News & Events

May 19, 2020

Dr. Klinke has published a new article on the public understanding of risk

Dr. Andreas Klinke has published a new article entitled “Public Understanding of Risk and Risk Governance” in the Journal of Risk Research, which is the leading […]
May 15, 2020

Dr. Klinke has a new publication on public policy and risk strategies

Dr. Andreas Klinke has published a new article entitled “Towards a commonly shared public policy perspective for analysing risk coping strategies” (co-authored with Y. Li, A. […]
April 28, 2020

Dr. Klinke has a New SSHRC Project on Global Ocean Governance

Dr. Andreas Klinke recently received a SSHRC Insight Grant for his project entitled “Methodological Cosmopolitanism: Exploring Cosmopolitan Governance of Global Oceans”. Oceans are vitally important for […]
April 15, 2020

Dr. Klinke has a new publication on cosmopolitan governance of global energy transformation

Dr. Andreas Klinke published a new book chapter entitled “Cosmopolitan Governance for Sustainable Global Energy Transformation: Democratic, Participatory-Deliberative, Multilayered” in the volume ‘The Role of Public […]
November 8, 2019

Annual AGM – The Atlantic Society of Fish and Wildlife Biology

The Atlantic Society of Fish and Wildlife Biology brings together scientists and students to identify and discuss the biological problems in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince […]
September 27, 2019

Election Candidates Debate on the Environment

EPI is partnering with the Western Environment Centre (WEC) to host an all-candidates debate on the environment for the federal election riding of Long Range Mountains! […]
August 30, 2019

Dr. Klinke joins the IASS as Affiliate Scholar

Dr. Andreas Klinke has been invited to join the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) as Affiliate Scholar. The IASS is located in Postdam, Germany. The […]
August 27, 2019

Dr. Klinke published new article on risk governance

Andreas Klinke together with Ortwin Renn published a new survey and review article entitled “The Coming of Age of Risk Governance” in the journal Risk Analysis, […]
August 19, 2019

Dr. Klinke presented at the Regulatory Governance Conference in Hong Kong

Dr. Klinke presented at the Regulatory Governance Conference in Hong Kong Dr. Andreas Klinke presented his newest research on governance for global energy transformation entitled “Cosmopolitan […]
August 1, 2019

Current MAEP Graduate Student Starts New Position with the Nunatsiavut Government

Jason Dicker is a current graduate student supervised by Dr. Stephen Decker, in the Master of Arts in Environmental Policy program at EPI, Grenfell Campus.  Jason […]
June 30, 2019

A New Job for Master of Arts in Environmental Policy Graduate

Recent MAEP graduate Sophie Le Noble has been hired as a Policy Analyst with Natural Resources Canada in Ottawa! Congratulations and best of luck with your future […]
May 17, 2019

Congratulations: Former Student Temitope Onifade Receives High-Ranking Scholarship

Former MAEP student Temitope Onifade, supervised by Dr. Andreas Klinke, received the prestigious and high-ranking Vanier Scholarship in Law. It is one of the highest ranked […]
April 30, 2019

Recent MAEP Graduate Hired by Air Canada

Sien Van den broeke, a recent graduate of the Master of Arts in Environmental Policy program at the Environmental Policy Institute, has a new job as […]
April 10, 2019

Building Climate Resilience Conference April 9, 2019

April 9, 2019 Building Climate Resilience: A Conference on Incorporating Climate Change Into Public Infrastructure Planning and Design Dr. Wade Bowers and MAEP students Victoria Gallagher […]
April 6, 2019

EPILab Launch

The Environmental Policy Institute launched the EPILab on April 5, 2019. This event invited Grenfell’s external partners, as well as some new potential partners, to attend […]
March 29, 2019

PhiLab Atlantic Hub – Inaugural Workshop held at Grenfell Campus

The inaugural workshop for the PhiLab Atlantic Hub, a research group based at Grenfell and hosted/supported by EPI was held at the Environmental Policy Institute March […]
March 25, 2019

Aldrich Conference March 23-24, 2019

Each year, the School of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) coordinate an interdisciplinary conference for graduate students and a keynote address in memory […]
March 25, 2019

