Round two…

After having a nice break at home, it’s great to be back at Memorial for round two of my master’s degree. It’s exciting to think that I’m halfway through my first year at Memorial; the Fall semester flew by so quickly, and I expect that this Winter semester will be no different. I was pleasantly … [Read more…]

This semester is a reality check…

Academia is often referred to as the “Ivory Tower”. When I first heard this metaphor, I had a beautiful image in mind of a delicate, cream-coloured fairy-tale tower on a green hill, against a blue afternoon sky. I juxtaposed this image against a reading of Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene. In book two, the heroes Guyon, … [Read more…]

How I Got My Writing Done

The first thing that came to mind when I was thinking about this blog post was “writing.” Even though I am an English major, I used to have a love/hate relationship with writing, and for a long time it made me wonder if I was actually suited for grad school. Granted, I actually never had … [Read more…]

I survived!

I survived my first semester of grad school! WOOOOO! Looking back, so much has happened since I first started my Master’s program in Archaeology. While it has been very rewarding, it hasn’t been without its challenges. I’ve learned a lot through my research and course work, but I’ve also learned a lot about myself. I … [Read more…]

The end of the semester has arrived!

Here I am again! I can’t believe that I am already at the end of my first semester. It seems like it just started, but at the same time I feel like I have known the other students, and I can say my new friends, for a long time. Everywhere in the pubs and in … [Read more…]

Time sure flew by

I can’t believe that I’m writing my second blog entry already! Where did the time go? There is only one week of classes left! I hope you have been enjoying reading these blogs – I’ve enjoyed reading and writing them. These blogs are designed to give prospective and current Memorial students a helpful look into … [Read more…]

The End is Near – of the semester, that is!

It’s 8AM, I’m eating leftover Chinese food for breakfast, and I’m in the Grad room about to finish my readings for my 10AM class. It’s quiet; all I hear is the hum of the lights and the sound of the keys clicking as I type. Last night I was up late; I went downtown to … [Read more…]


My name is Jen and I am a graduate student in the Master of Arts Environmental Policy (MAEP) program at Grenfell campus; I am also a wife and a mother. My husband and I moved to Corner Brook with our three daughters in the spring of 2014. We came from Southern Ontario, in order to … [Read more…]

Hello everybody!

I am writing this as I look through my bedroom window and enjoy the view of the Narrows. The flickering deep blue sea contrasts sharply with the red-orange trees. This is what Canada looks like, to me. It’s November already. Time flies. My name is Lauranne, and I arrived from France in August to pursue … [Read more…]