Upcoming events, the latest news, videos, podcasts and reports from the Harris Centre.
We've Moved!
The Harris Centre has officially moved into our new home at Memorial's Signal Hill Campus. Stay tuned for more on programming and activities in our new space.
Synergy Session
with the Hon. John McCallum:
Opportunities for Newfoundland and Labrador in China
Canada has an opportunity to move forward with China as never before, from increased trade and investment to tackling global issues like climate change. Come and hear Canada’s Ambassador to China, The Honourable John McCallum, discuss why China’s rapid economic rise and increasing global influence matter for Newfoundland and Labrador.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
12:45-1:45 pm
Johnson Geo Centre, 175 Signal Hill Road
St. John's
Sustainable Northern Coastal Communities:
Tip of the Great Northern Peninsula Regional Update Session
The Grenfell Office of Engagement (GO Engagement) and the Harris Centre will be holding an update session on three projects that have been funded by Memorial University's Sustainable Northern Coastal Communities Initiative.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
College of the North Atlantic, St. Anthony Campus
83-93 East Street,
St. Anthony
St. John's Neighbourhood Summit with Happy City
The inaugural St. John’s Neighbourhood Summit is scheduled for 9-5 Saturday, September 22. Presented by Happy City St. John’s, in partnership with The Harris Centre, the Summit is a day-long event focused on building neighbourhood capacity in the City of St. John’s, and will include sessions ranging from how to build and maintain a neighbourhood association to placemaking to bike network design to connecting with your city councillors. 

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Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Memorial University's Signal Hill Campus
St. John's
Vital Signs 2018 Launch
Join the Harris Centre and the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador to hear more about key issues facing our province at the launch of the 5th edition of Newfoundland and Labrador's Vital Signs report.

Thursday, October 4, 2018
2:00-3:00 pm
Memorial's Signal Hill Campus,
100 Signal Hill Road
St. John's
Next Month: International conference exploring
community-university collaboration
Join Memorial's Office of Public Engagement in the new innovation and public engagement hub on Signal Hill as we open our doors to researchers and community members from across the province, country, and world, for People, Place, and Public Engagement , a conference exploring community-university collaboration.
October 25-27, 2018
Memorial's Signal Hill Campus

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Community Revitalization Through Reinvention
Communities experiencing ups and downs sometimes draw the conclusion that something entirely new is needed - a reinvention. But given each community and region has its own set of assets and challenges, the best solution will be different for each place. In this session, University of Alberta’s Dr. Kristof Van Assche and his team discuss opportunities and obstacles for reinvention and examine how communities can draw on their own local strengths and assets to tailor a solution to build a path forward.

Pyrolysis of Waste Plastic Fish Bags to Useable Fuel Oil
Drs. Shofiur Rahman, Kelly Hawboldt, Robert Helleur & Stephanie MacQuarrie
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