GradFest 2014

Thursday, 19 June 2014 11:05

September 1-7, 2014



Opening Day Concert @ TBD



GSU & TAUMUN Backyard BBQ @ Bitters Pub Lawn


St. John’s Hunted Hike @ The Anglican Cathedral Church

21.30-12.00 am



GradFest Brass Lunch @ Bitters Pub

12.00 pm-14.00

City Tour


Comic Bowling and Pizza @ Plaza Bowl




GSU Services Workshop @ The GSU Boardroom

11.00 am-14.00

Botanical Garden Tour @ Botanical Garden


Bitters Thursday Night Trivia @ Bitters Pub

20.00-12.00 am



GSU Playtime Backyard BBQ @ Bitters Pub Lawn


GSU Public House Meander @ Downtown St. John’s & George Street


20.00-12.00 am



Cape Spear Hike and Snack @ Cape Spear Park

14.00- 17.00

GSU Official Screech-in @ TBD

20.00- 22.00



East Coast Trail Hike @ TBD

10.00 am-15.00

Closing Day Concert

Location: TBD

Time: 17.00-20.00



Wednesday, 26 March 2014 15:16



GSU Photo Contest

Thursday, 06 March 2014 08:55

Hello Graduate Students

The GSU is in the process of creating our 2014/15 Graduate Students’ Handbook and we would like your input. We would like you to participate in our annual Photo Contest.

Look for anything you find beautiful about Newfoundland or around campus. Grab your camera or Smartphone and take a few snapshots for a chance to win. The Picture could include you and a bunch of friends as long as the faces are not visible in the picture

What makes your photo so special? It could be the sunset, snowy day, rainy day, morning after a snowy day or rainy day. Anything, just be creative!

Entering the contest is easy! Send us your best shots of to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and tell us where you captured your perfect photo and what is it about. We will upload your photos to our Facebook page at-

Go on our Facebook page and like your Photo. Get as many of your friends to like your Photo as well. The Photo with the most likes will be used in our handbook. You also get the chance to wins some nice prizes listed below.


1st place- $50 Bitters gift card

2nd place- $30 Bitters gift card

3rd place- $20 Bitters gift card

The contest runs until April 1st, 2014. Click here for full contest details.

Download contest rules and photo submission guidelines from here



Call for Nominations: GSU Executive Positions

Friday, 25 October 2013 07:09

The Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) is placing a call for nominations for the GSU executive position Vice President Academic.

Nominations open Friday October 25th at 10am and close Friday November 8th at 3:00 p.m. Students running for this position must be part or full time graduate students at Memorial University of Newfoundland. This position commences Monday November 25th and runs until the end of April 2013.

The aim of the GSU and its elected executives is to:

1. Represent graduate students' interests to the University administration and other organizations, both on and off campus;

2. Provide graduate students with an educational, social and cultural organization;

3. Foster contact and communication among graduate students;

4. Establish and promote contact with similar bodies at other universities and;

5. Generate positive exposure for graduate students within and outside the university community.

To find out more about the roles and duties of the available Executive position, please go to:

Prospective candidates will require both a mover and a seconder for their nomination forms, as well as 10 other student nominators who are currently members of the GSU. Each mover / seconder / nominator will need to provide their names, student numbers, and signatures upon the form in order to verify validity. Completed nomination forms may be dropped off at the GSU Office (GH-2007) in Field Hall, Monday to Friday from 10:00am - 2:00pm. The nomination form can be found online at here.

Candidates who complete the process will be invited to a meeting with the CRO following the close of the nomination (Friday November 8th at 3pm in the GSU boardroom) so that they may be informed as to the rules and regulations of the electoral process and the ensuing campaign. Campaigning starts on Friday November 8th, following the meeting with the CRO and runs until Tuesday November 19th. Candidates will be invited to make a statement at the Board of Directors meeting, on Tuesday November 19th at 6:00 pm at GSU Boardroom. Voting begins at 6:00 pm on November 19th and closes Friday November 22cd at 4:00 pm.

Students with any questions regarding the elections may contact the CRO, Kat Lord, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Students with any questions regarding the available executive position may contact the current executives (contact info found at


Semi Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, 09 October 2013 15:27

All Graduate students are invited to the GSU Semi AGM. The meeting is being held on Tuesday October 15th from 6-8pm in EN 4002 (4th floor Engineering).  Please check out the AGENDA, MOTION, WORK REPORTS, MARCH 2013 SEMI AGM MINUTES, and other RELATED DOCUMENTS for the meeting.


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