Research Associates

Both Senior Research and Research Associates are individuals who provide significant academic contribution to specific Harris Centre research activities, and contributes to building the Harris Centre brand through their work in regional policy and development.

Harris Centre Research Associates are recommended for appointment by the Harris Centre Nomination Committee (an internal committee chaired by Advisory Board member, Dr. Evan Simpson) and officially appointed by the Director of the Harris Centre for a renewable term of three years.


Current Associates 

Dr. Alvin Simms

Retired Professor, Geography, Memorial University;
RAnLab founder
Senior Research Associate

Photo of Dr. Alvin Simms

Dr. Heather Hall

Director of the Economic Development and
Innovation Program in the School of Environment,
Enterprise and Development (SEED),
University of Waterloo
Research Associate