How I Got My Writing Done

The first thing that came to mind when I was thinking about this blog post was “writing.” Even though I am an English major, I used to have a love/hate relationship with writing, and for a long time it made me wonder if I was actually suited for grad school. Granted, I actually never had … [Read more…]

I survived!

I survived my first semester of grad school! WOOOOO! Looking back, so much has happened since I first started my Master’s program in Archaeology. While it has been very rewarding, it hasn’t been without its challenges. I’ve learned a lot through my research and course work, but I’ve also learned a lot about myself. I … [Read more…]

The end of the semester has arrived!

Here I am again! I can’t believe that I am already at the end of my first semester. It seems like it just started, but at the same time I feel like I have known the other students, and I can say my new friends, for a long time. Everywhere in the pubs and in … [Read more…]

Time sure flew by

I can’t believe that I’m writing my second blog entry already! Where did the time go? There is only one week of classes left! I hope you have been enjoying reading these blogs – I’ve enjoyed reading and writing them. These blogs are designed to give prospective and current Memorial students a helpful look into … [Read more…]

The End is Near – of the semester, that is!

It’s 8AM, I’m eating leftover Chinese food for breakfast, and I’m in the Grad room about to finish my readings for my 10AM class. It’s quiet; all I hear is the hum of the lights and the sound of the keys clicking as I type. Last night I was up late; I went downtown to … [Read more…]


My name is Jen and I am a graduate student in the Master of Arts Environmental Policy (MAEP) program at Grenfell campus; I am also a wife and a mother. My husband and I moved to Corner Brook with our three daughters in the spring of 2014. We came from Southern Ontario, in order to … [Read more…]

Hello everybody!

I am writing this as I look through my bedroom window and enjoy the view of the Narrows. The flickering deep blue sea contrasts sharply with the red-orange trees. This is what Canada looks like, to me. It’s November already. Time flies. My name is Lauranne, and I arrived from France in August to pursue … [Read more…]

Hello all!

Goodbye Toronto… Hello St. John’s! I am one month into my first year of my Master’s degree in Archaeology, and so far it’s been great. I’m Natasha and I’m originally from Ottawa, Canada, but I’ve spent the last four years at the University of Toronto completing my undergraduate degree. Toronto had become my home; it’s … [Read more…]

“Hi” to everyone!

Before to begin to talk to you I want to present myself: my name is Elena, I come from Italy and I am 32 years old. After my Master’s Degree I worked for few years as a teacher in a middle school, but I really wanted to continue my studies, so now I am starting … [Read more…]

Hey there!

My name is Chris Lively and I’m from Truro, Nova Scotia. I’m a new graduate student at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) and received this opportunity to blog about my experience as a first year graduate student at MUN. If you’re reading these blogs, maybe you’re thinking about applying to graduate school at MUN and … [Read more…]