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Winter 2014


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A day in the life

Wondering what it’s like to be a student at Memorial? Check out our new video to see what a day in the life of a Memorial student is like.

Grenfell campus celebrates diversity

Grenfell students celebrate diversity

Multicultural celebrations were held on the Grenfell campus which included films, readings, and lectures. Students and staff carried flags representing their home countries in a parade throughout the city, and showcased their ethic traditional, culture and cuisine at Flavours of the World event. To celebrate Black History Month, the International Student Association Caucus unveiled a plaque honouring Lanier Phillips, an individual significant to Newfoundland and Labrador’s black history.

Festivities were also held to recognize and celebrate Grenfell’s Aboriginal populations. The week included presentations by prestigious Aboriginal leaders and a panel of young Indigenous leaders. The series concluded with the Northern Games, a fun evening of traditional Labrador Games including the owl hop, seal crawl, one-foot high kick and Labrador hurdles.


Pharmacy student wins national award

Pharmacy student wins award

Adrienne Penney, a fourth-year student from Memorial’s School of Pharmacy was awarded the CIS Therese Quigley Award for volleyball, academics and community service. This is the first time a student-athlete from Memorial has received the Therese Quigley Award since 1994.

Ms. Penney was born in Corner Brook but moved to St. John’s to attend university. She was the president of the MUN Pharmacy society, works on the yearbook and grad committee, helps with fundraisers and plays volleyball for Memorial’s women’s Sea~Hawks team. “She has been an outstanding leader for the Sea-Hawks and the pharmacy school,” said Memorial head coach Bill Thistle.

Grenfell campus celebrates new residence opening

New residence opening Grenfell

Students, staff and faculty and community partners filled the first-floor lounge of Grenfell Campus’s newest housing facility in a celebration of the opening of the new Residence Complex.

It has five floors with 200 rooms and a lounge and kitchen on each floor providing areas for students to gather for meals and to socialize. There are laundry and storage facilities with an area for recreational gear. A partnership between Grenfell Campus and College of the North Atlantic (CNA) allows 23 of those rooms to be available for CNA students.

Undergraduate female engineering enrolment highest in Canada

Engineering Student

Memorial’s percentage of female first-year undergraduate students is the highest of any major Canadian engineering school. At 29 per cent, increasing female enrolment has been a longtime priority of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

“We are pleased that our number of and proportion of female undergraduate students has been increasing,” said Dr. Greg Naterer dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. With a tradition of graduating exceptional engineers, it is no surprise that Memorial is the top choice of female students looking to complete an undergraduate engineering degree.

Nursing student scores 'hat trick'

Nursing student 'hat trick'

School of Nursing student, Elbonita Kozhani, recently picked up three awards from the Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP). VIP is run through the Student Volunteer Bureau at Memorial and is a program that recognizes students for their volunteer and personal development work.

Despite keeping to herself for her first two years at Memorial, Ms. Kozhani feels that getting involved has helped her meet many new people in the community. She now volunteers with campus events like student orientation and the university’s spirit week I love MUNdays, is a Memorial mentor with International Student Advising and is a Memorial ambassador for special events.




Sean Leonard is currently completing his bachelor of science with a major in biochemistry and a minor in French. Sean grew up in Mount Pearl and felt he always knew Memorial would be where he would start university. “I’d heard great things about the campus,” said Sean. “I knew we were lucky to have such a highly regarded university in our province. I also found out, the summer before I started, that I had been awarded the Dr. Leslie Harris Memorial Scholarship, which made my decision even easier!”

When asked what piece of advice Sean would share with future students at Memorial his answer was simple: Don’t freak out! “University can be some of the best years of your life. There are so many things to do and become involved with, so many new friends to meet and so many memories to make. Sure the work's a little harder, but you’re also smarter than you were before and you get to take classes that you're actually interested in!”


Jessica Strickland is the first Newfoundland student to be awarded prestigious IPP Summer Student Fellowship at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

Jessica, a third-year physics student, will spend two months this summer in Geneva, Switzerland working in subatomic physics at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics. Her visit is possible because of the award of a Summer Student Fellowship from the Institute of Particle Physics. She is only one five Canadian undergraduates in physics who will be awarded this opportunity.



General undergraduate deadline

The General undergradute application deadline for the Fall 2014 semester was March 1. However, it’s not too late to apply to some programs! Learn More.

Grenfell Theatre deadline

The deadline for the bachelor of fine arts (theatre) program is March 31.



St. John’s Campus

Grenfell Campus