Connecting Memorial with Communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador

Building connections and fostering collaborations is what the Harris Centre is all about — a bridge between the university and the community.
We are Memorial University's hub for public policy and regional development issues. We connect Memorial University faculty, students and staff with people, communities and organizations throughout the province to encourage informed dialogue, mobilize knowledge, and build collaborations to create a vibrant democracy and prosperous and sustainable society in Newfoundland and Labrador.



Upcoming Events:

Sunday December 10 @ 11 am 

Coast Lines and Coffee with Holly Hogan, Shelly Kawaja and Angela Antle.

In person but event will be live-streamed.

Register here.


Monday, December 11, 8:30 am to 4 pm

Those interested in helping to shape the regional economic development of Newfoundland and Labrador are invited to attend a full-day working session at Memorial’s Signal Hill Campus on Monday, Dec. 11, hosted by Municipalities NL, the CBDCs of NL, and the Community Sector Council. The event will be facilitated by the Harris Centre.

Please note that active participation is required of all attendees. Limited space is available and registration is required.  Register HERE.



Harris Centre in the news

Throughout 2023, the Harris Centre has been connecting citizens in rural Newfoundland and Labrador to resources and information on climate change adaptation. Read more here.

One of the things we do at the Harris Centre is facilitate the David Curran Award for Regional Development to undergraduate students. Read more about this year's recipients here.

You may have heard of a writer-in-residence or an artist-in-residence, but what about an academic-in-residence?  In partnership with the Office of Public Engagement and the Department of Geography, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Harris Centre is happy to welcome Memorial's first academic in residence, Dr. Richard Shearmur. Read more here.

Highly respected sociologist Dr. Barb Neis is the latest senior research associate at the Harris Centre. “It’s great to have a range of different mechanisms for outreach, in order to talk about the research and get diverse perspectives on what is happening,” she said. “It’s particularly critical here in this province with only one university."  Read more here.


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