Enhancing Student Life on Campus
The Student Innovation Fund provides an opportunity to work collaboratively with students in developing student initiated projects that enhance the quality of life at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
The purpose of this fund is to reinforce student innovation, empower students’ to productively respond to student issues and foster feelings of ownership, involvement and connection to the mission and community of Memorial University.
Student Affairs and Services administers the fund.
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Conference: Emerging Issues Along Urban-Rural Interfaces: Linking Science and Society Date: April 11-14, 2010
This event brought together researchers, planning and management practitioners to discuss those issues that are most pertinent to urban and rural change.
Highlights from the event included a presentation by a philosopher who detailed the role of the humanities in the protection of the environment.
Benefits from this conference included the ability for a Memorial University undergraduate to present research completed on a provincial level to an international audience. Furthermore, the conference provided the opportunity for discussion between student and senior researchers.
Organization: Human Kinetics and Recreation Society
Date: September 15-19th , 2010
Conference: PHE Canada
The purpose of the event is to bring together Human Kinetics faculties across Canada to learn about fitness leadership and apply the knowledge to everyday life.
Highlights from the event include participating in outdoor adventure training. The benefits from the conference were that the participants were able to gain tools related to fitness leadership and had the opportunity to implement these skills.
Organization: RADHOC (Responsibility, Action, and Development: Highschool Outreach Champions
Date: March 26-27th, 2010
Conference: Youth Leadership Conference
Hosted by a coalition of social justice outreach groups at Memorial University, this conference was a justice outreach event for high school students of Newfoundland and Labrador. The goal was to reach high school students with education on global issues so that they can be initiators of positive change in their high school and community.
Some highlights of the event include being the first conference to include students from Labrador and another province, specifically Nova Scotia. To this regard, the conference was a two day event unlike any other year. The conference also allowed students to put their newly learned skills and abilities to work in organizing and conducting their own educational outreach session in a local mall.
For the students who attend the event, they have the opportunity to network with others who share similar passions about social justice issues. Each person leaves the Youth Leadership Conference with the knowledge and skills to begin their own action initiatives in their high schools and local communities. The success of the conference also is also an excellent recruitment tool for all on-campus coalitions hosting the conference in attracting future members who choose to attend Memorial University.
Date: November 20-21, 2009
Conference: RADHOC: Rights And Development High School Outreach Conference
Hosted by a coalition of social justice groups at Memorial University, this conference was a justice outreach event for high school students of Newfoundland and Labrador. The goal was to reach high school students with education on global issues so that they can be initiators of positive change in their high school and community.
Some highlights of the event include primarily the success of the event, regardless of the H1N1 ban on high school travel at this time. Participants also had the opportunity to participate in several action oriented events and activities: on-campus Global Education Initiative launch, communicating with overseas volunteers, and making a ‘pact’ to make a positive change in their community.
Many of the high school students participating in the conference will later, as a member of the Memorial University student body, become involved in these social justice groups and planning future RADHOC events. Students are able to network with other individuals sharing similar motivations for change. Not only does this conference benefit the Memorial University community, but benefits are extended onto the local and global levels.