Grad Profiles 2024


Andrea Wheaton

Appleton, NL

Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability

My Environmental Assessment class was very interesting and taught me a lot about the impact assessment process. This course focused on the Port au Port wind farm project (Project Nujio'qonik) and its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Analyzing this EIS sparked my interest in the project and led me to complete my independent project on this proposed wind farm.


Zoey Dwyer

Corner Brook, NL

Bachelor of Arts in English

I was invited by Dr. Tom Halford to submit a short story into the Paper Mill Press: A Journal of Creative Arts, and it was accepted. I also submitted a short story I wrote for another one of my English courses, which was again accepted. More recently, Dr. Rachel Jekanowski suggested I submit a short story I wrote for her course to be published, and it was accepted to Newfoundland Quarterly.


Ariel Thomas

La Scie, NL

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology

I worked with the Learning Centre as a tutor and SI instructor. Being a member of the psych society has also been another highlight of my degree. I co-founded the Grenfell Campus Community Outreach Club. I also volunteer with Girl Guides of Canada and the Long-Term Care Facility, both of which are amazing and rewarding organizations to get involved with.


Avery Velez

Elmastukwek Ktaqmkuk (Corner Brook, NL)

Master of Arts in Environmental Policy

I completed a project with my supervisor and community partner, where we facilitated community consultations with Mi'kmaq from across the island to develop a new course. Together, we collaboratively defined sustainability from a Mi'kmaw perspective and co-designed a land-based course on Mi'kmaw sustainability to be offered as a MAEP elective in Fall 2024.


Kaley Burry

Corner Brook, NL

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

I served as a social media representative with the Executive Psychology Society. I was also co-president and co-founder of the Community Outreach Program for a year, during which we created volunteer experiences for fellow undergraduate students within the Corner Brook community. I have also been a member of the R Studio programming group, volunteered with the Sexual Harassment Office, and served as Grenfell’s Campus Representative for the Canadian Psychological Association.


Leah Froud

Corner Brook, NL

Bachelor of Arts in Historical Studies

I’m most proud of completing my HIST 4950 project, which was entitled “You Cannot Just Abandon Their Memories:” British Female Special Operations Executive Agents in France During the Second World War (1940-1945). Serving as the president of the Historical Studies Society has also been a true joy.


Nathan Brake

Corner Brook, NL

Bachelor of Business Administration

I discovered the many societies that the MUN campus had and the numerous events they host for students. I restarted the business society at Grenfell to bring people together and have some fun events for everyone to enjoy. Coaching is one of my passions, and I am glad to have been asked to help out with the Junior Warriors basketball team.


Kennedy McGeachy

Saint John, NB

Bachelor of Arts in English

I really enjoyed how my practice as an artist was able to inform my studies. Often, when given the opportunity to choose topics for assignments, I focused on the areas of literature and media studies that were performance based, like incorporating Erin Shields’ play adaptation of Paradise Lost into my studies of John Milton, or discussing the role of costuming in Ryan Gosling’s performance of Ken in Barbie.


Brady Kendall

Stephenville, NL

Bachelor of Business Administration

I was involved with the Indigenous Student Centre as a student assistant during the fall and winter semesters of 2022-2023. I led smudging sessions in the Indigenous Student Caucus Lounge, advertised resource centre events, organized cultural immersion events, and served as the speaker for the Indigenous Student Caucus.


Alyson Thomas

L’Anse au Clair

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

I was proudly named assistant captain of my Canadian ball hockey team. Thankfully ball hockey season mostly fell on summer breaks in nursing school. Running, training, and going to the gym was my outlet for study breaks, although sometimes it was difficult maintaining both especially during exam seasons. A proud accomplishment of mine, is making it through this degree, while maintaining my busy sport life. In third year, Hannah Peyton and I completed a seminar in mental health based upon  diversity of sexual orientation and gender and it’s impact on mental health. This was a huge learning curve for myself. 


Victoria Blake

George’s Point

Bachelor of Nursing in Science

Completing my degree while having my beautiful daughter is by far my greatest accomplishment. It will always stand out to me as a time where I’ve felt the most motivation and empowerment by my peers and faculty. I completed my last exam the day before she came and required E-learnings while I was in labour and I remember everyone communicating with me to see how they could provide support in anyway. While completing my preceptorships at ODT and the mental health unit  I cared for individuals struggling everyday with the mental illness of addictions. Prior to starting nursing, I did two years of psychology where I learned exactly how addiction acts on the reward pathway of the brain. In working with these individuals and among my studies I was able to see addiction for the illness that it is rather than the stigma around it.