The latest information on Memorial's response to COVID-19 is available here.
Information for instructors, remote workers, students and employees.
Students are advised that there will be no final exams taking place on campus in April. This includes both on campus and online invigilated exams. A proposal regarding final exams has been approved.
Activities for faculty, staff and students (undergraduate and graduate) in all research laboratories will be suspended from 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, onward.
Following the message earlier today regarding suspension of classes, employees should consult with their managers immediately regarding their work arrangement.
Based on ongoing consultation with units and a determination of their ability to be responsive, and the evolving public health environment, Memorial University has moved up the timeline for suspension of all classes. As of end of day Tuesday, March 17, all classes (in person and online) on all campuses will be suspended. Unless your individual instructor has advised otherwise, all academic programming, including midterms and evening classes, will go ahead today, March 17. Remote delivery of classes is scheduled to resume on Monday, March 23, as previously announced. Students with questions about their classes should contact their instructor.
This important update includes information for students, faculty and staff. Of particular note: all students who reside on the island of Newfoundland are required to vacate student residences by end of day, Friday, March 20. Childcare Centre is closed immediately until further notice. Memorial is encouraging remote work with the understanding that university priorities are the health and safety of students, faculty and staff; maintaining the academic integrity of the semester; and critical university operations. To allow for social distancing and to help employees manage the current demands, employees are asked to work with their supervisor to facilitate remote work arrangements where operationally feasible. Unless you currently have arrangements with your supervisor, report to work as scheduled.
Update from Memorial's COVID-19 Emergency Operations Centre: the university is suspending all classes and labs (both face-to-face and those currently offered online) at the end of the day on Wednesday, March 18. Instruction is scheduled to resume remotely on Monday, March 23. During this time, the university will remain open which means employees will report to work, research activity, work-terms and clinical placements will continue. Academic and student support units such as the Libraries will remain open.
The Labrador Institute is following Memorial University’s protocols, advisories and recommendations for COVID-19 emergency response planning. However, in light of LI's obligations to people and communities in Labrador, and recognizing the unique geographic and healthcare-related challenges in the region, the Labrador Institute is implementing additional changes.
MUNSU is taking several actions to combat the spread of coronavirus on campus and in its spaces, including cancelling all non-essential meetings and events with attendance of 25 or more people and suspending all space bookings at The Loft (UC-3013), the Loft Table, the 6th Floor Boardroom (UC-6011), and the MUNSU Council Chambers (UC-2001).
Memorial is following the decision of regional health authorities (RHA) and is relaxing the usual requirement and waiving notes for employees experiencing respiratory illness less than 14 days.
Memorial is putting limitations on non-essential gatherings on its campuses. Classes, labs and other academic activities are continuing at this point. Non-essential gatherings and external events of more than 25 people should be cancelled or postponed.
Memorial University is actively monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19. In light of our obligations to our university community as well as to stakeholders across the province and the rest of the world, Memorial has decided to suspend all outbound travel (including international and outside the province) until further notice; and require any university-related travel to Labrador be reviewed by the relevant dean, director or unit head.
If you have travelled outside Newfoundland and Labrador and are now experiencing fever, cough or difficulty breathing, do not go to the emergency department – students should not go to the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre; instead please stay home and call 811 to speak to a registered nurse.
If you are severely ill and feel you need emergency medical attention, please call 911 and ensure you tell them about your travel history.
Integrated Planning Committee completes consultation and recommendation reports.
While the risk of COVID-19 to Newfoundland and Labrador residents remains low, Memorial has re-established a Pandemic Preparedness Committee (PPC), last constituted during the H1N1 pandemic.
A Q&A with renowned scholar Dr. Malinda Smith
The search committee for the role of dean, School of Social Work has released a position advertisement and full position profile. Full details on the role are available here.
A search committee has been established for the role of director, Student Wellness and Counselling Centre.
In accordance with the Procedures Governing the Appointment, Review, Promotion and Tenure of Academic Administrators, a search committee has been established for the role of dean, School of Social Work.
