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.


NL Vital Signs 2016


Newfoundland and Labrador's Vital Signs report is a province-wide check-up on key quality of life indicators that will provide communities with critical information to help set priorities, and identify opportunities for action.
Please join us for the official launch to learn more about the project and participate in a critical discussion of this province's challenges and opportunities on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 2:00 p.m., at the Shrine Centre, St. John's.



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Semester in Dialogue

The Harris Centre is undertaking a feasibility study and implementation strategy for a proposed interdisciplinary undergraduate program, a Semester in Dialogue. Twenty students from multiple disciplines will spend one semester studying a community issue in place of their regular classes. The Harris Centre has partnered with Dr. Andrea Rose, Dr. Max Liboiron, and Dr. Janna Rosales to answer key questions about the program.

To learn more about the Semester in Dialogue visit: http://www.mun.ca/harriscentre/semesterindialogue.php 

To register for the first public consultation and info session, click here

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