Taking class at Corner Brook City Hall. Working with rural communities to foster economically sound futures. Using mill sludge to support sustainable agriculture.
These are some of the stories you will read in the Grenfell Office of Engagement 2017-2019 report: Empowered by Community.
"Through our work, we see the results of dynamic interactions between academia, government, community and industry as we enter multi-directional exchanges of skills, capacities and knowledge," said Ken Carter, director of research and engagement, Grenfell Campus. "Engagement is central to Memorial University's mission and, as such, it remains at the core of our work. It leads students, faculty and staff along the path of inquiry and collaboration with local communities and industries to make our campus critical catalyst for the collision of community and academic knowledge."
"Empowered by Community" chronicles the collaborations the engagement office has forged with municipalities, community groups, government agencies and funders.
In addition to a section on the office, metrics and value statements, "Empowered by Community" highlights four areas: community-engaged research, community-engaged learning, community education and innovation and entrepreneurship.
"Our engagement office has a mandate to build a culture of collaboration between Grenfell and the western region of Newfoundland and Labrador," said Mr. Carter. "Whether you are a student, an employee or a member of the public, our office is here to facilitate connections and support partnerships. By implementing Memorial's Engagement Framework, our office creates opportunities to mobilize Grenfell faculty, staff and students for engagement. We support community engaged scholarship and experiential learning for our undergraduate and graduate students."
"Empowered by Community" is aligned with Grenfell Campus's strategic plan, Committing to Communities, which has as its mission to continue to grow a student-focused and community-engaged campus that uses its strengths to innovate, to respond to the needs of its stakeholders and to lead in achieving transformative change for sustainability.
"The stories in our 2017-2019 report are the accomplishments of our communities, industry and government partners, students, faculty and staff," said Mr. Carter.
To learn more, visit the Empowered by Community.