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2017

Low-Cost Adsorbent for Arsenic Removal from Rural Water Supply Systems in Newfoundland and Labrador
Javid Shadbahr, He Zhang & Tahir Husain 
The Harris Centre - RBC Water Research and Outreach Applied Research Fund

Asking the Big Questions: Reflections on a Sustainable Post Oil-dependent Newfoundland and Labrador
Rosemary E. Ommer, Barbara Neis & David BrakeYaffle It

Applying Biochar to Reduce Leachate Toxicity and Greenhouse Gas Production in Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
Joinal Abedin
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research FundYaffle It

Rig Your Fit-Out: An Environmental Scan of Food Policy Levers for the City-Region of St. John’s
Catherine L. Mah, Nathan G. A. Taylor,Stephanie Pomeroy & Rebecca Hasdell
The Harris Centre Applied Research FundYaffle It

Shrimp Allocation Policies and Regional Development Under Conditions of Environmental Change: Insights for Nunatsiavutimmuit
Paul Foley, Charles Mather, Robyn Morris, Jamie Snook
The Harris Centre Applied Research Fund

Affordable Water Filtration Technology for Small Rural Communities
He Zhang, Hoda Tafvizi, Tahir Husain & Yuan Chen
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach FundYaffle It

Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Mill Waste Management
He Zhang, Tahir Husain & Yuan Chen
The Harris Centre MMSB Waste Management Applied Research FundYaffle It

The Manifestations of Prejudice in Everyday Life: An Examination of Racial Microaggressions, Ethnophaulisms, and Integrated Threats as Observed by White Post-Secondary Youth in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
James Baker
The Harris Centre Applied Research FundYaffle It

Testing Domestic Rainwater Harvesting as a Measure to Improve Drinking Water Access in a Remote Water-Insecure Community: A Case Study of Black Tickle – Domino, Labrador
Maura Hanrahan & Nick Mercer
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach FundYaffle It

Composting of Municipal Sludge - Riverhead Wastewater Treatment Facility
Tahir Husain et. al
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research FundYaffle It

Organic Waste in Newfoundland and Labrador: A Review of Available Agriculture, Fishery, Forestry and Municipal Waste Literature
Adrian Unc et. al
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research FundYaffle It

2016

Salmon Processing Waste: A Prospective Source for Nutraceuticals
Deepika Dave
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research FundYaffle It

Rural Manufacturing submission to House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology
By Dr. Robert Greenwood, Executive Director, the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development

Strategic Doing: An Introduction
Ed Morrison
Agile Strategy Lab, Purdue University - Workshop Presentation

The Lifelong Impacts of Adverse Experiences in the Early Years
Compiled by Taylor Stocks
The Harris Centre - Workshop ReportYaffle It

A Framework for Better Understanding Drinking Water Quality in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador: Indications for Optimization and Protection of Municipally Supplied Water
Merline Fonkwe
The Harris Centre - RBC Water Research and Outreach FundYaffle It

Government and Community Responses to Drinking Water Challenges and Crises in Rural Newfoundland and Labrador
Maura Hanrahan, Benjamin Dosu Jr. & Sarah Minnes
The Harris Centre - RBC Water Research and Outreach FundYaffle It

Regional Population Projections for Labrador and the Northern Peninsula 2016-2036
Alvin Simms & Jamie Ward
Report prepared for The Harris Centre for Regional Policy and Development, Memorial University Population Project: Newfoundland and Labrador in Transition

Safe Drinking Water Supply for Small & Rural Communities in NL with a Case Study of Pouch Cove
Jingjing Ling, He Zhang & Tahir Husain
The Harris Centre - RBC Water Research and Outreach FundYaffle It

Documenting Spatial and Temporal Variations of Subsurface Contaminates Using Tree Cores: Implications for the Design of Effective Waste Management Strategies
Merline Fonkwe
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research FundYaffle It

FogoNature.com: Online and on-ocean crowdsourcing for adaptive fisheries management
Yolanda Wiersma, Matt McWilliams with the Fishermen and Fisherwomen of Fogo Island
The Harris Centre Applied Research FundYaffle It

