Fair Trade Campus
Memorial University became a certified Fair Trade campus on September 28th, 2016
Fair Trade Campus status is granted by Fairtrade Canada and the Canadian Fair Trade Network of universities and colleges that make a commitment to supporting – and educating their campus communities about – fair trade.
Fairtrade standards include social, economic and environmental requirements, and prohibit child labour and forced labour in the harvesting, production and manufacturing of goods. Fairtrade standards encourage continuous improvement of developing farmers’ organizations and the living and working conditions of estate workers.
Memorial’s fair trade status is the result of a collaboration between students, faculty and staff. Spearheaded by Engineers without Boarders (EWB), a committee was formed which included Memorial’s Office of the Deputy Provost (Students), Ancillary Operations, Sustainability Office, Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association, Memorial University of Newfoundland Student’s Union and the St. John’s campus food services contractor, Aramark.
Fair Trade Coffee can be purchased at all on campus dining locations which include Gushue Hall, Engineering Café and Science Café. The Jumping Bean Café in the Library and Bitters Pub both provide Fair Trade Coffee. In the University Centre Fair Trade Coffee can be purchased at Treats. In addition to this The Attic along with all on campus dining locations provide Fairtrade certified chocolate.