Student Leadership Development

The Student Experience Office coordinates events, programs, and other opportunities for student leadership development year-round. Attend Memorial Student Leadership Conferences, apply to be a Memorial Ambassador, and help out in student services like Welcome Week to advance your leadership abilities (and your resume).

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Registration has opened for Launch Forth, the Fall 2017 Student Conference! Register here!

What is "leadership"?

Leadership has many definitions. Often, people see leadership as a trait possessed by individuals who can motivate and organize groups of people – but this is only one approach. Leadership can also be practiced through service (such as through helping your fellow students or other organizations), entrepreneurship, activism, governance, and much more.

The key takeaway is this: leadership happens when you take action, especially when that action benefits the world around you.

We practice leadership in different ways, for different purposes, and that's okay. This means that no one's a leader all of the time, but everyone's a leader some of the time.

Student Life offers programming to support all students in their leadership pursuits. See below for more!

Upcoming opportunities

Launch Forth

A by-student for-student conference on making the most of Memorial, getting what you want out of University, and staying balanced along the way.


Student Life

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552