Engage Memorial- A week of events celebrating public engagement at Memorial

Jan 18th, 2013

By Rebecca Cohoe

Engage Memorial- A week of events celebrating public engagement at Memorial

Celebrate with us during Engage Memorial, a week of events launching Memorial's new Public Engagement Framework, February 12th - 15th, 2013.

Public engagement has always been a key element of Memorial's role in the life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Now, with the development of the Public Engagement Framework, we've confirmed it as a core element of our mission.Join us as we explore and celebrate the opportunities and benefits of public engagement- with an entire week of events, there's something (maybe event several things) to interest everyone! Click on the event title for more information and to register/RSVP. All events, excluding public engagement speed dating, are open to all members of the public and Memorial. All events are free of charge.

Feb 12th, , 3:30-5:00, , Room 250, CNA Building, Happy Valley – Goose Bay

The public is invited to view “The Far North” a film featuring historic footage of Labrador and Greenland, learn about Memorial’s new Public Engagement Framework, and attend a community reception. This event is presented by the Labrador Institute and The Labrador Film Foundation. No RSVP needed.

Feb 13th, Public Engagement Workshops and Fair, 8:30-3:30, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John’s Campus

A full day of practical workshop sessions about public engagement, along with booths from Memorial’s public engagement support units. Please RSVP.

Feb 13th, Memorial Presents: Engaging Citizens- The Power of Collaboration in Democracy, 7:30-9:30, , Innovation Hall, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John’s Campus (WEBCAST LIVE)

A panel of Memorial and international experts will discuss civic engagement in this province and the world. Presentations will be followed by an audience Q and A and reception. All are welcome to attend in person, or watch the live webcast at www.mun.ca/harriscentre. No RSVP needed.

Feb 14th, Words in Edgewise 20/20: Public Engagement, 8:00 pm- 10:00 pm, , Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s

Words in Edgewise 20/20 will challenge some of MUN’s best and brightest to fit their public engagement stories into the popular Pecha Kucha format: 20 images x 20 seconds = a frantic, often hilarious, night of short, snappy, and engaging talks. Admission is free at the 19+ event. No RSVP needed.

Feb 15th, Public Engagement Speed Dating, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm, The Breezeway, St. John’s Campus

Memorial is playing match maker, helping Memorial students network with some of the most influential and exciting people in this province.  With decision-makers from business, arts, health, not-for-profits and more, this is your chance- ask a question, share your ideas and make a connection! Please RSVP.

Feb 15th, Synergy Session Corner Brook an Innovative City? An assessment of the city's innovation networks, 12:00-1:30 pm, AS 2016, Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook

Join Memorial faculty member Dr, Jose Lam, and Ken Carter, Director of Research and Analysis with the Rural Secretariat, as they discuss a research project about innovation networks in Corner Brook. Lunch is provided and parking is available. Please RSVP.

Feb 15th, Engage Memorial Wrap-up, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Bitters Pub, St. John’s Campus

All members of Memorial and the public are invited to join us for a casual wrap-up reception. Meet others who are interested in public engagement, and enjoy hors d'oeuvre and conversation.  No RSVP needed.

Feb 15th- 16th, English Research Matters 2013, 4:00 pm on the 15th and 9:00 am on the 16th, Arts 1046, St. John's Campus

Faculty members will present on research that includes archival work, oral history, contemporary culture, and creative endeavours, showing that bringing together community and academic expertise produces tremendous social and scholarly benefits. No RSVP needed.