News Release

REF NO.: 185

SUBJECT: Harris Centre Road Show hits St. John’s

DATE: April 20, 2011

            Memorial University’s Harris Centre is on the road.
            Since January, the centre has been travelling to communities all over Newfoundland and Labrador, sharing locally-relevant research projects conducted by Memorial and coordinated by the centre, including a project highlighting the potential for neighbouring communities to work together on regionally-beneficial projects.
            The next stop along the way will be a presentation to the Rotary Club in St. John’s, on Thursday, April 21.
             “These sessions are an opportunity to share cutting-edge research on regional development,” said Dr. Rob Greenwood, Harris Centre director. “This work provides key insights on how municipalities in the province are actually functioning as highly integrated regional economies, and how our governance tools are adapting to keep up.”
            “It also highlights how rural areas stack up in the knowledge-based economy, and what they can do to make the most of opportunities,” he explained.

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