2016 Events Listing

Introduction

Engage Memorial is an enlightening series of workshops and learning events about public engagement at (and with) Memorial, planned to run from July through December 2016. Events aim to build capacity in public engagement at Memorial by offering new knowledge, skills/abilities, or opportunities to participants.

This schedule is still evolving, so please check back for the most up-to-date event details!

 

Summer Events

Ideas Garden

Location: MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s
Contact: Norman Goodyear, norman.goodyear@mun.ca, 864-2076

Description: By invitation. This workshop will actively encourage partnerships in community-based research, teaching and learning, in and for the outdoors. Workshop participants will be inspired by the setting of the Botanical Garden to focus ideas during walking meetings, and nutrition breaks. Themes of the workshop will reflect the participants, to include Aboriginal spirituality and land use, food security, horticultural therapy and wellness, and the positive effect of the outdoors on student and staff wellness.

  

October Events 

Strategic Doing for Public Policy

Location: St. John’s Campus, McCann Centre (ED-2030B), Education Building
Contact: Michael Clair, mclair@mun.ca, 864-7963

Description: This half-day workshop on "Strategic Doing," a hybrid between strategic planning and social innovation design, will be led by Ed Morrison of Purdue University, a world-renowned leader in this field. The workshop will bring together 50-60 people who are interested in leading change initiatives within Memorial University, the Provincial Government, other organizations and society at large. "Strategic Doing" has been shown to be a successful method for harnessing the energies and creativity of large groups of people interested in tackling an important issue.

Business, Research and Community

Location: Goose Bay

Contact: Martha MacDonald, martha.macdonald@mun.ca, 709-896-6213

Description: At this event during Small Business Week, Labrador Institute researchers will present their current work with a view to making connections with industry and shaping their research outcomes to help fill the needs of businesses and community. This event will demonstrate the ways in which the university's work connects with community needs to help build stronger economic opportunities in Labrador. 

Speed Networking with Community Partners

Location: St. John’s Campus
Contact: Lisa Russell, lisar@mun.ca, 864-8819

Description: This "speed networking event" will bring Memorial's faculty and student researchers together with diverse community partners to explore opportunities for community-engaged learning and research projects. Researchers will be able to network with up to five community partners to discuss possible experiential learning and research activities and collaborations. There are no expectations for congruence: the more diverse the mix, the better for engagement, innovation, and creativity.

MI Presents

Location: Marine Institute
Contact: Brian Feltham, brian.feltham@mi.mun.ca, 778-0571

Description: The Marine Institute is hosting a discussion panel on topics of interest to industry and the public that will aim to cover a variety of topics related to the research being conducted here at MI. The event will be highly interactive with emphasis placed on audience questions and discussion. Networking will follow.

Creating Community-University Connections

Location: Labrador Straits
Contact: Marilyn Forward, mforward@grenfell.mun.ca, 709-637-6207

Description: In this event, participants will learn about innovative opportunities for engagement and collaboration. Through a series of snap-shot presentations, community and campus partners will discuss current or planned projects and how they would like to connect with participants. This networking session will be a part of the Harris Centre's Regional Workshop in Labrador Straits.

 

November Events

Moved to Action: Event Design for Long-term Change

Location: St. John’s
Contact: Taylor Stocks, tstocks@mun.ca, 864-2908

Description: What does it look like to move from a group of people interested in a subject to a sustainable community of action? Using a combination of complexity and emotion theory, this workshop explores how to design events that provoke individuals and groups to undertake community-oriented work and evoke the emotions needed to do so. The workshop will focus on oft-forgotten metrics of event success and deliver practical tools that can be used to address gaps within current engagement models. The event will culminate with a hands-on activity where small groups will serve as peer support and development for those wanting to develop a workshop on site

Graduate Student Focus Groups about Public Engagement Supports

Location: St. John's Campus, UC Landing (UC-3018)
Contact: Sandy Brennan, sbrennan@mun.ca, 864-4741

Description: By invitation. Memorial's Office of Public Engagement (OPE) wants to hear from graduate students about how the OPE can support graduate students doing public engagement. We are holding several focus groups to hear from students directly about what would be helpful to them in their programs. Sessions will be informal and will include light refreshments. If you would like to learn more and participate, please fill out the form at the link above. Space is limited.

Experiential Learning Lunch and Learn

Location: Grenfell Campus
Contact: Marilyn Forward, mforward@grenfell.mun.ca, 709-637-6207

Description: Students will share concrete experiential learning projects and their observations, reflections and interpretations of their experiences. By presenting on their learning projects, this lunch and learn event will enhance experiential learning opportunities as well as discuss the support and encouragement students received while participating in the activities.

Creating Community-University Connections

Location: Stephenville
Contact: Marilyn Forward, mforward@grenfell.mun.ca, 709-637-6207

Description: In this event, participants will learn about innovative opportunities for engagement and collaboration. Through a series of snap-shot presentations, community and campus partners will discuss current or planned projects and how they would like to connect with participants. This networking session will be a part of the Harris Centre's Western NL Regional Workshop in Stephenville.

 

December Events

Knowledge Mobilization and Engagement through Community Archaeology

Location: St. John’s Campus
Contact: Catherine Losier, closier@mun.ca, 864-8806

Description: This panel will engage the MUN archaeology community (faculty members, students and researchers) and people from communities to speak about the impact and the lessons learned from the practice of “community archaeology” in fieldwork. We will put emphasis on projects that have taken place in Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, Newfoundland and Labrador. This discussion will help to understand how engaging a community is a way to ensure good governance and implement best practices regarding heritage.

Contact

Public Engagement

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca