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On-campus organizations:

Grenfell Campus Student Union

  • Contact: Mary Feltham
  • Email: gcsuinfo@grenfell.mun.ca
  • Website: https://gcsuonline.ca 
  • Description: Every undergraduate student who enrolls at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland is a member of the Grenfell Campus Student Union (GCSU) and the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). As part of a federation with more than a half-million members from across the country, we are able to campaign effectively for student rights together.

Caucuses are comprised of GCSU Union members with a common interest or concern. Any student who identifies with any of the GCSU caucuses is welcome to attend meetings. If you do not identify, but wish to be a member of a caucus, please feel free to contact the speaker of the caucus. Learn more about the caucuses here.

One of the most exciting and interesting opportunities available to students during their university experience is getting involved with the various clubs and societies at Grenfell Campus. GCSU Clubs and Societies provide students with an opportunity to meet new people and participate in fun events. Learn more about clubs and societies here.

  • Games Club
    • Contact: Stephanie Boone
    • Email: smb572@grenfell.mun.ca
    • Description: To kick back, relax, and have as much fun as laughs with others! We focus on plugged and unplugged games that include video games, party games, board games, and card games. A great way to learn new games, meet new friends, and to de-stress after a long week of school work especially during these social distanced times. We welcome any age, orientation, gender, race, status...you name it! Our main goal is to have a great time in a casual setting. The only thing you need to become a part of this club is to have interest in games and general fun. No serious conversations or controversial topics here, just a goofy bunch of gamers
  • Grenfell Cathartic Society
    • Contact: Soumya Jain
    • Email: soumyaj@grenfell.mun.ca
    • Description: This society offers a platform to express ourselves in any way we want to, in order to overcome stress and anxiety. The name of this society defines its motto i.e. catharsis which means to release our strong or repressed emotions and channelize our energy, creatively.

      The general focus will be on activities like dancing, singing, playing a musical instrument, talking or writing down what's on our mind, or anything that we believe is helpful for us to feel lighter and better. Anything apart from this is welcome!
      NOTE: This safe space is open to all, without being judged!

  • Grenfilm Society
    • Contact: Hannah Jenkins
    • Email: hdjenkins@grenfell.mun.ca
    • Description: The Grenfilm Society is a group for film lovers to virtually come together and watch films. The group then has debates and discussions involving the film's technical and emotional aspects, such as lighting, sound, cinematography, acting, etc. Dr. Johnathan Pope is closely involved with this group and is educated on the aspects of filmmaking so he provides great conversation starters and educational talks regarding film and its construction. The basic goal of this group is to build a sense of friendship and community, encourage discussions and critical thinking, and educate members about the aspects of film. 
  • Grenfell Historical Studies Society
    • Contact: Kendall Hutchings
    • Email: kfjhutchings@grenfell.mun.ca
    • Description: A club open to anyone who has interest in History! We do events such as movie nights and other get-togethers that revolve around the discussion of history.
  • Grenfell Horror Society
    • Contact: Mary Feltham
    • Email: mbfeltham@grenfell.mun.ca
    • Description: To watch scary movies with a group of like-minded individuals.
  • Grenfell Lions Club 
    • Contact: Hannah Jenkins
    • Email: hdjenkins@grenfell.mun.ca
    • Phone: 709-636-9219
    • Website: https://www.facebook.com/GrenfellCampusLionsClub/?ref=page_internal
    • Description: The Grenfell Campus Lions Club is a student-run branch of Lions International, the world's largest service club organization. We are open to all post-secondary students in the Corner Brook area. Together, we host regular (online) meetings to plan virtual events, fundraisers, and awareness campaigns, with the goal of bettering our community through meaningful education and financial aid. The bulk of the money we have raised thus far has gone to the Grenfell Campus Emergency Student Food Bank. We are currently looking for a new treasurer as well as new members-at-large.

