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ISER Books is now Memorial University Press

Iser Books is now Memorial University Press, but the publisher's mission to publish leading-edge writing about the North Atlantic region hasn't changed.

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Teaming-Up for Sanskrit

Religious Studies MUN is partnering with Religious Studies and Classics at Dalhousie University, offering a shared teaching plan for introductory Sanskrit courses. 

 

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Congratulations, HSS Spring 2021 graduates!

Congratulations to our Spring 2021 degree graduates from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences!

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New faces bring new ideas to Newfoundland and Labrador:

Newfoundland and Labrador is currently facing both a fiscal crisis and a population crisis. What role can immigration play in helping to address these issues? How open are we as a province to welcoming newcomers and how easy or appealing is it for newcomers to make a home here? What do we need to do to improve the attraction and retention of immigrants? These are some of the questions these latest reports try to answer.

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Return to campus set for July 13

To support the return to primarily in-person teaching and learning for fall semester 2021, all Memorial employees are expected to return to work on campus by Tuesday, July 13. Some employees may be required on campus earlier to support operational requirements, necessary services and Memorial’s core mandate.

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The Northern Review

Sally Western, a former MA student in our department under the supervision of John Sandlos has recently published "Arsenic Lost Years:  Pollution Control at Giant Mine from 1978 to 1999" in "The Northern Review."

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Johnson Insurance 2021 Scholarship Program

Johnson Insurance is pleased to offer 50 scholarships worth $1,000 each to eligible students completing high school in 2021 and starting post-secondary education in the fall of 2021.

Qualifying children or grandchildren of employees and retirees are eligible to apply and it is not necessary to be insured with Johnson for Home or Auto Insurance to make application. Deadline to apply is July 15, 2021.

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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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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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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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Congratulations to Dr. Damian Castro!

Dr. Damian Castro recieved the JR Smallwood Research Grant

The Title: Offline and Online Cooperation among Hunters on Newfoundland’s West Coast.

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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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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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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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MUN Up web site

Dr. Timmons provides details on remote orientation and transition programs for new students and a new MUN Up web site.

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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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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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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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Contact

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

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

Tel: (709) 864-8000