Annual MAEP Policy Competition,
St. John’s, NL

The annual Environmental Policy Institute Case Competition for the Master of Art’s in Environmental Policy Program (MAEP) was held recently March 21-22, 2019 in St. John’s, […]
March 22, 2019

Dr. Klinke Invited to Workshop on the Earth System

Dr. Andreas Klinke was invited to an interdisciplinary workshop entitled “Violated Earth – Violent Earth” March 20-22, 2019 by the Technical University of Munich and the […]
March 6, 2019

EPI Job Panel Discussion and Networking Event March 5, 2019

MAEP students Victoria Gallagher and Clarisse Uwamahoro helped organize the Job Panel and Networking Event hosted by the Environmental Policy Institute. This event gave students the […]
February 28, 2019

CleanTechWest Conference, Corner Brook, NL, hosted by NEIA

  CleanTechWest, February 28, 2019, is a workshop in Corner Brook, NL that explores clean technology and green economy business opportunities specific to the Western region. […]
February 22, 2019

Policy Brief Competition, MAEP Student 3rd Place Winner

MAEP Student Samantha Burns (pictured on the left) attended the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AFCC) Policy Brief Competition in Ottawa February 13-15, 2019. For the competition […]
February 8, 2019

ENVP 6001 Students Engage in Cabinet Simulation

As part of the ENVP 6001 course (Applied Environmental Problem Solving), on February 8, 2019, students engaged in a 3-hour simulation of a provincial-level cabinet meeting. […]
January 21, 2019

NunatuKavut Community Council Energy Research Summit, Goose Bay

EPI Assistant Professor, Garrett Richards attended the NunatuKavut Community Council Energy Research Summit in Goose Bay January 14-15, 2019. The first day of the event focused on […]
November 30, 2018

WWF: Coastal Restoration Planning Project in Newfoundland and Labrador

WWF: Coastal Restoration Planning Project in Newfoundland and Labrador EPI hosted a public talk on “Coastal Restoration Planning in Newfoundland and Labrador” by Randal Green. Mr. […]
November 22, 2018

A Visit with EPI – Assistant Deputy Minister Katie Norman

On November 22-23, 2018, Ms. Katie Norman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Executive Council – Communications and Public Engagement paid a visit to Grenfell Campus. Ms. Norman met with […]
October 22, 2018

Newleef Green Economy Conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Newleef Green Economy Conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador October 10-11, 2018. EPI Assistant Professor Garrett Richards attended the Newleef Green Economy Conference in St. John’s,  […]
May 28, 2018

EPI students attend and participate in climate change conference in Newfoundland

EPI students attend and participate in climate change conference in Newfoundland Four EPI Master Arts in Environmental Policy (MAEP) graduate students participated in a regional climate […]
May 23, 2018

New Publication – Myron King

Northward shift of the agricultural climate zone under 21st-century global climate change Myron King, Daniel Altdorff, Pengfei Li, Lakshman Galagedara, Joseph Holden & Adrian Unc To […]
May 17, 2018

Myron King Presents at the Climate Change Workshop

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University and The Gros Morne Cooperating Association Presents:  Coastal communities in a changing climate: IMPACT, CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR GROS MORNE May 16-18, […]
May 8, 2018

SPONSOR OF THE 2018 NL ENVIROTHON

EPI is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 NL Envirothon, which is taking place at Killdevil Camp, Gros Morne on May 10-12, 2018. A […]
April 10, 2018

Backpack on Track: Sien on the rails

Travel Blog Marketing and Communications Blog Week 3: Travels on the train Travels on the train   Travelling by train has this captivating charm and old-fashioned […]
April 10, 2018

Sustainability Report Card

Sustainability report card Identifying ‘what’s strong, not what’s wrong,’ in rural N.L. Public Engagement  |  Sustainable World Part of a special feature showcasing Memorial’s leadership and […]
April 10, 2018

New Publications – Dr. Andreas Klinke

Dr. Andreas Klinke and Ortwin Renn have just published a new article entitled “Distributed Responsibility in Risk Governance’ in the book “Sustainable Risk Management”, edited by Peter A. […]
April 10, 2018

