice, and guidance to our residents and Residence Life staff.
Residence Life Advisor - Cory Flynn
Cory joined our team in May 2012. He is originally from Labrador but has been living in New Brunswick for the past eleven years. During university Cory worked as an RA and a RC at St. Thomas University. After graduating he spent some time working first as a Youth Care Worker and then as a Youth Interventionist in Moncton before joining the Residence Life Office as a Residence Life Advisor.
Residence Life Advisor – Alison Elford
Alison joined our team in November 2015. She is originally from Newfoundland but lived in Halifax to complete her degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. During university Alison worked as an RA. After graduation she worked as the Operator of a Preschool for at risk children and children with special needs and was the Coordinator of a Supervised Access Program before joining the Residence Life Office as a Residence Life Advisor.
Administrative Assistant - Claire Goobie
A graduate of Memorial University, Claire has worked in the QEII Library for a number of years in different library assistant positions. Looking to broaden her horizons, Claire recently joined our team in order to take care of the administrative side of the Residence Life Office.
The Residence Coordinators are our live-in employees who supervise and provide support, guidance, and direction for the Resident Assistants and the students living in their assigned residence. As part-time employees of Memorial University, the Residence Coordinators are responsible for creating a safe and secure learning environment for our students. All the Residence Coordinators have undergraduate degrees and experience living in residence. Many of them have full-time careers in education, human services, or related fields. More than being an adult role model for our students, the Residence Coordinators are the “teachers in the classroom” that is their residence.
Residents Assists (RA)
The Residents Assistants (RA) are part-time, live-in student staff who work to create an environment supportive of educational pursuits, academic success, and personal and community development. The RAs perform a number of administrative duties and also provide guidance and support for residents experiencing roommate conflicts, homesickness, depression, and transition issues. There is an RA on duty every night in every residence.
The Resident Assistants are role models for their fellow students and play a vital role in promoting a healthy balance between academics and social activities.
Working with the Residence Life Office
With a team this large, we are always looking for new members.