Features Archive



Employee Wellness Resources

Memorial offers a number of employee wellness resources from the Employee Assistance Program to fitness classes, webinars, etc.

To access a listing of programs and offerings currently being offered, please click here

To access the Lifeworks Employee Assistance Program presentation outlining the EAP program coverages, please click here (note: this is the presentation provided by a representative of Lifeworks during Memorial's Employee Town Hall on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022).



Recognizing Exemplary Employees

A year that has been as unique as this past year required a unique approach to recognizing employees. Earlier this year, Memorial paused the President’s Awards for Exemplary Service and we collected your amazing stories for Exemplary Together. Along with the stories, a number of great suggestions were submitted on how we should commemorate this past year. With the Exemplary Together program now closed, the suggestions have been compiled and will be reviewed.

Coincident with the launch this fall of the university’s new Strategic Plan, Transforming Our Horizons, the new President’s Awards for Exemplary Employees program is ready to launch. 


Exemplary Together

Memorial is collecting employee experiences for Exemplary Together, a new initiative celebrating employee efforts during the pandemic.


'Build you up'

Memorial tradeswoman featured in video series for International Women's Day



Working During COVID-19

During COVID-19, Human Resources is here to answer your employment related questions and provide guidance. For assistance, please contact MyHR via email at myhr@mun.ca or via the newly launched MyHR live chat, offered Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For resources/information on ergonomics, leave benefits, masks, physical and mental wellness, staying socially connected and virtual interviews, please click here.


Human Resources Denounces Racism

The Department of Human Resources denounces anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, and racism and hate in all its forms. Human Resources has been taking action against racism as part of the department’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


Memorial's Pension Plan During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are living in unprecedented socio-economic times. As a result, many pension plan members, both retired and still working, may be concerned about their pension and their own long-term financial security.

Learn more here about the combined effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and world oil prices on the Memorial University Pension Plan.


Update from Department of Human Resources

The following Human Resources update covers a number of subjects including the ability to work from home, annual and excess leave, redeployment, ergonomics and wellness supports, travel insurance, and diversity and inclusion webinars. To read the update, please click here.


COVID-19: HR Operational Changes

The Department of Human Resources has changes to service delivery affecting: MyHR, the moving of people to direct deposit for payroll and pension, and CUPE severance payouts.  

Please note: members of the university community who require urgent HR assistance should emailmyhr@mun.ca. Human Resources is prioritizing and responding to requests as quickly as possible; however, response times will be delayed.

Please read the article for full details.




Collective agreement signed

Memorial University and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) officially signed a collective agreement for local 1615 on Nov. 6, 2019.


Inclusion focused mentoring

For the third year in a row, Memorial is collaborating with InclusionNL by participating in Dolphin Disabilities Mentoring Day (DMD).

DMD is a day focused on removing barriers to employment for people with disabilities. This year, DMD is taking place on Oct. 30. Individuals interested in mentoring need to complete the online registration form by Oct. 2.


Team Memorial Tely 10 ready

Memorial's Tely 10 team will be participating in the 92nd running of the historic road race on July 28.

Memorial University compensation list

As per the requirements of the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act, compensation information for Memorial University employees making in excess of $100,000 has been released along with the compensation information for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and other public bodies. This information is available on the Provincial Government's webpage dedicated to compensation disclosure information.


Collective agreements

Collective agreements have been signed for NAPE locals on the St. John’s and Grenfell campuses. 


Career path

The Department of Human Resources will launch MyCareer@MUN, Memorial’s new online application system, on March 4, 2019.


Program Success

Memorial University’s Voluntary Retirement Program (VRP) has come to a close with successful results.



Voluntary Retirement Program Update

Phase four of the Voluntary Retirement Program (VRP) is starting immediately and will close on Nov. 2, 2018.


Annual Employee and Retiree BBQ

This year's employee and retiree appreciation barbeque will take place on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 2-4 p.m. at the Main Dining Hall and the outside area between R. Gushue Hall and Hatcher House.


Voluntary Retirement Program announced

Memorial’s Board of Regents approved at its May 10 meeting a time-limited Voluntary Retirement Program for eligible academic and non-academic staff members.

Consultation sessions

The Employment Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee (EEDAC) is seeking input from the university community that will inform the development of a three-year employment equity and diversity action plan.


Revised survey

All faculty and staff asked to complete self-identification survey.


Annual Wellness Fair

Employee Wellness, Department of Human Resources in collaboration with the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre held this year’s Wellness Fair on Thursday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Electronic T4 distribution

All employees to be provided tax information via my.mun.ca.



