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Welcome from the Team

Welcome from the First Year Success team!

We are pleased to welcome you to Memorial University! We are here to help you make the most of your university experience.

While we are here to assist with the First Year Success Program we can also provide information on other student services such as, academic help centres, counselling services, library facilities, services for disabled students, etc.


Valerie Burton,
Academic Director
Henrietta Harvey (Math Building), HH1006
Phone: 709-864-8433


Shelly Kawaja
Administrative Director
Education Building, ED3068
Phone: 709-864-7263


Leslie Coish
Program Secretary,
Education Building, ED3046
Phone: 709-864-8416

Over the next two semesters you will be getting to know the University as a First Year Success student. First Year Success is you, though a team of professors, tutors, librarians, technicians, office staff, and academic and career advisors is here to help. We want to see you graduate …. Click 'play" below to view the welcome message from the Academic Director.