Exploits Partnership Process

During the initial workshop of the Harris Centre's Thriving Region's Partnership Process, research priorities for the region are set through a facilitated discussion with stakeholders, partners, and interested citizens in the region from public, private, community and education sectors. These priorities are then used to open a call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from the university community's researchers. A fund evaluation committee, comprised of local and academic members, reviews the EOIs and decides on three projects to move forward. To learn more about the general Thriving Regions Partnership Process, click here

In January, the Harris Centre, in partnership with Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC) Central, will be holding its first Thriving Regions workshop in the Exploits region. 
Join with others from across the Exploits Valley region to: 
• Share a vision for the region’s future.
• Identify key opportunities and challenges for advancing the regional development in the Exploits Valley.
• Select a small number of priority themes for applied research that will inform and advance social and economic development in the region.
Registration and further information will be announced in early January 2023!
Interested? Have a question? Contact the Harris Centre’s Chris Paterson at cpaterson13@mun.ca

 The Harris Centre is working with the following leadership team members:

  • Mark Whiffen
  • Stan Singh
  • Charlene Combdon
  • Scott Sceviour
  • Brian Fowlow
  • Judy Dobson
  • Betsy Saunders


Check this website frequently for updates to the project!