We are thrilled to share the current draft of our program. We received proposals from all across Canada (and beyond) and are working to build an educational and inspiring schedule.

All sessions will take place at our stunning new campus on Signal Hill unless otherwise noted. Room numbers will be added shortly.

We will also be webcasting both the plenary panels, and the keynote address by President Natan Obed of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. WEBCAST LINK HERE.

Wednesday, October 24th 

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Signal Hill Campus, Memorial University
Welcome Reception
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Atrium, Signal Hill Campus, Memorial University
Join us for a classic NL party, with accordian lessons, great music, and local food!

Thursday, October 25th

8:30am - 4:30pm
Signal Hill Campus
9:00am - 10:00am
Ted Hewitt, President, SSHRC 
Sara Woods, Executive Associate to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Community Engagement and Director of the Barbara Weitz Centre, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Dr. Kevin Morgan, Dean of Engagement and Professor of Governance and Development, Cardiff University
Moderated by Dr. Noreen Golfman, Provost and VPA, Memorial University
*This session will also be webcast.
11:00am - 11:15am
Plenary Panel: Advancing Public Engagement in Canada
11:15am - 12:15pm
Dr. Mathew Johnson, Associate Dean, Engaged Scholarship & Executive Director of the Howard R. Swearer Centre for Public Service, Brown University
Dr. David Phipps, Executive Director, Research and Innovation Services, York University, and Director, Reseach Impact Canada
Michelle Nilson, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Simon Fraser University, and Academic Co-lead, Community-Campus Engage Canada
*This session will also be webcast
Parks Canada Mentorship Lunch
12:30pm - 1:50pm
Meet experienced public engagement professionals, and share stories, tips, and, hopefully, some laughs. 
Breakout Session 1
2:00pm - 3:20pm
On the Move: Engaging on Mobility in Rural and Remote Canada 
Presenters: Dr. Nicole Power, Dr. Kelly Vodden, Craig Pollett, Nora Spinks, Kerry Murray, Leanna Butters, Damon Clarke, and Dr. Christina Murray
Chair: Dr. Barb Neis

The Information Pipeline: Knowledge Mobilization for Public Engagement 
Presenters: Michael Johhny, and Bojan Furst
Chair: Sarah Minnes

Hand in Hand (1): Community Responsive Research 
Presenters: Amy Jones, Pauline MacIntosh and Catherine Irving ("Catalyzing Conversation through People's Schools")
Chair: Kelly Greenfield

Statistics and Stories: Monitoring and Evaluation for University-Community Collaboration 
Presenters: Shannon Lewis-Simpson, Piotr Krajewski, Lynn Squires
Chair: Sandy Brennan

Shaping the Path Forward (1): Methods to Facilitate Public Engagement Success 
Presenters: Louise Harris, Jennifer Adams, Ed Morrison, and Cathy Malcolm-Edwards
Chair: Bruce Gilbert

University Engagement and Temporality: Working Effectively in Different Times (workshop)
Presenters: Dr. Blair Winsor, Dr. Tom Cooper, Ken Carter
Chair: Elizabeth Laurence

Transforming University-Indigenous Relationships for Reconciliation
Presenters: Jodie Lane, Dr. Sylvia Moore, and Lucy Brennan (“The Inuit Bachelor of Education Program: An example of how partnerships, cultural inclusion, and Language delivery can combine to create a one-of-a-kind program”) and Dr. Zaida Rahamen (“Towards Diversity and Discovery: Building Community Partnerships to Strengthen the Health and Wellbeing of Indigenous Youth”)
3:20pm - 3:40pm
Breakout Session 2
3:40pm - 5:00pm
At the Table: Public Engagement for Accessibility and Inclusion (Workshop)
Presenters: Dr. Kimberly Maich, Yirong Qin, Emily Christy, Catherine Shortall, Kathy Skinner, Jason Geary and Susanne Dawe
Chair: Sharon Mclennon

Hands On: Creating Meaningful Curricular Learning Experiences with Public Engagement 
Presenters: Darlene Spracklin-Reid, Florian Villaume, Dr. Daniel Gillis
Chair: Jennifer Browne

Strings attached: Insights from an award-winning public engagement collaboration (Workshop)
Presenters: Dr. Lisa Bishop, Melissa Earles-Druken, Linda Hart, Dr. Stephen Darcy, and Carole Bestvater
Chair: Lisa Browne

Making it Clear: Communications for Public Engagement
Presenters: Dr. Ainsley Hawthorne, Cathy Newhook, and AnnMarie Boudreau
Chair: Paula Dyke
Hand in Hand (2): Community Responsive Research (Panel)
Presenters: Dr. Valencia Gaspard, Dr. William Garret-Petts, Danalee Baker, Ann McCarthy, Sukh Heer Matonovich, and Troy Fuller (“Publicly Engaged Research: From University-Led to Community-Driven")
Chair: Sheila Downer
Signal Hill Campus
Presenters: Andy Jones, Dr. Pam Hall, Melissa Barbeau, Greg Malone, and Dr. Ian Sutherland
Chair: Dr. Noreen Golfman

