Welcome to the 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.
Students joining campus for the first time in the winter semester get the same treatment as those that arrive in September, by participating in a one day campus orientation. Events include a panel of University representatives (for you to ask them your burning questions), a University services fair and a campus tour.
|Participating in Winter Orientation|
Grenfell Campus is surrounded by beautiful walking trails and in the winter students can borrow snowshoes from our Off-Campus Housing Office free of charge! Groups head out to the trails to take a break from their studies and enjoy the crisp winter air.
|Snowshoeing at Grenfell Campus
Grenfell Campus was the only Newfoundland and Labrador stop for the Earth Summit 2012 pan-Canadian tour! Environmentally minded students, staff, faculty and community members got together with representatives from across the country to help build environmental policy documents to submit to the Canadian government.
Memorial University is offering a pilot program, housed in the Faculty of Arts, to support first year students in achieving a successful transition to university learning. This program blends first-year courses with specialized, intensive strategy courses, supplemental instruction, learning communities and networks, and ongoing academic advising. It explicitly orients students to the expectations of university learning, the supports available to them and the skills they will require to meet with success. It strives to ensure that new students become connected with their professors, engaged with their peers and prepared for post-secondary success.
|Andrew Fitzgerald a second year arts student studying Anthropology is considered by some to be an expert campus tour guide at the St. John’s campus. Andrew started working with the Office of Student Recruitment’s tour program last fall through the Memorial Undergraduate Career Experience Program (MUCEP) program. Andrew gets to showcase the various buildings around campus, referring to interesting aspects found inside the building as well as its historical background. He’ll also point out where schools and faculties are located, along with what services and resources are located in those buildings. For more information about campus tours, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Student Recruitment is busy hosting information sessions throughout Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Alberta. Check out the information schedule to see when we’re in your area, and make sure to drop by for a visit.
Don’t forget we’ll be hosting webinars during the winter months. Check out the webinar schedule for the most up to date information.
Former General Rick Hillier, Dr. Nigel Rusted, and Thomas Dawe, are among the newest recipients of the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada is the second highest honor of merit in the country, and is awarded by the Governor General on behalf of the Queen of Canada.
Construction of the new 200-bed residence is well underway! The new facility is expected to open in 2013. Each suite will comprise two private bedrooms, a shared bathroom and a small entry way. The residence will also feature communal food preparation areas and laundry facilities.
Grenfell currently has two residence wings (three floors each) attached to the Arts and Science Building and eight chalet-style apartment buildings on two sites, comprising total accommodations for about 400 students.
|New Residence Construction - Grenfell Campus
The residences of Paton College are being renovated to make them more energy efficient. The switch from a hot water to an electrical heating system and the addition of brand new ventilation systems will have the largest impact on energy efficiency. But other changes, including compact fluorescent light bulbs in every socket, will further decrease energy use and new low-flow plumbing fixtures will also serve to reduce water usage.
Every room will now have wired and wireless Internet access, as well as cable television access. And for the first time at Memorial, single rooms which previously held a twin bed are being upgraded to double beds.
|Paton College Renovations|
|Double Room||Kitchen||Washroom||Laundry Room|
The Sea~Hawks’ season is slowly wrapping up and our teams are competing to make the playoffs. For all the latest news and scores check out goseahawks.ca.
|St. John’s Campus