Universities are complex institutions that play a critical role in society. Their primary mission is to educate highly-qualified personnel and, while doing so, they generate new knowledge and new forms of artistic creation. Some of this activity contributes to innovation and to the nation’s economic competitiveness. Some contributes to a deeper understanding of the world around us, and helps shape the future of society.
While there is no question about the need for safe, clean, accessible drinking water, many communities in Newfoundland and Labrador struggle to provide this essential amenity. Memorial has a key role to play in building the knowledge base and contributing to solutions through innovative research. The Harris Centre-RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund, is helping to build Memorial’s capacity on this issue and is now open to all Memorial faculty, staff and students.
Making connections, sparking innovation and collaboration: Harris Centre holds 5 year planning consultations
The Harris Centre will be holding consultations to help determine priorities for the next five year strategic plan. There are three public sessions planned for the coming months, as well as some targeted sessions with specific stakeholder groups and partners.
Do you have big ideas for the Northeast Avalon? We're planning a Regional Workshop to bring community leaders and Memorial researchers, students and staff together to share ideas, collaborate and build solutions.
Welcome to the Harris Centre, Memorial University’s hub for public policy and regional development issues.
We link Memorial researchers with groups all over Newfoundland and Labrador, supporting active community engagement throughout the research process.
Working with all units at Memorial, we build connections, encourage informed debate and support collaboration, enhancing the University and the Province through mutually beneficial partnerships.