Upcoming events, the latest news, videos, podcasts and reports from the Harris Centre.
Muskrat Falls Inquiry:
Public Consultation
The Commission of Inquiry Respecting the Muskrat Falls Project is inviting interested members of the public to share relevant information with the Commissioner as he prepares for his final report. The public consultation process will include two public sessions that will be webcast live. Individuals are invited to attend one of two public sessions – one in St. John’s on July 30, at the Emera Innovation Exchange, Signal Hill Campus, and one in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on August 8, at the Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre. Alternatively, you can submit your comments online anytime until August 15.

Registration is required for those wishing to attend in person.
Tuesday, July 30
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Emera Innovation Exchange
St. John's

Thursday, August 8
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre
Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Sustainable Communities Conference
Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation & North Atlantic Forum

Join rural practitioners, researchers, government, business and non-profit representatives for inspiring presentations, breakout sessions, and interactive discussions on the stresses and solutions of sustainable communities.

October 1-5, 2019
St. John's, NL
Rural Routes Podcast
Season 3: Episode 7
Rural Innovation in Ireland
In this episode of Rural Routes you’ll hear from Dr. Felicity Kelliher from the Waterford Institute of Technology on rural innovation in Ireland. Rural Ireland is creating a range of innovative rural development strategies that bring together residents, industry, civil sector and academic institutions on projects that range from implementation of broadband internet access, to agro-tourism, to intellectual capital vouchers.

A growing population, opportunities in a variety of industries and sectors, focus on experience and food, and a drive to find new and better ways of doing just about anything? If you think this describes a trendy metropolis, think again.
Missed a Session? Watch Online
Synergy Session
Kick-Starting Innovation in Rural Communities:
Stories from Ireland
For this Synergy Session, the Harris Centre, in partnership with the Centre for Social Enterprise, invited Dr. Felicity Kelliher, visiting scholar from Ireland’s Waterford Institute of Technology, to share lessons learned from decades of fostering innovation in social and commercial enterprise in rural Ireland. Dr. Kelliher spoke about business innovation models and embedding design thinking in rural enterprise, and followed her presentation with a workshop for those interested in learning more about this innovation-capability development approach.
Yaffle Connects
Women on the Water:
Challenges and Opportunities for Women in the Maritime Sector
As a major industry in our province traditionally dominated by men, many challenges still face women in the fishing sector. I n this Yaffle Connects, Kimberly Orren, from Fishing For Success, speaks with Dr. Nicole Power (MUN), Jasmine Paul (Apprentice Fisher), and Crystal Hanlon (Marine Institute) about what needs to be done to overcome these challenges, and better recognize, increase, and improve the opportunities for women working in the fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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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Public Engagement Accelerator Fund
Memorial University’s Public Engagement Accelerator Fund encourages collaboration between university faculty, staff, and students and partners and stakeholders outside the university. The fund offers up to $10,000 to support the initiation or extension of public engagement projects that link to Memorial’s academic mission. All applicants are welcome to contact the Office of Public Engagement to discuss ways to improve their chances of success. Applications will be accepted from July 25th to August 30th.
Accepting applications July 25 to August 30
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