Leadership at Memorial

Student opportunity: YWCA St. John's Women of Distinction Awards events

Looking for an opportunity to meet and network with remarkable women leaders in our community?

Available to undergradute and graduate students, Memorial University is facilitating the participation of two Memorial University students in the special events associated with the 2019 YWCA St. John's Women of Distinction Awards. The two events take place in St. John’s:

• Awards nominations announcement on Friday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. and
• Awards presentation ceremony on Friday, March 8, between 4 and 8 p.m.

For more information on the awards program and related events, visit http://www.ywcastjohns.com/wod/.

Students in any program or year of study at the St. John’s or MI campuses may apply for this professional development opportunity by submitting their resume, outlining their leadership involvement and community contributions, and a 300-word statement answering the question, "Why is it important to recognize and celebrate women’s leadership?” Materials should be submitted in PDF format to leadership@mun.ca by Jan. 29, 2019.

Applicants must commit to attending both events, where they will be greeted by a designated Memorial University representative.

SUPERPOWERS registration is now closed.

SUPERPOWERS is taking place Saturday, January 12, 2019 in the Bruneau Centre.  If you missed registration but you still really want to attend, reach out by emailing leadership@mun.ca—we're sure we can work something out.

Discover your leadership superpowers.

Student Life offers programs, events, resources and other opportunities for student leadership development year-round. Attend Memorial Student Leadership Conferences, apply to be a Memorial Ambassador and help out during student events like Welcome Week to advance your leadership abilities (and your resume).

What is "leadership"?
Leadership has many definitions. Often, people see leadership as a trait possessed by individuals who can motivate and organize groups of people – but this is only one approach. Leadership can also be practiced through service (such as through helping your fellow students or other organizations), entrepreneurship, activism, governance and much more.

The key takeaway is this: leadership happens when you take action, especially when that action benefits the world around you.

We practice leadership in different ways, for different purposes and that's okay. This means that no one's a leader all of the time, but everyone's a leader some of the time. The key takeaway is this: leadership happens when you take action, especially when that action benefits the world around you.

Student Life offers programming to support all students in their leadership pursuits. 

Get engaged with leadership at MUN.
Check the menu to the left and the links above for existing opportunities. Are you imagining something that isn't there yet? Reach out to us! We would love to chat.


Student Life

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