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Quick Start Fund for Public Engagement

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 fund was offered in 2014 and 2015 but is now closed to new applications. 

Quick Start Fund Recipients 2015

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


Quick Start Fund Recipients 2014 

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014