Regional Workshop in Southern Labrador

Thank-you to those who participated in our recent Regional Workshop in Port Hope Simpson, Southern Labrador. It was a great success! Stay tuned for the final report from the workshop.

Please click here to view the report from the workshop


It will be a gathering of local decision makers and faculty, staff and students from Memorial University to network and discuss new collaborations for finding solutions to issues in the Southern Labrador region. The main areas of discussion will be:

1) Entrepreneurship: incl. municipal planning, business development, succession planning, new sectors, getting people involved, etc.

2) Tourism: innovative solutions, operators' challenges, visitor services and quality, advertising/marketing, knowing your product, linkages, shoulder seasons, etc.

3) Industrial Development Planning: Lower Churchill development, mining development, small community growing to larger ones, planning for growth, mega projects, etc.

Please click here for the workshop agenda (PDF)

Registration is free and continental breakfast, breaks and a lunch are provided during the workshop. Please check back here for updates.

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Who should attend?
- Memorial faculty, staff, or students who have worked in, or are interested in, the Southern Labrador region;
- Memorial faculty staff or students with knowledge in the above thematic areas;
- Local community leaders and stakeholders from the Southern Labrador region (eg. municipal representatives, non-profit groups, government agencies, business operators, community volunteers, etc.)

About Regional Workshops:
Regional Workshops are ways to bring together community leaders with Memorial researchers and teachers to discuss issues of importance to the region. The workshop will be a full day session with short presentations in the morning from organizers and Memorial University. Then participants will break into several smaller themed groups.

In the morning, groups will discuss what the university is currently doing in the region. During the afternoon session, groups will discuss new ways Memorial may be able to help with challenges and issues in the region. Research questions will be captured at the workshop and taken back for brokering at the university.

About Memorial Presents, Nov. 4, 2011

When: Friday Nov. 4, 2011; 7-9pm
Reception to follow.

Where: Bayside Academy, Port Hope Simpson

Topic: Regional Cooperation in Southern Labrador: What Does the Future Hold?

Presenter: Dr. Rob Greenwood, Harris Centre, Memorial University

Barb Marshall, Labrador Straits Development Corporatiom
Roxanne Notley, Southeastern Aurora Development Corporation
Sheila Downer, Smart Labrador

The Southern Labrador region is changing rapidly, and municipal councils and
voluntary organizations are struggling to keep up. Existing organizations work
within boundaries put in place for good reasons, but population growth,
commuting patterns and commercial catchment areas don't respect boundaries.

The Memorial Presents is entitled, "Regional Cooperation in Southern Labrador: What Does the Future Hold?", and explores the results of cutting edge research lead by the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation, in partnership with Memorial University and Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador.

For more information, please contact Karen Follett; ph. 864-6115 or kfollett[at]


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