17 Partnerships for the Goals

SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Teaching and Learning:


  • In addition to the ACESCentre project, Memorial is co-leading a project with Dalhousie University. Dr. Uta Passow is co-team leader on a BGC Argo Program for the NW North Atlantic Ocean, that is receiving $3,511,591 from the CFI. “In the coming months, Memorial will welcome a large influx of new post-doctoral researchers and graduate students who will work on many of the 16 complex, interlinked projects or modules that comprise OFI so far”
  • A new partnership to build research and academic connections in Nigeria will "enhance research collaborations in key areas such as engineering, technologies and related fields". According to the article, "Memorial will play a key role in innovation and technology development in Nigeria".
  • Collaboration between Memorial and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) will "lead innovation in ocean engineering, technology and science." According to the article, "The innovative projects undertaken by the collaborative research teams will contribute to discoveries and scientific advancement in fundamental ocean research areas, develop scientific knowledge for the public good, help train researchers", and more.
  • Memorial University’s faculty of business has joined network of business schools across the globe that are dedicated to inspiring and encouraging credible and useful research in business and management disciplines. The Faculty of Business Administration is the second business school in Canada to join the Responsible Research in Business and Management network, which includes 64 schools and partners around the world. Twenty-two members are located in North America with only two being in Canada.
  • Memorial and the Canadian Consortium for Ocean Drilling (CCOD) are maintaining participation in the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) until at least 2023. The International Ocean Discovery Program is a more than 50-year-old, 23-nation research collaboration to investigate Earth’s geological record buried in sediments and rocks beneath the seafloor. It is regarded by many as one of the most successful international research programs in the geosciences.
  • Memorial partners with Dalhousie, NOAA on Gulf of Maine expedition. Its powerful tides, combined with nutrients from bordering watersheds, creates an ecosystem that provides critical habitat for thousands of marine species.
  • Memorial University researchers have joined a team of 96 polar scientists from 50 international organizations to produce the most complete picture of Greenland ice loss to date. Led by Prof. Andrew Shepherd of the University of Leeds, and Dr. Erik Ivins of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory, this assessment was supported by the European Space Agency and NASA.
  • The Faculty of Medicine’s Global Health division has partnered with Worec Nepal to develop a peer-to-peer sexual health education program for schools in Nepal

Public Engagement: