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Fall 2013


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Orientation As one of Memorial's largest annual events, orientation is a fun-filled way for new students get comfortable with the university, meet new friends and have fun. Orientation 2013 took place on September 2 and 3 in St. John's. Students were able to take a campus tour, listen to an aboriginal drumming group, explore Memorial's clubs and societies and much more!

Student Volunteer Bureau

Student Volunteer Bureau

The new Student Volunteer Bureau (SVB) at the Grenfell Campus will provide students with support and guidance as they volunteer in the community and gain some experiential learning capabilities. Established by Career Development Services, the Student Volunteer Bureau’s purpose is to help students build on their classroom learning, thereby improving their career preparation.

Mr. Bob-Echikwonye, one of two students employed at the SVB, has planned events which will allow Grenfell students to play an active role in community development. Events include The Warmth Project which will seek donations of used winter wear to be distributed to the greater Corner Brook community and a Christmas event for senior citizens in December.


Community Service During the fall semester the university community comes together for I love MUNdays to celebrate the diverse accomplishments and amazing spirit found at Memorial. During this week long event, students, faculty and staff experienced the diversity, ingenuity, excellence, kindness and community of Memorial. Some of this year's events included a pancake breakfast, spirit parade, Sea~Hawks tailgate party, Instagram contest and kindness Friday. From donating toques to sharing photos, this year's events showcased the Memorial spirit.



New residences open on the St. John's campus

New Residence Memorial's new residence officially opened its doors this fall and welcomed students to the first of its two towers. With each tower containing 250 beds, the new residence provides a more independent lifestyle to students, while keeping the guidance and support essential to a smooth transition from living at home. Students living in the new residence have their own private bedroom with a semi-private washroom. The second tower is expected to open in January 2014.

Memorial's first gender neutral washroom

Gender Neutral Washroom Memorial University’s first gender-neutral washroom can be found at the Grenfell Campus. The washroom was launched during Pride Week and is situated in the highly visual area of the swimming pool and gymnasium.

“Everyone needs washroom facility, and it’s essential they are able to do so in safe, positive environment,” said Chelsea Noel, president of the Grenfell Campus Student Union. “The gender-neutral washroom is indeed a barrier-free washroom, accessible to all regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or ability."

Grenfell Campus, and Memorial University as a whole, is committed to creating a learning environment that is inclusive, welcoming and safe, said Mary Bluechardt, vice president, Grenfell Campus.


Sea-Hawks Soccer For the first time in five seasons, Memorial's Sea-Hawks women's soccer team qualified for the quarter-finals of the Atlantic University Sport conference playoffs. This year the playoffs were hosted by Mount Allison University. In the opening quarterfinal match Memorial's Sea-Hawks faced the UPEI Panthers. In wet and windy conditions, neither team was able to find the back of the net after 90 minutes of regular time. With just minutes left in the second period of extra time, the Panthers scored winning the match 1-0. Paula Whitten was named Subway Player of the Game for the Sea-Hawks.



Robert Robert Leamon is a fifth year political science major who recently moved to St. John's. This semester he is working on-campus as a social media assistant with the Office of Student Recruitment. Robert will be blogging about what it’s like to be a student at Memorial and sharing his experiences. Check out Robert's blog posts on our Tumblr blog.

"I love being a student. Being a part of a flexible and supportive university like Memorial has helped me try out a bunch of different courses so I can figure out what really works best for me and my future."



Information sessions

From Nov. 25 to Dec. 5 Memorial will be hosting information sessions for prospective students and their parents/guardians. To find out when we will be visiting your area go to:

Online information sessions

Memorial's online information sessions allow you to learn more about a faculty, school, or program without having to leave the comfort of your own home. We will be hosting online presentations for specific schools and faculties during the week of Dec. 9. For the full schedule of online sessions, visit



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