Quick Start Fund for Public Engagement

 

The Quick Start Fund- Now Open!

The Quick Start Fund for Public Engagement supports small projects such as preliminary meetings, events and service learning projects, that are in keeping with the goals of Memorial’s Public Engagement Framework. 

The objectives of the Quick Start Fund are to:

  1. support faculty, staff and students at Memorial in activities that foster public engagement and collaboration;
  2. further the goals and objectives of the Public Engagement Framework; and
  3. further the mission of Memorial University and help it meet its special obligation to the citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Please review the Quick Start Fund Guidelines and feel free to contact us with any questions. 

*Are you a member of a community group interested in the Quick Start Fund, but don’t have a Memorial partner? We can help with that too. Contact Sandy at engagement@mun.ca for more information.

 Past Quick Start Fund recipents: 

Quick Start Fund Recipients 2016

May 2016

  • Trans Needs Summit. Ailsa Craig, Department Sociology
  • Traditional Medicines: Memorial as a Place for Aboriginal Knowledge to Take Root. Edward Allen, Student Life 
  • Synergy Session/Networking Reception Creating Sustainable Communities and Regions: Experiences from the Netherlands. Ken Carter, Grenfell Office of Engagement
  • Preparing for community revival and rural immigration in small island setting. Bojan Fürst, Harris Centre 
  • Recharge the Battery: Creating a "Learning, Living Community" for Graduate Students. Jennifer Massey, Student Life
  • Math Circles of St. John's Planning and Development Meetings. Margarita Kondratieva, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • A Dialogue on the Status of the Newfoundland & Labrador Film and Television Industry. Mark Turner, School of Music
  • It takes a village: Working together to support the challenges for breastfeeding families living with tongue-tie. Tiffany Lee, School of Pharmacy
  • Defining Food Policy: Where to Start when Crafting Food Policy? Jason Waters, Department of Political Science

April 2016

  • Learning from the Past, Looking for the Future. David Stephens, School of Social Work 
  • The 30th year anniversary of the rescue of 155 Tamil boat refugees off the coast of Newfoundland in 1986. Yolande Pottie-Sherman, Department of Geography
  • Saint-pierre et Miquelon patrimoine historique - historical heritage / archéologie publique - community archaeology. Catherine Losier, Department of Archaeology
  • Building Bridges: Connecting High School Students with the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. Denise Hooper, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. 
  • Social Enterprise in Newfoundland & Labrador: Research Potential for Social Impact. Nicole Helwig, Centre for Social Enterprise
  • Avalon Regional Collaboration on Emergency Preparedness: Scoping and Workshop. Nicholas Damer, Department of Political Science
  • Elmastukwek Mi'kmaw Mawio'mi. Kelly Butler, Student Services (Grenfell Campus)
  • Making the difference with wrestling and boxing program in Aboriginal community: A photo essay and exhibition. Adam Dubrowski, Faculty of Medicine

March 2016

  • Ed 4644 Experiential Education. Jennifer Anderson. Faculty of Education
  • Collaboration between NL School Lunch Association, Memorial Botantical Gardens, and the Faculty of Education: Creating an after school program that focuses on gardening, sustainability, and cooking for elementary school children. Elizabeth Yeoman, Faculty of Education
  • Songs and Stories of the Loggers of Newfoundland and Labrador: A public presentation on Fogo Island. Megan Forsyth, School of Music
  • Citizen science investigation of red squirrel (Tamiasciuris hudsonicus) distribution in Newfoundland. Erin Fraser, Grenfell Campus Division of Science
  • World Oceans Day Family Event- Come Fathom the Deep. Danielle Nichols, Department of Ocean Sciences 
  • What’s arts got to do with it?: A structured dialogue about the roles of the arts and culture industries in Newfoundland and Labrador. Michelle Porter, Newfoundland Quarterly
  • Intergenerational Teachings. Sylvia Moore. Faculty of Education
  • Opera to Go! A Collaborative Performance for Students and their Families. Caroline Schiller, School of Music
  • thegreenrock.ca ~ think planet. live local. how do you fit in? Kim Todd, Department of Philosophy
  • P is for Picture Book: Imagination through Illustration: Highlights from the Roger and Marlene Peattie Picture Book Collection. Jeannie Bail, QEII Library
  • Chemistry and Your Life, Chemistry in Your Life. Geoff Rayner-Canham, Grenfell Campus Division of Science

