News Release

REF NO.: 58

SUBJECT: Battery Facility to host international conference on community-university collaboration

DATE: March 21, 2018

This fall Memorial University’s innovation and public engagement hub on Signal Hill in St. John’s, N.L., will open its doors to researchers and community members from across the province, the country and the world.

People, Place and Public Engagement, a conference exploring community-university collaboration, will take place at the Battery Facility from Oct. 25-27, 2018.

The conference will feature inspiring keynote speakers, engaging panel discussions, hands-on workshops, learning opportunities and much more. 

People, Place, and Public Engagement is being presented by Memorial’s Office of Public Engagement with the support of a programming committee comprised of both university and community representatives. A key goal for the group is to ensure the conference is useful to academics and non-academics alike.

“Public engagement is about mutual contributions and mutual benefits,” said Dr. Rob Greenwood, executive director, Public Engagement at Memorial. “It can be challenging for universities and the public to communicate and work together sometimes, but we believe this conference will both showcase the incredible benefits of collaboration and provide useful information about how to actually make it work.”

The programming committee is currently accepting conference presentation proposals about public engagement-related projects, including research, teaching and learning, the scholarship of public engagement, university-community collaborations of all kinds, community-based research and all other types of work that relate to the broad topic of university-community public engagement.

Submissions will be accepted until May 11, 2018.

To submit a conference presentation proposal or to register, please visit online.

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