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Yaffle Connects
Separated at Birth: Reflections on Agriculture in Iceland & NL
While Iceland has a smaller population than NL (and a similar geography and climate), they produce almost 40% more food domestically. What can we learn from them about self-provisioning?

Join us for a Yaffle Connects session with Dr. Ivan Emke (Honorary Research Professor + Facilitator, Kitchen Table Communications ) as he explores some intriguing insights into the culture and food of these two places.
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb 4th
12:30PM - 1:30PM
WHERE: Signal Hill Campus
(or online)
In the news
Green gold:
Mapping the value of N.L.'s untapped sea urchin population
What comes to mind when you think about Newfoundland and Labrador’s fishery? Cod and shrimp, scallops and lobster, most likely.

Dr. Patrick Gagnon, a faculty member in the Department of Ocean Sciences, Faculty of Science, says there is great potential for another sea creature to help boost the province’s economy: the prickly green sea urchin.

As part of the Harris Centre’s  Thriving Regions Partnership Process , Dr. Gagnon and his research team spent the past 18 months studying sea urchins in the Baie Verte Peninsula region.
Missed the Session? Watch the Video
Older Workers Summit
We recently held 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.

Missed the event? You can watch the presentations online now!
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Granulation of Powdered Activated Carbon Generated from Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Mill Ash Waste
Dr. Tahir Husain, Afsoon Taghizadehgan
The Harris Centre-MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund
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Virtual Entrepreneur Ecosystem Series
The Navigate Incubator will continue its Virtual Entrepreneur Ecosystem Series in February and March. Based on recent research, an entrepreneurial ecosystem can thrive when entrepreneurs make regular contact with one another. Navigate is pleased help by offering an opportunity for entrepreneurs and ecosystem supporters to meet virtually once a month. Who should attend? Entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, startups, existing firms, mature firms, mentors, and anyone willing to share their knowledge and expertise with like-minded professionals. This series, facilitated by Carole Spicer of Spicer Facilitation & Learning, is free and online - no need to travel! 
Mark your calendars now for the next two virtual sessions, both happening 3:30-5 p.m. NST
Save the Date:
Building the ARC
The Aging Research Centre – Newfoundland and Labrador will hold its first annual general meeting and conference May 7-8. Titled “Building the ARC,” the conference, organized in conjunction with SeniorsNL, aims to continue to build a critical mass of researchers and community members committed to growing aging research in the province. The conference will open on the evening of May 7 with a “plain language” keynote lecture given by Dr. Janice Keefe, director, Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, followed by an opening reception. The following day will consist of research talks, poster presentations and an ARC-NL annual general meeting. For more information visit the conference website .
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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