What People are saying about Meet Memorial
"I'm so excited about the Meet Memorial Program. I can't believe an organization would invest so much in their people by setting up such a program. I'm new and intend to continue working (and learning) here as long as I can."
"Meet Memorial is one of my favorite events at the
university. Not only has it enabled me to meet colleagues
face-to-face for the first time but it has also helped foster
opportunities to re-connect with those I have not seen in a while.
Employees should take every advantage of what Meet Memorial offers.
I have certainly benefited from the networking opportunities
especially those that have enabled me to have a quick chat in
person rather than e-mail. I am able to accomplish so much at the
various visits. Meet Memorial makes Memorial unique. It is
certainly another reason why Memorial is a great place to work.
Thanks so much to the committee and to participating departments
for making every event unique and creative."
Experiential Learning Coordinator
Career Development and Experiential Learning
Student Affairs and Services
"Meet Memorial provided the Gardiner Centre with a fantastic
opportunity to showcase what our department is all about and
enabled us to provide employees with information on how we can
assist them with their professional development. Personally, I had
the opportunity to visit some of the other departments and was just
amazed at what’s happening on campus. Two eye-openers for me
were Maritime History Archives and the Genesis Centre – one
providing a glimpse into the past and the other providing
opportunity to be a part of the future!"
Client Relations Co-ordinator
"I've been impressed with the variety of exciting things we have on the go at Memorial. The sessions have been of particular value to me in my own work, as I spend a good deal of time off-campus speaking to prospective students about what makes Memorial a great place to study. It's a great way to learn about aspects of the university that I might not have known about or seen otherwise."
International Student Recruitment Officer
"Simply stated, Meet Memorial provides an opportunity to meet
the people, units and departments that make Memorial what it is. It
opens your eyes to the great things happening at Memorial and helps
you realize you are part of something bigger as a university
citizen. I thoroughly enjoyed participating in this year’s
event, both as a visitor and host, and as an added benefit, I can
now brag to my friends and colleagues about setting the men’s
hula-hoop record at Graduate Studies!"
Manager of Programs
“Our visitors were all very enthusiastic”
Heather Wareham, Maritime History Archive
“ I feel the visitors were excited about our facility and surprised by the amount and diversity of the research”
Danielle Nichols, Ocean Sciences Centre
“Visitors, for the most part, were drawn here because of an email I sent out to all faculty/staff the week before our event which highlighted our prizes. Many people dropped by for a chance to win lunch with the Chancellor.”
Jennifer O’Neil, Capital Campaign
" As a non-profit organization, with no funds for advertising or promotion, we welcome opportunities to promote the Garden, especially within the University Community. Our mandate is to be a community resource; Meet Memorial helps us fulfill our mandate."
Anne Madden, Botanical Gardens
“All sites were interesting and informative. Various modes of presentation made each site unique.”
“This event is fantastic for spreading awareness over the campus.”
“We deal with most depts. And it was nice to put faces to the names.”
“It provided staff and faculty an opportunity to learn what types of equipment, facilities, expertise and more that is available to others within the university setting they otherwise may never have known about.”
“I didn’t have a clue so much was going on here!”
" It provides an opportunity for staff to do site visits to areas of the university where they would probably never visit.”
“Staff got to see and understand what other departments and faculties do and meet other employees.”
“There is no doubt that at Meet Memorial I met other MUN employees whom I would not otherwise meet.”
“Greatly opened my eyes to the workings of the university.”
“It certainly highlighted achievements.”
“It’s a wonderful way to learn more about MUN from an employee perspective.”
“Meet Memorial is an excellent opportunity for staff, faculty and retirees to become more familiar and connect.”