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Community and family impacts of long-distance commuting, aging population and immigration, and what's up for the next five years at the Harris Centre - check it all out in the latest edition of The Regional.
Memorial Presents
On The Move:
Community and Family Impacts of Mobility for Work
Extended mobility for work is widespread in Newfoundland and Labrador and in many other parts of Canada.This Memorial Presents will provide an overview of findings on different patterns of extended mobility for work and their impacts on source and host communities as well as on mobile workers and their families. The On the Move Partnership has been studying extended mobility for work in the Canadian context for six years. With a focus on community and family impacts, this event will highlight some of the key findings from this large program of research.    
Tuesday, Decemeber 5, 2017
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Bruneau Centre (IIC-2001)
Memorial University, St. John's Campus,

Attend in person or watch online

Free parking in lot 15B (next to the music building)
Population Symposium
Interested in how our aging population and immigration will impact diversity, service delivery, labour market and the economy in NL? Join us online for the Population Symposium presented in partnership with the Jarislowsky Chair in Cultural and Economic Transformation with support from the Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity.

Registration for this event is now full, but you can still watch live online. View the online schedule and watch live at www.mun.ca/harriscentre
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Watch live online (9:00 am - 4:30 pm)
Harris Centre 5yr Strategic Plan Presentation
Over the last year, we've held a series of consultations with the public and key stakeholders to help shape our priorities and direction for the coming five years. Come hear about the resulting strategic plan and learn more about exciting new programs and opportunities.

A session will also be held in Corner Brook in the new year, details to follow.
Monday, December 11, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall
Memorial University, St.John's Campus
Session will also be webcast on www.mun.ca/harris centre

Yaffle Networks
New feature enables groups and organizations to build profile & connections
Is your organization or group doing neat things in the province? want a way to showcase your projects and build your connections inside and outside Memorial University? Check out the new Networks feature in Yaffle! The new feature, part of the redesigned and expanded Yaffle, enables organizations and groups to have their own profiles in Yaffle and provides a web home for the clusters of connections between people and the work they share.
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A Risky Business: How Canada Manages Threats to Critical Infrastructure
 with Kevin Quigley
Dr. Kevin Quigley, Scholarly Director of the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance and a professor in Dalhousie's School of Public Administration, evaluates the risk regulation regimes that monitor, interpret, and respond to failures in Canada’s critical infrastructure, and questions biases that determine who is held to account when systems fail. Dr. Quigley specializes in public sector risk and crisis management, strategic management and critical infrastructure protection.  

Rural Routes Podcasts
Broadband Internet in Rural Canada
Season 2: Episode 5
Access to broadband internet in rural Canada is spotty at best. However, much depends on it. From emergency communications, to economic development projects, to social cohesion, internet in rural areas can open up a myriad of opportunities. In this episode, we explore everything from the history of broadband in rural Canada, to current situation, to community-based efforts to provide broadband access. You will hear from Greg Lay, former mayor of Kaslo in BC, Bob Annis, former director of the Rural Development Institute at Brandon University in Manitoba, Wayne Kelly a researcher currently working at the RDI, Meghan Wrathall, a student at Brandon University, and Dr. Christopher Horsetief from BC who shares a personal story about the importance of broadband internet access in a rural emergency.

The Future of Forestry
Season 2: Episode 6
Forests are a part of Canadian identity and are the basis of an industry that supports thousands across the country (and has for centuries.) While forestry’s past played a significant role in the development of many rural places, major shifts, including some as a result of climate change, are shaping a future that might look quite different from what we’re used to.

Join us for a discussion of the future of forestry. You’ll hear voices (and sounds) from the Harrop-Proctor Community Forest, Greg Lay, a life-long forester, Dr. Sarah Breen, a researcher at Selkirk College in Castlegar, BC, and Dr. Philomena of the University of the Highlands and Islands in Inverness.

Communities on Ice
Season 2: Episode 5
Could anything be more Canadian than curling? In many rural communities, the rink is about way more than the sport itself. Sense of belonging, volunteerism, and wellness all thrive on the ice, but how are changing demographics in rural places affecting these local institutions? Join us for a conversation about curling, community, and Canada. Our guests include Olympic gold medalist, Jamie Korab, Norm and Betty Ryder from the Norwich District Curling Club in Norwich Ontario, Gerry Geurts of curlingzone.com, and Dr. Heather Mair of the University of Waterloo. Hurry hard!

Regional Tourism Networks and Social-Environmental Wellbeing in Rural Coastal Communities

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