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REF NO.: 52

SUBJECT: Memorial University’s Harris Centre holds public discussion focusing on post-secondary education

DATE: Jan. 4,2008

The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development invites the general public to a discussion entitled From Ivory Tower to Regional Power: the role of universities and colleges in development. The session, part of the centre’s Memorial Presents series, takes place on Monday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m., in the Inco Innovation Centre in room IIC-2001 on Memorial’s St. John’s campus.
The talk will feature Dr. Wade Locke, professor of economics at Memorial, as well as Elizabeth Beale, president and CEO of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, based in Halifax, N.S.; Cyril Farrell, executive director of the Atlantic Provinces Community College Consortium, based in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL; and Graham Letto, mayor of Labrador City and a long-time practitioner of regional development.
Admission to the event is free and there is no need to register. Free parking is available in Area 18 located between the Queen Elizabeth II Library and the Prince Philip Parkway.
A reception will be held following the session, courtesy of the Harris Centre.

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For more information, please contact Mike Clair, associate director, public policy, The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, Memorial University, at 737-7963 or mclair@mun.ca.

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