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2022

The State of Innovation in NL and the Role of Memorial University
Background report for OECD's Entrepreneurial Education, Collaboration, and Engagement network
Scott McKnight, Rob Greenwood, Heather Hall, Blair Winsor, and Stephanie LeGresley

 

Organic Waste Management in NL: Exploring Opportunities in Management and Utili
Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Program
Laura McCardle

Immigration and Employment: Barriers, Bridges, and Benefits
Presentation Summary
Panelists: Aleksandra Stefanovic, Sheri Abbott, Dr. Tony Fang, Michael Clair
En Fran?ais: Immigration et Emploi: Obstacles, Ponts, and Avantages

2021

Recycling Solutions for End-of-Life Fishing Rope in Newfoundland
Lesley James
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Protecting Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Production from Climate-Related Challeng
Eric Ignatz
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Employer Attitudes Towards Hiring Newcomers and International Students in the A
Dr. Tony Fang, Dr. Jane Zhu, and Alex David Wells
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Immigration in Newfoundland and Labdrador
Michael Clair
Read the Report Summary Click here to view Immigration Ecosystem Graphic

Sustainable Island Futures Project:

Full Northern_Coalition_ProjectDr. Keith Storey & Ms. Meghan Eibner

 

2020 

Baccalieu Trail: Traditional Knowledge Inventory
Dr. Holly Everett, Mr. Dale Gilbert Jarvis, Ms. Katie Crane
The Harris Centre-Thriving Regions Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

2019

Generation of a Business Model to help address food and nutrition security in t
Dr. Carlos Bazan, Mr. Bennett Newhook, Ms. Hannah Gaultois
The Harris Centre-Thriving Regions Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Summary of the Public Consultation Sessions Regarding the Muskrat Falls Project
Michael Clair, MBA
On behalf of the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Granulation of Powdered Activated Carbon Generated from Corner Brook Pulp and P
Dr. Tahir Husain, Afsoon Taghizadehgan
The Harris Centre-MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Demographics as Destiny?
Rob Greenwood, Alvin Simms and Jamie Ward
Presentation to the Bank of Canada Board of Directors

Vision Based Pay-as-you-throw system
Songyuan Ji and Minglun Gong
The Harris Centre-RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund

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Restoring and retelling the story of Grenfell Gardens
Gregory Wood and Jose Lam
The Harris Centre-SNCC Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

2018

Exploring Regional Approaches to Drinking Water Management in the Strait of Bel
Dr. Kelly Vodden, Mr. Vincent Kuuteryiri Chireh
The Harris Centre-RBC Water and Outreach Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Improved Safety and Value for Paper Pulp Waste Associated with Bottle Cleaning
Christina Bottaro, David Hopkins, Soraya Moore, Kelly Hawboldt
The Harris Centre-MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Impacts of CETA on Sustainability of Northern Tip Coastal Communities
Jack Daly and Ratana Chuenpagdee
The Harris Centre-SNCC Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Application of Waste Cooking Oil in Construction of Asphalt Pavement
Kamal Hossain and Rayhan Ahmed
The Harris Centre-MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Dowsing for Knowledge: Probing the Depth of Arsenic Awareness in Rural Newfound
Daniel Hewitt, Wendy Graham, Shabnam Asghari, Cameron MacLellan, Thomas Heeley
The Harris Centre-RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund Yaffle It

Pyrolysis of waste plastic fish bags (polyethylene and polypropylene) to useabl
Shofiur Rahman, Kelly Hawboldt, Robert Helleur & Stephanie MacQuarrie
The Harris Centre-MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

An Update on the 2004 Pre-Feasibility Study for a Fixed Link between Labrador a

Mapping Knowledge Seeking in the St. John?s and Corner Brook Entrepreneurial Ec
Blair Winsor and Ken Carter
The Harris Centre-Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Solid-Liquid Separation of Waste Petroleum Drilling Mud in Offshore Newfoundlan
Hesam Hassan Nejad
The Harris Centre-MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Retention and Integration of Refugees in Newfoundland and Labrador
Tony Fang et al.
The Harris Centre Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

 

2017

A Biorefinery Approach for Sustainable Utilization on NL Aquaculture Industry's
Dr. Deepika Dave
The Harris Centre-MMSB Waste Fund

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Regional Tourism Networks and Social-Environmental Wellbeing in Rural Coastal C HUSAIN_WATER_16-17Mark CJ Stoddart et al.
The Harris Centre - Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Populism, Energy Walls, and Executive Domination HUSAIN_WATER_16-17Stephen Tomblin
The Harris Centre - Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

