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New research needed to deal with provincial demographic challenges

From baby booms to aging boomers, a new report by Dr. Lisa Kaida and Chris William Martin, of Memorial's Faculty of Arts (Sociology), about the demographics in this province tells the story of the rapidly changing faces of Newfoundland and Labrador. The report assesses the complex demographic and labour market challenges facing the province and the impact they are having on the province’s economic and social sustainability and growth. It also makes recommendations for future research and policy direction.


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MUNbuttoned Research Festival

Join the Harris Centre as we host four informal, yet informative, days showcasing Memorial University applied research projects. October 1  4, 2014. Visit for more information.

Join the Harris Centre as we host four informal, yet informative, days showcasing Memorial University applied research projects. October 1 – 4, 2014. Visit for more information. 

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Anyone to take the bait?

Fishing vessels at the government wharf in Port au Choix (credit: Sandee Thomas)

The lobster fishery on the Great Northern Peninsula is a lucrative one, but bait is getting more and more expensive. The latest Yaffle Your Next Project opportunity is looking for a researcher to ask: can shrimp waste or invasive species be used as more affordable sources of bait?


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Latest Video: Synergy Session


"Increasing the Profitability and Reliability of our Electrical System"

With Dr. Gordon L. Weil

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Latest Video: Synergy Session


"A Safe and Decent Place to Live: Responding to the needs of homeless youth"

With Dr. Stephen Gaetz


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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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