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This is Grenfell Campus. It’s who you are and where you are. It’s where you stand and what you stand for. It’s your corner. Your passion. Your purpose. Your thing. Find it here. This is a place where you can dare to be different. Or to be anything else, for that matter. An intimate campus with a big personality. A community of explorers and questioners, revealers and conservers. We’re a part of Memorial University of Newfoundland, the largest university in Atlantic Canada. Our west coast campus offers liberal arts and science degree programs with a focus on fine arts and the environment. Grenfell is considered more of a home than an institution by many students.

Of the 1,300 students at Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, NL, just over 200 have self-identified as Aboriginal (as indicated on their university application). Grenfell understands “Aboriginal” as a student having First Nations, Inuit or Metis ancestry.


Meet Janine Lightfoot, Grenfell’s first Aboriginal Liaison Coordinator. Janine works closely with students, faculty and staff to ensure that your needs receive attention in the most appropriate manner. Janine is helping to createmore awareness about Aboriginal peoples and practices within the larger Grenfell community. You can reach her by phone at 709 639 4606, e-mail at or pop by her office at AS222.






The Aboriginal Resource Room, located in the new Arts and Science extension (AS2027), is a place for you to gather, study and feel safe. You’ll also find Aboriginal student specific information about opportunities, scholarship information, magazines, newsletters and many more.


Visit to learn about all our graduate and undergraduate programs. The following programs include designated seats for Aboriginal students:
  • Fine arts (visual arts) – 2 seats
  • Bachelor of nursing, Western Regional School of Nursing – 3 seats
  • Masters in environmental policy – 1 seat


Worried about accommodations? If you’re a full-time student being funded by the Nunatsiavut Government or Mamu Tshishkutamashutau (Innu School Board), you will be given priority for a room in Grenfell’s residences.


Meet your advocates:
Natasha Michelin, Kayla Keats, Amanda Humber, Matt Hughes and Chelsea Morris


There is an Aboriginal Initiatives Committee (AIC) at Grenfell. This group is made up of professors, Grenfell staff, and students. The AIC is focusing on several different areas, including the establishment of an Aboriginal Studies minor and engaging with the community. The AIC also works closely with other Aboriginal groups, Grenfell staff, students and the Aboriginal Liaison Coordinator.


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