A message from Sylvester Kaonga an African Leaders of Tomorrow scholar from Zambia

African Climate Change Week: Policy reflections from African Leader of Tomorrow scholarship April 3, 2018 CBIE-BCEI African Leaders of Tomorrow As African Climate Change Week is […]
April 10, 2018

A seminar by Dr. Steve Bonnell – March 16, 2018

The Environmental Policy Institute presents Environmental Assessment as Planning or Permitting? Issues, Opportunities and Insights from Theory and Practice a seminar by Dr. Steve Bonnell Adjunct […]
April 10, 2018

Environmental Policy Case Competition 2018

Topic:  Develop a strategic policy proposal that promotes the development of new approaches to food security in Labrador The Winning Team!   Rashidatu Mohammed Uthman Emmanuel […]
April 10, 2018

Ifedolapo Mohammed – 20th Annual Aldrich Conference Winner

The 20th Annual Aldrich Conference brought together graduate students as well as researchers from across newfoundland and Labrador to experience interdisciplinary research on a whole new […]
March 15, 2018

The Environmental Policy Institute Presents:

Environmental Assessment as Planning or Permitting? Issues, Opportunities and Insights from Theory and Practice a seminar by Dr. Steve Bonnell Adjunct Professor, Environmental Policy Institute, School […]
January 31, 2018

EPI researchers have articles published in special issue of the Journal of Rural and Community Development

EPI researchers have articles published in special issue of the Journal of Rural and Community Development In January 2018, researchers from the Environmental Policy Institute co-authored […]
January 31, 2018

Fly-in/Fly-out Commuting in Deer Lake Findings from the research project: Identifying the Built Space Impacts of Fly-in/Fly out Employment-Related Geographical Mobility in Deer Lake, NL By: Leanna Butters

A presentation by Leanna Butters on her thesis findings – January 23, 2018 – Town Office, Deer Lake, NL
November 14, 2017

Researchers Conduct Tourism-Related Fieldwork in NL, October 2017

Dr. Mark Stoddart beginning a focus group, Oct 2017 EPI researchers had the opportunity to assist with data collection for the Harris Centre-funded research project “Regional […]
November 9, 2017

Coastal and Indigenous community access to marine resources and the ocean: A policy imperative for Canada

Contribution to this article came from Dr. Paul Foley, Environmetal Policy Institute, School of Science and the Environment, Memorial University, Grenfell Campus. Below is the link […]
October 20, 2017

Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference, 2017 in Nelson, BC

EPI and Grenfell Faculty and Students attend Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference, 2017 in Nelson, BC Students and faculty of the Environmental Policy Institute and Grenfell […]
October 17, 2017

A special issue of Water – “Source Water Protection: State of the Art and Science”

Contribution to this special issue of water came from three (3) Environmental Policy Institute related articles of seven (7). Below is the link to the full […]
August 22, 2017

DUC NL Job Posting – Application deadline August 27, 2017

Ducks Unlimited Canada is a leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are […]
August 16, 2017

Rural Resilience Researchers Publish Articles in Special Issue on Source Water Protection

Rural Resilience Researchers Publish Articles in Special Issue on Source Water Protection By: Seth Bomangsaan Eledi In July 2017, Rural Resilience researchers published two articles in […]
August 10, 2017

African Leaders: Advancing my career and Cameroon through scholarship

  African Leaders: Advancing my career and Cameroon through scholarship July 4, 2017 CBIE-BCEI African Leaders of Tomorrow, Blog, Student Blog Introducing Richard I am grateful […]
July 31, 2017

Presentation at International Conference on Public Policy

Dr. Andreas Klinke presented his newest research in the conference paper entitled “Dynamic Multilevel Governance as Global Governance of Change” at the International Conference of Public […]
July 21, 2017

MAEP Alumnus and Lecturer at Grenfell Campus, Temitope Onifade, Builds on Policy Training

