Schooner Regional Workshop

The Harris Centre’s eleventh Regional Workshop was held in partnership with the Schooner Regional Development Corporation (Zone 16) on May 22nd and 23rd at the Maystown Hotel and Convention Centre, in Marystown. Attendees included a variety of stakeholders from the Burin region as well as 23 participants from Memorial University. The purpose of this workshop was to promote Memorial University as a resource for regional policy and development throughout the province and to identify opportunities for future collaboration in the areas of research, teaching and outreach within the region between Memorial University and community stakeholders.

Approximately 46 people attended the Regional Workshop and the broad range of participants from Memorial University coupled with the diverse group of local stakeholders made for an informative, educational, and rewarding experience for those involved. The morning and afternoon sessions were divided thematically into economic/natural resources, labour markets and social issues. There were a total of 39 follow-up opportunities identified at the workshop – 12 in eco-nomic/natural resources, 16 in labour markets, and 11 in social issues.

The Regional Workshop was held in conjunction with a Memorial Presents public policy forum titled: “Planning for Growth: How Can We Maximize the Opportunities and Minimize the Threats.” The Keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Rob Greenwood, Director of the Harris Centre. He was accompanied by Mr. Sam Synard, Mayor of Marystown.

For more information, please refer to the documents below:

Workshop Report

Memorial Presentation for Zone 16


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