Upcoming events, the latest news, videos, podcasts and reports from the Harris Centre.
Managing threats to critical infrastructure, community and family impacts of long-distance commuting, new research funding for the Northern Peninsula, and the latest Vital Signs report - check it all out in the latest edition of The Regional.
Synergy Session
A Risky Business:
How Canada Manages threats to Critical Infrastructure
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.  
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
12:30 - 2:00
Attend in person or watch online
Click here to register
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
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 excited new programs and opportunities.
Monday, December 11, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall
Memorial University, St.John's Campus

Information regarding a session in Corner Brook will be announced in December.
Save the date!
People, Place
& Public Engagement
Join Memorial University at our new location on beautiful Signal Hill for a conference exploring who we are, the places we live, and how we can work together, better.
Memorial's Office of Public Engagement is developing an engaging and interactive program that will include opportunities to learn and to share. All are welcome, including community organizers, industry, researchers and university staff, students, government employees, and anyone else with an interest in making a difference through public engagement.
October 25-27, 2018
Save the date, and stay tuned! Interested in receiving updates as more information becomes available? Join the mailing lis t .

Waste Not, Want Not
Harris Centre-MMSB Waste Management Fund now open
Think your project could address NL's solid waste management challenges? We have funding to help you!

Open to all faculty, students and staff at Memorial, the Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund provides up to $15,000 per project/per year to investigate waste management issues in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Click here to read more or apply
Deadline November 10, 2017 4pm NST
Attention Researchers
Call for Expressions of Interest
Are you interested in research on the Great Northern Peninsula? We're currently accepting Expressions of Interest for our exciting new Sustainable Northern Coastal Communities Applied Research Fund. Funding will support research that impacts the sustainability of the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula that falls within the following themes: Regional Governance, Fishing and Port Industries, Tourism, and Entrepreneurship.

The fund is open to all Memorial University faculty, staff and students and provides up to $15,000 per project.
For more details, click here
or contact Amy Jones
Vital Signs
Fourth annual report on quality of life in NL released
What does life in Newfoundland and Labrador look like in 2017? The fourth annual Newfoundland and Labrador’s Vital Signs Report can give you a pretty good idea — on everything from financial security to well-water usage.

A shared initiative between the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Harris Centre, the Vital Signs report uses quality of life indicators, expert commentaries and case studies to put a spotlight on issues and aspects of life in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This year’s edition of the report focuses on belonging and highlights how residents’ sense of belonging impacts how they live and connect in their communities.
Click here to read the full report.
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.
Click here to enter your Network
How do we Teach and Learn Innovation?
 with Ryan Murphy
Innovation. The word and concept has become increasingly popular recently – but what is it, really? Where do innovators come from? What does the practice of innovation look like?
In this Synergy Session, Ryan Murphy presents his award-winning Master’s research, Innovation Education. In his work he explored exactly those questions above, unearthing a set of innovation skills and synthesizing an innovation curricula. Finally, he examined how this set of skills is intentionally taught (or not!) in Newfoundland and Labrador’s public education systems, from K-12 through to post-secondary.

Rural Routes Podcasts
Community Research with Sarah and Craig
Season 2: Episode 4
What happens when researchers and communities work together to solve problems? It turns out that both come out of the process changed. This episode features Sarah Minnes, a doctoral student at Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Craig Pollett, CEO of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador. They reflect on a community-university collaboration they were both a part of.

Got Ideas?
Have an idea? Why not Yaffle it?
Do you have an idea for a new research project? Why not enter it into Yaffle? We can help broker the opportunity with researchers and experts inside and outside of the University.

Why not take it one step further? Create your own Yaffle profile to showcase your connections and expertise.
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