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Regional Workshop in Zone 19

The Harris Centre's 5th Regional Workshop took place in Seal Cove April 15, 2011. The Northeast Avalon Regional Economic Development Board (Zone 19) was the Harris Centre's planning partner for this workshop. Thank-you to all who attended and contributed to the discussion!

 

For the workshop report, and reports from past workshops, click here.

 

Zone19 Regional Workshop Agenda

Registration:

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 Friday, April 8, 2011.


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 and government during breakout sessions. They’re also an excellent opportunity for discovering new opportunities for collaboration.

About the Northeast Avalon Regional Workshop:

The free day-long Regional Workshop will take place April 15, 2011in Seal Cove at the College of the North Atlantic. 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) Community infrastructure and transportation
Business coalition and/or provincial transportation boards lobbying for a sustainable transportation plan; alternative forms of transportation; commuter transportation in the region; public transit system for region and ridership issues; future of transportation in region; municipal systems, water quality

b) Innovation & technology development
Alternative energy; small-scale energy for municipalities;
marine industries and clusters; local viability to build national and
international projects

c) Labour Market and demographic changes
Attraction & retention; education issues; training issues; aging and
changing demographics; rural/urban interaction; attitudes towards
work in rural and urban areas

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, Thursday, April 14, there will be a special Memorial Presents on Rural-Urban Interaction. This will be a public event held at Marian Hall in Conception Harbour. The event will be followed by a reception. We encourage all Regional Workshop participants to join us for this Memorial Presents!

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Travel for participants coming from outside the area:
Save time and gas!
The Harris Centre will be providing free bus service to and from the Memorial Presents April 14. Parking will be provided at lot 19 at Memorial University's St. John's campus. You must register with Karen Follett to get details and save your seat on the bus to Conception Harbour.

Schedule for April 14 Bus:
4:00pm Meet the bus at Queen's College; anticipated departure 4:20pm
5:00 Tour of Marine Institute's new Marine Base in Holyrood
5:30 Dinner at The Pantry (provided by Marine Institute)
6:30 Board bus to Conception Harbor
7:00 Memorial Presents
9:00 Reception
9:30 Board bus to return to Memorial in St. John's

The Regional Workshop April 15, 2011 will take place at the College of the North Atlantic Campus in Seal Cove. The workshop will consist of a larger plenary session and break-out sessions. The plenary session will contain welcomes and presentations from regional and Memorial representatives. Participants will then break out into themed groups for discussion. The morning is where we will talk about research, outreach and teaching which has been done by Memorial in the region. We will distribute a list of research we have gathered and encourage participants to share their work with their breakout group.

In the afternoon breakout group session, participants will discuss future opportunities in particular topics of interest to the community. Our regional partners have identified several topics of importance for these sessions:

a) Transportation

- Business coalition and/or provincial transportation board’s lobbying for a sustainable transportation plan; Alternative forms of transportation; Commuter transportation in the region; Public transit system for region and ridership issues; Future of transportation in region

b) Innovation & technology development
- Alternative energy; small-scale energy for municipalities; marine industries and clusters; local viability
to build national and international projects; water quality

c) labour Market issues
- Attraction & retention; education issues; training issues; aging and changing demographics;
rural/urban interaction; attitudes towards work in rural and urban areas

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