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The Harris Centre News

Dr. Richard Marceau

Universities are complex institutions that play a critical role in society. Their primary mission is to educate highly-qualified personnel and, while doing so, they generate new knowledge and new forms of artistic creation. Some of this activity contributes to innovation and to the nation’s economic competitiveness. Some contributes to a deeper understanding of the world around us, and helps shape the future of society.


Pesticides – insecticides, herbicides and fungicides – have played a role in expanding agricultural production for seventy years. Although there are benefits to the use of pesticides, there are also drawbacks, such as toxicity to humans and other animals. What is the situation regarding pesticides in Newfoundland and Labrador? Are new policies needed to establish a better balance between the use of pesticides and their negative impacts on populations and crops?

Friday, February 12th 
Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall
Memorial University, St. John's

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