News Release

REF NO.: 93

SUBJECT: Memorial University-led research could improve viability of rural communities across Newfoundland and Labrador

DATE: December 6, 2011

Note to editors:
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Dr. Rob Greenwood, executive director of the Harris Centre and the Office of Engagement at Memorial University, will release the findings of a Memorial-led research project that proposes a new approach to understanding regions in Newfoundland and Labrador. The event will also feature a demonstration of an innovative online tool for regional analysis.
Dr. Greenwood will be joined by Dr. Alvin Simms, associate professor, Department of Geography; Dr. Kelly Vodden, assistant professor, Department of Geography; and Craig Pollett, executive director, Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador.
The event will take place at 10 a.m., in Petro-Canada Hall, School of Music, St. John’s campus. A reception will follow. The event will also be webcast at www.mun.ca/harriscentre.
Media agencies are invited to send representatives to the event. Copies of the research report are available in advance of the event and a full press release will follow. Limited parking is available in lot 15b.

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