MUN’s Counselling Centre leads North America in new mental healthcare model

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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This semester, Memorial University became the first university in North America to pilot a new ‘stepped care’ model of mental healthcare.  The model, which has been implemented at schools in Europe and Australia, uses an incremental approach to providing mental health services. Clients begin with low-intensity self-directed interventions and only ‘step up’ treatment if the […]

 

“Most students couldn’t afford to live on what we make”: The grim reality of MUN’s contractual faculty

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
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For many people, ‘professor’ connotes a cushy life of obscure academia and lush pensions. But for the 47% of MUN’s faculty hired on contract, this is far from the truth. Gerard Collins has been teaching English at Memorial University for 17 years. He holds a Ph.D., a Masters degree, a B.A. a B.Ed., and has […]

 

Students not impressed with Aramark’s passive agressive subtweet

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
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Any Twitter-user will tell you that there’s nothing more passive aggressive than a subtweet. But when the subtweeter is MUN’s Dining Services, passive aggression is not well-tolerated. On Sunday, MUN Dining’s Twitter account retweeted a post from an account called ‘Unknown Facts.’ “It’s funny how you can do nice things for people all the time […]

 

Aramark says it will be making some immediate changes at MUN’s Dining Hall

Saturday, March 28th, 2015
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After a meeting with the student union today, Aramark has committed to some immediate changes. Starting Saturday, MUN dining hall will begin serving hot breakfasts at 8am and will immediately begin properly labelling food for allergy alerts and dietary restrictions such as halal, kosher, and vegan. Aramark also says it will make health and safety inspection […]

 

Student says MUN’s dining hall has put her in hospital several times

Friday, March 27th, 2015
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The raw neglect of MUN’s dining services Imagine sitting down to eat after a day of classes and biting into what you quickly discover is a raw pork chop. Now imagine confronting a manager with this health violation, only to receive a hollow apology, and an even less meaningful promise that such issues will be […]

 

CFS says Canada could be student debt free by eliminating RESPs, tuition tax credits

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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The federal government could eliminate all student loans without spending a cent, according to a report released yesterday by the Canadian Federation of Students. The report recommends eliminating the Registered Education Savings Plan, student loans, and tuition tax credits, and instead redistributing this funding into national need-based student grants. “RESPs and education-related tax credits disproportionately […]

 

Hundreds of MUN students rally to ‘Stop Aramark’

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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Bad food, few options, and questionable cleanliness is not worth over $4,000 a year—that seemed to be the consensus of last night’s #StopAramark meeting at Memorial University. More than 150 students packed the Inco Centre lecture theatre on March 25 to discuss food services in the MUN dining hall. The students’ union hosted the meeting […]

 

CEQ response rates cut in half after moving online

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
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Did you fill out your course evaluation questionnaires last semester? Chances are, probably not. Since the CEQs moved online in 2013, only around 30 per cent of students have been completing them. The CEQs are a short survey through which students can rate aspects of their MUN courses and give anonymous feedback. Students beyond their […]

 

Author Eden Robinson to visit St. John’s

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
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Award winning Aboriginal author and activist Eden Robinson is coming to St. John’s later this month as the final stop of a series of workshops held all over the province.  Robinson is visiting St. John’s as well as other parts of Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the Come From Away series, put on by […]

 

Psychiatrist finally hired at MUN Counselling Centre

Friday, March 20th, 2015

After two semesters without, Memorial University will finally have a psychiatrist at its Counselling Centre. The university signed a contract with Dr. Leslie Wheeler on March 19. Wheeler currently works at the Janeway specializing in young adult psychiatric care. Referrals from physicians are now being accepted and she will begin working on April 1. MUN did not […]