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Gazette publication dates changing

A change in our printing company's schedule has resulted in a change to the Gazette printing dates. The Gazette will now print on Wednesdays instead of Thursday. The revised schedule can be seen online at www.mun.ca/gazette.

What should we do with the money?

Newfoundland and Labrador is booming, but the oil won't last forever. What should the province be doing now to make sure that the success that has come with the development of the oil and gas industry extends beyond the lifetime of the major projects?

That's the question that lies at the heart of an upcoming Harris Centre Memorial Presents event, A Prosperity Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador.

Scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, in Innovation Hall, at the Angus Bruneau Centre (formerly the Inco Innovation Centre), the event is free and open to the public.

The keynote speaker of the event will be Dr. Wade Locke, Memorial economist and regular provincial commentator.

Dr. Locke will be joined by a panel, whose discussion will be followed by an audience question and answer session.

All are invited, and the session will also be webcast live from the Harris Centre's website, www.mun.ca/harriscentre.

Free parking will be available in Lot 18 (immediately West of the Clock Tower), and a reception will follow.


Cost of living survey for grad students

A new survey designed to gather information about the costs of living while attending graduate school in this province has been developed. Graduate students are encouraged to visit the Graduate Students' Union website, http://www.gsumun.ca/new, to find the link to the survey. The results will be tabulated over the summer and made available for the GSU, the teaching assistant's union (TauMUN) and the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) to continue to lobby for students' advocacy in the province.

While all responses are anonymous, participants will have the option of entering a draw for a grocery voucher. This survey is open to all graduate students at Memorial and the Marine Institute.

Research helping communities

The Harris Centre is inviting all students and faculty at Memorial to share their research and learn more about the needs of the communities of this province at its 16th regional workshop, June 15, at the Hotel Gander.

Presented in partnership with the Kittiwake Regional Economic Development Corporation, the focus of the day-long session will be four break-out sessions, each focusing on a topic of regional importance. The topics for the Gander event will be: business innovation; culture, heritage and tourism; natural resources (including agriculture, agri-foods and fisheries); and municipal engagement and healthy communities.

The breakouts will be an opportunity to share your work and gain feedback about the sorts of challenges and opportunities faced by the region. Part of the breakout process will be to come up with tangible research projects that the Harris Centre will then take back to Memorial to broker.

If you're interested in attending, please contact Karen Follett or 864-6115. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 7.

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