A Study to Characterize and Source Hydrocarbon Contamination of Sediments and Scallops in the Port au Port Bay, NL
Penny Morrill & Melissa Cook
The Harris Centre Applied Research FundYaffle It

2015

A Study on Food Security Among Single Parents and Elderly Populations in St. John’s
Atanu Sarkar, Martha Traverso-Yepez, Veeresh Gadag & Kelly Hunger
The Harris Centre Applied Research Fund

A Regional Approach to Drinking Water Management: NL-BC Comparative Water Systems Study
Sarah-Patricia Breen & Sarah Minnes
The Harris Centre - RBC Water Research and Outreach FundYaffle It

MUN (St. John’s Campus) Composting Pilot Project
Madonna Bishop
The Harris Centre – MMSB Waste Management Applied Research FundYaffle It

Sunnyside Drinking Water Project: Examining Chlorinated Disinfectant By-products, Resident Perceptions and Practices, and Municipal Responses in Securing Safe Drinking Water in the Town of Sunnyside NL 
Jen Daniels and Kelly Vodden
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach FundYaffle It

Atlantic Provinces Transportation Forum 2015: Final Report
Mike Clair

Forum Summary Report: Can Fracking be Done in a Sustainable Way? 
Mike Clair

Use of Blue-Green Algae to Improve the Chemical Quality of Municipal Solid Waste Compost
Yujio Wang and Tahir Husain
The Harris Centre MMSB Waste Management Applied Research FundYaffle It

Exploring Appropriate Business Models for Establishment of Water Quality Monitoring Service In Newfoundland and Labrador
Atanu Sarkar, Tom Cooper, Kalen Thomson & Md. Arifur Rahman
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach FundYaffle It

Use of activated carbon from oily fly ash to remove disinfectant by-products from drinking-water supply systems in small communities
Masood Ahmad & Tahir Husain
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach FundYaffle It

Mitigating Spatial Interference in a Scalable Robot Recycling System
Andrew Vardy
The Harris Centre MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund

Development of Predictive Models for Disenfectant By-products and Filtration Technology Assessments in Small Community Water Supply Systems
Masood Ahmad & Tahir Husain 
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach FundYaffle It

Profiling Regional Watershed Management on the Northeast Avalon: Integrating Practices for Drinking Water Quality
Evan Edinger, Luise Hermanutz
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach FundYaffle It

Solid waste spent catalyst recover from North Atlantic Refinery’s petrochemical plant in Come by Chance, NL
Hesam Hassan Nejad, Paris Georghiou & Maura Shirin Shafiei Zadeh
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research FundYaffle It
Song and Story Traditions of the Loggers of Newfoundland and Labrador
Ursula Kelly
The Applied Research FundYaffle It

Potential for Using Biochar to Improve Soil Fertility and Increase Crop Productivity in the Sandy Soils of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
Joinal Abedin
The Applied Research FundYaffle It

Water quality in Aboriginal communities in Labrador: A study of the Southern Inuit community of Black Tickle
Atanu Sarkar & Maura Hanrahan
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach FundYaffle It

Potentials for Public Engagement in Source Water Protection in Newfoundland and Labrador: A Literature Review
Sarah Minnes
The Student Research FundYaffle It

The Association of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Drinking Water Contamination in Newfoundland and Labrador
Alex Comeau
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach FundYaffle It

2014

Quebec Lower North Shore-Labrador Straits Regional Collaboration Workshop

Fishing Policies and Island Community Development

Emily Thomas and Kelly Vodden, with Ratana Chuenpagdee and Maureen Woodrow
The Applied Research FundYaffle It

The Intangible Impacts of Tourism: The Battle Harbour National Historic District as a Tourism Anchor
Mark Stoddart, Howard Ramos & David Chafe
The Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Sorting Recyclable Materials by a Robotic Swarm
Andrew Vardy
Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Philanthropy as a Vehicle for Regional Development
Ryan Gibson, Joshua Barrett, Stephen Parmiter
The Applied Research FundYaffle It

The Potential for Fish Processing Wastes for Biodiesel Production
Deepika Dave, Ph.D., Heather Manuel, MSc., MBA
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund

