About us

The Labrador Institute is a leading centre of research, education, outreach, and policy, by and for the North.

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There is a strong and vibrant network of institutions of higher education across the North, which are gaining recognition for providing higher education that looks, thinks, and acts differently from institutions in the South. These Northern institutions are embedded in, and responsive and committed to, peoples and cultures of the North, they are providing high-quality, innovative, and life-changing programming, and they are leading important research that improves lives and informs decision-making.

The Labrador Institute of Memorial University is proud to be among these institutions.

For over 40 years, the Labrador Institute has been committed to Northern-led, Northern-focused, and Northern-inspired research and education, and works to support the educational aspirations, research priorities, and socio-cultural wellbeing of people in Labrador and throughout the North.

As of July 2020, the Labrador Institute is now home to the School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies. Since the Labrador Institute is situated on the homelands of the Innu and Inuit, the Institute and the new School also have special obligations to the Indigenous peoples of the region, and to working in partnership on Indigenous-driven research and education initiatives.

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Labrador Institute

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000