Strategic Priorities

Student Life is currently working on implementing the following initiatives in order to achieve our strategic goals.

Develop and implement a multi-year student experience map.

This student-centred, learning-focused, student experience map will serve as a blueprint for the learning experiences offered by Student Life. It will specify how each learning experience maps to specified learning outcomes, include rubrics to detail and measure the depth of the learning obtained, and chart pathways for students to engage with these experiences throughout their program of study.

Create and catalogue a series of educational seminars and workshops

These seminars and workshops will cover a variety of topics that reflect the expertise of Student Life staff and focus on content that maximizes the potential of each student. They will be offered to students in collaboration with partners across campus.

Cultivate a sense of university pride and spirit

Through enhanced partnerships across campus, we will elevate the distinctive aspects of a Memorial student experience by creating shared experiences that inspire students to connect and thrive.

Focus on an appreciative and strengths-based approach to learning experiences and interactions with students

This positive perspective will be integrated into all learning experiences and initiatives to empower students to recognize, foster and apply their strengths to new academic, personal and professional pursuits.

Integrate principles of equity and social justice throughout Student Life learning experiences and initiatives

Beginning with a critical review of all programs and initiatives offered by Student Life, we will thoughtfully revise both our content and pedagogies to enhance student learning in relation to ways of knowing, ways of being and ways of doing.

Foster a culture of research, assessment and strategic planning

By implementing a systematic approach to assessment for continuous improvement Student Life will develop an ongoing mechanism for challenging tacit assumptions about the effectiveness of our programs and initiatives, identifying conflicting elements within the learning experiences we offer, and assuring student learning outcomes are met. Results of our assessments will shared with the University community regularly.

For progress updates on the Student Life Strategic Plan click here.


Student Life

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