As the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Cultural and Economic Transformation, Dr. Tony Fang is dedicated to publishing cutting-edge research on the Canadian and Newfoundland and Labrador economies. Dr. Fang has been especially busy these past few months with projects focused on immigration, an effective route through which the province can meet, in part, its goal of sustainable population growth.

Sharing Our Cultures

Thank you to Sharing Our Cultures, who hosted Dr. Fang on their show. Sharing Our Cultures is an organization dedicated to fostering belonging and acceptance among all children. Watch the interview on Sharing Our Cultures' YouTube channel!

Main Street Recovery Project

The Jarislowsky Chair has partnered with the St. John's Board of Trade on the Main Street Recovery Project, which provides small businesses with the resources they need to adapt and rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jarislowsky Chair will be performing a new research project on the impacts of COVID-19 on business operations, workplace practices and alternative work arrangements. Find support and practices to improve safety, mental health, marketing, online commerce, supply chains, and recruitment here!

Telegram Article

Dr. Tony Fang discusses the possible impacts of a second wave of COVID-19 in Atlantic Canada in an article from The Telegram. Read here.

2020 Atlantic Summit

Thank you to the PPF for organizing the 2020 Atlantic Summit! Find relevant info here. We look forward to future events!

CBC Article

Dr. Fang recently discussed the benefits of a Chinese stimulus plan with the CBC. Read the article here.

Student Support Amidst Pandemic

These are strange and confusing times, especially for our students living on campus. For Memorial professors and staff, students are the priority; read Sumaiya Akter's experience and learn about funding and employment opportunities for students in the MUN Gazette!

Student Research Workshop

The Jarisloswky Chair research team is holding a workshop for international students on Friday, March 27th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. This workshop is open to all and provides an opportunity for international students to discuss their post-graduation plans and voice their opinions on various employment and immigration issues. The workshop will be held in the Bruneau Center, room IIC2010B. Free pizza will be provided, and 2 hours of volunteer time will be counted. Register for free here!

Globe and Mail Interview

On February 23rd, the Globe and Mail interviewed Dr. Tony Fang on the growing demographic crisis in Newfoundland and Labrador. Read it here

Conference Report

Following November's conference on Productivity, Innovation & Entrepeneurship: The Role of Immigration and Workforce Diversity, the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair has prepared a report detailing the two days of presentation and discussion. Read it here.

Employer Consultation

The Stephen Jarislowsky Chair collaborated with the Public Policy Forum to convene an employer consultation on February 7. The purpose of the consultation was to provide a robust understanding of employer, settlement agency, community and industry group perspectives on current labour market challenges. The consultation was held online due to weather circumstances. Thanks to all those who participated and provided valuable insight and perspective!

Navigating Party Discipline

The Stephen Jarislowsky Chair thanks the Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, MP, the Hon. Jane Philpott, former MP, and everyone who participated in Navigating Party Discipline for broadening the discussion on democracy in Canada.

MUN faculty members pose with Members of Parliament

Conference Summary

The Jarislowksy Chair would like to thank everyone involved in "Productivity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship: The Role of Immigration and Workforce Diversity" for opening many valuable discussions going forward! The two keynote speeches from Jennifer Hunt and Arthur Sweetman brought insight and awareness to questions such as the effects of enclaves in society, the desriability of diversified skillsets in immigrants, the retention of newcomers, and immigration's possible benefits to international trade. This curiosity and ethusiasm was echoed by speakers and audience members alike all throughout the two-day conference.

Arthur SweetmanJennifer Hunt

Minister Bernard Davis

Dr. Noreen Golfman

Wulong Gu delivering his presentation

Introductory Remarks

Marshia Akbar delivering her presentation

Beryl Li delivering her presentation

Arthur Sweetman introduces Michael Haan

Michael Haan delivers his presentationSimon Lapointe delivers his presentation

Martin Geiger delivers his presentation

Carl Lin delivers his presentation

Moderated roundtable discussion on research, policy, and practice

Moderated roundtable discussion on immigrant settlement and integration in Newfoundland and Labrador

Derek Messacar delivers his presentation

Conference on November 25th

Hear keynote speeches from Jennifer Hunt and Arthur Sweetman in "Productivity, Innovation & Entrepeneruship: The Role of Immigration and Workforce Diversity," a conference hosted by the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Cultural and Economic Transformation. The event will be held on November 25th from 8:30am to 11:30am in the Main Auditorium of the MUN Faculty of Medicine (H2851). Refreshments will be provided! Registration is free!

Conference Poster


Jarislowsky Chair in Cultural and Economic Transformation

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