The Harris Centre’s ninth Regional Workshop was held in
partnership with the Exploits Valley Economic Development
Corporation (Zone 12) on November 23rd, 2007 at Grand
Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador. Attendees included
participants from Memorial University as well as a variety of
stakeholders from Zone 12. The purpose of this workshop was to
promote Memorial University as a resource for regional policy and
development throughout the province through research, teaching and
outreach activities, as well as to identify future opportunities
within the Zone in which Memorial University could become
Over seventy people attended the Regional Workshop and the broad range of participants from Memorial University coupled with the diverse group of local stakeholders made for an informative, educational, and rewarding experience for those involved.
There were a total of 42 follow-up opportunities identified at the workshop – 9 in Rural Medicine, 19 in Education/Labour Market Development, and 14 in Natural Resources. These opportunities will now go through the Harris Centre’s follow-up process for ideas generated at the workshops.The workshop was held in conjunction with a Memorial Presents forum on the matter of rural health care, with a keynote address given by Dr. James Rourke of MUN’s Faculty of Medicine, entitled "Building a Healthy Tomorrow: Health Care in Rural in Newfoundland and Labrador". More information on this event can be found here.