Dr. Alice Gaudine’s appointment as Dean, Faculty of Nursing expires on December 4, 2019. Dr. Gaudine has indicated her desire to be reappointed for a second term, and in accordance with the Procedures Governing the Appointment, Review, Promotion and Tenure of Academic Administrators, a review committee has been established with the following membership:
- Dr. Joy Maddigan
- Dr. Caroline Porr
- Dr. Sandra Small
- Ms. Kathleen Stevens
- Dr. Sean Cadigan, Associate Vice-President (Academic)
- Mr. Brad Greeley, Student representative, MUNSU
- Dr. Jennifer Simpson, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Dr. Kathy Watkins, Director, Centre for Nursing Studies
The review process requires broad consultation with the faculty and the university community. In due course, the committee will be seeking the input of faculty members, staff and students. Such input is critically important to the process, and I encourage everyone to participate.
Integrated Planning Committee completes budget report
Memorial University is launching a renewed Teaching and Learning Framework (TLF), building on the spirit of collaboration and community in 21st-century learning that was the focus of the first TLF, launched in 2011.
At its Oct. meeting, the Board of Regents approved changes to the organizational structure of the leadership team reporting to the provost and vice-president (academic). The resulting structure is a more streamlined and more cohesive senior academic leadership group that will act in an advisory capacity to the provost and vice-president (academic).
As Memorial prepares for the planned fall 2020 opening of the Core Science Facility (CSF) and Animal Resource Centre (ARC), and relocation of units currently located in the Chemistry/Physics, Science, Engineering and Applied Science and Biotechnology Buildings, the opportunity to evaluate the utilization of space on campus has become a priority.
A search committee has been established for the role of dean, Faculty of Education
Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning role filled
Dr. Linda Rohr to take helm of School of Human Kinetics and Recreation
A search committee has been established for the role of Associate Vice-President (Academic), Students.
Dr. Noreen Golfman, provost and vice-president (academic) has initiated a review of CITL.
Memorial University is seeking input from faculty, staff and students to inform the university’s budget plan for the 2018-2019 budget cycle and beyond.
Search committees established for leadership roles in HKR, CITL
Geoff Williams appointed to Office of Faculty Relations
Dr. Shawn Bugden appointed dean of School of Pharmacy
Memorial University’s academic governing body held a special meeting recently to discuss issues of critical importance to the institution.
Thomas Nault appointed university registrar at Memorial
The search committee for the role of dean of the Faculty of Business Administration has completed its work and has recommended Dr. Isabelle Dostaler for the position.
The search committee for the role of dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has completed its work and recommended Dr. Jennifer Simpson for the position.
Dr. Dennis Peters has been appointed acting dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science effective Sept. 1, 2017, until Nov. 30, 2017.
A leadership development model created by a team from Memorial University has been featured in University Manager magazine's summer 2017 edition.
Dr. Rhonda Joy has been appointed acting dean of the Faculty of Education effective April 17, 2017, until July 17, 2017.
Memorial is accepting applications for the Vice-Presidents Council Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund.
Dr. Greg Naterer has been renewed for a second term as dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science effective Aug. 1, 2017.
A search committee has been established for the role of director, Faculty Relations.
Educators from across disciplines and campuses will gather on Memorial’s St. John’s campus for a day of reflection, conversation, transformation and community-building on April 27.
Unviersity seeking input on draft Learning & Teaching Framework 2017-2022.
Since the release of the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre Review Report in Nov. 2016, Memorial University has been moving forward to address the recommendations presented in the report, and has initiated a comprehensive consultation process to revise the Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Policy.
The second annual Aboriginal Peoples Week at Memorial University’s St. John’s campus will take place from March 20-24.
Board approves integration of Office of Student Recruitment with Office of the Registrar
Memorial University is providing supports for students, faculty and staff affected by the U.S travel restrictions. Read more here.
