International Students: 20-hour work cap lifting

Government of Canada announces big news for international students. On October 7th, The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, announced that International Students could temporarily work more than 20 hours per week off-campus while class is in session.  …

Provincial Government and College of Physicians & Surgeons NL address physician shortage

On Wednesday, September 28th, the provincial government announced updates on their efforts to address the physician shortage in NL in collaboration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador. The College of Physicians and Surgeons NL sets…

Queen Elizabeth II: Her Ties to MUN and The Realities of Her Passing

Photo Credit: MUN Gazette On Thursday, Sept 8th, it was announced that Queen Elizabeth II had passed away at 96 years of age. After reigning for 70 years, the longest-serving monarch in UK history died peacefully at her Scottish estate.…

MUN lifts mask mandate in classrooms and labs

On October 5th, 2022, the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) announced that MUN’s mask mandate in classrooms and labs has ended, effective immediately. This announcement follows new guidelines from Public Health and the federal government, with relaxed travel requirements allowing individuals…

From a tuition freeze to tuition hikes: what it means to go ‘All Out Like ’99.’

End of an era: reintroducing tuition hikes The summer of 2021 was a shock to many Memorial University students. The administration announced the end of the long-standing 22-year tuition freeze due to government cuts to funding and the phase-out of the $68.4…

Tensions rise as MUNFA begins to organize for better treatment

Following a negotiation meeting between the MUN Faculty Association (MUNFA) and the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (MUNL) bargaining team on September 8th and 9th, 2022, tensions are beginning to rise between the faculty and the university. During the…

Memorial Service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Held in St. John’s

On Monday, September 19th, a memorial service was held at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist to celebrate the life of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, after her passing on September 8th, 2022. This day was declared a provincial…

Big Mary MUNday: Mary Browns opens in the UC

Mary Browns is now open in the University Centre (UC) at Memorial University’s St. John’s Campus. MUN’s Mary Browns location will be open Monday-Friday 11-6 pm and will serve various combos and sandwiches such as the Big Mary and 2-4…

NRC Invests $200,000 in Environmental Sustainability Initiatives at Memorial University

Image credits: NOAA (via Unsplash) On Wednesday, August 24, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) announced the investment of more than $19 million— under its Ideation Fun initiatives, Challenge programs and the Global Innovation Clusters support program— for collaborative…

5 Seats Added to Family Medicine Residency Program for International Medical Graduates

Image credits: Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland On Tuesday, August 16th, the Government of NL announced the addition of 5 new seats for graduates from international medical schools to the Family Medicine Residency Program at the MUN Faculty…