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Yaffle Connects
The Gig Economy:
Security for Some, But Only Gigs for Others
Why are so many NLers working two (or three) jobs? What can we expect from the growing precarity of local and international job markets?

Join us for a Yaffle Connects session with Memorial's Dr. Gordon Cooke as he explores examples, key causes, and effects of the gig economy--and the potential for public policy responses.
When: Monday, March 23rd, 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Where: Signal Hill Campus (or online)
Free Parking
Funding Opportunities
Deadline Extended!
The David Curran Award for Memorial University Undergraduate Students
Deadline: March 20th, 2020 at 4:00pm NST

This scholarship was established by the Harris Centre, Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Economic Development Association, and Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador in recognition of David Curran, a passionate advocate and tireless champion of rural Newfoundland.

The award recognizes one Memorial University undergraduate student who embodies that same spirit of community development innovation.

See our website for eligibility and requirements.
Future Planning:
Harris Centre's RAnLab Analytics Helping NL Plan for Tomorrow
As a relatively small place, with relatively few people, data that paints an accurate picture of Newfoundland and Labrador is often hard to come by.

But finding that data – and interpreting its meaning and putting it in the hands of the right people – is exactly what the Harris Centre’s Regional Analytics Lab (RAnLab) is designed to do.

Latest Research Reports
Summary of the Public Consultation Sessions
Regarding the Muskrat Falls Project
Submitted to the Commission of Inquiry
Respecting the Muskrat Falls Project
by Michael Clair, MBA, on behalf of the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development
Memorial University of Newfoundland
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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Call for Applicants
The ELK Award
The ELK award is granted once a year to a student at Memorial University from any community in Bonne Bay, the Great Northern Peninsula, Change Islands, or Fogo Island. It is endowed by Dr. Pam Hall from the royalties of her book, Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge: Excerpts from Chapters 1 and 2.

Applicants can be at any stage of their university studies and must submit a 1-2 page essay on the topic of Local Knowledge and its importance in their community.

Amount: $1000
Deadline: 1 April 2020
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 .
Memorial University Awards
Memorial is currently accepting submissions for two awards.
View the Gazette stories here:
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Deadline: April 15, 2020

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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