MAEP Alumnus and Lecturer at Grenfell Campus, Temitope Onifade, Builds on Policy Training MAEP 2015 Alumnus and Lecturer for Environmental Law at Grenfell Campus, Temitope Onifade, […]
July 19, 2017

Ayotunde Omosule Internship Story

Indigenous Research Experience Towards the middle of February 2017, I embarked on a three month internship placement at the Indigenous Mi’kmaq community of Flat Bay, Western […]
July 12, 2017

Interview with Lloyd’s Register Foundation

Dr. Andreas Klinke has been interviewed by the Chief Executive of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation in London on the scientific and public understanding of risk. The interview […]
June 6, 2017

Labrador Research Forum – EPI Poster Presentation

I was very pleased to have the opportunity to attend last month’s Labrador Research Forum in Goose Bay. The form was very well organized and attended […]
June 6, 2017

EPI Faculty and Students Participate in Inaugural Labrador Research Forum

EPI faculty and students were able to attend and participate in the first biennial Labrador Research Forum, held April 30-May 3, 2017 in Sheshatshiu and Happy […]
June 6, 2017

Iron and Earth East ‘Renewable Energy Speaker Series Event’

Iron and Earth East, in collaboration with the Environmental Policy Institute [EPI], hosted a successful ‘Renewable Energy Speaker Series Event’ at Grenfell Campus on May 25th, 2017. […]
June 2, 2017

March 2017, MAEP Students Win Create-A-Thon Awards

By Nazrul Islam Every success has a few background stories. The key motivation to participate in the “Create-a-thon” comes from my supervisor, Dr. Kelly Vodden. As […]
June 2, 2017

April 2017 Researchers Visit Fogo Island

April 2017, Grenfell researchers Brennan Lowery and Ukachi Okpara visited Fogo Island. The island is relevant to both students’ research: Ukachi’s Master of Arts research paper […]
June 2, 2017

MAEP Student Interviewed on CBC About Research in Deer Lake

Photo credit: Brian McHugh, CBC Corner Brook MAEP student Leanna Butters was featured on CBC Corner Brook’s Morning Show on Monday, March 13th about her research […]
April 28, 2017

2017 Conference | Ninth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses

Obafemi Okusipe is currently a graduate student in the Environmental Policy Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Grenfell Campus), Canada. His research interests include biodiversity management, environmental planning […]
April 18, 2017

2017 Environmental Policy Institute Policy Competition

First year Masters of Environment Policy students travelled to St. John’s, NL, on March 21st this year to compete in the third annual Environmental Policy Case […]
April 17, 2017

MAEP Internships; student-employer connections

Pictured above is Mr. Damon Clarke, Economics Development Office at the town of Deer Lake and Miss Leanna Butters, MAEP student sharing the amazing experience that […]
April 17, 2017

Public presentation given at Grenfell Campus from Dr.’s Cunsolo and Neilsen of the Labrador Institute

Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo, Director of the Labrador Institute gave a presentation on;  Lament for the Land:  Climate Change and Mental Health in Nunatsiavut, Labrador Dr. Scott […]
April 11, 2017

Five years of research

Environmental Policy Institute anniversary celebrated at Grenfell Research By Melanie Callahan In recognition of its fifth anniversary, Grenfell Campus’s Environmental Policy Institute is celebrating its accomplishments. […]
April 11, 2017

Aldrich Conference Winner – Hope Olusanya

Hope Olusanya in the poster presentation category! His poster was based on his thesis research, titled: Assessing the climate change vulnerability of freshwater fish species in […]
April 11, 2017

Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference

Title: EPI students excel at the Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference once again   For a third year, students of the Environmental Policy Institute (EPI), including those in […]
April 7, 2017

5 years in review presented by Environmental Policy Institute and the Masers of Arts Environmental Policy Program

Please click on the link below to view our statistics. EPI_2012-17 Report FINAL
March 14, 2017

Dr. Kelly Vodden publishes in The Canadian Water Resources Journal

Dr. Sarah Mines and Dr. Kelly Vodden publishes in The Canadian Water Resources Journal an article – “The capacity gap: Understanding impediments to sustainable drinking water […]
February 6, 2017