Friday, October 26th

8:30am - 9:30am
9:30am - 10:50am
Mutual Respect, Mutual Benefits: Meaningful Inclusion Through Public Engagement 
Presenters: Dr. Adrienne Peters, Josh Smee, Ally Jamieson, Dr. Sobia Shaikh
Future Leaders: Civic Engagement in the Classroom 
Presenters:Dr. Janna Rosales "Envisioning Publicly-Engaged Engineering Education", Dr. Kim Myrick, and Dr. Andrea Rose ("LEADing the Way: Integrating Interdisciplinary, Community-engaged, Academic Programming for Undergraduate Students at Memorial University")
Chair:Mike Clair

Work that Works: What Successful Public Engagement Research Relationships have in Common 
Presenters: Dr. Blair Winsor (“Memorial and the Shorefast Foundation: Lessons from a Research Partnership”) Dr. Deborah Kelly, Dr. Claudia Sarbu, and Gerard Yetman (“A New "APPROACH" to Improve Access to HIV Testing in Newfoundland and Labrador”)
Chair: David Phipps

Learning Through Doing (Research Carousel)
Presenters: Hannah Gaultois (“Fostering engagement between social enterprise and inquiring minds: A success story about a unique collaboration between university students and the community”), Chelsey McPhee and Megan Howse (“Engaging the Community in Health Professional Education: Interprofessional Placements in Community Agencies”), Mohammed Farshad Amini (“Learning for Recognition in Exercising Local Social Enterprises), Haley Toll (“Creative community spaces and supports for newcomer refugee women to St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.”)
Chair: Michael Johnny

Just the Facts: Data and Simulation in Public Engagement 
Presenters: Alex Hickey (“The Legacy is the Learning: Mystery of the Myosotis Arvensis”), Jean Le Moullec (“Open Projects at DEIL: exploring the potential of open approaches and collaborative data creation”), Dr. Alvin Simms and Jamie Ward (“Big Data Big Ideas: A Project Based on Engagement and Community Driven Analysis For Regional Economic Development”)
Chair: David Freshwater

Changing Lives: How Public Engagement Can Benefit Health Outcomes 
Presenters: Nicole Pittman (“The Medication Therapy Services Clinic: Working Together to optimize drug therapy, once patient at a time”), and Dr. Robert Wilson (“Quality of Care NL/Choosing Wisely NL- A Public and Clinician Campaign on Over-utilization of Antibiotics in NL”)
Chair: Stephen Bornstein

Tell Me a Story: Using Storytelling and Narrative in Public Engagement (1) (Exhibit)
Presenters: Dr. Dean Oliver (“Peoples’ Tales: Stories, Trends, and Lessons from Museums”), Dr. Katherine Side and Jennifer Snow (“Tangled Threads/Fils Entremêlés: Using Short Film to Enhance a Museum Exhibition”)
Chair: Ashley Wright
Breakout Session 2
11:10am - 12:30pm

Scholarship of Engagement: Theories and Thinking on Public Engagement 
Presenters: Biplab Halder (“The Pursuit of Social Justice: How Community Health Clinics in Bangladesh Promote Health Equity, Human Agency and Freedom Through Public Participation”), and Dr. Julia Janes (“Rocky Encounters: The Uneven Social Relations and Practices of Community-University Engagements”)
Chair: David Phipps

Engagement in the Classroom (Curricular Design Carousel)
Presenters: Dr. Ailsa Craig, Kathy Hawkins, Dr. Saiqa Azam, Simon Adu-Boateng, Dr. Karen Goodenough, Dr. Ross Elliot, Keith Rideout, Dr. Sandra Lapointe
Chair: Jennifer Browne

Deciding Together: Public Engagement's Role in Collaborative Governance 
Presenters: Lorelei Roberts-Loder, Craig Pollett, Laura Wesley
Chair: Katie Norman

Technologies for Public Engagement 
Presenters: Rick Meaney, Kim Crosbie, Meshari Alwashmi
Chair: Andy Fisher

Connecting the Dots on Climate Change 
Presenters: Jackie Janes, Dr. Trevor Bell, and Dr. Barb Neis
Chair: Dr. Brett Favaro
Bag Lunch
Breakout Session 3
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Session A) Designing Public Engagement Facilities and Spaces: Global Lessons, Local Application (free public session)
Location: Signal Hill Campus with tour of Neal Building following
Presenters:Dr. Mike Hefferan, Professor Emeritus and former Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, Sara Woods, Director, Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Ann Browne, Associate Vice-President Facilities, Memorial University
Session B) When Public Engagement Meets Entrepreneurship (free public session)
Location: Signal Hill Campus
Presenters: Dr. Blair Winsor and Ken Carter (Mapping Knowledge Seeking in the St. John’s and Corner Brook Entrepreneurial Ecosystems), Michael Long ("Supporting Entrepreneurship through the CNA College Innovation Network"), Nelson Graham ("St. John's, a city of opportunities or barriers for immigrant entrepreneurs?"), Ryan MacNeil (“Innovation in ocean science technology: Where universities depend on entrepreneurs, and vice versa”), Steve Butt and Alan Cramm (“University-Company Engagement in the Mining Industry: Development of Innovative Technologies and Practices”.) and Mandy Woodland