  • Grenfell Literary Society
    • Contact: Hannah Jenkins
    • Email: hdjenkins@grenfell.mun.ca
    • Description: The Grenfell Campus Literary Society is a group for people who love literature in all its forms. We host events such as poetry and prose nights, as well as symposiums so that students can share their creative and academic writing. We also host events dedicated to creative writing and public speaking, as well as fundraisers. Our goal is to bring as many fun literary-themed events to Grenfell as possible.
  • Grenfell Math Society
    • Contact: Alaina Pardy
    • Email: ajpardy@grenfell.mun.ca
    • Description: Our society is a place for math majors/minors or simply anyone who has an interest in math to connect. It's a place to meet up with people who are in the math program or share the same interest in math as you! We aim to hold fun, math-themed events for anyone to join and also to offer advice or help to anyone who has any questions about their courses, different routes they should take in their degree, or any math questions in general. It's the place to make friends, have fun and do math all at the same time!
  • Grenfell Parmenius Society
    • Contact: Brady Sheppard
    • Email: bnsheppard@grenfell.mun.ca
    • Description: The Parmenius Society is Grenfell's philosophy and humanities society! We meet on a semi-regular basis to discuss a variety of philosophical topics from animal's capacity for language, to the validity of IQ tests, and everything in between!
  • Grenfell Psychology Society
    • Contact: Anna Dollimount
    • Email: adollimount@grenfell.mun.ca
    • Description: Our society is dedicated to promoting psychology to students, increasing knowledge around mental health/illness/wellness, hosting events for students to destress, and hosting fundraisers for organizations dedicated to helping others with mental health struggles in the corner brook area. This year we are going to place extra emphasis on hosting events that keep students involved with one another and connected despite this difficult time. We have members from a wide variety of backgrounds and majors and we all work together to plan and carry out events. Some past events have included the haunted house, Amanda's journey carnival fundraiser, trivia at the Backlot, and bake sales for fundraisers. We have elections in March of every year as well. We promote an inclusive and welcoming environment and could not be more excited to get things started this year.
  • Grenfell Visual Arts Harlow Society
    • Contact: Abby Rowsell
    • Email: abbyr@grenfell.mun.ca
    • Description: Our club exists to help raise funds for our semi-annual (roughly) 3-month educational field trip to Harlow, England, where we are able to study and obtain 3 Art History Course credits. We have decided to join the GCSU for assistance in organizing events and allowing us to fundraise on (or I suppose in this case, off, haha) campus. Our club is exclusive to Fine Arts students only, as is our Harlow field trip.
  • Grenfell Waste Management Committee
    • Contact: Darrian Washington
    • Email: dwashinger@grenfell.mun.ca
    • Phone: 709-660-6194
    • Website: https://www.facebook.com/GrenfellWasteManagement/
    • Description: Grenfell Waste Management Committee (GWMC) is a student-led committee on Grenfell Campus that works to promote sustainability practices on campus. GWMC works with the Sustainability Committee and the administration to enact change and work towards becoming more sustainable as a university.  Our current initiatives include recycling and composting programs, diverting waste with EcoBricks, and sustainability education through our Sustainability Series!
  • Jack.org Grenfell Chapter
    • Contact: Mary Feltham
    • Email: mbfeltham@grenfell.mun.ca
    • Description: We work by
      1. Shifting Attitudes, Decreasing Stigma
        • We can't keep talking to the same people. Team initiatives are designed to reach students who may be uncomfortable with the subject of mental health, and to bring them into the conversation to challenge any negative perceptions.
      2. Increasing Knowledge, Raising Awareness
        • Clearing up misconceptions. Student teams are to be knowledgeable on mental health, self care, and resources in order to answer questions, raise awareness, and be effective mental health advocates
      3. Building a Movement
        •  Making noise across the country! We are louder together. Cultural Shifts don't happen in isolated efforts. Chapter teams stay connected to Jack.org and each other to make a louder cultural impact across Canada.

Grenfell Graduate Student Society

Let's Talk Science

  • Contact: Emily White

  • Email: letstalkscience@grenfell.mun.ca

  • Phone: 709-649-0805

  • Website: https://outreach.letstalkscience.ca/grenfell.html

  • Description: Lets Talk Science is an organization that aims to provide youth with STEM knowledge through actively engaging them with hands on activities. Volunteers receive training and normally go to classrooms to deliver the activities; however, there will be virtual videos this semester instead. It is a great opportunity to improve on various skills and help spark a student's interest in learning about science!


Navigate Entrepreneurship Centre

  • Contact: Allison Rowe
  • Email: allisonr@grenfell.mun.ca
  • Website: http://navigatesmallbusiness.ca
  • Description: The Navigate Program (formerly named Gateway West) opened in the City of Corner Brook on the Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2004. The program is designed to address the needs of potential entrepreneurs in the pre start-up phase of business development, and connect those individuals with various resources, programs and agencies that exist to meet their needs. Young entrepreneurs commonly contact Navigate at the “idea” stage of their enterprise, well in advance of when they would normally be visible to or aware of the various supportive agencies and programs that exist within government or in the community. Navigate also acts as a means of promoting entrepreneurship among students, staff, faculty and alumni of Memorial University – Grenfell Campus and the College of the North Atlantic – Corner Brook Campus.

