2015 Schedule of Events

February 13

Harris Centre Speed Dating
The Breezeway, MUN, St. John’s Campus
Organizer: The Harris Centre

We're playing match-maker, but instead of sparking romance, we're helping Memorial students network with some of the most influential and exciting people in this province.


February 18

A Newfoundland Chinese Family’s Experience
QEII Library, 3rd Floor
Organizer: MUN Libraries

This event is part of the Library’s Check it Out, a series in partnership with various community stakeholders designed to connect and inspire people and develop areas for future collaboration between Memorial and the vital community of citizens it serves. This session features a riveting personal account by Gordon Jin of his family’s struggles as they made Newfoundland their home. Librarian Dean Seeman will discuss the Digital Archives Initiative collection “The Chinese Community in Newfoundland.”


March 11 

Lunch & Learn: Quick Start Fund for Public Engagement
Beatrice Watts Boardroom (IIC 2014, Bruneau Centre for Research & Innovation), St. John's Campus
Videoconference with Grenfell Campus in AS 275 (Arts and Sciences)
Contact: engagement@mun.ca
Organizer: Memorial’s Office of Public Engagement

This session will introduce participants to the Quick Start Fund for Public Engagement. All students, staff, and faculty interested in applying for the fund are welcome. For more information, visit the Funding for Public Engagement webpage.


March 11

St. John’s Drug Users’ Group: Inaugural Meeting
Street Reach, 68 Queen’s Road, St. John's
Contact: peoplewithlivedexperience@gmail.com

A first meeting towards developing a Drug Users’ Group that can help researchers, policy makers, and service providers engage people with lived experience of drug use in order to develop effective and responsible policies and programs relating to harm reduction and treatment.


March 24

The Impact of Experiential Learning: Lunch and Learn Session
AS 2011 (Arts and Sciences), Grenfell Campus
Contact: Ken Carter, kcarter@grenfell.mun.ca
Organizer: GO Engagement

A discussion of lessons learned from students engaged in experiential learning projects at Grenfell.


March 26

Talking to the Public about your Research
PE 2028, St. John's Campus
Dr. Max Liboiron
Organizer: Memorial’s Office of Public Engagement

How do you present your work so it is understandable but does not lose complexity? Which public is your public? Come learn communication techniques and best practices for talking to the public about your research. Seating is limited; RSVP today.


March 30

Building Capacity: The Memorial Heart and Stroke Student Chapter
Room 103, Southcott Hall, 100 Forest Road, St. John's
Contact: April Manuel, admanuel@mun.ca, 777-6319
Organizer: School of Nursing

This session, which is open to nursing students and faculty at the Centre for Nursing Studies, is aimed at forging partnerships between nursing students and the Heart and Stroke Foundation to solidify a joint commitment to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease.

April 22

Building Community Relationships through Youth Volunteerism
The Landing (UC-3018), University Centre, St. John's Campus
Organizer: Department of Political Science

This workshop will focus on debriefing some key findings related to youth volunteerism in rural Newfoundland, and what steps we can take to better engage youth with community organization in the region, and beyond. Join members from the Department of Political Science, Radhoc Youth Leadership and Newfoundland and Labrador Office of Public Engagement as they talk barriers, successes and best practices in engaging youth volunteers in community organizations. Please register at the link above.


April 28

Engaging the Public: A Town Hall Event to Talk About Health Research
St. Teresa's Parish Hall, 120 Mundy Pond Road, St. John's
Contact: dale.humphries@med.mun.ca
Organizer: NL Support, Faculty of Medicine

Who sets the course of health research? It could be you; it should be you. Join us to discuss the future of applied health and patient-oriented research in Newfoundland and Labrador. Help shape the future of health research!


April 29 

Community Engaged Learning: Curricular Learning Beyond the Classroom
The Landing, University Centre, St. John's Campus
Contact: Lisa Russell, lisar@mun.ca
Organizer: Career Development and Experiential Learning

Bringing faculty members together with community partners and learning about experiential learning and its value to the academy. Faculty members can meet up to five community partners to discuss possible experiential learning activities and collaborations.

May 4

Building Engagement Capacity Between the Faculty of Medicine and Health Care Stakeholders
Main Auditorium, Medical School, HSC, St. John's
Contacts: Rochelle Baker, 777-8990 or Fran Kirby, 777-6653
Organizer: NLCAHR and School of Medicine

Healthy Collaboration: Building engagement capacity to improve health and wellness in Newfoundland and Labrador. By invitation. Webcasting available.


June 10

Notes from the Field: Working Together to Reveal Local Knowledge on Fogo and Change Islands
The Rocket Room at Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food, 272 Water Street, St. John's
Contact: engagement@mun.ca
Organizer: Memorial’s Office of Public Engagement

Join Memorial’s first Public Engagement Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Pam Hall, as she presents about Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge, a collaborative project with individuals from Fogo and Change Islands. She’ll share her experiences and work, including excerpts from the work-in-progress, insights about the challenges and opportunities of working in rural communities. A lively conversation about the role of public engagement in art and research will follow.


June 13

The Food in This Place: A Workshop and Neighbourhood Walk to Explore Healthy Food Environments
9:00am-1:30pm (lunch will be provided)
The Rocket Room at Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food, 272 Water Street, St. John's
Contact: Catherine Mah, catherine.mah@mun.ca

An interactive workshop on how to assess your food environment, and how we can work together to make it healthier. Registration needed for this event.



Public Engagement

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