Upcoming events, the latest news, videos, podcasts and reports from the Harris Centre.
Climate Change in Newfoundland and Labrador
Impacts and Actions
Join the Harris Centre as we talk to some local experts on the impacts of climate change on Newfoundland and Labrador.

We will be joined by Dr. Joel Finnis (Climatologist, Memorial); Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo (Arctic & Subarctic Studies, Memorial's Labrador Institute); & Ashley Smith (Owner & Managing Director of Fundamental Inc.).

Each of our panelists will address various concerns of climate change, including but not limited to:
  • Impacts on Natural Environment
  • Impacts on Built Environment
  • Impacts on Mental and Physical Health

What opportunities exist for NL? What needs to happen locally, and what needs to happen now? Join us for a stimulating conversation with our panelists, who welcome your questions and comments!
10 March 2021
12:00PM NST
FORECAST NL - Online Forum
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 let us know what topics you think should be covered.
Join the Citizen Forum!
We're still looking for people from a few regions to join FORECAST NL's Citizen Forum

Want to get involved in this critical conversation? Do you live in one of the following electoral districts?
  • Torngat Mountains
  • Gander
  • Fortune Bay-Cape la Hune
  • Humber-Bay of Islands

Email Mandy at mandy.rowsell@mun.ca to find out more information and submit your name!
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NAVIGATE: Free Online Session
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Small Business
If you have a website, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) should be seen as the one area where you cannot afford to “set it and forget it.” With a fully optimized website and SEO strategy at the heart of your digital marketing activity, links to your site will grow naturally and with them, customers and revenue. 

Join Grenfell Campus, Navigate and the CBDC Nortip to learn the fundamentals of launching a search engine optimization strategy for your business.
March 4, 2021
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.
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Let’s Talk Government:
Alumna Annette Gibbons Shares Career Advice in Special Series
Heidi Wicks
"Ms. Gibbons is the associate deputy minister with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and is one of the featured speakers at an upcoming event series, Let’s Talk Government.

Her insight into the work being done in the agricultural sector can provide students with some perspective on the most important issues in Canada and the work being done to ensure food security well into the future."

Let’s Talk Government sessions take place on Tuesday, March 2, and Wednesday, March 3, virtually. Registration is required.

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.
Missed the Session? Watch Online
What's the Forecast?
An Introduction to ForecastNL
The first session of our new programming series, ForecastNL, aired live on February 5th.

The Harris Centre's director, Dr. Rob Greenwood, and Communications and Engagement manager, Cathy Newhook, were joined by two of the ForecastNL steering committee members, Dr. Brad deYoung (Oceanography, Memorial) and Elizabeth Beale (Economist, Canadian Institute for Climate Choices). Learn more about how to take part and why this is such a pressing issue!
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