Upcoming events, the latest news, videos, podcasts and reports from the Harris Centre.
Research Collaboration Session
In the Natural Resource Sector
Join us to learn more about a new applied research fund on employment diversity in the natural resource sector.

Share your ideas and insights on what questions need answers and what projects could help.
Meet other researchers, community organizations and industry reps tackling the same challenges, share ideas and build collaborations.
Tuesday, October 15th
9:00-11:30 am
Emera Innovation Exchange
Signal Hill Campus
Yaffle Connects
 How values-based procurement can help build healthy local economies 
Large institutions have big purchasing power – what if institutions used that purchasing power to further their social and economic impact on the region they serve. Eastern Health recently embarked on a “values-based procurement strategy” that seeks innovative ways for enhancing outcomes for both patients and local businesses.

Join us for a Yaffle Connects session with Ron Johnson (Vice President-Information Services & Rural Health) and Deanne Piercey (Associate Director – Strategic Procurement, Financial and Administrative Services, Memorial University of Newfoundland) to explore the potential opportunities, benefits and practicalities of values-based procurement approaches. 

October 28th
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Emera Innovation Exchange
Signal Hill Campus
Galbraith Lecture in Public Policy with Evan Solomon:
Election 2019 and the Age of Uncertainty 
The 2019 Galbraith Lecture in Public Policy will feature CTV’s Evan Solomon and present a deep dive into the forces and factors at play in 2019 federal election and what they say about Canada's place in the world. As Western democracies deal with the rise of populism and a backlash against the norms, alliances and treaties of the last 75 years, what are the biggest challenges and opportunities ahead for Canada?

Evan Solomon, the host of Canada's most watched political television show, CTV Question Period, will examine the forces at play in the 2019 federal election and what will shape the events of the future. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Memorial University’s Dr. Amanda Bittner and Memorial alumnus and political strategist, Tim Powers. 
Monday, October 28th
7:00 pm - 9:00pm
$15 ($10 for students)
Doors open at 6:00 pm (General Seating)
Emera Innovation Exchange, Signal Hill Campus
Burin Peninsula Thriving Regions Workshops
What can we do to foster opportunities in the Burin Peninsula Region for current & future generations?

Come join us at either of our two initial workshops to share your thoughts & help shape priorities for potential projects by Memorial University researchers that can support community & economic development in the Burin Peninsula region.
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Doc's Diner & Cafe, Fortune  

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Marystown Hotel, Marystown
Older Workers Summit
NL's aging workforce & shrinking population can have a drastic impact on the labour market & the ability of businesses to find workers. But NL's demographic situation could also present an opportunity - more and more people are working well into their 60's and 70's. 

What can employers do to attract and retain older workers? What barriers do older workers face, and how can we find solutions to create more age-friendly work environments? What opportunities and spin-off effect could these solutions have for all workers?

Join us for a day-long discussion and action planning workshop on the challenges for older workers, and the possible solutions and strategies that can help address this labour market opportunity.
Wednesday, November 13
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Research Funding Opportunities
Thriving Regions Applied Research Fund
Expressions of Interest:
Baccalieu Trail Region
Would you like to do research that impacts the sustainability of the Baccalieu Trail Region?

We have funding for projects that fall within the following themes:
  • Tourism and Culture
  • Infrastructure and Accessibility (Communications and Transportation)
  • Innovation and Business Development (Green Economy)
Deadline October 29, 2019
Harris Centre - West White Rose Employment Diversity
Research Fund
The call for Expressions of Interest for the Harris Centre - West White Rose Natural Resource Sector Employment Diversity Fund will be open from October 15 - November 8.

If you are interested in applying to the fund, please consider attending the Employment Diversity Research Collaboration Session being held on October 15th (9:00-11:30 am).
Call for Expressions of Interest
OPEN: OCT 15 - NOV 8
Rural Routes Podcast
Season 3, Episode 2: Community First Tourism Development
Developing rural tourism is a complicated process fraught with pitfalls, but, when done right, it provides economic and social benefits to rural communities. In this episode, we talk to researchers and practitioners about tourism development in Newfoundland and Labrador, Scotland, Denmark, Alberta, and BC. And, if you speak Klingon, you’re in luck- this rural tourism episode includes a trip to Vulcan! So, come with us where no episode has gone before.
Missed the Session? Watch the Video
Yaffle Connects
Study & Stay: Making NL Home for International Students
The Atlantic Canada Study and Stay initiative is a new program aimed at building partnerships helping students create a future in NL where they can make their mark on the innovative and entrepreneurial landscape.We took a closer look at the challenges and opportunities facing international students who wish to make NL their home after graduation.
Read the latest reports
Restoring and Retelling the Story of Grenfell Gardens
Gregory Wood and Jose Lam
The Harris Centre-SNCC Applied Research Fund
Vision Based Pay-As-You-Throw System
Songyuan Ji and Minglun Gong
The Harris Centre-RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund
Have a topic you want to present?
Yaffle Connects
Have a research idea to share? Need a platform to start collaborating? Want to start a conversation around an important topic? The Harris Centre is launching a new mini-forum for sharing big ideas and building collaborations.

Submit an idea, project or topic you’d like to present, brainstorm or collaborate on.

Call for submissions is now open!
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