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    Thursday, May 3, 2018
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    Grenfell Campus's Offices of Engagement and Research and Graduate Studies will be marking both Innovation and Research Weeks, taking place simultaneously May 14-18, with a variety of events.

    "Research is at the heart of what we do here at Grenfell Campus," said Dr. Kelly Vodden, Grenfell's associate vice-president, research and graduate studies. "The week-long festivities will showcase Grenfell researchers working in areas such as forestry, agriculture, climate change and other areas. We are taking this opportunity to highlight important research initiatives and to look for new opportunities to work with community partners. Events such as these mark the diversity, complexity and relevance of our research."

    "Grenfell's Office of Engagement, works with industry and community partners to support important community engaged research and learning," said Ken Carter, director of Grenfell's Office of Engagement. "During this week we will be hosting events related to community engaged research such as our partnership with Corner Brook Pulp and Paper and to highlight the new Navigate Incubator and Makerspace.  All of these efforts will support innovation in the regional economy."

    For a complete list of the larger Innovation Week schedule visit  innovationweek.ca/schedule , and for a complete list of all Memorial's Research Week activities, visit www.mun.ca/research/week.php.

    The schedule for Grenfell events throughout the week include:

    Monday- Friday

    Arts and science atrium, Grenfell Campus


    Poster presentation showcase

    Research initiatives by faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students will be on display throughout the week.


    Monday, May 14

    8:30am – 4:30pm

    Grenfell Campus, Arts and science atrium


    Innovation 2.0 Conference: Fostering an innovative, collaborative, and forward-thinking economic landscape

    This day-long conference, a partnership between Navigate, Association of New Canadians and the Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre, will explore innovation in three themes: entrepreneurship, diversity and workplace development. The sessions include discussions on the proposed Centre for Research and Innovation with Corner Brook Pulp and Paper's general manager Darren Pelley; a lunchtime keynote address from Emily Brennan, marketing manager of Alongside, a hiring software company located in Moncton, NB; and a moderated panel of industry leaders discussing workforce development challenges and innovative solutions. All are welcome. Registration is free and lunch will be provided.

    Registration info: www.ancnl.ca/innovation, 637-2700


    Tuesday, May 15

    9-10 a.m.

    Navigate Centre, College of the North Atlantic

    Open House, Incubator

    Come visit the new Incubator to learn about upcoming initiatives and priorities.


    Tuesday, May 15

    1:30-3 p.m.

    AS 2016, Grenfell Campus

    Open conversation: Research communications

    Join us to share your thoughts on how best to communicate research initiatives to further advance awareness and spur collaboration.


    Wednesday, May 16- Friday, May 18

    Coastal Communities in a Changing Climate: Impacts & Solutions for Gros Morne Communities


    Wednesday, May 16, 8:30 -4 p.m.- Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook                            

    Thursday, May 17, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m, and Friday, May 18, 9 a.m. –Noon- Fisherman's Landing Inn, Rocky Harbour


    This three-day workshop will bring together students, researchers, practitioners and community members to examine the impacts of climate change on coastal communities, specifically extreme weather and rising sea levels, particularly in Gros Morne and Western Newfoundland. These discussions are framed by the recently initiated national assessment on climate change impacts and risks, coordinated by the Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division of Natural Resources Canada. The workshop will include a keynote address by Liette Vasseur, 10 paper presentations, two break-out sessions, a roundtable, and a youth forum. All sessions are open to the public and will be live-streamed. For more information or to register, contact cconnors@grenfell.mun.ca or visit https://grosmorneclimatesymposium.com.

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