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Update on return to campus

On March 29 Memorial changed the status of the COVID Impact Scale to low, based on the low number of COVID-19 cases in Newfoundland and Labrador. While the province has continued to see low case counts and strong public health measures since that time, there are no plans to change Memorial’s current operations.

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Spring fees

Memorial students will not be charged the Distance Education Administration Fee and Recreation Fee for the upcoming semester.

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March 30, 2021, statement regarding on-campus research and scholarly activities, fieldwork and interaction with research participants from the vice-president (research)

Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research), has announced for the St. John’s Campus an expansion of access to on-campus research spaces, resumption of more low-risk fieldwork, as well as resumption of low-risk research involving interactions with research participants. Researchers at Grenfell Campus and the Marine Institute Campus should contact their research offices to confirm processes for those campuses.

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International university-related travel suspended

International university-related travel suspended In response to federal government guidance strongly discouraging travel at this time, Memorial University is suspending all international travel for university business.

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Building access and form updates

As Memorial moves to low risk level on the COVID-19 Impact Scale, building access continues to be restricted to support the province’s efforts to manage the pandemic. Doors remain locked to the public and card access is required. Exceptions include the Arts and Administration building and the University Centre. Other buildings with card access will remain locked. Buildings with key access will be unlocked weekdays 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Please use main doors as designated entrances in those buildings.

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Fall semester update for students from the provost

To Memorial University students, I am writing to provide an update on planning for the fall 2021 semester across Memorial’s campuses.

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Memorial moves to "low" on COVID alert scale

Memorial has adjusted its COVID alert level scale to low in light of the improvement in the COVID-19 situation in Newfoundland and Labrador and the changing provincial level. This change takes effect on Monday, March 29.

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Impact of alert level change; new tool to support return-to-campus planning

Memorial has released the COVID-19 impact scale to provide greater clarity about the university’s staged and measured approach to the resumption of on-campus activities.

Given the move to provincial alert level four in the Avalon region and analysis of the specific impacts at Memorial, the St. John’s and Signal Hill campuses will move to the “high” risk stage on Tuesday, March 16. 

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Memorial to remain remote for foreseeable future

Memorial will remain in a primarily remote environment while Newfoundland and Labrador continues to manage the recent COVID-19 outbreak.

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Updates for students

Information on computer labs and the student emergency funding

 

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Memorial to remain remote for foreseeable future

Memorial will remain in a primarily remote environment while Newfoundland and Labrador continues to manage the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Priority emphasis is on the health and safety of our campus community, supporting the academic integrity of the semester, approved research access and critical support of campus infrastructure.

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Information for students on the status of MUCEP/ISWEP positions during Alert Level 5

Information for students on the status of MUCEP/ISWEP positions during Alert Level 5

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Important travel information for international students

Effective Feb. 22, 2021, international students arriving in Canada by air through Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver must complete the following steps.

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Feb. 13 update

Memorial is continuing to analyze the impact of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s move back to alert level five across the province. Work is ongoing throughout the weekend to ensure the health and safety of the Memorial University community is protected. 

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Initial response to change in provincial alert level

With the move back to alert level five and province-wide restrictions, there will be changes in how Memorial operates while the province remains at this level. All study spaces, computer labs and shuttle bus services and individual music practice spaces are closed until further notice. Work is already underway to implement these changes and more information about other impacts will be made available tomorrow after careful analysis of the public health orders.

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Feb. 11 update

As the COVID-19 situation in Newfoundland and Labrador continues to evolve, particularly in the St. John’s region, there is a new update for members of the Memorial University community. 

This update has information for students, researchers and employees.

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Feb. 10 update

Update clarifying that Memorial will remain in a remote teaching, learning and work environment for the next two weeks. Information on travel restrictions; changes to density requirements; mental health resources.

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Feb. 8 update for St. John's campuses

Based on the Feb. 8 COVID-19 update from the provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health, and meetings with Public Health about Memorial specifically, Memorial University has made some changes to operations on the St. John’s, Marine Institute and Signal Hill campuses. There are no changes at Grenfell Campus or the Labrador Institute.

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Feb. 1 return to campus

The message below is being shared on behalf of Dr. Mark Abrahams, Vice-President (Academic) pro tempore and Mr. Kent Decker, Vice-President (Administration and Finance).

As previously announced, the initiative to return staff to all campuses of Memorial has resumed, with a planned full-time return on Feb. 1.

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Return to campus

Memorial University is adopting a gradual approach to bringing staff back to campus.

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Winter 2021 semester at Marine Institute

In early October, the Marine Institute announced the Winter 2021 academic semester will remain primarily remote and that any on-campus activity will occur in a measured and safe manner, adhering to the provincial government’s COVID-19 Alert Level System and aligning with provincial public health directives.

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Update on international students

Memorial approved to welcome new international students, oversee travel and isolation requirements

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Update to employees on Memorial's COVID response

The following message is being sent on behalf of Dr. Mark Abrahams as chair of Vice-Presidents Council.

Earlier this week, Memorial announced the winter 2021 academic semester will remain primarily remote. Many employees who continue to work from home may wonder what it means for you. As well, units may be considering how this announcement impacts operations.

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Help limit the spread: Memorial endorses COVID Alert app

Recently the province of Newfoundland and Labrador adopted the new COVID Alert app to help prevent the spread of the virus. The app is designed to let Canadians know whether they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Memorial is endorsing the app and encourages faculty, staff and students to voluntarily download the app for free to help protect yourself and others.

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Remote learning technology requirements for fall 2020

Memorial University has developed general technology standards for remote/online learning across Memorial’s campuses in fall 2020.

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New tools and resources hub for students: MUNUp

Memorial launched MUNUp, a new online tools and resources hub to help students succeed while learning remotely. With transition and orientation programs, services, virtual events and community engagement opportunities, the sky’s the limit.

 

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Update on fall semester

On July 14 undergraduate students of Memorial University will begin the course registration process for the fall semester. In preparation for this task, we would like to remind the university community that teaching and learning will take place in a primarily remote and online teaching and learning environment in fall 2020.

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Fall fees

Suspension of two student fees to continue in fall semester

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Alert Level 2 update: living in our campus communities with COVID-19

As the province moves to alert level 2, Memorial has completed the process to provide faculty access to their individual offices on the St. John’s campus, the libraries are moving to expand services in all six of their branches and the Botanical Garden has opened for the season with health and safety measures in place.

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Campus access: remaining buildings on St. John`s Campus

As a follow up regarding building access for faculty on St. John’s campus, beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, June 24, all remaining buildings including Physical Education, St. John’s College, Music, Spencer, Coughlan College and Ocean Sciences Centre will be ready for faculty members to return to their individual offices from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Doors will remain locked and access will be by key or card access, which can be coordinated with your unit's key requester.

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Faculty access to additional buildings on St. John’s campus

As a follow up regarding building access for faculty on St. John`s campus, beginning Monday, June 22, buildings for Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Education, Queen’s College, Business, Henrietta Harvey and Biotechnology will be ready for individual faculty members to return from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Doors will remain locked and access will be by key or card access.

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Faculty access to Bruneau, Engineering and Earth Sciences buildings starts Thursday

As a follow up to last week’s message regarding building access for faculty on St. John`s campus, beginning Thursday, June 18, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Engineering and Earth Sciences buildings will be ready for individual faculty members to return from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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Plan for faculty return to campus

As a follow up to last week’s message, we want to provide an update regarding the plan to enable faculty to return to individual offices on a more regular basis.

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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000