An Environmental Scan of Factors Relevant for Sustainable Food Production in NL
Emily Doyle
The Strategic Partnership Student Research Fund

Development of Advanced Composting Technologies for Municipal Organic Waste Treatment in Small Communities in Newfoundland and Labrador
Dr. Baiyu Zhang, Dr. Leonard Lye, Khoshrooz Kazemi, Weiyun Lin
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund

Composition and decomposition of atmospheric reactive nitrogen to boreal forsest sites along the NL boreal ecosystem latitudinal transect (NL-BELT)
Trevor VandenBoer
The Applied Research Fund

The ethnobotany and medicinal properties of rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) in Labrador and potential applications in community-based nutraceutical marketing enterprises
Luise Hermanutz, Vanessa Mardones & Alain Cuerrier
The Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve UNESCO World Heritage designation: Pathways to Engage People in the Decision-making Process
Alistair Bath & Beatrice Frank
The Applied Research FundYaffle It

Local Labour Markets as a New Way of Organizing Policies for Stronger Regional Economic Development in Atlantic Canada
David Freshwater, Alvin Simms & Jamie Ward

Exploring Solutions for Sustainable Rural Drinking Water Systems: a study of rural Newfoundland & Labrador drinking water systems
Sarah Minnes, Dr. Kelly Vodden and Team
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund

Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies for Advancing Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador
Heather Hall, Jacqueline Walsh, Kelly Vodden and Rob Greenwood

Training and Development for a Successful Tourism Industry in Newfoundland: A Literature Review
Bronwyn L. Cass
The Strategic Partnership Student Research FundYaffle It

Developing a community-based monitoring program for drinking water supplies in the Indian Bay Watershed: A baseline study of surface water quality, contamination sources and resident practices and perceptions
Stephen Holisko, David Speed, Dr. Kelly Vodden and Dr. Atanu Sarkar
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach FundYaffle It

Myth and Reality in Eastern Canada-Northeastern U.S. Regionalism
Dr. Stephen G. Tomblin, Department of Political Science
The Applied Research Fund

The Benefits And Sustainability Of School Gardens: A Case Study Of St. Francis School Greenhouse (Harbour Grace, NL)
Emily Doyle, Division of Community Health and Humanities
The Strategic Partnership Student Research Fund

From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards Future Strategies and a Decision Support Framework for Oil Spill Preparedness and Response in Offshore Newfoundland and Labrador
Dr. Bing Chen, Dr. Baiyu Zhang Pu Li, Qionghong Cai, Weiyun Lin, and Bo Liu
The Applied Research Fund

Canadian Regional Development- A Critical Review of Theory, Practice, and Potentials: A Case Study of the Kittiwake Economic Zone, Newfoundland and Labrador
Jennifer Daniels, Kelly Vodden, Sarah Minnes and Sarah Breen
The Applied Research Fund

Arsenic Removal by Sand Filtration for Potable Water in Newfoundland
Mr. Danial Bin Rohail and Dr. Cynthia Coles
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund

Production of Biomaterials from Solid Biomass Wastes for the Mining Industry
Shafiq Alam, Ph.D., P.Eng.
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund

The STAGE Project
Dr. Denyse Lynde, Dr. Rob Ormsby, Colleen Quigley and Tom Halford
The Applied Research Fund

Enabling a Wildlife-Roadway Collision Warning and Mitigation System using Wireless Sensor Networking Technologies
Dr. C. Li and Dr. R. Venkatesan, Faculty of Engineering
The Applied Research Fund

2013

Fisheries allocation policies and regional development: Successes from the Newfoundland and Labrador shrimp fishery
Paul Foley, Charles Mather and Barbara Neis
The Applied Research Fund

The James Robert Andersen Archive: A Contribution to the Development and Practice of the Cultural and Political Economies of Nunatsiavut, NL
Mark David Turner and Tom Gordon, School of Music
The Applied Research Fund

Building an Inclusive Society: Youth and Teacher Perspectives on Immigration, Multiculturalism and Racism in Newfoundland and Labrador
Dr. Amanda Bittner, Memorial University & James Baker, Association for New Canadians
The Applied Research Fund