Forum on Housing and the Mobile Workforce in Newfoundland and Labrador Report

A new report reveals a need for housing that is accessible and affordable for mobile workers and other residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. The report, by the […]
December 21, 2016

Dr. Andreas Klinke presented at the Society of Risk Analysis

Dr. Andreas Klinke has presented his recent research on “Dynamic Multilevel Governance as Global Governance on Systemic Risks” at the International Annual Meeting of the Society […]
November 17, 2016

Dr. Andreas Klinke invited as Expert for Risk Governance

Dr. Andreas Klinke was invited as expert for risk governance to the international expert workshop ‘Applying, Using and Developing further IRGC Concepts and Instruments for Risk […]
November 2, 2016

Conference on the Biological, Social, Economic and Cultural Implications of Oil and Gas Exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence held at Memorial University

On October 26-27, 2016, Dr. Robert Scott (Sustainable Resource Management Department, Grenfell Campus), Raymond Cusson (Gros Morne Cooperating Association), and the Holistic Sustainable Development Network (HSDN) […]
October 17, 2016

Recent graduate of MA in Environmental Policy receives position with Centre for International Governance Innovation

Master of Arts in Environmental Policy graduate student, Ayoola Odeyemi, receives a position with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) as a Research Assistant. Although Ayoola was […]
August 31, 2016

Dr. Kelly Vodden co-edits in The Extractive Industries and Society An International Journal

A Special Section of The Extractive Industries and Society journal co-edited by Heather Hall (University of Waterloo) and EPI researcher Kelly Vodden has been​ released (Vol. 3, Issue 3, July 2016). The section focuses […]
August 8, 2016

Dr. Andreas Klinke has published in the new ‘Handbook of Theories of Governance’

Dr. Klinke published two chapters in the new governance handbook. He published a single-authored chapter on ‘Democratic Theory’ and a co-authored chapter on ‘Risk Governance’ in […]
July 19, 2016

Dr. Andreas Klinke presents research on Multilevel Governance at an International Conference

In July, Dr. Andreas Klinke (EPI Associate Professor and Director) presented his new research at the Interpretive Policy Analysis 11th International Conference held in Hull, United Kingdom. His research […]
July 19, 2016

Recent publications by Dr. Kelly Vodden and Dr. Maura Hanrahan

Dr. Kelly Vodden (Associate Professor) and Dr. Maura Hanrahan (Grenfell’s Humanities Program Chair) of EPI have recently published in (S. Markey, Laura Ryser, and Don Manson) It’s […]
July 4, 2016

EPI Researchers attend the CAG Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Faculty and students of the Environmental Policy Institute travelled to Halifax to present at the Canadian Association of Geographers Conference (CAG) 2016. The CAG Conference is […]
June 16, 2016

MAEP Graduate, Temitope Onifade, Wins Prestigious International Bar Association Scholarship

Temitope Onifade, a recent MAEP graduate and lecturer at Memorial University, has won the Scholarship for Energy and Natural Resources Law of the International Bar Association, […]
June 14, 2016

Dr. Maura Hanrahan reads from her book manuscript

Dr. Maura Hanrahan read from her book manuscript Unchained Man: The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Bartlett at the Fogo Island Public Library on […]
May 24, 2016

Grad Spring Fling

On May 15th 2016, the Grad students enjoyed a day of fun in the sun for the 2016 Spring Fling Event to end another great year at […]
May 18, 2016

Dr. Maura Hanrahan and MAEP student Nick Mercer receive grant

Maura Hanrahan, EPI, and co-investigator Nick Mercer, MAEP student, have received a grant from the Harris Centre/RBC Water Fund for the following project: Rainwater Harvesting Systems (RWH) as […]
May 2, 2016

Dr. Maura Hanrahan visits Greenland

Dr. Maura Hanrahan presented her drinking water research to Nukissiorfiit, Greenland’s Energy and Water Authority, in Nuuk last week. While there she had the opportunity to […]
April 27, 2016

Dr. Andreas Klinke has been invited to a high-profile risk management workshop

Dr. Andreas Klinke has been invited to discuss issues of a responsible and sustainable handling of risks with high-profile experts from academia, politics and economy in […]
April 1, 2016

