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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Save the date for SUPERPOWERS

SUPERPOWERS is a conference for Memorial students looking to enhance their leadership skills. Develop your strengths with like-minded colleagues on Saturday, February 3rd! Find out more here, or register now.

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!

Past 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, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000