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20 HSS grad students just received over $700,000 towards their research

20 graduate students in our faculty are among the 50 graduate students at Memoiral who just received more than $1.9 million in funding to support their research. From fostering archaeological skills among Innu communities so they're less dependent on outside researchers, to investigating the "performer-to-spectator connection" during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can read more about these grad students in the Gazette article, "Promising Talent."

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Our New Writer in Residence’s Workshops Will Be a Bootcamp for Emerging Authors

Memorial’s Department of English has a new writer in residence for winter 2022, and as part of Megan Gail Coles' residency, she’s offering a broad-ranging bootcamp of seminars to help the next wave of authors out of Newfoundland & Labrador get started on the right foot.

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There was a new model of learning in classics 4010/6003 this semester. Literally.

Check out the Gazette story "Fitting teaching tool" to see why LEGOs were the building blocks of learning in classics 4010/6003 this semester.

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HSS double major John Isiswe Mweemba has won the N.L Human Rights Commission's 2021 Human Rights Award

Fourth year political science / law & society double major John Isiswe Mweemba was nominated in part for establishing the the Black Students’ Association at Memorial and becoming MUNSU's Director of Advocacy. He is currently the first person living in Atlantic Canada to be chairperson of the CFS Black National Caucus. 

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HSS alum Carl Mercer tells us how to get a job at the UN

Political science grad Carl Mercer tells us how he went from a student at Memorial to a lead speech writer and communications advisor at United Nations. Listen in as Carl shares clear insight and actionable tips on how to land a dream job with YOUR BA from Memorial.

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Dr. Trevor Bell's SmartIce technology wins two awards in one month

By enabling safety and resiliency in the face of climate change, Dr. Trevor Bell's Smart Ice technology has become a shining example of how research at Memorial University is improving the communities we live in.

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Winter 2022 Writer in Residence: Megan Gail Coles

We're thrilled share that Megan Gail Coles will be our next Writer in Residence, and she has some exciting plans for her residency.

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Dean’s List and student awards revealed for 2020-2021

On November 18th, we revealed the 2020-2021 Dean’s List for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as the recipients of three student awards:

  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence
  • HSS International Student Excellence Award
  • Dean Book Prizes

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Three HSS faculty members featured in new CBC series about the history of slavery in N.L.

Professors Neil Kennedy, Barry Gaulton and Sonja Boon have contributed to a new series by CBC that is unearthing the history of slavery in N.L.

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First Karl M. Wells Scholarship in LGBTQ2S+ Studies awarded

Nel Jayson Santos, who is smiling and holding a Pride flag, stands outside in front of large letters spelling 'pride'.

Congratulations to Sociology graduate student Nel Jayson Santos, the first recipient of the Karl M. Wells Scholarship in LGBTQ2S+ Studies.

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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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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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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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