February 2016

  • Exploring the Seafloor: Live Interactive Broadcast from a Research Vessel in the South Pacific to the Johnson Geo Centre. John Jamieson, Department of Earth Sciences
  • A Meeting of the Descendants of the General Hospital Graduate Nurses Serving Overseas in World War 1. Sandra MacDonald, School of Nursing
  • HSS on Food. Lynne Phillips, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Mobile Heritage Film Workshops. Morgon Mills, Labrador Institiute

Quick Start Fund Recipients 2015

 May 2015

  • Convergence: Art, Science and Spirituality. Dr. Maggie Atkinson, Division of Fine Arts
  • A Picture of Health: Pre-Election Forum on Health Policy. Ms. Rochelle Baker, Faculty of Medicine
  • Memorial Woodwind Festival 2015. Dr. Christine Carter, School of Music
  • Right Here, Right Now: A Women's Centered, Trauma Informed Drop-In Counselling Initiative. Dr. Catherine de Boer, School of Social Work
  • Sharing Dialogue While Promoting Health and Wellness. Dr. Rebecca Law, School of Pharmacy
  • Invocacion y Danza. Ms. Sylvie Proulx, School of Music
  • The health impact of early development: Town-Hall event for disseminating research findings and engage old and new participants with renewed enthusiasm and commitment towards the topic. Dr. Martha Traverso-Yepez, School of Medicine

April 2015

  • Science Literacy Week, 2015. Dr. Aimee Surprenant, Office of the Dean of Science
  • Knowledge, Free Expression and Democracy in Canada in the 21st Century. Dr. Barb Neis, Department of Sociology
  • Uncovering the invisible: microscopy and mushroom identification workshop. Dr. Dmitry Sveshnikov, Division of Science (Environmental Science/Biology)
  • Official Launch of Relationships First: Restorative Justice in Education NL Consortium. Dr. Dorothy Vaandering, Faculty of Education
  • Engaging Planners in the Development of Indicators for Planning Healthy Built Environments. Dr. Cathy Donovan, Faculty of Medicine
  • The Victoria Park Lantern Festival Puppetry Project. Dr. Jamie Skimore, Department of English
  • Fall 2015 Author Residency. Dr. Jennifer Lokash, Department of English
  • Listening "for" the Voices of Communities: Towards an Inclusive, Accessible, and Sustainable Physical Literacy Education Program for Children and Families in Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Kyoung June LI, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation
  • Regional Engagement: Stephenville-Port au Port. Marilyn Forward, Grenfell Office of Engagement
  • The Future of Nature on the West Coast of Newfoundland. Dr. Sean McGrath. Department of Philosophy
  • A hands-on workshop on videography for local youth. Trudy Taylor-Walsh, Bonne Bay Marine Station

 March 2015

  • Fighting depression and mental health with combat sports: Creating local champions. Dr. Adam Dubrowski, Faculty of Medicine
  • Introducing the Mi'kmaw Game of Waltes to Local Communities in Western Newfoundland. Dr. Angela Robinson, Division of Social Science [Social/Cultural Studies], Grenefell Campus
  • The Health Care Profession Camp for Aboriginal Students. Dr. Carolyn Sturge-Sparkes, Faculty of Medicine
  • Re-situating the role and importance of people with lived experience: Capacity building among participants of the St. John's Drug User Group. Dr. Christopher Smith, School of Social Work
  • Engaging the Public: A Town Hall Event to Talk About Health Research (Ferryland). Mr. Dale Humphries, Research Grant and Contract Services (NL SUPPORT)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Art Education Association Preliminary Foundation Conference. Dr. Gerard Curtis, Division of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) Grenfell Campus
  • Community Volunteer Recognition Event. Ms. Jennifer Crowe, Student Volunteer Bureau
  • Collaboration between Grenfell ENACTUS students and the Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Heritage Corporation: Identifying and addressing entrepreneurial and sustainability issues in social enterprises. Dr. Jose Lam, Division of Social Science [Business and Economics], Grenfell Campus
  • Forum on Advancing the Experiential Learning Agenda at the St. John's Campus. Ms. Lisa Russell, Deputy Provost Portfolio
  • Engaging local fishermen in the public programming activities at the Bonne Bay Marine Station. Dr. Robert Scott, Division of Science [Environmental Science], Grenfell Campus

