Campus Food Bank
The Campus Food Bank was established in 1996 and is registered with the Community Food Sharing Association. Memorial studentsâ€™ unions provide financial assistance, hold food drives, and donate proceeds of fundraising activities to the food bank. Many departments, clubs, societies and other groups hold food drives and fundraisers throughout the year â€“ itâ€™s a great way to help out! Donations of food may be dropped off at the Food Bank, which is located in the basement of Corte Real, or alternatively at the Graduate Studentsâ€™ Union office.
Emergency Student Loans
Student Affairs and Services provides emergency student loans to all graduate students who are experiencing financial difficulty. For more information, please contact Wayne Clarke in UC-4017 or by phoning 737-7461.
International Student Identity Card
International Student Identity Cards provide great travel discounts on airfare, hotels, trains and hostels. As members of the Canadian Federation of Students, full-time Memorial graduate students are eligible to receive an International Student Identity Card at no charge (non-members must pay $16). To obtain a card, students must bring proof of full-time enrolment, which is available at the Registrarâ€™s Office, to the MUN Studentsâ€™ Union office. If you are not able to provide a full-color photo for your ID, Polaroid photos for the card can be taken for $2.
As part of an agreement with a local law firm, the Graduate Students' Union has arranged to provide one free consultation with a lawyer for all graduate students in need. If you are in need of legal advice, contact Vice President Academic. No personal information will be required for referral.
Every student needs something to record their busy schedules in - from thesis support groups to meetings with supervisors to a night out at Bitters!
That's why the Graduate Students' Union provides a free student handbook to students every September! The Student Handbook has great information about on-campus resources, handy dates and information for throughout the year, and everything you need to know about the GSU at your fingertips.
Student handbooks also have the great StudentSaver discount card inside that provides discounts to businesses all over St. John's!
For your free Student Handbook, visit the GSU office in Feild Hall.
Studentsaver Discount Cards
One of Canadaâ€™s most popular and best known discount programs, Studentsaver is designed to provide students with savings on everyday purchases. Thousands of businesses across Canada offer discounts on products ranging from books to clothing, haircuts to gift items.
Studentsaver discount cards are provided free to all members of the Canadian Federation of Students, including graduate students at Memorial. The cards are distributed at the beginning of the fall semester in the Graduate Studentsâ€™ Union handbook.
Travel CUTS (Canadian University Travel Services), the largest student-owned travel company in the world, is majority owned and operated by the Canadian Federation of Students and provides student-oriented products and services to over 150,000 students each year. The travel agency offers student discounts on air as well as student tour packages. It is a great place to find out about the Student Work Abroad Program (SWAP) and to book home-for-the-holidays flights. Make your travel arrangements early to get the best prices and the date you want.
Travel CUTS operates two offices in St. Johnâ€™s: one on the third floor of the University Centre and the second on Freshwater Road.