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Open House at Signal Hill Campus
There’s a celebration happening on Signal Hill!

Memorial University is excited to open the doors of its new Signal Hill Campus to the public on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 2 – 5 p.m. 

Drop in to explore the new facility anytime throughout the event, which will kick off at 2 p.m. There will be an art unveiling with live music, tours through the Emera Innovation Exchange, plenty of hands-on exhibits, and even some celebratory ice cream.

This is a free, all-ages event.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
2:00-5:00 pm
Johnson Geo Centre, 175 Signal Hill Road
St. John's
Synergy Session:
Northern Periphery & Arctic Fund - Fostering collaborations between NL and Europe
Come learn about available funding opportunities for agencies, businesses, institutions and governments in Newfoundland and Labrador through the European Union’s Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme. The program provides funding to support collaborations across national borders to develop new and innovative solutions and projects related to innovation, entrepreneurship, energy and cultural/natural heritage. Colm McColgan, General Manager of the European ERNACT network, will describe how the program works and provide practical guidance to interested organizations.
Friday, October 5, 2018
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Johnson Geo Centre
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.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
2:00-3:00 pm
Emera Innovation Exchange,
Memorial's Signal Hill Campus,
100 Signal Hill Road, St. John's
Thriving Regions - Southwest Coast
Come share your priorities for the Southwest Coast. The Harris Centre and Grenfell Campus' Office of Engagement will be hosting a workshop in Port Aux Basques to hear from residents and community leaders about their priorities for the region. The session aims to create a shared vision for the region and help shape Memorial University's regional research agenda.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
College of the North Atlantic
Port aux Basques
Don't miss it! International conference exploring
community-university collaboration
Join Memorial's Office of Public Engagement in the new Emera Innovation Exchange at Memorial's Signal Hill Campus 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

Population Project
The Harris Centre is pleased to announce the release of four new reports from the Population ProjectNewfoundland and Labrador is facing an unprecedented population challenge. Without intervention, this trend will have a drastic impact on the economy, governance, and overall quality of life for the people living in the province. Planning for this change and developing strategies to adjust and adapt to the change is paramount. These and other Population Project reports offer recommendations to help address this challenge.
This report examines the housing environment in Central Labrador in the Happy Valley-Goose Bay cluster, which includes the communities of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, North West River and Sheshatshiu, and determines if these communities are or will be prepared for the changing housing needs and demands anticipated to 2036.
This report considers the issue of regionalization of services in Newfoundland and Labrador, to determine whether there is a case for greater regionalization and if so, how it might be applied in practice.

This report forecasts health human resource (HHR) demands associated with the next generation of seniors in the Labrador-Grenfell Health (LGH) region, and frames the outcomes within the context of general strategies for the future delivery of health care services.
Succession planning has gained increased attention due to the upcoming retiring cohort of baby boomer business owners. The implications for rural communities and small towns are particularly significant. This report looks at the challenges for SMEs in Labrador and the Northern Peninsula and provides recommendations to improve opportunities and assistance as it relates to succession planning.
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Synergy Session:
 Opportunities for Newfoundland & 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. Canada’s Ambassador to China, the Honourable John McCallum, discussed why China’s rapid economic rise and increasing global influence matter for Newfoundland and Labrador.

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