Session C) Healthy Communities: Using Public Engagement to Improve the Places We Live and Work (free public session)
Location: St. John's Community Market, 245 Freshwater Rd
Presenters: Josh Smee, Robert Nolan and Maggie Burton (Smart Cities Challenge: Building a Healthy and Happy City through Collaboration), and Karen Raymond

Session D) Neighbours: An Engaged Walking Tour Through Downtown St. John's (free public session with guided downtown walk)
Location: Presentation at Signal Hill Campus, followed by walking tour of downtown St. John's
Presenters: Megan Forsyth and Chris Brooks

Saturday, October 27th

Breakout Session 1
9:00am - 10:20am
The Road to Here: Place-Based Economic Development (Panel)
Presenters: Jane Severs, Dr. Barry Gaulton, Glenn Blackwood, Gary Corbett, and Rebecca Franklin
Chair: Susan Drodge

Engagement and Network Leadership for Arctic Development (Session 1) (Panel)
Presenters: Sheila Downer, Catilyn Baikie, and Lars Kullerud
Chair: Julia Christensen

Bridges to Engage: How Organizations and Centres Support Collaboration
Presenters: Dr. Stephen Bornstein, Dr. Barb Neis ("Using Community-Engaged Research to Build Publicly-Engaged Universities: Insights from Memorial’s SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research"), Colleen Quigley, Kristine Power
Chair:Bojan Furst

First Steps: How to Start and Maintain a New Public Engagement Initiative
Presenters: Dr. Andrea Rose, Dr. Keira Galway and Barry Galway (“Building Community and Learning Together: The Making of a Newfoundland and Labrador Choral Federation”), Jennifer Adams (“Thank-you for coming – now feel free to leave!: Using Human-centred Design Methods to Develop a Sense of Place at the Emera Innovation Exchange at MUN’s Signal Hill Campus”), Dr. Sean McGrath and Kyla Bruff (For a New Earth: Our Vision and Its History)
Chair: Amy Jones
Coffee Break
10:20am - 10:40am
Breakout Session 2
10:40am - 12:00pm
Choosing Wisely: Working Together Towards a Better Health Care System (Panel)
Presenters: Dr. Deborah Kelly, Dr. Justin Turner, Dr. Patrick Parfrey, and Robert Rogers
Chair: John Abbott

Right in the Middle of Somewhere: Public Engagement in Northern and Remote Regions (Session 2) (Panel)
Presenters: Dr. Sarah Minnes and Craig Pollett (“Working Together Towards Sustainable Rural Drinking Water Systems: A Story of Community-University Collaboration”) Nicolas Durish and Dan Gillis (How Bridging the Digital Divide can Improve Community-Based Monitoring Programs in the Circumpolar North") Bojan Furst and Ryan Gibson
Chair: Rebecca Cohoe

Perfect Pairings: Social Enterprise and Public Engagement(Panel)
Presenters: Nicole Helwig, Jon Butler, Kim Todd, and Rob McLennan
Chair: Isabelle Dostaler

Creating Something Wonderful: Engaging Through The Arts(Panel)
Presenters: Dr. Kristin Harris-Walsh, Donna Ball, Karen Kaeja, Julia Taffe, and Anne Troake (“Memorial's Dancer-in-Residence”), Dr. Todd Hennessey (“Theatre as Knowledge Translation: medicine and the arts”), Yohei Sakai (“Queer Choral Singing: Building Community through Music”), and Zaren Healy White (“Procrastinating a Thesis to Launch an Art Show: Creating Feminisms {Re}Framed”)
Chair: Pam Hall

Be our Guest: How to Create Fun and Effective Public Engagement Events
Presenters: Mica McCurdy and Anna Smith (#Adulting: Hosting Great Public Events), and Kim Shipp ("Fun, Powered by Nature"
Chair: Lynn Squires
Plenary Luncheon*
12:15pm - 1:45pm
Speaker: President Natan Obed, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Location: Signal Hill Campus
*This session will also be webscast
Breakout Session 3
2:00pm - 3:20pm
Setting the Terms: Public Engagement and Social License 
Presenters: Michael Benson, Dr. Charles Mather, Keith Storey, and Carey Bonnell
Eyes and Ears: Engaging the Public Through Citizen Science
Presenters: Inez Shiwak, Yolanda Wiersma, and Dan Gillis
Chair: Dean Oliver

The Ocean Learning Partnership
Presenters: David Tipton, and Laura Estrada ("Partnerships and Engagement: A Multi-Stakeholder Initiative to Bring the Ocean to NL Schools")
Chair: Bradley Clarke

Tell me a Story: Using Storytelling and Narrative in Public Engagement (2)
Presenters; Valeri Pilgrim and Satria Kusuma (“Sharing Cross Cultural Knowledge: Engaging International Students and the Community of Nain, Nunatsiavut”), Bahar Hagighat, Dr. Leah Lewis, and Mboko Bwisengo, and Melissa Tremblett
Chair: Rebecca Cohoe
Closing Discussion
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Signal Hill Campus


People, Place, and 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