VirtualGC: Welcome to Grenfell’s Portal for Virtual Learning!
Grenfell Campus offers a range of courses that can be taken virtually. These online, remote and flexible courses offer students greater flexibility to complete their degrees and facilitate access for learners who are not currently enrolled in a degree program.
VirtualGC showcases Grenfell’s 21 undergraduate courses that are available in Fall 2023 along with highlights and tips for learners about the virtual course experience. Archived VirtualGC course listings are also available.
Online courses are delivered through the
Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL), while remote courses are delivered at scheduled dates and times (synchronously), with no fixed dates and times (asynchronously), or through a mix of the two. Flexible courses offer classes in-person, with students able to participate online at the same time (synchronously).
For undergraduate course registration, click here. Non-degree learners are invited to start here.
Grenfell's new Certificate – a fully virtual program
At the start of 2022, a new Certificate program was introduced in Grenfell Campus' School of Arts and Social Science. The
Certificate in Sustainable Rural Communities is a 7-course, part-time or full-time Certificate program that can be completed fully remotely. The new program engages students in real-life challenges facing rural communities in Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canada, and beyond. Students will complete two “core” courses:
In addition, Certificate students will take five “elective” courses in various subjects such as business and entrepreneurship, tourism studies, environment and sustainability, Indigenous studies, and more.
“We're delighted to offer remote delivery options so that students can complete the Certificate from anywhere, with a focus on relevant practical skills and theoretical understanding that students can use to support sustainability efforts in rural communities.”
-Brady Reid (he/him), former Coordinator, Certificate in Sustainable Rural Communities, and PhD Candidate (University of Waterloo).
Certificate students will gain real-life experience working with rural community partners on Independent Community Projects, based on the students' interests and skills, connected to the priorities and capacities of community partners. Memorial students already enrolled in degree programs are able to complete the Certificate while working towards their degrees. Interested members of the public can upgrade their credentials while addressing issues in their home communities - without having to leave home.