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Advisory Board

The Harris Centre Advisory Board was established to increase the responsiveness of the University to the regional policy and development needs of the province. The role of the board is:

  • To advise on strategic themes and projects;
  • To advise on opportunities for the Centre to collaborate with prospective clients and to identify stakeholders who may wish to avail of the services of the Centre;
  • To advise on the means by which the University may enhance its capacity to contribute to regional policy and development; and
  • To advise on opportunities for the Centre to secure additional funding, particularly for its pro-active initiatives.

The members of the Harris Centre’s Advisory Board are appointed for a three-year term by the President of Memorial University. Appointments are renewable. The current members of the Board are:

Chair:
Ms. Sheila Downer (Board Chair), Executive Director
SmartLabrador
Forteau, NL

Ms. Elizabeth Beale, President and CEO
Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
Halifax, NS

Dr. Antony Card, Associate Vice-President (Research)
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University
Corner Brook, NL

Ms. Elizabeth Chaulk, Associate VP, Learner Services
College of the North Atlantic
Corner Brook, NL

Ms. Priscilla Corcoran-Mooney
Branch, NL

Ms. Kristie Jameson, Executive Director
Food Security Network NL
St. John’s NL

Mr. Alistair O'Reilly, Deputy Minister
Innovation, Business and Rural Development
St. John's, NL

Mr. Paul Mills, Vice-President NL
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
St. John’s, NL

Mr. Max Ruelokke
AkerSolutions
St. John's, NL

Dr. Evan Simpson
Department of Philosophy
Memorial University
St. John’s, NL

Dr. Peter Warrian
Munk Centre for Internation Studies
Toronto, ON

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