Welcome to the first edition of The Letter, a Memorial University newsletter designed specifically for international prospective students interested in Memorial University of Newfoundland. Each issue, we will keep you updated on the latest news around campus, profile current students, and much more.
On Sept. 5 and 6, more than 2,000 new students joined in the fun at Orientation 2011. Orientation is a high energy event which introduces new students to each other, to life at Memorial and the programs and services available to them. The transition from high school to university can be a challenge, and the Orientation program is designed to help relieve some of the pressures for your first semester and start you off with the essentials.
|St. John's - Velcro Wall||St. John's - Sumo Wrestling||Grenfell - Tug of War||Grenfell - Dodge Ball|
Every year, Memorial holds annual fall celebrations under the banner of I Love MUNdays on the St. John’s campus, I Fell for Grenfell at Grenfell Campus and I Love MI MUNdays at the Marine Institute.
MUNdays highlights the diversity, ingenuity, excellence, kindness and community spirit that sets Memorial apart from all other post-secondary institutions.
On the St. John’s campus, a jammed-packed six-day schedule of events kicked off the event on Oct. 20. A pancake breakfast, a spirit parade, an international bizarre to name just a few of the events many students participated in.
|Parade of Flags||Out Move Sammy||International Bazaar||Food at the Bazaar|
On the Grenfell Campus, Pie the Prof is an annual event where students bid for the opportunity to pie their professors, with all of the proceeds going to charity! This year a dozen professors participated, raising over $1,100!
|Parade of Flags||Pie Your Prof||Campus Dash||Health Fair|
Evelyn (Eve) Nyamandi, a Zimbabwe student studying biochemistry, says the decision to come to Memorial was an easy one. Eve first learned of Memorial University through Violet Matani, director of Vee Link Consultancy, who has worked closely with the Office of Student Recruitment to promote Memorial to prospective students of Zimbabwe.
“One of the deciding factors for choosing to come to Memorial was the fellow Zimbabwean student community that already exists here. The Zimbabwean community is my family away from home. And that sense of family makes it easier to get involved in campus activities. I’ve had work and volunteer opportunities with International Student Advising, International Centre, and the Office of Student Recruitment and these opportunities have been extremely valuable to me.”
Sofia Haylock is completing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the Grenfell Campus. Originally from Belize City, where she attended St. Catherine’s High School and completed an associate’s degree in business at St. John’s College, Sofia is a familiar face on campus and is involved in various student societies, such as the Business Society, Students in Free Enterprise and the multiculturalism society. "I wanted to try something different and experience new things and Grenfell portrayed that to me. What captured me the most was the fact that the school was small so I knew I was not going to be just a student number, but actually "Sofia" to the professors. Grenfell has been such a great experience and lesson to me for the past three years."
The Office of Student Recruitment will be hosting online webinars again in Winter 2012. We will be updating our website in the new year with more information, so be sure to keep checking back!
On the St. John’s campus, construction is underway for two new residence buildings. The west tower of the residence will be completed for the fall of 2013. The east tower will be completed by Dec. 2013. Each tower contains 250 beds for a total of 500 beds.
Also, all 2012 high school graduates will be guaranteed on-campus accomodations on the St. John’s campus, if their application for housing is received by 12:00 midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.
|April 2011||July 2011||September 2011||November 2011|
Grenfell Campus is looking to the sky with its new observatory! With installation happening this fall and full operation beginning in 2012, our new astronomical telescope is the largest in Atlantic Canada and the only one in Newfoundland and Labrador. The new observatory will allow our students to experience astronomy like never before!
Memorial's varsity season is in full swing. For the latest news and events on our Memorial University Sea~Hawks check out goseahawks.ca.
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