Welcome to the first edition of The Zag, a Memorial University newsletter designed specifically for prospective Canadian 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 - Kicking things off||St. John's - PUMPed!||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|
|Paul Blakelock, a sustainable resource management student at Grenfell Campus, who is taking full advantage of travel opportunities. Originally from a small town in Northern Ontario, Paul received one of Grenfell’s $4,000 study abroad scholarships that took him to Galen University in Belize for six weeks this past summer. He is currently studying at the University of Hawaii in Hilo as part of the National Student Exchange program.|
Information sessions for prospective students from Nova Scotia and Ontario are happening this fall. Check out the schedule. We hope to see you there!
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.
|St. John’s Campus