Student success

Current students

Amanda Hancock

PROGRAM: Management

While managers experience their share of stress in the workplace, PhD candidate Amanda Hancock says that leadership well-being is an under-researched area. In her doctoral research she’s set out to build a body of work that enables us to better understand how members of an organization view leaders who experience and share stigmatizing health challenges, and how we can use that information to better shape more inclusive workplaces.learn more tag

Kori Andrea

PROGRAM: Chemistry 

Although she didn’t start her undergraduate degree intent on pursuing a career in research, Kori Andrea is happy it’s where she is today. In 2018, she received the prestigious Vanier Scholarship, valued at $150,000, enabling her to complete her PhD in Chemistry without the financial burden of pursuing higher education. Her focus is in green and inorganic chemistry, and she hopes her work will provide society with a means of continuing to use the plastics we rely on every day, but without the adverse effects on the environment. 

Samantha Morton 

PROGRAM: Sociology

Samantha Morton is working towards a MA in sociology, international development, gender and development. Her research project focuses on international development workers in Lao PDR and she hopes the results will have a positive influence on international development. 


Ellyn Lyle

PROGRAM: Education

Dr. Ellyn Lyle began her career in secondary English classrooms before tackling a series of educational advancements that led to a career in academia and her current role as dean in the Faculty of Education at Yorkville University.

Yang Zhang

PROGRAM: Physics and Physical Oceanography

While Yang Zhang was searching for a graduate program in North America, Memorial University’s geophysical fluid dynamics lab caught his eye. With a flexible schedule and a strong mentor, the PhD program in physical oceanography was just what Dr. Zhang was looking for. During his time at Memorial, he scripted idealized models and published his results in industry journals; he also celebrated the birth of his son.

Dale Jarvis

PROGRAM: Folklore

Mr. Jarvis credits his time at Memorial for turning his passion for culture and storytelling into a career. From Memorial student to the provincial folklorist for Newfoundland and Labrador, he now even teaches a course through the Department of Folklore, inspiring the next generation of folklorists in the province.


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