Previously Funded Projects

Check out some projects previously funded by the Harris Centre Applied Research Fund.


  • Atanu Sarkar - Investigating the Main Operational Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Sustainable Greenhouses in Newfoundland
  • Kelly Vodden - Source Communities and Inter-Provincial Employment in Atlantic Canada: Examining Economic Dependencies on Employment-Related Geographical Mobility
  • Isabelle Coté - Uprooted: the contentious politics and long-term economic impact of resettlement programs in Western Democracies
  • Tony Fang - Retention and Integration of Refugees in Newfoundland and Labrador


  • Jennifer Dyer - Patterns of Arts Support in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Penny Morrill - A study of molluscs as indicator organisms to determine if hydrocarbon contamination may have had an impact on the decline scallops in the Port au Port Bay, NL
  • Stephen Tomblin - Energy-Environmental Policy in North-East Region of North America
  • Blair Winsor - Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: mapping the extent, roles, and effects in St. John’s and Corner Brook
  • Mark Stoddart - Regional Tourism Networks and Social-Environmental Wellbeing in Rural Coastal Communities
  • James Baker - An Examination of Racial Microaggressions as Observed by White Post-Secondary Youth


  • Kenneth Snelgrove - Engineering Solutions to Improve Water Security for Black Tickle, Labrador
  • Catherine Mah - An Environmental Scan of City-Region Food Policy Levers for St. John's, NL
  • Paul Foley - Shrimp Allocation Policies and Regional Development Under Conditions of Environmental Change: Insights for aboriginal groups in northern Labrador
  • Penny Morrill - A study to characterize and source hydrocarbon contamination of sediments and scallops in the Port-au-Port Bay, NL
  • Yolanda Wiersma - Online and on-ocean crowdsourcing for adaptive fisheries management
  • Joinal Abedin - Potential for Using Biochar to Improve Soil Fertility and Increase Crop Productivity in the Sandy Soils of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
  • Tom Cooper - Where are the Benefits in "Benefit Agreements"? Governance, Risk and Compliance in the Development of Benefit Agreements


  • Alistair Bath - Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve UNESCO World Heritage designation
  • Mark Stoddart - The intangible impacts of tourism: Battle Harbour National Historic District as a tourism indicator
  • Stephen Tomblin - Regional integration in 2013: What are the prospects for new forms of regional integration and interaction
  • Trevor VandenBoer - Composition and deposition of atmospheric reactive nitrogen to boreal forest sites along the NL boreal ecosystem
  • Ursula Kelly - Historic literacies: logging song and story traditions in NL
  • Jamie Skidmore - Ann of Isle au Morts (play later renamed Song of the Mermaid)
  • Atanu Sarkar - A study of food insufficiency and food insecurity among elderly population and single parents in St. John's


  • Kelly Vodden - Fishing Policies and Island Community Development: Case Studies in Newfoundland

  • George Rose - Using otolith stable isotope microchemistry to define different North Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) populations and their migration routes

  • Denyse Lynde - SSHRCC Theatre Archives Grant Enterprise (STAGE)

  • Luise Hermanutz - The ethnobotany and medicinal properties of Rhodiola rosea in Northern Labrador and potential applications in community-based nutraceutical marketing enterprises

  • Tom Gordon - The James Robert Andersen Archive: A Contribution to the Development and Practice of the Cultural and Political Economies of Nunatsiavut, NL

  • Ryan Gibson - Philanthropy as a Vehicle for Regional Development? Examining the Role and Potential of Community Foundations in Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Amanda Bittner & Jamie Baker - Building an Inclusive Society: Youth and Teacher Perspectives on Immigration, Multiculturalism and Racism in Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Alison Coffin - Preliminary Research into the Development of a Strategic Transportation Plan



  • Mohammed Ahmed - Wireless sensor networks for forest monitoring in NL

  • Shafiq Alam - Bioremediation of toxic metals in mine sites

  • Jill Allison - Defining rural NL through access to biomedical technology

  • Ryan Gibson - Regional governance on Great Northern Peninsula

  • Luise Hermanutz - Intergenerational transfer of plant knowledge in Nunatsiavut

  • Kim Olson - Voluntary fishery closures in Western Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Jeff Webb - MUN’s Extension Service and its role in public policy

  • Michael Wernerheim - Assessment of the net economic contribution of the industrial forestry in NL

  • Tracey Winters - Turnaround migration between the Burin Peninsula and Northern Alberta


  • Amy Hsiao - Materials Science in Entrepreneurship, Design and Community

  • Rainer Baehre - Technological Applications of Heritage Data from the Humber River Basin Region

