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Engagement Framework draft now online for feedback

Riley Pollum, Memorial's campus food strategy group co-ordinator, shares his thoughts at one of 60 Engagement Framework consultation sessions.

By Rebecca Cohoe

After almost six months of consultations with the community, a draft version of Memorial's Engagement Framework is now available for viewing and discussion. Once finalized, the document will help guide and support the university's engagement-related activities.

The draft below, including vision, values, goals and objectives, is online at the Office of Engagement website ( The online draft is linked to Engage Memorial, the Office of Engagement blog, allowing for commenting and discussion by the public. All interested parties, both internal and external to Memorial, are invited to read the draft and to share their thoughts.

There are also significant opportunities for both the public and the Memorial community to provide input on the draft. Public consultations are taking place all across the province, including a session in St. John's on Friday, March 23, from 12-1:30 p.m. at Admiral's Green, Pippy Park Golf Course, and a Corner Brook session on Wednesday, March 28, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Arts and Sciences building, room AS378, Grenfell Campus. Consultations with departments, units and student groups are also underway. Members of the Memorial community should check with their unit heads for details.

Since October, the Office of Engagement has been gathering input from stakeholders, both internal and external to Memorial, to ensure that the new framework reflects the diversity and breadth of engagement at Memorial. The current draft was compiled after an intensive series of consultations, including one-on-one meetings, themed sessions and online submissions.

"We've had great input from within Memorial and with our partners and stakeholders from across the province," said Dr. Rob Greenwood, executive director, Office of Engagement. "Now we have a solid draft on which
to base a discussion on how to forward Memorial's
engagement activities."

Input and comments on the draft will be accepted until Friday, March 30. Once those suggestions are assessed and incorporated, the document will be presented to the Engagement Framework Steering Committee for final approval, before being presented to Memorial's governing bodies.