Public Engagement at Memorial University
Memorial University has always been a publically engaged institution.
Since the founding of the University in 1949, the work of many of Memorial's students, faculty and staff has emphasized the importance of strong, sustained partnerships with members of the public of Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond.
With the collaborative development of the Public Engagement Framework in 2011 and 2012, public engagement was confirmed as one of the core areas of Memorial's mission, along with research and teaching and learning.
Developed over the fall of 2011, and endorsed by the University’s Board of Regents about a year later, our Public Engagement Framework is unique in Canada, enshrining public engagement as a core foundation of Memorial, alongside research, creative activity, scholarship and teaching & learning.
The Framework offers a long-term vision, values and goals, along with tangible objectives for Memorial students, faculty and staff to work towards, both in terms of individual projects, and in relation to administrative planning and strategic decision-making.