SUPERPOWERS Student Leadership Conference

Due to COVID-19 health and safety regulations Memorial University is operating in a remote environment. Our conferences are currently on hold, but will resume once campus is safe to open. In the meantime, check out our other remote events to develop your personal and professional skills!


What are your strengths? How can you best achieve your goals?

SUPERPOWERS is all about understanding and unlocking those unique combinations of talents that make us who we are. Learn more about your special combination of talents and how you might leverage them for success – whatever that looks like for you.

Everyone who attends SUPERPOWERS will get free access to the Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment, a (normally paid) self-assessment of your unique strengths. You'll learn more about what those strengths mean and how to use them. You'll also hear from key members of the community on how they think about and use their own strengths to achieve their goals.

2018 Speakers & Sessions

Memorial alum turned St. John’s City Councillors, Ian Froude and Maggie Burton spoke about their diverse backgrounds (engineering and music, respectively) and dynamic careers rooted in community engagement, education and leadership.

Students participated in a workshop on identifying and using their strengths through Gallup StrengthsFinder, a renowned self-assessment that helps users to understand the unique combination of talents that they possess. This assessment normally costs $20 USD, but students participating in SUPERPOWERS receive it for free!

Community leaders and members of the Memorial community present concurrent sessions in the afternoon focusing on different approaches to developing and using strengths. Speakers included Josh Smee, Ailsa Craig, Lynn Walsh and Katie Noseworthy. 

Director of Student Life Jennie Massey facilitated a capstone session  helping participants reflect on what they learned and practiced at SUPERPOWERS and how those lessons will help them lead throughout their academic, professional and personal lives.

SUPERPOWERS is proudly sponsored by:


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