February 2015

  • We Stand on Guard for Thee: A Research Initiative in Support of the Canadian Forces Family. Gail Wideman, Faculty of Social Work
  • Engaging Ideas: Diversity in the Workplace. Kate Scarth, Faculty of Business Administration
  • The Singing Network: Creating spaces and events to experience the power of singing and song. Andrea Rose, Faculty of Education
  • Building Public Engagement Capacity Between the Faculty of Medicine and Health Care Stakeholders - A Joint Vision for Public Engagement. Fran Kirby, Faculty of Medicine
  • Pamela Mordecai's Performances of her Poetry Collections. Stephanie McKenzie, Faculty of Arts
  • Building Relationships for an Expanded Preceptor Model. Lisa Bishop, School of Pharmacy

 

Quick Start Fund Recipients 2014 

April 2014

  • The International Conference on Marine and Freshwater Environments (iMFE) 2014 - Our Water, Our Future. Dr. Bring Chen, Faculty of Engineering
  • Film Internship @ Memorial Libraries. Ms. Colleen Quigley. MUN Libraries
  • Speaking Event - with Daniele Benedettelli (Lego Mindstorm expert). Ms. Katheryn Hong, Faculty of Engineering
  • Fogo Island/Change Islands engagement and knowledge mobilization workshop. Dr. Kelly Vodden, Environmental Policy Institute, Grenfell Campus
  • Food n Garden Fair. Ms. Liz Klose, MUN Botanical Garden
  • Food System Collaborations: Farmers, Markets and Good Eating in NL. Dr. Lynne Phillips, FARM/Faculty of Arts
  • Gay Men's Health: A Public Forum hosted by the Gender, Sexuality & Health Research Exchange Group of NLCAHR. Ms. Rochelle Baker, NLCAHR/Medicine

March 2014

  • Engineering in Edgewise: A Public Salon for Engineering in the 21st Century. Dr. Cecilia Moloney, Faculty of Engineering/Metakettle
  • RIAC Production Workshops and Digital Documentaries for Community Radio. Dr. Elizabeth Yeoman, Faculty of Education
  • Watch your step: Staying active and on your feet as you age. Ms. Michelle Osmond, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation
  • The State of Publishing in the Digital Age. Dr. Bob Scott, Bonne Bay Marine Station/Grenfell Campus

February 2014

  • Apollo 5 Brass Quintet tour to Labrador West. Mr. Alan Klaus, School of Music
  • Developing and Improving the Process to Evaluate the Impact of a Vascular Reduction Program for Women Living in Rural Newfoundland. Dr. April Manuel, School of Nursing
  • St. John's Many Voices: An Exhibition Showcasing Cultural Diversity. Dr. Beverly Diamond, MMaP
  • Spread the words: Incorporating the Dialect Atlas of Newfoundland and Labrador into the Grade 8 Social Studies curriculum. Ms. Suzanne Power., Faculty of Arts/ELRC
  • MUN MED Gateway Community Kitchen. Ms.Kate Duff, Faculty of Medicine
  • Learning Through Dance: The ABCs. Ms. Kristine Power, QEI Library
  • Directing students at the 8th Women's Work Festival. Ms. Ruth Lawrence, Department of English
  • Great Big Walk 2014. Dr. TA Loeffler, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

January 2014

  • Preserving our heritage through archaeological field conservation. Ms. Donna Teasdale, Department of Archaeology.
  • The Politicization of Identity: A Presentation to the Grenfell and Bay of Islands Community by President Todd Russell of NunatuKavut Community Council and a day-long Visit to Grenfell Campus. Dr. Maura Hanrahan, Humanities Programme, Grenfell Campus
  • The Just for Women Safe Space Project. Dr. Jill Allison, Faculty of Medicine
  • Dancer-in-Residence. Dr. Kristin Harris-Walsh, School of Music
  • Empowering a community to tackle youth mental health and addictions challenges. Dr. Lisa Bishop, School of Pharmacy
  • Service Learning with the United Way. Ms. Lisa Russell, Student Affairs/CDEL
  • Engaging Ideas: Transporting Research to Practice. Ms. Mekaela Gulliver, Faculty of Business
  • MUN and North West River, Sitting in a Tree. Mr. Morgon Mills, Labrador Institute
  • Maroon and Mi'kmaq: An International Indigenous Exchange Post-Symposium Booklet. Dr. Stephanie McKenzie, Dvision of Arts (English), Grenfell Campus 
  • Ode To Water. Ms. Sarah Minnes, Environmental Policy Institute, Grefell Campus
  • Settlement of Newcomers in Labrador West: What are the Gaps in Services?. Dr. Delores Mullings, School of Social Work
  • A Celebration of University-Community Engagement. Dr. Jacqueline Walsh, Social Science, Grenfell Campus
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