Central Labrador Economic Development Board Regional Workshop
The Harris Centre’s tenth Regional Workshop was held in
partnership with the Central Labrador Economic Development
Board (Zone 3) on May 14th at the Hamilton Hotel in Happy
Valley-Goose Bay. Attendees included a variety of stakeholders from
the Central Labrador region as well as participants from Memorial
University. The purpose of this workshop was to promote Memorial
University as a resource for regional policy and development
throughout the province and to identify opportunities for future
collaboration in the areas of research, teaching and outreach
within the region between Memorial University and community
The morning and afternoon sessions were divided thematically
into healthcare, northern research/education, natural
resources, and cultural tourism. There were a total of 42
follow-up opportunities identified at the workshop – 12 in
healthcare, 6 in northern research/education, 14 in natural
resources, and 10 in cultural tourism.
The workshop was held in conjunction with a Memorial
public policy forum titled: “Self-Government or
Self-Administration? Aboriginal Governance in Labrador”.
The Keynote speakers for the event were Dr. Larry Felt, professor
of Sociology at Memorial University and Dr. David Natcher,
professor at the University of Saskatchewan and former Canada
Research Chair in aboriginal studies at Memorial.