The Tandem

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The fall 2022 issue of The Tandem, Memorial University’s public engagement newsletter, is now live!

This time, we’re considering how public engagement can enrich academic work, sharing the experiences of a partnership that is providing opportunities for growth (literally) in a penitentiary, and exploring the complex process of building meaningful public engagement relationships.

We hope you find the content in this issue useful and relevant to your own publicly engaged work, whether you’re just starting out or an experienced collaborator. The goal of the Tandem is to share experiences and insights from Memorial’s public engagement leaders: while we hope the stories are interesting, we also hope they represent a learning opportunity.
With that in mind, we’re always interested in hearing from you, our readers, about themes, concepts, and strategies that you’d like us to cover. There is a wealth of great experience in PE at Memorial, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and public partners, and the Tandem exists to help share that knowledge with folks who can use it.

If you’d like to make a suggestion, just email us at

Thanks for reading, and see you again next year!

The Office of Public Engagement Team

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