No matter where in the world you find yourself, there’s a tendency to wish to stay connected to your roots. GlobalNL brings together Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and those with an affinity for the province in one easy-to-use website. GlobalNL was founded by Memorial University alumni to create connections and allow people to find one another and to develop connections across the globe.
GlobalNL produces podcasts inspiring and connecting professionals, many of whom are Memorial alumni. They host fireside chat events in several regions, which enable mentorship and networking opportunities. They are a growing support system of members and volunteers that connects those living outside the province as well as those in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Founders Gregory Smyth (B. Eng. ‘07) and Kingsley Gifford (B. Eng. ‘09) started GlobalNL in 2017. When members sign up for GlobalNL, their information is added to the organization’s member directory which is searchable by name, industry, hometown and current location.
Mr. Smyth and Mr. Gifford aim to inspire others who are moving to a new city or switching industries to feel less intimidated and more supported.
GlobalNL and Memorial University alumni is a powerful combination and this partnership is an exciting step. We are excited to offer our alumni more ways to connect with each other, as well as celebrate their accomplishments.