Office of the Registrar
General Information (2020/2021)
7.2 Associate Vice-President (Academic) Students, Office of

  • Associate Vice-President (Academic) Students
  • Hardy Cox, D., B.S.W. Memorial, M.S.W. Carleton, Ed.D. Maine

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Associate Vice-President (Academic) Students provides vision and strategic leadership to the benefit of undergraduate students and academic programming. The AVP(A) Students works in collaboration on matters of academic programming and enrolment with deans in 11 faculties and schools on the St. John's Campus, three schools at Grenfell Campus, the Associate Vice-President (Marine Institute) Academic and Student Affairs, and with the associate vice-presidents for faculty, teaching and learning, and graduate studies. Support to undergraduate and graduate student life is provided through a suite of student services that includes student wellness and counselling, student residences and student life.

7.2.1 Student Life

Student Life is dedicated to supporting and encouraging students to connect, engage and belong during their time at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dedicated to student achievement and success, this collection of units on the St. John’s Campus includes: Career Development and Experiential Learning; Glenn Roy Blundon Centre for Students with Disabilities; Student Experience Office; and Student Support Office.

7.2.2 Student Residences

Student Residences provides housing services and resources for students, as well as summer accommodations for students and visitors. Residences are far more than just a room on campus. Living on campus offers convenience, camaraderie and security in a supportive community that will help students get the most out of their university experience. There are several student residence options to choose from - Paton College (traditional residence), Macpherson College (suite-style), Burton's Pond Apartments (independent, apartment living), and the Signal Hill Campus Graduate Accommodations. Supports and programming for students living in residence are provided through Residence Life.

7.2.3 Student Wellness and Counselling Centre

Physicians, nurses, psychologists, counsellors and a consulting psychiatrist are available to provide access to interprofessional primary health care and to assist students in taking responsibility for their own health and well-being. Programs and supports include the diagnosis and treatment of physical and psychological illness, support for study skills development, career assessment and counselling, the activation and maintenance of well-being and the promotion of wellness. The Centre also serves as a training site for advanced students in a number of programs for mental health professions.