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.


Harris Centre releases 20-year projections for Labrador and Northern Peninsula as part of provincial Population Project

The rapidly aging population in Newfoundland and Labrador is not a new story, but a project commissioned by Memorial University’s Harris Centre aims to clarify how our changing demographics will affect this province, along with offering independent, evidence-based recommendations on how to prepare for the future. 


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Harris Centre Explores 'Rural Routes' With New Podcast Series

What is rural in the 21st century? That is the central question that shapes the episodes of 
Rural Routes, a new podcast program that is quickly gaining popularity across Canada, as well as internationally. The program, an initiative of Memorial University’s Harris Centre, in partnership with the Rural Policy Learning Commons and Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF), was created by the Centre’s knowledge mobilization manager, Bojan Fürst. 

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