Off-campus organizations:

2nd Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Canadian Army Reserves

  • Contact: Sergeant Steve Smith

  • Email: steven.smith5@forces.gc.ca

  • Phone: 709-640-7239

  • Website: www.forces.ca

  • Description: Our Organization is a Part Time Canadian Army Reserve Unit. Our Unit is the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment. It was first established in 1795, making us 225 years old.  As an Army unit, our main positions are as follows:

1. Infantry

2. Infranty Officer (Degree required)

3. Human Resources Administrator

4. Financial Support Administrator

5. Cook

We are also located in Corner Brook, Stephenville and Grand falls-Windsor. Also, in St. John’s we have more units.


511 Humber Air Cadets

Association for New Canadians

  • Contact: Ken Walsh

  • Email: kwalsh@ancnl.ca

  • Phone: 709-634-2656

  • Website: https://www.acnl.ca

  • Description: The Association for New Canadians (ANC) is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to the delivery of settlement and integration services for immigrants and refugees in Newfoundland and Labrador. For over 40 years, the ANC has delivered programs and services that support all aspects of newcomer integration, ranging from settlement information and orientation, to language learning, employment and public education initiatives.

Bay of Islands Search and Rescue

  • Contact: Stephen Decker

  • Email: sdecker@grenfell.mun.ca

  • Phone: 709-660-2691

  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/BOISARNL/

  • Description: Bay of Islands Search & Rescue, or BOISAR, is a dedicated group of over 40 trained volunteer personnel committed to providing quality search and rescue support to law enforcement agencies in the Bay of Islands area and throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Members attend 3-hour training sessions every two weeks, participate in community events, and are available to respond to search for or rescue those lost or injured in remote areas. Various roles are available depending on member's skill and fitness level. In-house training provided. Some team equipment available but some personal equipment is also required for field deployments.

Bay of Islands SPCA

Canadian Red Cross

Our Mission: The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.

Our Network: The Canadian Red Cross Society is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. This network includes the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Federation) and 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies dedicated to improving the situation of the most vulnerable throughout the world.

Our Vision: The Canadian Red Cross is the leading humanitarian organization through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring for others in need.

Our Values: Our actions and decisions will be based upon:

Humanitarian values, as expressed in our Fundamental Principles;

  • Respect, dignity and inclusiveness.
  • Integrity, accountability, effectiveness, and transparency, and adaptability.
  • Quality and safety. 

Learn more about our work by visiting our charity profile or exploring a Canadian Red Cross infographic filled with fun facts, videos and stories that explain how our volunteers, donors and staff help people in Canada and around the world.



CB Nuit

  • Contact: Louise Gauthier

  • Email: cbnuit@gmail.com

  • Phone: 709-639-4513

  • Website: https://www.cbnuit.com

  • Description: CB Nuit creates community through art. It supports the creation and presentation of unique and inspiring art projects in Corner Brook, NL, created by professional artists, students, & community groups. This year we are going online with amazing participatory and showcasing events! 

Community Project: All of Us EveryWEAR

Our community project offers students an opportunity to get creative and be included in the festival! *see here for details.


CB Status of Women Council


  • Contact: Kelly Pico

  • Email: Kelly.Picco@cnib.ca

  • Phone: 709-754-1180 ext. 5813

  • Website: http://www.cnib.ca

  • Description: There are a number of volunteer opportunities available but the main one in the Corner Brook area is the Vision Mate program. This is a volunteer opportunity whereby volunteers would meet with a client – participant for two hours each week to help in social and recreational activities such as: 

  • Walking
  • Grocery shopping
  • Reading mail
  • Friendly company
Please note that this opportunity is not a home care type position so there would not be any administering of medication, cooking or cleaning involved and certainly no heavy lifting. If you require any further information please feel free to reach out at 709 691-6478!

Corner Brook Museum and Archives

Corner Brook Public Library

  • Contact: Cathy Regular

  • Email: cregular@nlpl.ca

  • Phone: 709-634-0013

  • Website: www.nlpl.ca

  • Description: We’d like to share with students the online resources we have available, such as the digital library. We’d also like to inform students of our upcoming online programming opportunities.



Military Family Resource Centre

NL Special Olympics

Qalipu Education & Training Department

  • Contact: Kristen Pittman

  • Email: kpittman@qalipu.ca

  • Phone: 709-634-0996

  • Website: www.qalipu.ca

  • Description: The Education & Training Department of the Qalipu First nation is in place to enhance the training level of our people and secure employment opportunities to ensure our people are self-sufficient. We have the capability of providing educational funding for both status and non-status students. We also have employment programs, a great long-standing RCMP summer student program as well as a Grad Incentive program, and an annual scholarship. Our department is also dedicated to cultural education and enhancing the cultural knowledge of our youth. For more information about the Education & Training Department as well as other programs and services Qalipu First Nation has to offer, please visit our website; www.qalipu.ca.


