Leadership at Memorial

Student Life offers programs, events, resources and other opportunities for student leadership development year-round. Attend the Launch Forth or SUPERPOWERS conference, apply to be a Memorial Ambassador, and engage in the Experience Fellowship! No matter your year of study or level of leadership development, there's an opportunity for you to get involved!

SUPERPOWERS Leadership Conference

Register now! SUPERPOWERS: Memorial's Strengths-Based Student Leadership Conference is taking place on Saturday, January 11, 12:00pm-5:00pm, and is open to all students.

  • Learn from keynote speaker, Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi, Dermatologist, Author, TEDx Speaker, and Assistant Professor (Medicine)
  • Get inspired by a group of young entrepreneurs and start-up leaders in a dynamic panel/Q&A session, "Learn to Lead like an Entrepreneur"
  • Discover your SUPERPOWERS by completing a StrengthsFinder assessment, and uncovering the power of your strengths through a facilitated StrengthsFinder session (beginner and advanced workshop options)
  • Use your powers for good and discover how you can unlock your unique skills to lead others (in your next team meeting, group project, or club/society meet-up), in "How to Run a Meeting like a Boss!", a workshop by FreeForm Events.

Limited free tickets available for all Memorial students & alumni. Lunch, refreshments, and StrengthsFinder assessment tool provided free for all participants.

This conference has limited capacity. Reserve your spot & register now!

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 involved!

Check the menu to the left and the links above for existing opportunities. Are you imagining something that isn't there yet? Email us at leadership@mun.ca. We'd 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