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Career Week 2020 Highlights

In keeping with MUN Career Development (Student Life) goals and mandates, Career week 2020 featured programs that targeted students across all disciplines and academic levels. Braving wintry and slippery weather across St. John’s, the career week events ran from Monday…

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a family of zoonotic viruses (transmitted between animals and humans) which cause illnesses including common cold and other severe diseases. The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) was transmitted from dromedary camels to humans while the Severe Acute…

‘The Cut of It’, putting a human face to female breast cancer and surgical decisions

Cancer, the dreaded ‘C word’ means different things to different people. To some, it is the most dreaded of words, because of the associated physical and emotional pains they and loved ones have suffered. For others, it is a largely…

BREAKING: Memorial University Announces First Female President and Vice Chancellor

In super exciting news, Dr. Vianne Timmons has been named as the 13th President and Vice-Chancellor of Memorial University, thereby being the first ever female to have attained this position at Memorial. This announcement was made today at a press…

MUN Chief Risk Officer: A tale of more than meets the eye, or not?

The position of Chief Risk officer, according to the Memorial university website is one that comes with certain core responsibilities. Foremost amongst these are ‘developing and implementing frameworks and systems to manage risk across the entire scope of the University,…

Student Volunteer Bureau (SVB): Connecting Students to the Community through Volunteerism

The student volunteer bureau (SVB) first opened its doors in 1983. Since then, the SVB continues to provide opportunities for students to connect with the community via volunteering. The SVB only serves MUN students at the St. John’s campus and…

Flu Season: 7 things to know about Flu season

As winter approaches, community health authorities are raising awareness about the need to act proactively to prevent Flu outbreaks. Below are 7 things to know and do, as flu season approaches. This year’s vaccine protects against two strains of influenza…

Queen Elizabeth II Cafe Expansion Project: a Few Considerations

The Ancillary Operations and administration of the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) library are currently building a coffee shop within the library space, a development that opens up several possibilities. On one hand is the promise of coffee in close proximity…

‘EarlyCDT Lung Test’ a Ray of Hope for Lung Cancer Early Diagnosis

Cancer is a global scourge, being the second leading cause of deaths after cardiovascular diseases (according to the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation- IHME, 2016). Cancer affects people of all ages, genders, ethnicity, races and cultures. Some particular cancers…

Celebrating Dr. Valerie Booth: Recipient of the 2019 President’s Award for Outstanding Graduate and Postgraduate Supervision

Dr. Valerie Booth, who was the Canada Research Chair in Proteomics is quite literally treading a path less traveled with a research that combines Physics, Chemistry and Biology. In her laboratory, she studies hydrophobic proteins – proteins that do not…