HUSAIN_WATER_16-17Javid Shadbahr, He Zhang & Tahir Husain 
The Harris Centre - RBC Water Research and Outreach Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Asking the Big Questions: Reflections on a Sustainable Post Oil-dependent NewfoRosemary E. Ommer, Barbara Neis & David Brake Yaffle It

Applying Biochar to Reduce Leachate Toxicity and Greenhouse Gas Production in M
Joinal Abedin
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Rig Your Fit-Out: An Environmental Scan of Food Policy Levers for the City-RegiCatherine L. Mah, Nathan G. A. Taylor,Stephanie Pomeroy & Rebecca Hasdell
The Harris Centre Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Shrimp Allocation Policies and Regional Development Under Conditions of EnvironPaul Foley, Charles Mather, Robyn Morris, Jamie Snook
The Harris Centre Applied Research Fund

Affordable Water Filtration Technology for Small Rural CommunitiesHe Zhang, Hoda Tafvizi, Tahir Husain & Yuan Chen
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund Yaffle It

Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Mill Waste ManagementHe Zhang, Tahir Husain & Yuan Chen
The Harris Centre MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

The Manifestations of Prejudice in Everyday Life: An Examination of Racial MicrJames Baker
The Harris Centre Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Testing Domestic Rainwater Harvesting as a Measure to Improve Drinking Water AcMaura Hanrahan & Nick Mercer
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund Yaffle It

Composting of Municipal Sludge - Riverhead Wastewater Treatment FacilityTahir Husain et. al
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Organic Waste in Newfoundland and Labrador: A Review of Available Agriculture, Adrian Unc et. al
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

2016

Salmon Processing Waste: A Prospective Source for NutraceuticalsDeepika Dave
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Rural Manufacturing submission to House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology
By Dr. Robert Greenwood, Executive Director, the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development

Strategic Doing: An IntroductionEd Morrison
Agile Strategy Lab, Purdue University - Workshop Presentation

The Lifelong Impacts of Adverse Experiences in the Early YearsCompiled by Taylor Stocks
The Harris Centre - Workshop Report Yaffle It

A Framework for Better Understanding Drinking Water Quality in Happy Valley-GooMerline Fonkwe
The Harris Centre - RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund Yaffle It

Government and Community Responses to Drinking Water Challenges and Crises in RMaura Hanrahan, Benjamin Dosu Jr. & Sarah Minnes
The Harris Centre - RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund Yaffle It

Regional Population Projections for Labrador and the Northern Peninsula 2016-20Alvin Simms & Jamie Ward
Report prepared for The Harris Centre for Regional Policy and Development, Memorial University Population Project: Newfoundland and Labrador in Transition

Safe Drinking Water Supply for Small & Rural Communities in NL with a Case StudJingjing Ling, He Zhang & Tahir Husain
The Harris Centre - RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund Yaffle It

Documenting Spatial and Temporal Variations of Subsurface Contaminates Using TrMerline Fonkwe
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

FogoNature.com: Online and on-ocean crowdsourcing for adaptive fisheries manageYolanda Wiersma, Matt McWilliams with the Fishermen and Fisherwomen of Fogo Island
The Harris Centre Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

A Study to Characterize and Source Hydrocarbon Contamination of Sediments and SPenny Morrill & Melissa Cook
The Harris Centre Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

2015

A Study on Food Security Among Single Parents and Elderly Populations in St. JoAtanu Sarkar, Martha Traverso-Yepez, Veeresh Gadag & Kelly Hunger
The Harris Centre Applied Research Fund

A Regional Approach to Drinking Water Management: NL-BC Comparative Water SysteSarah-Patricia Breen & Sarah Minnes
The Harris Centre - RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund Yaffle It

MUN (St. John?s Campus) Composting Pilot ProjectMadonna Bishop
The Harris Centre – MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Sunnyside Drinking Water Project: Examining Chlorinated Disinfectant By-productJen Daniels and Kelly Vodden
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund Yaffle It

Atlantic Provinces Transportation Forum 2015: Final ReportMike Clair

Forum Summary Report: Can Fracking be Done in a Sustainable Way?Mike Clair

Use of Blue-Green Algae to Improve the Chemical Quality of Municipal Solid WastYujio Wang and Tahir Husain
The Harris Centre MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Exploring Appropriate Business Models for Establishment of Water Quality MonitoAtanu Sarkar, Tom Cooper, Kalen Thomson & Md. Arifur Rahman
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund Yaffle It

Use of activated carbon from oily fly ash to remove disinfectant by-products frMasood Ahmad & Tahir Husain
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund Yaffle It

