17 Partnerships for the Goals
SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Teaching and Learning:
- Partnership between MUNL, DAL, and UPEI for establishing the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI). “The OFI will be the North Atlantic’s first transnational research organization and one of the world’s most significant ocean science research collaborations.”
- Representatives from Memorial travelled to India where they visited universities interested in collaborating with Memorial. International collaborations allow an enriched academic experience for all. "Plans are also in motion... to create short-term exchange programs for Memorial students and students at partnering Indian institutions to enable undergraduate students to learn from their diverse experiences and backgrounds."
- Fourteen students from South Korea and Qatar travelled to Corner Brook to participate in Grenfell’s Career, Culture and Language Education Experience program. This program will improve fluency and competence when speaking English.
- The Bonne Bay Marine Station is a research, teaching and conference venue and is part of the Grenfell Campus, Memorial University. It is open to collaboration with researchers and professors from all disciplines interested in teaching and learning in the Gros Morne/Bonne Bay region.
- OGEN can help you embark on a Masters and/or PhD in ocean research through partner universities’ degree programs (Dalhousie University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, University of Prince Edward Island and University of New Brunswick). We also bring you access to transformational experiences and connections preparing you for 21st century careers. These include summer schools, workshops, entrepreneurship training, internships with industry and more. (OCEAN SCIENCES)
- The Marine Institute has signed a contract with the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education for a six week training program that will see 22 instructors and managers from Indonesian polytechnic institutions brought to St. John’s for training.
- Over the next decade, Memorial will work together with NAC to promote northern research opportunities, build administrative capacity and expand post-secondary programs available to learners in Nunavut through joint credentials with the expressed purpose of increasing Inuit employment.
- Representatives from Memorial University’s Internationalization Office and Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science made a successful trip to India where they visited universities keen to collaborate with Memorial.
- 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.
- "The Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) is part of a four-year, multi-partner project that aims to strengthen the aquaculture industry in Indonesia." "The goal is to increase production, productivity and access to markets and financial services through integrated production, financing and marketing co-operatives."
- A partnership between Memorial and Her Majesty's Penitentiary (HMP) is providing the opportunity for inmates to "use gardening and meditation to help support their mental and emotional well-being while serving time." The group of participants in the program consisted of men ranging from 19 to a senior citizen. The program greatly contributed to inmate well-being and provided a sense of hope for them.
- Student affairs and services – Advancing SDGs in universities
- One Indigenous graduate from Memorial University will be chosen to spend three months in Norway, one in Finland, and one in Labrador, all expenses paid. " The intern will be involved in international Indigenous affairs covering a range of topics including environmental protection, ... economic development, education, social justice, health and language retention."
- Partnering with OGEN as a supervising partner means your organization could be directly involved in the supervision of a jointly developed research project and the OGEN student working on the project.
- On Aug. 11, 2021 Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announced the $3.4M GeoScan Project. This Newfoundland and Labrador-led project will provide an innovative solution to de-risk offshore wind, oil and gas, and other offshore installations.
- The creation of the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), a partnership between MUN, Dalhousie, and UPEI, will focus on solutions for safe and sustainable ocean development (pg. 7).
- Grenfell strategic plan: (slides 33-35) Sustainability.
- Fair Trade Campus