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George Story Lecture: Amplifying Indigenous voices in NL

On November 25th, Memorial University alumna Dr. Kristina Fagan Bidwell gave a lecture for the George Story Distinguished Lecture Series at the Signal Hill Campus. Dr. Bidwell’s lecture, “How Indigenous-led literary collaborations can amplify Indigenous voices in Newfoundland and Labrador,”…

Student Start-Ups: Jummy’s Treats

Co-written by: Alexandra Brothers and Manaar Shahabuddin Jummy Lasisi is a cell and molecular biology student at Memorial who has been running an online bakery called Jummy’s Treats since April 2021. Jummy is originally from Nigeria, and she and her family have…

Part II: Pandemic Publication Celebration

Part two of the English Faculty’s Pandemic Publication Celebration on November 17th featured readings from ­­­­four new books written by MUNL English professors. Like the first part of this event, the night was a great success. Dr. Joel Deshaye hosted…

Pandemic publication celebration: honouring MUN’s faculty writers and editors

The Pandemic Publication Celebration is a brand-new event created by Memorial’s English Department in honour of some of the University’s resident writers and editors.This two-part event, hosted by Dr. Jamie Skidmore, was designed to launch several books written and edited…

Developing business skills at the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship

Many students dream of owning their own businesses. At MUN, the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE) has terrific opportunities for students from any program interested in developing their own business.  I sat down with the Director of MCE, Ed Martin, to discuss some…

“Back to the 90s” Concert at the Breezeway a Roaring Success

Memorial’s student-owned and operated bar, The Breezeway, is back and in full swing after a renovation period. On Friday, September 9th, MUNSU hosted “Back to the 90s” at the Breezeway—the first-weekend event since the bar’s reopening. The 90s-themed night was…

Getting involved at MUN post-COVID

The Pandemic Disconnect The shift to in-person classes and university life might feel discouraging for many students beginning their second and third years of study. Due to pandemic restrictions, students who started university in 2020 and 2021 could not partake…