Mitigating Spatial Interference in a Scalable Robot Recycling SystemAndrew Vardy
The Harris Centre MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund

Development of Predictive Models for Disenfectant By-products and Filtration TeMasood Ahmad & Tahir Husain 
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund Yaffle It

Profiling Regional Watershed Management on the Northeast Avalon: Integrating PrEvan Edinger, Luise Hermanutz
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund Yaffle It

Solid waste spent catalyst recover from North Atlantic Refinery?s petrochemicalHesam Hassan Nejad, Paris Georghiou & Maura Shirin Shafiei Zadeh
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It
Song and Story Traditions of the Loggers of Newfoundland and LabradorUrsula Kelly
The Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Potential for Using Biochar to Improve Soil Fertility and Increase Crop ProductJoinal Abedin
The Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Water quality in Aboriginal communities in Labrador: A study of the Southern InAtanu Sarkar & Maura Hanrahan
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund Yaffle It

Potentials for Public Engagement in Source Water Protection in Newfoundland andSarah Minnes
The Student Research Fund Yaffle It

The Association of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Drinking Water Contamination inAlex Comeau
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund Yaffle It

2014

Quebec Lower North Shore-Labrador Straits Regional Collaboration Workshop

Fishing Policies and Island Community Development

Emily Thomas and Kelly Vodden, with Ratana Chuenpagdee and Maureen Woodrow
The Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

The Intangible Impacts of Tourism: The Battle Harbour National Historic DistricMark Stoddart, Howard Ramos & David Chafe
The Applied Research Fund  Yaffle It

Sorting Recyclable Materials by a Robotic SwarmAndrew Vardy
Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund  Yaffle It

Philanthropy as a Vehicle for Regional DevelopmentRyan Gibson, Joshua Barrett, Stephen Parmiter
The Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

The Potential for Fish Processing Wastes for Biodiesel ProductionDeepika Dave, Ph.D., Heather Manuel, MSc., MBA
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund

An Environmental Scan of Factors Relevant for Sustainable Food Production in NLEmily Doyle
The Strategic Partnership Student Research Fund

Development of Advanced Composting Technologies for Municipal Organic Waste TreDr. Baiyu Zhang, Dr. Leonard Lye, Khoshrooz Kazemi, Weiyun Lin
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund

Composition and decomposition of atmospheric reactive nitrogen to boreal forsesTrevor VandenBoer
The Applied Research Fund

The ethnobotany and medicinal prop erties of rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) in Labrador and potential applications in cLuise Hermanutz, Vanessa Mardones & Alain Cuerrier
The Applied Research Fund  Yaffle It

Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve UNESCO World Heritage designation: Pathways tAlistair Bath & Beatrice Frank
The Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Local Labour Markets as a New Way of Organizing Policies for Stronger Regional Economic Development in Atlantic CanadaDavid Freshwater, Alvin Simms & Jamie Ward

Exploring Solutions for Sustainable Rural Drinking Water Systems: a study of ruSarah Minnes, Dr. Kelly Vodden and Team
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund

Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies for Advancing Innovation in NewfoundlaHeather Hall, Jacqueline Walsh, Kelly Vodden and Rob Greenwood

Training and Development for a Successful Tourism Industry in Newfoundland: A LBronwyn L. Cass
The Strategic Partnership Student Research Fund Yaffle It

Developing a community-based monitoring program for drinking water supplies in Stephen Holisko, David Speed, Dr. Kelly Vodden and Dr. Atanu Sarkar
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund Yaffle It

Myth and Reality in Eastern Canada-Northeastern U.S. RegionalismDr. Stephen G. Tomblin, Department of Political Science
The Applied Research Fund

The Benefits And Sustainability Of School Gardens: A Case Study Of St. Francis Emily Doyle, Division of Community Health and Humanities
The Strategic Partnership Student Research Fund

From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards Future Strategies and a Decision SuppDr. Bing Chen, Dr. Baiyu Zhang Pu Li, Qionghong Cai, Weiyun Lin, and Bo Liu
The Applied Research Fund

Canadian Regional Development- A Critical Review of Theory, Practice, and PotenJennifer Daniels, Kelly Vodden, Sarah Minnes and Sarah Breen
The Applied Research Fund

Arsenic Removal by Sand Filtration for Potable Water in NewfoundlandMr. Danial Bin Rohail and Dr. Cynthia Coles
The Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund

Production of Biomaterials from Solid Biomass Wastes for the Mining IndustryShafiq Alam, Ph.D., P.Eng.
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund

