President's Award for Public Engagement Partnerships



The President's Award for Public Engagement Partnerships  is Memorial’s highest public engagement honour, intended to recognize high-level, well-established public engagement partnerships. This award recognizes an outstanding collaboration between Memorial and the public that connects to Memorial’s academic mission, makes a real difference in the world and showcases mutual respect, mutual contributions and mutual benefits.

The winning partnership will be presented with a certificate by the president of Memorial University during the annual President’s Awards ceremony and receive a cash award of $5,000 to support ongoing activities of the partnership. 

For more information, including eligibility and assessment criteria, please see the 2024 President's Award for Public Engagement Partnerships-Applicant Guide.

To nominate a partnership for the award: Apply Here.

For questions about the nomination process, please contact

Previous Award Winners

Sikumiut Community Management Committee (2023 winner)

The Phoenix Garden Project (2022 winner) 

Fishing for Success (2021 winner)

Memorial University and SmartICE (2020 winner)

Innu Language Project (ILP). Dr. Marguerite MacKenzie, professor emeritus, Department of Lingusitics (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) and Ms. Kanani Penashue-Davis, Mamu Tshishkutamashutau-Innu Education (2019 winner)

Young Adult Cancer Canada. Dr. Sheila Garland, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Oncology, Department of Psychology (Faculty of Science) and Mr. Geoff Eaton, Young Adult Cancer Canada (2018)

25 Years of Community-University Engagement at Ferryland Newfoundland - Dr. Barry Gaulton, Memorial University and Jane Severs, The Colony of Avalon Foundation (2017)

SucSeed Expansion - Dr. Lynn Morrissey, Memorial University & Mr Adam Smith, Choices for Youth (2017)

Double Mer Point: Implementing the Rigolet Inuit Community Government's Tourism Strategy - Dr Lisa Rankin - Memorial University and Mayor Jack Shiwak, Rigolet Inuit Community Government (2016)

Extra Judicial Measures - Dr. Rose Ricciardelli, Memorial University and Peter Clarke, RCMP Newfoundland and Labrador (2016)

The Shea Heights Community Alliance - Drs. Lisa Bishop & Stephen Darcy, Memorial University and Melissa Druken, Shea Heights Community Board (2015)

NunatuKavut Research Ethics Project - Dr. Fern Brunger, Memorial University and Darlene Wall, NunatuKavut Community Council (2015)