MUNSU 2021 GENERAL ELECTION: Executive Position Candidate Biographies

The upcoming MUNSU elections will be taking place from 9 a.m. on Monday March 15th until 9 p.m. Tuesday March 16th, 2021 on the Memorial University self service website. In preparation for the election, candidates running for executive positions were…

Mask Up for Coffee and Fries

The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the community binding together to support essentials workers. Sunday evenings in downtown St. John’s were an eruption of noise in support of those serving the front lines against the new and…

MUNSU Election Nominations Now Open

It’s that time of year again: the nomination period for the MUNSU General Election has arrived. Any student is able to nominate themselves for a Faculty, Constituency Representative, or Executive Director Position.  For students who wish to join MUN’s Student…

CERB or Universal Basic Income? Election looms, legislators consider options.

As politicians consider redefining “fiscal responsibility”, those in need may benefit from recent UBI and CERB discussions. As unemployment becomes a main issue of the provincial election, the effects of the pandemic have been felt widely. However, with the beginning…

Donald Trump is Impeached for the Second Time

In a historic move from the United States House of Representatives today Donald Trump has been impeached for the second time.  The Republican president was charged on Wednesday with “incitement of insurrection” and the House voted 232 to 197 in…

MUN Creates New Program to Assist Instructors with Remote Learning

Following the transition of classes to online-remote format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial University through the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning has created a new program to assist instructors with the transition in preparation for the…

Students’ response to the online semester, and how we can make the next one better

In September, I asked students how they were feeling about the online Fall semester. To recap, students reported an increase in class content, assignments, and stress.  In October, MUN released a survey to students, asking about the challenges they have…

COVID-19 has taken its toll on St. John’s. Here is how The Gathering Place has been faring.

A brief drive or walk in downtown St. John’s will bring one’s attention to an increasing presence of people suffering without housing and those who are otherwise in need. The pandemic has increased homelessness across Canada as more and more…

Introducing Candidates for the MUNSU By-elections this Fall’20

The MUN Students’ Union (MUNSU) by-elections this Fall is scheduled for the 23rd and 24th of November. In adapting with the unprecedented circumstances, this year’s elections are being conducted completely online, beginning from square one of the entire process. The…

$25-a-day childcare: What it means for daycare operators

Newfoundland Labrador Premier Andrew Furey released a province-wide plan for $25-a-day childcare within the 2020 budget. Starting in January 2021, the province’s already existing Operating Grant Program (OGP) will update, further subsidizing daycares to reduce the cost of childcare for…