Students vs. staff soccer game
Sept. 27, 8:30 p.m.
A friendly student vs. staff soccer game is being planned. Come out to the Wellington Street soccer pitch, bring your friends & blankets, and cheer for your team!! There will be a $5 entry fee, with all proceeds going toward the Grenfell Campus Student Food Bank. The staff/ faculty team is recruiting teammates. Interested? Contact organizers Saif Sayeedi or Tom Halford.
Community Table Talk
Sept. 28, Noon- 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Mullings, vice-provost, equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism (EDI-AR), invites the Memorial community to join her for a discussion and update on EDI-AR priorities and progress at Memorial on Thursday, Sept. 28 at Grenfell Campus. During the event Dr. Mullings, who has completed her second year in this inaugural leadership position at Memorial, will share key updates for the portfolio and take questions from participants.
Please note that this is a hybrid event, with the option to participate in person at Grenfell Campus or online via Webex. If you are located outside Grenfell Campus, we encourage you to participate virtually. We look forward to sharing our updates and hearing from the Memorial community.
Date: Thursday, Sept. 28
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Grenfell Campus, Forest Centre FC2014 **ROOM CHANGE**
12:00 – 12:15 p.m.: In-person meet and greet
12:15 – 1:00 p.m.: Presentation and Q & A
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Informal reception (light refreshments will be served)
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Sept. 29, 1 pm, Arts and Science (AS) Atrium
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation coincides with Orange Shirt Day, an Indigenous-led grassroots initiative that has and continues to raise awareness of the individual, family and community intergenerational impacts of residential schools. At Grenfell Campus, the Corner Brook Aboriginal Women's Association & Chief Brendan Mitchell (Qalipu First Nation) will welcome you with a flag raising and campus walk followed by refreshments. Please wear orange and join together to reflect on the history and legacy of residential schools in this country and in our province.
Scholarship in the Arts talk: Dr. Frances Pownall
Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m.
Dr. Frances Pownall, University of Alberta, will give a public talk titled Invasion of the Body-Snatcher? Ptolemy I's "Quest for Legitimacy." "Ptolemy I, aptly described as a "canny survivor," took advantage of the chaos caused by the sudden death of Alexander the Great to seize control of the wealthy and powerful kingdom of Egypt, and found a dynasty there that lasted nearly 300 years. In the wake of his usurpation of power, Ptolemy's "quest for legitimacy" colours virtually every aspect of his long and successful reign. An overview of how and why Ptolemy created an official ideology that served not only to connect his rule to Alexander the Great but also to justify his continued control over Egypt will be given." The talk will take place in AS326. The talk, part of the Atlantic Classical Association Speaker Tour, is sponsored by Scholarship in the Arts and hosted by the Grenfell Classics program. A reception will be held prior to the talk at 4:30pm in the Upper Atrium.
Civilian Resolve in the Second World War: A Historical Studies event
Oct. 4, 11:30 a.m.
The Historical Studies program and the student Historical Society are planning an event on the Second World War on the theme of civilian resolve and creativity. Come to the Arts and Science atrium to listen to some talks and try some food made from real rationing recipes that were used at the time!
VirtualGC: Grenfell’s portal for virtual learning
Are you looking to take a virtual course this fall – whether as a current student seeking flexibility, a mid-career professional, or an engaged retiree? The VirtualGC portal
is a one-stop platform that showcases Grenfell’s range of online, remote, and flexible courses. VirtualGC includes resources
aimed at helping community members – wherever they may be – sign up for a course, without necessarily enrolling in a degree program. Registration for undergraduate courses is ongoing, so have a look at VirtualGC’s course listing
to see what courses you can take virtually! From The Foundation of Astronomy and Introduction to Tourism; Introductory Projects in New Media and Introduction to Sustainable Rural Communities; to Women and Science
and the new Indigenous Health, Healing & Wellness course
, there are wide-ranging options to choose from, several of which are open to the community. If you’re a student, recent graduate, or community member who has taken a virtual course and would like to be featured on our site, contact Kaila at email@example.com
Keep Me Safe: new app for mental health support
All Memorial students now have 24/7 access to FREE virtual mental health support with Keep Me Safe. Download the 'My SSP' app or call 1-844-451-9700 to talk to a counsellor in your preferred language; see the poster for additional details.
Student Food Bank
The Student Food Bank will be open every second Tuesday this semester from 2-4 p.m.. The food bank is open to all Grenfell students. Please ensure you bring along your student ID. Individuals can visit the food bank once per month. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free student grocery shuttle
Sundays, 2:00 – 5:00 pm (meet at flagpoles)
The free grocery shuttle runs every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm. Wait for it at the flag poles. Open to all students. The shuttle runs to the Corner Brook Plaza Mall, Murphy Square, the Valley Mall, and Colemans.
Grenfell Multi-faith Space now open for all
The new Multi-faith Space is officially open to all Grenfell students, faculty, and staff in AS273! The space is equipped with chairs, prayer mats, a room divider, LED candles and yoga mats. Individuals who wish to use the room must book it in advance
and must follow all the guidelines found
. If you wish to go in groups, one person should book the room. Please keep in mind that posting or leaving materials of any kind must be approved by Student Services. If you have any questions, send an email to
Memorial’s rideshare tool
OngoingDid you know that Memorial has a rideshare tool for faculty, staff and students? Save money on gas and help fight climate change! To use the tool, log into https://my.mun.ca/, click on the “Rideshare” tab and then click “Open Form” to post a listing or view rides offered. The tool also includes ridesharing tips to keep everyone safe.
New national EDI hub
The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement has launched a new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) online hub - setting out our commitment to challenging inequity in, through and by the work we do, and to creating respectful, productive and inclusive environments for all members of the engagement community. This includes resources and a starting guide to support engagement professionals with developing inclusive practice. Explore the EDI hub here.
Grenfell Campus is proud to call Corner Brook home and we're committed to being an important piece in the fabric of the region. We invite you to join us for events or to visit our facilities. Please use the links below to learn more.
Photos from Grenfell Campus’ special events can be downloaded