Upcoming events, the latest news, videos, podcasts and reports from the Harris Centre.
Us & Them
Film Screening and Discussion
Join End Homelessness St. John's for this documentary film screening and discussion. To bring attention to the issues of homelessness and addiction, US & THEM is touring Canadian communities. At a time when Canada is in the midst of both a housing and opioid crisis, this film has never been more relevant.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Krista Loughton.
The Harris Centre's Thriving Regions Partnership Process is a new program designed to build sustainable relationships between researchers and regional partners. Join us for the first Thriving Regions workshop in Baie Verte to share your priorities for the region.
Harris Centre Releases Latest Population Project Reports
New research reports from Memorial University’s Harris Centre examine municipal-level service delivery and the attraction and retention of professionals in Labrador. As part of the Harris Centre’s Population Project, the reports are a direct response to the population projections for the province released this past year.
The economic news in the province is almost unremittingly bleak: low oil and mineral prices, sky-high public debt, a decline in shellfish, declining rural populations – and the list goes on. But this is only part of the story; many businesses are doing innovative work that will help diversify the economy of the province and ensure its long-term sustainability. This session highlighted industries that have potential to drive the future economy of NL. Watch the session to learn more about what’s happening in the information and communications technology; oil and gas; mining; fishery and aquaculture; and tourism and hospitality sectors.
Take a deep dive into the rural fashion industry as we discuss small manufacturing, the cultural significance of the fashion industry designs and products and how a pair of shoes or a hat can help us bridge the rural-urban and North-South divides. Our guests are Liz Cohoe and Tracy Fillion from Nelson, BC and Nicole Camphaug from Iqaluit, Nunavut.