17 Partnerships for the Goals

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

Find the most recent Gazette stories for this goal here.

Teaching and Learning:

  • In 2016, the federal government announced $6 million in funding for the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), a partnership between Memorial, DAL, and UPEI. The OFI focuses on research in various areas of ocean sciences, such as sustainable fisheries, sustainable aquaculture, marine safety, and ocean data and technology.
  • In 2017, fourteen English as a second language students from South Korea and Qatar travelled to Corner Brook to participate inGrenfell’s Career, Culture and Language Education Experience program. This program aimed to improve the students’s fluency and competence when speaking English, while also improving their knowledge of Newfoundland and Canadian culture.
  • The Bonne Bay Aquarium and Research Station, located in Norris Point, is a research, teaching and conference venue that is part of Memorial’s Grenfell Campus. It is open to collaboration with researchers and professors from all disciplines interested in teaching and learning in the Gros Morne/Bonne Bay region.
  • The Marine Institute signed a contract with the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education in 2017 which allowed for 22 instructors and managers from Indonesian polytechnic institutions to attend a six week training program in St. John’s. 10 participants took part in the Aquaculture Management Program, while 12 took part in the Maritime Safety Program.
  • In 2019, Memorial signed a 10-year agreement with the Nunavut Arctic College to promote northern research opportunities, build administrative capacity and expand post-secondary programs available to learners in Nunavut. The first initiative of the program was the delivery of the Nunavut Teacher Education program, which aims to prepare graduates to teach in Nunavut’s school system.


Public Engagement:

  • Marine Institute participated in the four year INVEST Co-op Indonesia project, beginning in 2017. The project aimed to help support small scale aquaculture in four regencies in South Sulawesi, and introduce climate change resistant practices to improve yield of production and economic wellbeing in the region.