Topics and Main Presenters
The Harris Centre welcomes your suggestions for future "Memorial
However, while the number of possible public policy topics of
interest to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians is limitless, the
Harris Centre's resources are not. Therefore, the Harris Centre
will concentrate on those topics which satisfy the following
- Importance to regional policy and development:
How important is the suggested topic in increasing the viability of
Newfoundland and Labrador?
- Interest on the part of the public: What is
the level of public interest in the topic?
- Expertise at Memorial University: Is there
someone at Memorial who has undertaken research or has studied the
issue? Is this person willing and available to serve as a main
- Expertise in the community: Are there persons
in the community who have the expertise, experience and ability to
serve as panelists?
- Other factors: There may be other factors
which will affect the decision to proceed or not with a topic,
including whether a similar topic has been addressed recently by
the Harris Centre or other organization, whether the topic is
better suited to another group, etc.
Suggestions will be reviewed by a committee at the Harris
Centre, who will have the final say as to which sessions will
eventually be offered.
Invitations are invited for suggestions dealing with (1) a topic
but no main presenter, (2) a main presenter but no specific topic,
or (3) both a specific topic and main presenter.
If you wish to recommend a topic and/or main presenter, please
send us an e-mail.