Graduate Student Orientation 2019
Every year, the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), Student Life, and the Graduate Students' Union (GSU) host Graduate Orientation for all new graduate students at Memorial University (those students admitted to graduate programs for the current year, from Winter to Fall semesters). Graduate Orientation is designed to help graduate students in their unique transition to graduate school.
We invite you to Graduate Orientation 2019 on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, from 8:30 am t0 3 pm. Please RSVP by clicking below:
About the event:
The Graduate Orientation will include: greetings from university's senior administrators, information sessions, a resources fair, free food and giveaways!
A continental breakfast and refreshments will be provided throughout the morning. A BBQ for all graduate students will also be hosted by the Graduate Students' Union (GSU) and the Teaching Assistants' Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland (TAUMUN) at Bitters Pub.
If you are a student with a disability and have questions regarding accessibility, we encourage you to contact the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre.
|Registration, Continental Breakfast, Resources Fair||8:30 - 9:15 am|
|Greetings: Dr. Gary Kachanoski, President and Vice-Chancellor||9:15 - 9:20 am|
|Welcome: Jennifer Browne, Associate Director, Student Life||9:20 - 9:25 am|
|Keynote Address: Dr. Danine Farquharson, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies||9:25 - 10:00 am|
|Networking Activity: Getting to Know Each Other!||10:00 - 10:25 am|
|Introduction to TAUMUN, GSU and Resources Fair||10:25 - 10:45 am|
|Refreshment Break and Resources Fair||10:45 - 11:30 am|
|Being Academically Successful: Dr. Amanda Bittner, Associate Professor & Graduate Officer, Department of Political Science||11:30 am - 12:00 pm|
| Graduate Life at Memorial: |
Dr. Mandy Rowsell, Alumna, Department of English
Sonja Knutson, Director, Internationalization Office & Arif Abu, International Student Advisor, Internationalization Office
|12:00 - 12:30 pm|
|Campus Tour (sign up at registration table)||12:45 - 1:45 pm|
|GSU/TAUMUN BBQ at Bitters||1:00 - 3:00 pm|
- Canadian Federation of Students
- Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)
- Centre for Social Enterprise
- Enhanced Development of the Graduate Experience (EDGE)
- Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP)
- Glenn Roy Blundon Centre for Students with Disabilities
- Graduate Students’ Union (GSU)
- Internationalization Office
- Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE)
- Office of the Chief Risk Officer (OCRO)
- QEII Library
- Research Grant and Contract Services
- Sexual Harassment Office
- Sustainability Office
- The Commons
- The Harris Centre/Yaffle
- The Writing Centre
Other Orientation Events:
Graduate Orientation 2019 is part of a series of events to help all new graduate students to prepare for, transition to, and excel in graduate studies. In August, SGS will host a series of Pre-Arrival Webinars for new graduate students. An Online Graduate Student Orientation for students in online or mixed mode programs will also be held at this time. Stay tuned for more information on these events.
Individual academic units also hold departmental or program orientations, in person or online. We encourage you to contact the graduate officer of your academic unit to inquire about departmental or program orientations.
Family members of graduate students are invited to Family Orientation on Monday, September 2, 2019. The event includes presentations, workshops and campus tours. Staff and faculty provide their knowledge and expertise on resources and supports available for student families. More information coming soon!
Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com. We will respond to your email within one business day.
We look forward to meeting you all!