11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Find the most recent Gazette stories for this goal here.
Teaching and Learning:
- In 2020, Cohousing NL was one of the first graduates from the Centre for Social Enterprise’s Social Ventures Incubator. Founded in 2016 by Wendy Reid Fairhurst, the group purchased 58 acres of land in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's with the intent of building around 30 homes.
- In 2020, Dr. Yolande Pottie-Sherman, a researcher in the Department of Geography recieved funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for her research project, New home North: Housing experiences of newcomers in Canadian Northern cities.
- Christina Goldhar, a PhD researcher in the Department of Geography, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, was named a 2020 Trudeau Scholar. Her research investigated the relationship between housing insecurity and homelessness in the Canadian North, public policy, and governance.
- Memorial and a consortium of university-affiliated and community-affiliated researchers from Mi’kmaw communities across Newfoundland received funding for their research project titled Repurposing Marine By-products or Raw Materials for the Development and Production of Functional Foods and Bioactives to Improve Human Health and Coastal Community Sustainability. Their research investigates how repurposed marine biomass can develop new products and create a more sustainable future for Newfoundland and Labrador’s coastal communities.
- Dr. Daniel Fuller, the Canada Research chair in Population Physical Activity, conducts research that will help design urban and rural environments that equitably increase physical activity for the entire population.
- The Harris Centre Thriving Regions process was founded in 2017 to help regions plan for the future, with support from Memorial research, teaching and learning, and public engagement. The process offered several workshops in each region, and provided dedicated research funding for research on priorites identified by people in each region.
- In 2022, Dr. TA Loeffler, a professor in outdoor recreation at Memorial's School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, and Kim White published a paper detailing how educators could develop more inclusive and learning practices for outdoor education.
- The Harris Centre's Regional Analytics Lab (RAnLab) was founded to create projections of Newfoundland and Labrador's future demographics. Through the Harris Centre's population project, the lab created a demographic breakdown of the province, looking at birth and death rates, as well as historical migration patterns.
- Memorial offers various ridesharing and parking services to help alleviate the challenge of parking on campus. These include cycling racks, public transportation, the Memorial University Shuttle, and the Corte Real Grocery Shuttle, among others.