Support for students and faculty affected by U.S. travel restrictions
In late 2016, Dr. Noreen Golfman, provost and vice-president (academic), requested recommendations from the university community for the appointment of five employees to the new Employment Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee. Vice-Presidents Council has established the committee for the purpose of providing advice on matters relating to diversity, equity and inclusion in employment.
Memorial releases report on Aboriginal student experience
Board approves senior appointments; VPR search set to begin
The Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) has initiated a review to assess the outcomes of the Teaching and Learning Framework and pave the way for a new framework.
National award for outstanding service to international education
Memorial releases review of the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre
Review of Memorial's dean of engineering and applied science begins
Search committees established for leadership roles
Sheila Singleton, a longtime employee of Memorial University, will retire from her position as university registrar on Nov. 24, 2016.
Memorial welcomes new academic staff members at orientation session
Dr. Sean Cadigan appointed associate vice-president (academic) programs, complement planning and development.
Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo appointed director of the Labrador Institute
The search committee for the position of university librarian has completed its work and has recommended Susan Cleyle for the position. President Gary Kachanoski has accepted the recommendation and the Board of Regents approved the appointment on June 8, 2016. Ms. Cleyle will begin a five-year term effective Aug. 1, 2016.
The search committee for the dean of the Faculty of Medicine has completed its work and has recommended Dr. Margaret Steele for the position. President Gary Kachanoski has accepted the recommendation and the Board of Regents approved the appointment on June 8, 2016. Dr. Steele will begin a five-year term effective Aug. 15, 2016.
A number of important academic leadership changes that will take place in the coming months were approved by the Board of Regents on June 8, 2016.
The Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund are now accepting applications.
The search committee for the dean of the School of Graduate Studies has completed its work and has recommended Dr. Aimée Surprenant for the position.
Dr. Kirk Anderson has been renewed for a second term as dean of the Faculty of Education effective Sept. 1, 2016.
Dr. Noreen Golfman, provost and vice-president (academic), has established a search committee and finalized a position profile for the new role of associate vice-president (academic), programs, complement planning and development.
Dr. Carlo Marra, dean of the School of Pharmacy, has accepted the role of dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Otago in New Zealand. He will remain in his role at Memorial until Aug. 1, 2016.
The Search Committee for the Dean of the School of Music has completed its work and has recommended Dr. Ian Sutherland for the position.
The call for applications to the Teaching and Learning Framework St. John’s Campus Funding Competition 2016-2017 is open.
In advance of the 2016 provincial budget, Memorial has been asked by government to consider various cost-saving scenarios for discussion during this year’s budget process.
Applications are now being accepted for the Vice-Presidents Council Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund.
On September 22, 2015, Vice-Presidents Council approved a proposal for a revised policy Administrative Leave for Academic Administrators.
Two academic leadership appointments were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting on Dec. 3, 2015.
At its meeting on Dec. 3, 2015, the Board of Regents approved a proposal to restructure the academic leadership team in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).
Dr. Martha MacDonald has been appointed to serve as acting director of the Labrador Institute effective Nov. 23, 2015, until a permanent director is appointed.
In summer 2015 a search committee was established for the role of dean of the School of Graduate Studies. The work of the search committee is ongoing and expressions of interest will be received up to Friday, Jan. 8, 2016.
Dr. Kirk Anderson’s five-year term as dean of the Faculty of Education expires on August 31, 2016. Dr. Anderson has indicated that he wishes to be considered for reappointment for a second term. In accordance with the Procedures Governing the Appointment, Review, Promotion and Tenure of Academic Administrators, a review committee has been established.
This fall, according to the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) 2015-16 Preliminary Survey of Enrolments released in October, Memorial is home to the largest number of graduate students among universities in Atlantic Canada.
A search committee has been established for the role of director of the Labrador Institute.
