The Office of Public Engagement

Memorial's Office of Public Engagement (OPE) is the steward of the Public Engagement Framework. OPE is a catalyst for action on public engagement at Memorial, working with internal and external groups to design programs and initiatives that advance the goals and objectives of the Framework.

OPE, led by the AVP (Public Engagement and Strategic External Relations) also provides leadership and supports for a range of Public Engagement-related units and activities within Memorial, and is the lead on strategic external relations for the university (including initiatives such as Cold Oceans and Northern) and supports programs like the Deputy Minister University Champion. The Office is also home to Memorial's Northern Liaison, responsible for developing networks and connections related to Memorial's northern and Arctic work.

The AVP (Public Engagement and Strategic External Relations) is also the Director of the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development.

OPE provides leadership, and operational/communications support, to the Public Engagement Portfolio, including, Memorial University Botanical Garden, Johnson Geocentre, Newfoundland Quarterly, Harris Centre, Alumni Engagement, and Conference Services and Signal Hill Campus Operations.