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SUBJECT: Memorial University experts for back to school stories

DATE: Sept. 1

Note to editors:

Next week marks the return to class for thousands of students across Newfoundland and Labrador as they return to high schools, university and colleges.

Students – along with their parents/guardians and teachers – will face a number of issues as school starts again.

Memorial University of Newfoundland has a number of well-versed experts who can talk about particular issues ranging from bullying to stress to proper nutrition for students.

Listed below are the contacts, their phone numbers and e-mail addresses for future reference.

Back to school contacts:

Transition from high school to post-secondary education:

Dr. Lilly Walker, dean of Student Affairs and Services, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 709-737-7595, e-mail:


Dr. Barbara Roebothan, associate professor, Division of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 709-777-8387, e-mail:


Dr. George Hurley, professor, University Counselling Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 709-737-8874, e-mail:

Learning strategies, helping your child learn how to study:

Lester Marshall, learning specialist, University Counselling Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 709-737-2462, e-mail:

Career planning:

Jennifer Browne, manager, Centre for Career Development, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 709-737-3446, e-mail:

Student life:

Darren Newton, residence life officer, Housing Food and Conference Services, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 709-737-7590, e-mail:


Dr. Gary Jeffery, professor and licensed psychologist, Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 709-737-7654, e-mail:

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For further information, please contact Jeff Green, communications co-ordinator (University Relations), Memorial University, at 737-2142or


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