Pension plan update

Memorial’s Board of Regents has provided the university’s administration with direction to engage employee groups and begin the process of working toward agreement on the joint sponsorship of the Memorial University Pension Plan.


Joy to the World Party

Employees and retirees are invited to join in the fun at this year's Joy to the World holiday party on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 3 - 6 p.m. at the Breezeway.


Building disability confidence

Ensuring an inclusive workplace at Memorial University.

While many people may know what disability confidence is, there are still many who wonder what these words mean.


Tely ready

Memorial's Tely 10 team is ready for the race!


MyHR Survey Results

In December 2016 a voluntary and anonymous survey of MyHR was administered through the Centre for Institutional Analysis and Planning (CIAP). CIAP collected and analyzed the survey responses and recently provided Human Resources with an overview of the data.


Blood collection service piloted at Memorial

Earlier this year, the Department of Human Resources was pleased to announce that it was offering an on-site blood collection service for Memorial employees.  



Preparing for tax season

In anticipation of the upcoming tax season, the Department of Human Resources is encouraging employees and retirees who have not already done so, to consider signing up to receive their tax slips online.  



Client survey

In the interest of identifying ways to improve the client experience, a survey of the MyHR shared services centre is being conducted.


New leave without pay processes introduced

The Department of Human Resources recently reviewed a number of processes surrounding leave without pay for the purposes of personal, maternity, parental and adoption leave greater than 30 days and, as a result, has made a number of changes.


Happiness at work

The Department of Human Resources is offering a one-day workshop titled “Happiness at Work”. This workshop will focus on the study of happiness, what makes an individual flourish, internal strengths, self-esteem and optimism.  


New guide for employees

The Department of Human Resources has updated the university’s Staff Handbook for Non-Bargaining Unit Employees and renamed it Guide for Non-Bargaining, Management and Professional, and Senior Administrative Management Employees.


MyHR shared services centre officially launched

Memorial’s Department of Human Resources is pleased to announce the official launch of its new shared services centre called MyHR.


Mental health awareness

Employee Wellness is shining a light on mental health issues during the month of May.


President's Award for Exemplary Service

Nominations are now being accepted for the President’s Award for Exemplary Service. 


Administrative Support Development Program

The Department of Human Resources through its Learning and Development office recently piloted a new program for professional administrative employees at Memorial. 



Employee Wellness Lunch and Learn winter 2016 schedule

Employee Wellness is pleased to offer a monthly Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Series during winter 2016. Each session will be facilitated by counsellors provided by Shepell-fgi, Memorial's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider.


HR annual report

The Department of Human Resources is pleased to present its third annual report, titled Moving Forward Along Our Path

New policy video available

Human Resources has developed an informational video on Memorial's new Determination of Employee or Independent Contractor Status policy.


New Learning and Development sessions

New sessions are being offered this fall on the following topics: leading students in the workplace, generational gaps, assertiveness and self-confidence, presentation skills, working towards a work-life balance, and Excel 2010 levels 1-3.


New Workplace Mindfulness Program

Employee Wellness and Learning and Development have collaborated to develop a new Workplace Mindfulness Program that will be piloted this fall. 

Memorial's annual employee and retiree BBQ

This year's annual employee and retiree BBQ will take place on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 2-4:30 p.m. in the Macpherson Quad.


Health Improvement Program

Memoria's Wellness Program piloted the Health Improvement Program this year.

Enabling Employee Success

Thanks to dedication and hard work and with the assistance of Memorial's per course funding program for eligible employees, Memorial employee Michael Foley was proud to walk across the stage at convocation this spring and receive a Bachelor of Technology in Engineering and Applied Science Technology degree.


Sexual harassment advisor appointed

Dr. Gary Kachanoski welcomes Rhonda Shortall as sexual harassment advisor with the Sexual Harassment Office at Memorial.

Successful retirement planning seminar held

A record number of people attended this year's Retirement Planning Seminar.


Focus on career development: Career Week 2015

Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in Memorial's annual Career Week from Feb. 23-27 on the St. John's campus.


Ready to power up!

Memorial's St. John's campus' readiness for a power outage is two-fold.


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Flu vaccine clinics a success

Unprecedented number of Memorial employees availed of the university's annual flu vaccine clinics this year.



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This meal brought to you by the United Way

Donations to the United Way support programs like Meals on Wheels.

HR Sponsored Program Reaches 10-year milestone

 Supervisory Skills Development Program (SSDP) marks tenth year as a Memorial program offering.


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