Connecting Memorial with Communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador

Building connections and fostering collaborations is what the Harris Centre is all about — a bridge between the university and the community.
We are Memorial University's hub for public policy and regional development issues. We connect Memorial University faculty, students and staff with people, communities and organizations throughout the province to encourage informed dialogue, mobilize knowledge, and build collaborations to create a vibrant democracy and prosperous and sustainable society in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Call for Expressions of Interest - closes Oct. 2, 2023


Would you like to do research that impacts the sustainability of the Exploits region of Newfoundland and falls within the following themes?

  • Creative and Multiple Solutions to Health Care Needs
  • Culture & Tourism
  • Labour Force Development
  • Regional Cooperation 

See more details and how to apply here.


Upcoming Events

September 21, 1 to 1:30 pm, via Zoom.

Curious about how the Harris Centre can help you fund research activities in Newfoundland and Labrador?

Join Bojan Fürst and Chris Paterson for Thriving Regions with the Harris Centre: Exploits Edition on Thursday Sept. 21 at 1 pm NL time. 

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Harris Centre in the news

Highly respected sociologist Dr. Barb Neis has been named a senior research associate at the Harris Centre.

In this Gazette article, Dr. Neis identifies the critical role the Harris Centre plays as a broker on complex issues.

“It’s great to have a range of different mechanisms for outreach, in order to talk about the research and get diverse perspectives on what is happening,” she said. “It’s particularly critical here in this province with only one university."

Read more here.



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