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Scenario Sessions
Episode 3: Mining
While other natural resource industries in the province have been hit hard by COVID-19, the mining industry has continued to operate relatively unscathed. What opportunities for economic stability does the mining sector present in NL? What role can the industry play in economic recovery in the province? What needs to happen in order to capitalize on the opportunities? What challenges lay ahead?

Join the Harris Centre's Dr. Rob Greenwood as he speaks with Dr. Derek Wilton (Earth Sciences, MUN) and Ed Moriarity (Executive Director, Mining Industry NL) about COVID-19 and NL's mining industry.
WHEN : 1:00PM Thursday June 11th
WHERE : Webex Virtual Platform

Note: It will take 2 to 3 minutes to download this platform if you have not used it before; please consider joining the presentation a few minutes early to ensure you do not miss anything!
Rural Routes Podcast
Season 3, Episode 11:
Rural and Island
Responses to COVID-19
Geography matters. When it comes to pandemics---such as this COVID-19 one that we find ourselves
in the middle of---our response is very much influenced by geography. Curiosity about
geographically-distinct responses to the COVID-19 pandemic is very much behind the two research projects we feature in this episode of Rural Routes.

The first one was initiated by the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation; it looks at rural responses to the pandemic in Canada. The second project was initiated at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, and it looks at how small islands around the world responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Interesting Reads
The Guardian
The world must seize this opportunity to meet the climate challenge

" This crisis offers us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rebuild our economy in order to withstand the next shock coming our way: climate breakdown. Unless we act now, the climate crisis will be tomorrow’s central scenario and, unlike Covid-19, no one will be able to self-isolate from it. "
The 'casual brutality' of racism: Black Lives Matter launches in N.L.

" Protests around the world have sparked a need for conversation about anti-black racism here, too "

" McKellar's family has been in the province for eight years. She says the racism she experiences here is not the overt violence of the U.S. but is, rather, a subtle, constant presence."
Global NL
Uncharted Waters:
Episode 12
"The importance of having the courage to trust one’s instincts, coupled with the tools developed from early education, along with being able to sense the 'energy in the room' leads this podcast to some very interesting recommendations for young and old
entrepreneurs to ponder."
In this episode, Greg interviews Florian Villamé, Director of Memorial University's Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE).

Topics include: 
🗺 Engineers Without Borders
📚 Leadership Elements
🌊 NL Expat Community
📈 Entrepreneurial Growth in NL
News from Memorial
Ideas and Technologies
Multidisciplinary research projects benefit from nearly $500,000 federal investment
The world’s first interactive mobile platform to connect global experts and small-scale fisheries communities is among four diverse projects benefitting from nearly $500,000 in federal funding.
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