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Refreshing research on rural drinking water

Dr. Tahir Husain

A tall glass of water. Refreshing? Absolutely. Safe? Well that is something Dr. Tahir Husain, associate dean (research) with Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is working on.

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A fresh take on local food policy

Dr. Catherine Mah

Heading to the corner store for summertime sugary snacks is as much a part of childhood in rural Newfoundland and Labrador as collecting beach rocks and buckets of capelin. In fact, in many parts of the province, the local corner store is the only accessible food retailer in the area. That means the stores’ locations and types of food they carry can have a big impact on the overall health of a community. 

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New Video! Synergy Session: Islands of Sun and Ice

Islands of Sun and Ice

Bojan Fürst discusses how regional development policies and programs can help or hinder small island communities. Drawing on examples of innovations, projects, and programs in Croatia and in Newfoundland and Labrador, he provides evidence for developing public policy that supports island livelihoods in this province.

Watch the video here!

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New Video! Memorial Presents: Rethinking Transportation - A Social Equity Perspective

Transportation equity

Transportation is an everyday means of accessing employment, education, healthcare and other services, but what about individuals with limited access to transportation?

Watch the event webcast here! 

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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.

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