Upcoming events, the latest news, videos, podcasts and reports from the Harris Centre.
The Future of Oil:
NL's Offshore Oil & Climate Change
If global markets are moving away from fossil fuel consumption, where does that leave the NL oil and gas industry? Can we (and should we) continue to rely on it? Does the industry have a role to play in building a greener, more sustainable economic future in this province?

Join us as we discuss with our panelists, Dr. Angela Carter (Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and author of Fossilized: Environmental Policy in Canada's Petro-Provinces) and Max Ruelokke (Consultant, Former Deputy Minister, and former CEO of Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board)
WHEN: Oct 5th
12:00PM - 1:00PM
WHERE: Online via Zoom
Thriving Regions Applied Research Fund
Protecting Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Production from Climate and Related Challenges through Diet Manipulation
Learn more about aquaculture in the Burin region by reading Dr. Eric Ignatz's recently published report on Atlantic Salmon. Dr. Ignatz's research built upon the Burin Peninsula’s tradition of working on the sea, and was conducted in the hopes of ensuring that the region has future seafood-related employment and economic opportunities regardless of what environmental changes lie ahead.

With the threat of global climate change, this study examined whether diet manipulation could be an effective tool that local salmon farmers could use to help mitigate these risks. The results of this study provide valuable information for local companies, and help ensure that salmon aquaculture in Newfoundland is sustainable.
In the News
Council for Advancement
and Support of Education (CASE)
Town-Gown Relations: How, and Why, Institutions Should Collaborate with their Communities
"Looking outside the campus community and striving to serve the city, state, or region in which the college or university is located is exactly what higher education institutions should be doing...Community needs can be addressed by individual projects...or, on a larger scale, in the form of a dedicated public engagement outfit such as the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development at Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada...."

The Harris Centre was recently recognized internationally in an article by Caitlin Lukacs for Currents, on how we facilitate partnerships between the university and the province’s people. Click the button to read more!
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Thriving Regions Partnership Process
Lights. Camera. Grow!:
An Exploration of Farming, Food Security, and Community in the Codroy Valley
The Harris Centre welcomed Memorial's Dr. Paul De Decker, Brickbark Inn's Roshni Caputo-Nimbark, Cranky Goat Entertainment's Christopher Richardson and Peter Elliott, and FoodFirstNL's Josh Smee to discuss Dr. De Decker's recent short documentary film exploring issues of food security and the experiences of community members from the Southwest Coast region as they come together to learn about farming and gardening.
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Wednesday, September 29
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Alumni Engagement and Conference & Event Services presents
Hidden Memorial:
Signal Hill Campus
If you’re curious about what’s happened to the old Battery hotel since Memorial University moved in, you will soon be able to visit inside the renovated building--without having to leave your home or office!

Join Memorial’s Office of Alumni Engagement and Conference & Event Services as they take you on a virtual tour of the Emera Innovation Exchange (EIX)--including a tour of the Harris Centre--to help celebrate the third anniversary of Signal Hill Campus (SHC).
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