  • Contact: Andrew Hibbitts

  • Email: west@rdeetnl.ca

  • Phone: 709-649-7765

  • Website: www.rdeetnl.ca

  • Description: RDÉE TNL is an economic development non-profit organization that contributes to the prosperity of the province’s Francophone community through several business lines: employment, entrepreneurship, immigration and tourism.

Opportunities that may be available to students and the community – we can help job seekers and entrepreneurs (we have a list of job openings from employers that are seeking bilingual or francophone candidates – this may be interesting to recent or soon to be graduates.) We can assist businesses/entrepreneurs that wish to hire Francophones or would like assistance in offering their services in French (perhaps promo material). We are interested in collaborating with others on committees for various community projects so it is possible that volunteers could be needed (even if it’s not directly with RDÉE TNL, we may be involved with a committee that is looking for volunteers).

Rotary Arts Centre

Safe Harbour Expressive Therapies

  • Contact: Sandra Hewitt-Parsons

  • Email: info@safeharbourstudio.com

  • Phone: 709-632-9464

  • safeharbourstudio.com

  • Description: Sandra is an art therapist who offers individual art therapy sessions as well as arts and healing events in the local community and online.

Violence Prevention West

Western Health (volunteer network)

YMCA of Western NL (Humber Community)

Student employment


  • Website: http://www.colemangroupofcompanies.ca/career-opportunities-2/
  • Description: Come Grow with Us! If you are interested in building a career in a dynamic, nationally-recognized Company that has served Newfoundlanders for 79 years, Colemans is the place for you. Colemans offers exciting opportunities for professional growth and development in both our retail operations and in our support departments – Accounting, Information Systems, Human Resources, etc. We understand that our people are fundamental to our success…our people are important to us! Join the Colemans’ team! Come Grow with Us!


  • Website: https://www.mcdonalds.com/ca/en-ca/careers.html
  • Description: A Great Start - Hundreds of thousands of Canadians got their first job experience working behind the counter or in the kitchens and drive-thrus of McDonald’s. They chose McDonald’s for all kinds of reasons. Regardless of why they joined or how long they stayed, a first job at McDonald’s has served as a springboard to exciting and diverse careers for many successful Canadians. It’s a great start.


  • Website: https://jobs.sobeyscareers.com
  • Description: We are a Family Nurturing Families.  Across our banners and businesses, we foster a family culture of care, trust and respect with each other, and a focus on growth for ourselves, for others and for the company.  From coast-to-coast, our 123,000 colleagues support our collective passion and purpose to nurture the things that make life better, including great experiences, families, communities and the lives of our employees. 

Tim Hortons

  • Stephen Boutcher

  • Email: bhi1996@gmail.com

  • Phone: 709-639-1900

  • Website(s): www.timhortons.com & https://careers.timhortons.ca

  • Description: Boutcher Holdings Inc. is the owner/operator of five (5) Tim Hortons locations in Corner Brook (4) and Steady Brook (1) and has been in operation since October 1996.  We currently employ 150 full and part-time team members.  Our team members are from culturally diverse backgrounds.  We welcome all applicants and strive to create an inclusive and friendly workplace.  We are always looking for energetic, dedicated and customer-service-oriented individuals who can help us provide exceptional guest service. 

Interested candidates can apply in-restaurant or at https://careers.timhortons.ca/.


Blow-Me-Down Cross Country Ski Club

Cabox Geopark

  • Website: http://caboxgeopark.org
  • Description: Cabox is Newfoundland’s highest point and an Aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark.  The name is derived from a phonetic for “cabos”, the Portuguese and Spanish plural for “cabo”, the English “cape”.  Portuguese explorer Gaspar Corte Real may have been the first European since the Norse (as indicated by the 16th century Skálholt Map) to see the collection of capes and peaks surrounding the Bay of Islands Mountains, when in 1501 after discovering a strait between the “New Founde Land” and Cape Breton, he sent his brother Miguel and two of three caravels home to the Azores before heading north along Newfoundland’s west coast to the previously discovered Strait of Belle Isle.

CB Running Club

Everoutdoor Adventures

Marble Mountain Resort

There's always something fun going down on the slopes or in the lodge! With 40 trails ranging from beginner to expert, we've got something for everyone! Visit www.skimarble.com or follow us on social media to stay up to date on whats happening for the 2021 season! Celebrate Winter at Marble Mountain - Come out and play!

Jennifer Buxton

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, Newfoundland
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: FC4025
Phone: (709) 637-7660
Email: jbuxton@grenfell.mun.ca

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