The fall 2015 semester at Memorial University is in full swing and enrolment figures are in. There are 18,413 students enrolled at Memorial’s campuses. Graduate enrolment continues to increase and undergraduate enrolment has remained steady as expected
The new Memorial University Award for Outstanding Self-directed Learning celebrates undergraduate students with the qualities and skills that enable them to manage their own learning and successfully undertake self-directed learning projects.
Applications are now being accepted for the Vice-Presidents Council Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund.
Dr. Dale Foster has been appointed dean pro tempore of the Faculty of Business Administration effective Oct. 1, 2015, until Dec. 31, 2015.
The search committee for the director of the Internationalization Office has completed its work and recommended Sonja Knutson for the position.
Memorial University’s Board of Regents has approved the university’s budget for 2015-16 as proposed by the administration.
A search committee for a new dean of the School of Graduate Studies has been established.
The search for a new dean of the Faculty of Medicine that was postponed pending the appointment of a permanent provost and vice-president (academic) has resumed.
The Vice-Presidents Council (VPC) is working to address the serious and complex budgetary challenges facing Memorial University. As this important work continues, VPC is committed to listening to the questions and concerns of the university community and sharing information whenever possible.
An adjudication panel has been established to review applications to the Teaching and Learning Framework St. John’s Campus Funding Competition. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2015.
Dr. Noreen Golfman, provost and vice-president (academic), was installed as Memorial’s first female pro vice-chancellor during spring convocation May 26.
Applications are now being accepted for the Vice-Presidents Council Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund.
The Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund is meant to encourage and build on existing strategic relationships between Memorial's campuses: the St. John's campus, the Marine Institute, Grenfell Campus, Harlow Campus and the Labrador Institute.
Thirteen educators at Memorial University have been appointed as Chairs in Teaching and Learning.
Separate search committees have been established for the roles of dean, School of Music and university librarian at Memorial University.
Teaching and Learning Framework St. John's Campus Funding Competition applications now being accepted
Applications to the Teaching and Learning Framework (TLF) St. John’s Campus Funding Competition for 2015 are now being accepted through an online application system available at https://teachingandlearningmun.fluidreview.com/.
A number of important academic leadership changes that will take place in the coming months were approved by the Board of Regents on March 26, 2015.
Dr. Noreen Golfman has been appointed Memorial's provost and vice-president (academic).
A search committee has been established for the position of director, Internationalization Office.
Catharyn Andersen has been appointed special advisor to the president on Aboriginal affairs.
Dr. Sean Cadigan has been appointed associate vice-president (academic), faculty affairs, pro tempore. The appointment is effective May 4.
The new St. John’s Campus TLF Funding Competition will give the Memorial community on the St. John’s campus the resources needed to take their ideas and apply them in short-term (1-2 year maximum duration) projects and proof of concept initiatives.
Know an excellent teacher? Nominations for the President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching, and Graduate and Postgraduate Supervision are now being accepted.
Memorial University of Newfoundland has released the Strategic Internationalization Plan 2020, a plan with specific recommendations to guide the university in the implementation of a wide range of ambitious international and intercultural initiatives over the next several years.
On Jan. 23, senior academic leaders, faculty, staff, students and administrators gathered to discuss undergraduate enrolment planning for the St. John’s campus as part of the implementation of Enrolment Plan 2020.
Senior academic leaders, faculty, staff, students and administrators gathered on Jan. 23 to discuss undergraduate enrolment planning for the St. John’s campus as part of the implementation of Enrolment Plan 2020, a plan that will guide Memorial towards the achievement of enrolments targets while focusing on the quality of the student experience.
Applications are now being accepted for the Vice-Presidents’ Council Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund. Proposals for both applications must be submitted by Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.
Rex Coffin has been appointed director, Ancillary Operations, and Bruce Belbin has been appointed director, Student Residences.
The new Chairs in Teaching and Learning program will provide a faculty-level structure to promote new initiatives in teaching and learning
Memorial University has begun its search for a new provost and vice-president (academic). A search committee has been established and has been working through the search process during the late fall.
At the December 4, 2014 meeting of the Board of Regents, a proposal for the implementation of phases two and three of the realignment of the Deputy Provost (Students) portfolio was approved. Read more....
