Thank-you to all who came out to make our 16th Regional Workshop a success! The Kittiwake workshop happened in Gander on June 15, 2011 at Hotel Gander.
If you’re interested in joining in, please contact Karen Follett or 864-6115.
Space is limited so please contact us as soon as possible to confirm your attendance or if you have any questions about this event.
Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 7, 2011.
**Update** There's still time to register. Please email Karen for your spot at the workshop!!
Are you a Memorial University faculty, staff or student who has recently completed, or currently engaged in, research in this region? Please contact us so we an include your work in our inventory of work Memorial is doing in the region!
What is a Regional Workshop:
Regional Workshops are your chance to travel to a region, talk about your work, and collaborate with representatives from the community, industry, not-for-profit organizations, businesses and government during breakout sessions.
About the Kittiwake Regional Workshop:
The day-long Regional Workshop will take place June 15, 2011 at Hotel Gander. The workshop will consist of a larger plenary session and break-out sessions.
The morning is where we will discuss research, outreach and teaching which has been done in the region by Memorial University. We will distribute a list or research gathered and we encourage participants to share their work with their breakout group.
The afternoon session is where we will discuss future opportunities framed by topics of interest identified by our regional planning partners:
a) Business Innovation
Management, labour market issues, skill sets, retention, attraction, ect.
b) Culture, Heritage and Tourism
Tourism development, preserving local culture, labour market issues, training, etc.
c) Natural Resources
Agrifoods, agriculture, forestry, fishery, etc.
d) Healthy Communities
Aging issues, Youth issues, community health, environment issues, healthcare, long-term care, etc.
Opportunities identified in the afternoon breakout group session will be captured by a note taker and entered into www.yaffle.ca
About the Memorial Presents:
On the evening before the Regional Workshop, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 there will be a special Memorial Presents. This will be a public policy forum event held at the Hotel Gander. The event will be followed by a reception. We encourage all Regional Workshop participants to join us for this Memorial Presents! Topic: "Manufacturing and Regional Development: Opportunities and Challenges" by Andy Fisher, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University.