President's Award for Public Engagement Partnerships

Memorial University’s President’s Award for Public Engagement Partnerships celebrates exemplary community-university partnerships that are in keeping with the goals of Memorial’s Public Engagement Framework (PEF).

The winning partnership will be presented with a certificate by the President of Memorial University during the annual President’s Awards ceremony and the collaboration(s) will receive a cash award of $5000 to support ongoing activities.

The 2019 nomoinations are now closed. The call for 2020 nominations to be held in the spring, with the President's Awards Ceremony held in December. 

To nominate a partnership, please review the fund guide and apply here.

This year's recipient

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)

Previous Award Winners

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 winner)

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

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

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 winner)

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

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

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




Public Engagement

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Tel: (709) 864-8000