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…]

Hello all!

Goodbye Toronto… Hello St. John’s! I am one month into my first year of my Master’s degree in Archaeology, and so far it’s been great. I’m Natasha and I’m originally from Ottawa, Canada, but I’ve spent the last four years at the University of Toronto completing my undergraduate degree. Toronto had become my home; it’s … [Read more…]

“Hi” to everyone!

Before to begin to talk to you I want to present myself: my name is Elena, I come from Italy and I am 32 years old. After my Master’s Degree I worked for few years as a teacher in a middle school, but I really wanted to continue my studies, so now I am starting … [Read more…]

Hey there!

My name is Chris Lively and I’m from Truro, Nova Scotia. I’m a new graduate student at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) and received this opportunity to blog about my experience as a first year graduate student at MUN. If you’re reading these blogs, maybe you’re thinking about applying to graduate school at MUN and … [Read more…]

Welcome readers!

I’m so glad to have the opportunity to share my amazing experiences at Memorial with you. I hope you enjoy the chance to peer into my life as a graduate student and I hope I can help you get a sense of the shape of the English MA coursework program. Let’s start with me: My … [Read more…]

Welcome to Memorial University’s new graduate student blog!

Are you interested in finding out what graduate school at Memorial University is really like? Well stay tuned! Six new graduate students will be blogging about their first-hand experiences as new graduate students. Follow their journey throughout the first year of their program and get an inside look at graduate life at Memorial. Let’s introduce … [Read more…]