  • Mohammad Tariq Iqbal - Feasibility Study of Pumped Hydro Energy Storage for Ramea Wind-Diesel Power System

  • Scott MacKinnon - Safe Wharves Project

  • Jeff Loder - Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy in the EU: Policy Formulation and the Policies of Decision-Making

  • Shafiq Alam - The development of application parameters for the treatment of mine water bodies with severe acid mine drainage pH>3 to promote Biological Polishing a sustainable solution for mine waste water

  • Kenneth John Stevens - Knowledge Mobilization for e-Living – The Transfer of e-Skills from School Age to Adult Learners in Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Cory Thorne - The Newfoundland and Labrador – Alberta Cultural Migration Project

  • Barbara Neis - Multiple Lives: Worl-Related Mobility and Policy Implications for Workers, Families and Communities


  • Sarah-Patricia Breen - The Use of Smal-lscale Hydroelectric Power Generation as a Tool for Sustainable Development in Rural Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Tom Cooper - Defining “Strategic Risk” Within The Domain Of The Public Sector, Positioning Memorial University as a National and International Leader in This Domain

  • Beverley Diamond - Comparing Traditional Fiddle and Accordion Music from across Canada

  • Ivan Emke - Going Beyond Standard Socio-economic Indicators to Describe the Attractions Posed by Rural Areas

  • Andy Fisher - Energy Production in NL: A Critical Review of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Energy Plan 2007

  • Kelly Hawboldt - The Technical Feasibility of Opal Gas applications in Labrador (to reduce gas sniffing by youth)

  • Nikita Lyssenko - An Estimation of the Benefits of Whale Conservation on the Coast of Newfoundland and Labrador

  • George Rose - Marine Northern Cod Life Histories: A Common Garden Approach to Determine Why They Have Changed?

  • Yolanda Wiersma - The Potential Role of Coyote Predation on Caribou Populations on the Island of Newfoundland

  • Sue Ziegler - Linking Organic Matter to Disinfection By-Â┬Éproduct Formation in Drinking Water Supplies


  • Wayne King - Business Case Writing Project: NL and the Republic of Ireland.

  • Dr. Mohammad Tariq Iqbal - Design of Hybrid Power Systems for Port Hope Simpson and Cartwright, Labrador

  • Janice Esther Tulk - Welta’q - It Sounds Good: Sound Recordings of Mi’kma’ki

  • Trevor Bell, - Climate Change and Renewable Resources in Labrador: Looking Toward 2050

  • Trevor Bell - Building Government and Industry Partnerships in Seabed Mapping Across the North Atlantic

  • Denis Mulcahy - An Investigation into the Nature of Education in a Rural and Remote Region of the Province of NL: The Straits

  • Gerald Galway & David Dibbon - Research Incubation Fund for “Symposium 2008: Post-Confederation Educational Reform: From Rhetoric to Reality


  • Dr. Wade Locke - Supporting the Contribution of Higher Education Institutions to Regional Development Within Atlantic Canada

  • Dr. Scott Lynch - Understanding the Dynamics of Out-Migration: An Analysis of Regional Demographic Change

  • Alastair O’Reilly, Keith Storey & David Vardy -Harris Centre Fisheries Policy and Community Sustainability in Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Mark Jones - How Mediating Organizations Contribute to the Social Reproduction of Rural Localities

  • David Schneider & Paul Snelgrove - Marine Protected Areas: Policy Context and Science Basis in Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Mohammed Tariq Iqbal & Neil Bose - Design of a Hybrid Energy System for Battle Harbour Island in Labrador

  • Paul Snelgrove - Genetic Determination of the Uniqueness of Holyrood Pond Cod and Hake Populations

  • Dag Friis - Boat Building Design for the Yacht Fleet


  • Ian Fleming, Blair Adams & David Côté, - Building the road to proactive and scientifically sound management of exploited fish populations in NL in the context of regional development

  • James Feehan - Federal Government Presence in NL: Trends and Implications

  • Paul Snelgrove & Ian Bradbury - Dispersal and active retention of larval smelt in estuaries of St. Mary's Bay, NL

  • Doug May, State of the Province: Socio-Economic Indicators about Well-Being

  • Michael Wernerheim - Upstream-Downstream Co-agglomeration of Advance Service Industries in Rural Canada: Implications for Regional Economic Policy

  • Luise Hermanutz & Dr. Wilf Nichols - Biodiversity and Sustainable Ecotourism: Inspiring Rural Communities to Use and Protect our Natural Heritage

  • Stephen Tomblin - Economic Development, Governance and Regionalism in NL: From Slippery Slopes to Best Practices

  • Majid Abdi - Evaluating the Feasibility of Using Waste Heat as an Economic Driver in Stephenville, NL


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