Pilot-Scale Demonstration of Biosurfactant-Enhanced In- Situ Bioremediation of a Contaminated Site in Newfoundland and Labrador
Dr. Baiyu Zhang, Zhiwen Zhu, Liang Jing, Qinhong Cai and Zelin Li
The Applied Research Fund

Evaluation of the Leslie Harris Centre Funding Programs: Impacts and Outcomes
Meghan Mahoney, MASP workterm student

Developpement du milieu des affaires francophone/bilingue du Labrador Ouest / The Development of the Francophone/Bilingual Community of the Labrador West Region
Mike Clair, The Harris Centre

Understanding Regional Governance in Newfoundland and Labrador: A Survey of Regional Development Organizations
Kelly Vodden and Heather Hall with David Freshwater

Networks for Business Innovation in Corner Brook, NL
Jose Lam, Ken Carter, Louise McGillis, Candice Pike, Marion McCahon & Kelly Vodden
The Applied Research FundYaffle It

Closing the Loop on Lignocellulosic -based Solid Waste Management: Production of Biochar for Agricultural Land and Contaminant Adsorption Applications and for Climate Change
Dr. Robert Helleur, Travis Dalley, Perry Mitchell, Department of Chemistry, Memorial University
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research FundYaffle It

2012

Risk-based Evaluation of Landfill Gas Flare Efficiency Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Dr. Rouzbeh Abbassi and Professor Kelly Hawboldt, Process Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research FundYaffle It

Experiments in Rural Development and Ecosystem-Based Management: The Possibilities of Community Forestry in Newfoundland
Erin Kelly, PhD, Environment Policy Institute, Grenfell Campus
The Applied Research FundYaffle It

Fostering Sustainable Food Systems in Newfoundland: A Case Study of the West Coast Farmers' Market
Katie Temple and Dr. Angela Carter, Environment Policy Unit, Grenfell Campus
The Applied Research FundYaffle It

Recycling from the Margins: Informal Recycling Networks in St. John's as Social Interactions
Michelle Porter, Department of Geography, Memorial University
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research FundYaffle It

Waste Audit 2011-2012, St. John's Campus Toby Rowe, Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability Office, Memorial University
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research FundYaffle It

Engaging Youth for Sustainable Coastal Community Economies
Raïsa Mirza, Department of Geography, Memorial University
The Strategic Partnership – Harris Centre Student Research FundYaffle It

Canadian Provincial Policies and Programs for Women in Leadership
Lynn Guppy, Department of Geography, Memorial University The Strategic Partnership – Harris Centre Student Research FundYaffle It

Building Agricultural Capacity in Newfoundland and Labrador A. James Quinlan, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University
The Strategic Partnership – Harris Centre Student Research FundYaffle It

A Study of Groundwater Quality of Private Wells in Western Newfoundland Communities
Dr. Atanu Sarkar, Dr. Mano Krishnapillai, Dr. James Valcour
The Harris Centre – RBC Water Research and Outreach FundYaffle It

2011

Making the Connection: Lessons from the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, Memorial University
Dr. Rob Greenwood, Presentation to Making the Connection: Universities and Community Economic Development, Fredericton, N.B., Oct. 18, 2011

Defining Regions for Building Economic Development Capacity in Newfoundland and Labrador
David Freshwater, Alvin Simms and Kelly Vodden, Memorial University, November 2011, (also see: 2006 Newfoundland and Labrador Functional Regions Map)Yaffle It

Action Canada Papers on Labrador Mining, Aboriginal Governance and Muskrat Falls
Dr. Keith Storey, Dr. Larry Felt, and David Vardy, Memorial University, October 2011Yaffle It

A Commitment to Place: The Social Foundations of Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador
Rob Greenwood and Candice Pike with Wade Kearley, Memorial UniversityYaffle It

Knowledge mobilization processes during the research process in two projects: lessons for the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development
David Speed, Department of Psychology, Memorial UniversityYaffle It

Metropolis on the margins: talent attraction and retention to the St. John’s city-region
Josh Lepawsky, Crystal Pham, Department of Geography, Rob Greenwood, Harris Centre, Memorial UniversityYaffle It

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