Dr. Alice Gaudine has been appointed dean of Memorial University’s School of Nursing, effective Dec. 5, 2014, for a five-year term.
Memorial University has launched its 2014 research report, which features the extraordinary and impactful work of Memorial students and researchers.
Memorial University researchers received two of five national research awards presented today, one of them regarded as the highest honour a researcher can receive in the social sciences and humanities.
Memorial University has released its annual report, titled Face Forward: President’s Report 2014.
Memorial is moving toward a more sustainable model of co-operative education which will use resources in more effective and efficient ways than the previous model.
Dr. Wilfred Zerbe has been renewed as dean of the Faculty of Business Administration for a second five-year term, effective January 2015.
Dr. Richard Marceau, vice-president (research), released a draft of the Strategic Internationalization Plan 2020 on Tuesday, Sept.16, 2014, for university-wide feedback.
A new steering committee, commissioned by the provost and vice-president (academic), Dr. David Wardlaw, will lead consultations for the development of a Strategic Internationalization Plan. The steering committee and the process for creating the plan were approved by the Vice-Presidents Council at a meeting on May 26, 2014.
Memorial’s Board of Regents approved the Enrolment Plan 2020 and the Strategic Research Intensity Plan 2014-20, a set of initiatives that will launch forth new and innovative recommendations to help the university become one of the most graduate-intensive and research-intensive universities in Canada by the end of 2020-21.
The 2014-2015 proposals for Classroom Teaching Infrastructure Development (CTIDF) have been evaluated and 24 projects will receive funding.
Deputy Provost (Students) and Associate Vice-President (Academic) Undergraduate Studies announces panel visits and call for written submissions.
At the May 8th meeting of the Board of Regents, a proposal for a three-phased administrative realignment of the deputy provost (students) portfolio was approved, including a detailed plan for phase one.
Memorial University's new Student Code of Conduct is effective May 12, 2014.
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In fall 2013, four Visioning Groups were formed to consider specific sets of recommendations in the External Review Report regarding the portfolio of the Deputy Provost (Students) and Associate Vice-President (Academic) Undergraduate Studies. The reports focus on the following areas: Health and Wellness; Housing and Ancillary Services; Office of the Registrar; and Student Affairs and Services. The reports are now available for review on the provost’s website.
Today, Dr. David Wardlaw, provost and vice-president (academic), is releasing an advanced draft of the Enrolment Plan 2020 for university-wide feedback.
At its meeting on March 13, 2014, the Board of Regents approved the appointment of Dr. Carla Dillon as Interim Dean effective April 1 to May 31, 2014.
Dr. Carlo Marra has been appointed as a professor and the new dean of the School of Pharmacy at Memorial University.
Today Dr. David Wardlaw, Provost and Vice President (Academic) is releasing a report summarizing an Administrative Review of the Division of Cooperative Education conducted by Jane Helleur & Associates Inc.
Please direct any questions or clarifications on the report or next steps to the office of the Deputy Provost (Students) and Associate Vice-President (Academic) Undergraduate Studies.
Dr. Donna Hardy Cox has been appointed dean of the School of Social Work for a five-year term.
Together with the College of the North Atlantic (CNA), Memorial University has completed a comprehensive report highlighting the importance of a healthy campus as the university community works towards expanded inclusiveness.
Accommodating Students with Individual Learning Needs Associated with Disabilities and/or Mental Health Issues was authored by Dr. David Philpott, a professor in Memorial’s Faculty of Education, and Elizabeth Chaulk, CNA.
Plans are gearing up at Memorial University for the preparation of a white paper on internationalization. These plans were put into motion at the July 16 meeting of the Vice-Presidents’ Council, when members approved the document’s terms of reference.
Dr. Mark Abrahams was renewed as dean of the Faculty of Science for a second five-year term effective Sept. 1.
Review Report of Portfolio of Deputy Provost (Students)