Indigenous students

Memorial University has a diverse community of Indigenous students, assisted by the Indigenous Student Resource Centre located on campus, University Centre, UC-4003. The Indigenous Student Resource Centre provides support services to Indigenous students and educates the university on Indigenous peoples within our province.


  • Memorial offers a diverse list of graduate programs designed to meet your expectations for academic excellence and your desire for intellectual challenges.
  • Graduate students get a chance to work with world-renowned researchers at Memorial. Whether you want to become an expert in population dynamics or folksongs, oil and gas, or mergers and acquisitions, you'll find your match here.
  • Memorial's Enhanced Development of the Graduate Experience program offers high-quality workshops and training sessions to support professional skills development among graduate students.

A place to belong

  • Memorial offers on campus resourses for Indigenous students such as the Indigenous Student Resource Centre, the Office of Indigenous Affairs and MUNSU Indigenous Student Representative.
  • St. John's campus offers an Indigenous Student Council called Siawita'nej which means "always moving forward" in Mi'kmaq.
  • Grenfell campus has an Indigenous Student LoungeIndigenous Resource Centre, an Indigenous Liaison Coordinator, as well as an Indigenous Student Caucus.
  • Students can also connect with external Indigenous offices and become actively involved in the St. Jonn's Native Friendship Centre.
  • A variety of Indigenous scholarships are available for Indigenous students and are detailed in the Indigenous Student Scholarship Handbook.
  • For more information, students can review the Student Handbook, specifically designed for Indigenous Students on the St. John's campus.

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