The STAGE ProjectDr. Denyse Lynde, Dr. Rob Ormsby, Colleen Quigley and Tom Halford
The Applied Research Fund

Enabling a Wildlife-Roadway Collision Warning and Mitigation System using WirelDr. C. Li and Dr. R. Venkatesan, Faculty of Engineering
The Applied Research Fund

2013

Fisheries allocation policies and regional development: Successes from the NewfPaul Foley, Charles Mather and Barbara Neis
The Applied Research Fund

The James Robert Andersen Archive: A Contribution to the Development and PractiMark David Turner and Tom Gordon, School of Music
The Applied Research Fund

Building an Inclusive Society: Youth and Teacher Perspectives on Immigration, MDr. Amanda Bittner, Memorial University & James Baker, Association for New Canadians
The Applied Research Fund

Pilot-Scale Demonstration of Biosurfactant-Enhanced In- Situ Bioremediation of Dr. Baiyu Zhang, Zhiwen Zhu, Liang Jing, Qinhong Cai and Zelin Li
The Applied Research Fund

Evaluation of the Leslie Harris Centre Funding Programs: Impacts and OutcomesMeghan Mahoney, MASP workterm student
Developpement du milieu des affaires francophone/bilingue du Labrador Ouest / The Development of the Francophone/Bilingual Community of the Labrador West RegionMike Clair, The Harris Centre

Understanding Regional Governance in Newfoundland and Labrador: A Survey of RegKelly Vodden and Heather Hall with David Freshwater

Networks for Business Innovation in Corner Brook, NLJose Lam, Ken Carter, Louise McGillis, Candice Pike, Marion McCahon & Kelly Vodden
The Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Closing the Loop on Lignocellulosic -based Solid Waste Management: Production oDr. Robert Helleur, Travis Dalley, Perry Mitchell, Department of Chemistry, Memorial University
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

2012

Risk-based Evaluation of Landfill Gas Flare Efficiency Using Computational FluiDr. Rouzbeh Abbassi and Professor Kelly Hawboldt, Process Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Experiments in Rural Development and Ecosystem-Based Management: The PossibilitErin Kelly, PhD, Environment Policy Institute, Grenfell Campus
The Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Fostering Sustainable Food Systems in Newfoundland: A Case Study of the West CoKatie Temple and Dr. Angela Carter, Environment Policy Unit, Grenfell Campus
The Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Recycling from the Margins: Informal Recycling Networks in St. John's as SocialMichelle Porter, Department of Geography, Memorial University
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Waste Audit 2011-2012, St. John's Campus Toby Rowe, Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability Office, Memorial University
The Harris Centre - MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Yaffle It

Engaging Youth for Sustainable Coastal Community EconomiesRaïsa Mirza, Department of Geography, Memorial University
The Strategic Partnership – Harris Centre Student Research Fund Yaffle It

Canadian Provincial Policies and Programs for Women in LeadershipLynn Guppy, Department of Geography, Memorial University The Strategic Partnership – Harris Centre Student Research Fund Yaffle It

Building Agricultural Capacity in Newfoundland and Labrador A. James Quinlan, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University
The Strategic Partnership – Harris Centre Student Research Fund Yaffle It

A Study of Groundwater Quality of Private Wells in Western Newfoundland CommuniDr. Atanu Sarkar, Dr. Mano Krishnapillai, Dr. James Valcour
The Harris Centre – RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund Yaffle It

2011

Making the Connection: Lessons from the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, Memorial University
Dr. Rob Greenwood, Presentation to Making the Connection: Universities and Community Economic Development, Fredericton, N.B., Oct. 18, 2011

Defining Regions for Building Economic Development Capacity in Newfoundland andDavid Freshwater, Alvin Simms and Kelly Vodden, Memorial University, November 2011, (also see: 2006 Newfoundland and Labrador Functional Regions Map) Yaffle It

Action Canada Papers on Labrador Mining, Aboriginal Governance and Muskrat FallDr. Keith Storey, Dr. Larry Felt, and David Vardy, Memorial University, October 2011 Yaffle It

A Commitment to Place: The Social Foundations of Innovation in Newfoundland andRob Greenwood and Candice Pike with Wade Kearley, Memorial University Yaffle It

Knowledge mobilization processes during the research process in two projects: lDavid Speed, Department of Psychology, Memorial University Yaffle It

Metropolis on the margins: talent attraction and retention to the St. John?s ci
Josh Lepawsky, Crystal Pham, Department of Geography, Rob Greenwood, Harris Centre, Memorial University Yaffle It

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