Harris Centre Outreach
Memorial University is a repository of knowledge and expertise
which can assist local stakeholders create sustainable regions. The
Harris Centre is tasked with making this knowledge and expertise
accessible to the province and works to achieve this through
various outreach activities.
The University has expertise in natural resources (fishery,
forestry, geology, etc.); medicine, nursing and community health;
transportation and municipal infrastructure; emerging technologies
(such as information, computing and telecommunications,
biotechnology, and ocean technology); rural education; business and
commerce; tourism and culture; the governance of complex
organizations; as well as in many other areas. Memorial University
(including the St. John's main campus, Sir Wilfred Grenfell
College, the Marine Institute and the Labrador Institute)
undertakes numerous research, teaching and outreach activities in
all parts of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Regional Workshops are a privileged opportunity to find out what
the University is currently doing or is planning to do in the
province's many regions. They also offer a unique opportunity for
regional economic development practitioners to encourage further
work by the University in all regions.
As part of this commitment to outreach, the Harris Centre organizes
four Regional Workshops per year, one in each of the province's
four major regions: Labrador, Western Newfoundland, Central
Newfoundland and Eastern Newfoundland. The exact location of each
workshop is determined annually in consultation with the regional
economic development board partner.
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