We are pleased to participate and host a number of events throughout the year that engage our community as well as provide opportunities for Memorial students to learn, expand their networks and share their ideas.

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Student challenge events provide exposure to social enterprise concepts and are a critical entry point for students exploring social innovation. They offer students opportunities to explore, grow and develop the teamwork and collaboration skills needed for the 21st century.

  • Home4Good

We hosted a new student challenge event on November 19 & November 20, 2021 called Home4Good to help Memorial University students solve homelessness within their local context!  

For more details about the event, please click here.

  • Map the System

Map the System is a global competition that challenges students to think differently about social or environmental change.

Research a social or environmental problem that matters to you and gain the skills in systems thinking to understand ways to address it. You’ll have the chance to compete for cash prizes in a prestigious competition organized by Said Business School, University of Oxford.

Registration is now closed for 2022. 

Jan. 8, 2021: Platform to shine: Students investigate the flooding crisis in Canada through Map the System


  • MUNAlum 101: Social Enterprise

    What is social enterprise? What does it offer in the way of alternative to the traditional way of thinking about business?

    Join Dr. Gillian Morrissey (MMus, ’12), acting managing of Memorial’s Centre for Social Enterprise, for an introduction to social enterprise, loosely defined as business practices that make a positive impact on local communities. Discover the key role that social enterprise will play in the future of Newfoundland and Labrador and hear some inspiring stories of Memorial grads who are leading the way in this exciting space.

    Date: Nov. 9
    Time: 1-2 p.m.
    Location: Virtual session

    Register here

  • Social Startup Event

Do you have an idea for social impact?

The Centre for Social Enterprise and friends organize an annual social startup event to support the launch of social impact-oriented businesses.

Delivered in partnership with the United Church of Canada and other community collaborators, this event differs from a typical pitch competition by encouraging collaboration and creating a space for those who might not normally see themselves as entrepreneurs, social or otherwise.

This event is open to anyone and to ideas for social impact that might not be represented at other entrepreneurial events. The setting is also designed to be accessible and inclusive, providing accommodations and child care as needed.

To learn about the next social start-up event, join our email list.

May 30, 2018: Empowering communities: Memorial students take top prizes at Social Innovation Challenge

  • PLACE Dialogues

We work with researchers and other community partners on the PLACE Dialogues, which provide space for action-oriented conversation, collaboration and connection.

To learn about upcoming events, join our email list.