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Past Events

Engage Grenfell

​Forestry Start-up, June 20-22, 2018 

This two-day event will provide opportunities for participants to interact with industry experts and work on a startup idea with a team!

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  • Pitches will revolve around challenges and opportunities in the forest industry in Western NL, presented by an opening panel of industry experts (see below). 
  • Participants will learn the Lean Business Model, and can use an array of design and fabrication tools to create and iterate a physical prototype.
  • Check out the FULL AGENDA.

Industry experts panel: Challenges and opportunities in the forest industry in Western NL, presented by:

  • Darren Pelley, VP and general manager of Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Ltd.
  • Bill Dawson, executive director of the new Newfoundland and Labrador Forest Industry Association
  • Kate Edwards, acting science director of the Atlantic Forestry Centre and adjunct professor at Grenfell
  • Eric Young, director, Forest Engineering & Industry Services, provincial department Natural Resources


Maria Kilfoil, PhD
Makerspace Manager
Office of Engagement/Navigate
709-637-2587 (O)
902-880-1108 (M) 

Grenfell Office of Engagement

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: FC4020-4027
Phone: (709) 637-6208