Student support

Academic accommodations support

Services for graduate students requiring academic accommodations continue to be provided remotely. If you have specific issues or challenges in converting your studies to a remote environment please contact your respective campus coordinating centre:

Professional skills development workshops and programs

All of our workshops and programs under the Enhanced Development of the Graduate Experience, including the Entrepreneurship Training Program, will be offered remotely. We also offer a number of online resources to consider at the beginning of, during, and near the end of your degree. Full a full list of workshops and resources, please visit the EDGE website. We expect to significantly increase the number of workshops in the Spring 2020 semester so please check back regularly or review The Graduate newsletter emailed to you the first week of each month.

Academic writing supports

Memorial’s Writing Centre is offering tutoring services through its online platform. You can find more information on how to submit documents for feedback on the Writing Centre website. The Writing Centre also offers many online resources for graduate students, Memorial’s University libraries also provide access from home to its digital journals, books, and other library resources, including numerous writing guides. Dr. Cecile Badenhorst from Memorial’s Faculty of Education also offers an extensive collection of video tutorials on academic writing on her Youtube channel. You will find a detailed list of topics on the SGS website.

Student requests (e.g., forms, letters)

Graduate students seeking a standard confirmation of enrolment letter are asked to request the letter through Memorial Self-Service. Graduate students who require a letter of enrolment for a study permit extension, please request this letter by emailing us at sgs@mun.ca. Please include your name, student number, and anticipated program completion date. For Post-Graduation Work Permit support letters, please email sgs@mun.ca. Please include your name and student number in the request. Please do not come to SGS to pick up the letter. For all letter requests, letters will then be emailed to your MUN email address shortly afterwards (normally 1-3 business days).

For a quick list of common inquiries, request, resources, forms, and contact information, please visit the SGS website.

Graduate student societies and learning communities

It is important to remain connected in a remote way with your supervisor/graduate officer, members of your research group, and other graduate students in your program/academic unit. One way to do this is by establishing and maintaining online learning communities, which could be as simple as regular formal or informal get-togethers using a videoconferencing solution. There are many options (e.g., Google Hangouts, WebEx, Skype, Zoom), but SGS is recommending the use of Google Hangout, which should be accessible to you as part of MUN Google Suite.

Also available to you is the Graduate Commons, an online community for graduate students at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The Graduate Commons provides important networking opportunities and offers resources to graduate students as they take courses and conduct research remotely. There is no need to register or sign up – you automatically have access to the Graduate Commons in Brightspace if you are admitted to and enrolled in a graduate program at Memorial University.

Please remember that you can also contact your Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) for support. Among many supports and services the GSU provides, GSU-ratified clubs and societies are accessible to you and may be meeting in remote ways. Please email the club/society contact for more information.

Student Life

Each semester Student Life offers a variety of remote events and experiences which are open to everyone in the Memorial community. These sessions include weekly meet-ups, support services, health and wellbeing virtual gatherings, fun and games, and career advice. For more information on Student Life services and to view the Remote Student Experience calendar of events, please visit the Student Life website.

Graduate student newsletter

The School of Graduate Studies distributes The Graduate, a biweekly newsletter, to all graduate students with information regarding important notices, resources for graduate students, professional development opportunities, campus news, and more. To view previous editions of the newsletter please visit The Graduate archive.

Remote possibilities

The School of Graduate Studies reached out to several graduate students recently to find out how they are handling the transition to remote learning. To view all graduate student profiles please visit the Gazette website.

Computer support and repair services

Memorial’s Department of Technical Services and the School of Graduate Studies have partnered to offer computer support and repair services for graduate students (personal devices such as laptops, monitors, hard drives, etc.) at the internal rate of $25/hour. To qualify for this rate, graduate students will have to submit a confirmation of enrolment letter at the time service is requested. For more information or to request a quote, please email: computerrepair@mun.ca.

IT Services

There are many IT services available to students, faculty, researchers and administrators at Memorial. Please visit the Office of the CIO website for further information and a complete list of available services.

Memorial University Apps

Memorial University provides a number of apps to improve your campus experience. Please visit Memorial’s Apps Store for more details and to download.

MUN Safe

MUN Safe is an app that lets Memorial University students, staff, faculty and visitors quickly access campus resources 24/7 such as emergency push notifications, emergency procedures, incident reporting and more. It is the most efficient and timely way to receive notifications about critical incidents affecting any of the Memorial University campuses. For more information and to view downloading instructions, please visit the MUN Safe website.

Virtual Webex and Zoom backgrounds

Memorial University has made available Webex and Zoom virtual backgrounds for graduate students who wish to use them during meetings, events or in the virtual classroom. Please see Zoom help and Webex help for assistance in adding these to your Webex or Zoom accounts.

Memorial University Libraries

Current students, faculty, and staff of Memorial University can access online library resources 24/7 from anywhere in the world. For more information about acccessing library resources from home please visit the Memorial University Libraries website.

Graduate student on-campus study space

The Rotunda Commons is now a graduate student only on-campus study space. You can access the Rotunda with your MUN ID Card once it has been activated by CEP. Requests for access must be made 24 hours in advance. For more information and to book your space, please visit the Memorial University Libraries website.

On-campus study space provided by the Libraries

Limited, individual on-campus study space can now be booked for time slots at the following locations: Queen Elizabeth II Library, Health Sciences Library, and Grenfell Campus. For more info and online bookings, please visit the Memorial University Libraries website. The Education Library and Marine Institute Library are finalizing their schedules. Check the Library website and the Library’s social media channels for more information in the coming days.

University Diary

The University Diary lists important dates and deadlines for Memorial graduate students. Please familiarize yourself with when these dates are (e.g., when classes start, when graduate registration begins, deadline for fees payment) and check throughout the semester and your graduate program.

Contact

School of Graduate Studies

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