News Release

REF NO.: 33

SUBJECT: Population Symposium to examine impact of population aging and immigration on service delivery, labour market and economy in Newfoundland and Labrador

DATE: December 5, 2017

Note to editors:

Memorial University’s Harris Centre, along with the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Cultural and Economic Transformation, will host a Population Symposium on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

With support from the Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity, the Population Symposium builds on recent research conducted as part of the Harris Centre’s Population Project.  The symposium will examine how a declining and aging population as well as increased diversity of an immigrant population, will impact service delivery, labour market and the economy in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Al Hawkins, minister, Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, will open the event, followed by keynote addresses from Richard Saillant, economist and author, and Dr. Herb Emery, Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics at the University of New Brunswick.

The symposium will also include three panel discussions and opportunities for attendees to participate in breakout discussions, the notes from which will be compiled in a final report. 

Registration for the session is now full, however the event will be webcast online. The symposium takes place on Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. in the Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall. Members of the media are welcome to attend.

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