MAEP Students participate in EPI Policy Competition

From March 23-25, 2016, the first year Master of Arts in Environment Policy students travelled to St. John’s, NL, to compete in the second annual Environmental Policy […]
March 22, 2016

MAEP students excel in the Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference 2016

Students from the Master of Arts in Environmental Policy (MAEP) Program have excelled for a second year in St. John’s while participating in the Aldrich Interdisciplinary […]
March 21, 2016

Graduate student, Banjo Edu represents EPI at the Globe 2016 Conference

On the 1st of March, all corporate sustainability roads led to Vancouver. As a member of the Atlantic Canada Delegation, Banjo Edu, a graduate student enrolled […]
March 15, 2016

Research by Dr. Keske and team on connectivity of food security, food sovereignty, and food justice recently published

The online journal Spatial Justice (www.jssj.org) has published the latest research by Dr. Catherine Keske (EPI Associate Professor) and her team (Jennifer Brooke Dare, Tiffany Hancock and […]
March 1, 2016

Graduate Student, Ernest Nwanguma, will become new Project Environmental Advisor at Pennecon Ltd, St. John’s.

Graduate student, Ernest Nwanguma, of the program Master of Arts in Environmental Policy served his internship at Pennecon Ltd, where he worked on an ISO-Project. He performed his duty with great […]
February 29, 2016

Dr. Maura Hanrahan’s two invited chapters have been accepted for publication in the forthcoming book, The Philosophy of Arctic Law, Dawid Bunokowski, ed., Thematic Arctic Network […]
January 20, 2016

World Wetlands Day Event

Come one, come all on February 2nd, 2016 to a Wetlands ‘lunch and learn’ here at the Forestry building. February 2 is World Wetlands Day and […]
December 21, 2015

Dr. Maura Hanrahan has received a grant from the University of the Arctic

Dr. Maura Hanrahan has received a grant of 1500 Euro (2300.00 CDN.) from the University of the Arctic to visit the University of Greenland in Nuuk, […]
November 19, 2015

Dr. Andreas Klinke has a new publication on water governance

Dr. Andreas Klinke has published a book chapter entitled “The Great Lakes Water Governance in North America. Lessons for Expert Deliberation and Public Participation” in the […]
November 16, 2015

Graduate student immersed in research on community sustainability

Nick Mercer, MAEP student provided an overview of renewable energy as a tool for community sustainability as one of the guest presenters at the Conference on […]
November 3, 2015

Dr. Andreas Klinke is the new Director of EPI

Dr. Andreas Klinke has been appointed as the new Director of the Environmental Policy Institute and as Chair of the Master of Arts in Environmental Policy.
October 26, 2015

Dr. Maura Hanrahan has been awarded a Fogo Island Fellowship

Dr. Maura Hanrahan has been selected to receive a 2015 Fogo Island Fellowship.  She will complete a residence on Fogo Island sometime this year as well […]
October 14, 2015

EPI’s Dr. Kelly Vodden and Myron King present at latest Stewardship Association of Municipalities (SAM) meeting in Deer Lake

The pair presented to a SAM audience of over 25 representatives from Newfoundland and Labrador communities about source water protection, habitat stewardship, and the role of […]
October 13, 2015

MAEP Student Rebecca Brushett Receives Provincial Government Special Scholarship

MAEP student, Rebecca Brushett has been awarded a Provincial Government Special Scholarship for Students to Pursue Graduate Studies Related to Resource Development.  This funding will support […]
September 29, 2015

MAEP Student Temitope Onifade Publishes in Human Rights Review

Graduating MAEP Student and Lecturer for Environmental Law at Grenfell’s Sustainable Resource Management Programme, Temitope Onifade , recently published his paper entitled “Peoples-based permanent sovereignty over […]
September 29, 2015

Dr. Kelly Vodden Featured in the Telegram

The Telegram recently featured EPI’s Dr. Kelly Vodden and other On the Move researchers in their publication. Their article focused on the benefits and consequences of industrial […]
September 29, 2015

Grad Fest 2015/16

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