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Newfoundland and Labrador is currently facing a series of pressing economic and social issues that will have both short and long-term consequences. 

How can NL create economic and social prosperity while mitigating and adapting to climate change?

Help us unpack the biggest question of our time. Learn from experts, listen to your neighbours, and share your thoughts and ideas.

Register for the Harris Centre's new online engagement portal and join the conversation.
What's the Forecast?
How can NL create economic and social prosperity while mitigating and adapting to climate change?
The opening session of Forecast NL: Charting a Course for NL's Climate, Economy, and Society will serve as an introduction to the project and an overview of what's to come.

Help us shape the project. Share your ideas and perspectives on key challenges and opportunities for NL related to climate change and its impacts on the economy and society of our province.
5 February 2021
11:30AM NST
Happening at Memorial
Coast Lines:
Memorial University Book Club
The second selection for Memorial's Book Club is One for the Rock by Newfoundland author Kevin Major. An event featuring the author and President Timmons will be streamed live from Signal Hill Campus sometime in March. Stay tuned for details, and start reading now!

The book club is open to alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the university.
Email Janet Harron at jharron@mun.ca with any questions.
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Future Skills Centre
Community of Practice
The Future Skills Centre (FSC) has launched their new virtual Community of Practice, a virtual space meant to support collaborative learning and enable the exchange of knowledge.

It is a free and open platform intended for practitioners in the skills-training ecosystem (including researchers, NGOS, and employment and training service providers) to mobilize ideas and develop a peer-to-peer support system.

To learn more, click here.
4 February 2021,
10:00AM NST
Engage Memorial
Remote Possibilities: University-Community Engagement 
in a Time of Distance
What does public engagement look like in the context of social distancing and online interaction?

Memorial's Office of Public Engagement invites you to attend a webinar about building and maintaining meaningful partnerships during this strange time. Please join Gavan Watson, Associate Vice President, Teaching & Learning at Memorial, for a discussion featuring Memorial staff, faculty, and public partners.
The Research Impact Canada (RIC) Engaged Scholarship Award for Graduate Students (RIC Award) recognizes graduate students that conduct research projects following engaged scholarship principles that lead to increased awareness of audiences beyond academia or changes in stakeholder actions, practices, guidelines or policies. This award contributes to the promotion and recognition of engaged scholarship, co-creation of knowledge, or knowledge translation among Canadian graduate students.
Rural Routes Podcast
Season 3: Episode 11
Rural & Island Response to COVID-19
Geography matters. And when it comes to pandemics such as this COVID-19 one that we find ourselves in the middle of, how we respond to pandemics is very much influenced by geography. That curiosity about geographically distinct responses to COVID-19 pandemic is very much behind two research projects we are going to talk about today. The first one was initiated by The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation. It looked at rural responses to the pandemic in Canada. The second project was initiated at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and it looked at how small islands around the world responded to COVID19 pandemic. 
Season 3: Episode 10
Rural Trauma
This episode of Rural Routes features Dr. Kathleen Kevany from the Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University in Truro, Nova Scotia. She is the director of the Rural Research Collaborative and a licensed psychotherapist who studies community development, community well-being and social change. We reached out to Dr. Kevany in the aftermath of a mass shooting in rural Nova Scotia to help us understand the impacts such traumatic events have on rural regions and communities and what we can do to help us get through such difficult events.
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