Upcoming Events at the Harris Centre

Memorial Presents:
What Kind of Northeast Avalon Do We Want?
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm DF Cook Recital Hall, St. John’s Campus, Memorial University
Free and open to the public. Parking available in lot 15
Join us for a public forum to look ahead at the future of the Northeast Avalon. The forum will feature five panelists with varying backgrounds and perspectives, who will present their long-term vision for the future of the Northeast Avalon. What should we aspire to 20 years from now when thinking about the region’s physical and built environment, the socio-demographic make-up of the population, the economy and labor force, and the overall quality of life?
The panel will include:
Dr. Catherine Mah(Community Health and Humanities, Memorial University),
Josh Smee (Happy City),Marie White (former Deputy Mayor of St. John’s),
Emad Rizkalla (President and CEO, Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc.), & Robert Chafe (St. John’s based playwright).
Can’t make it in person? Check out the live webcast at www.mun.ca/harriscentre
Click here for more information

Regional Workshop:
Central Labrador
Collaborating for Community Resilience
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (breakfast starting at 8:00) Hotel North 2, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
Are you living in Central Labrador and interested in your region’s development?
Or, are you a faculty, staff or student at Memorial University who would like to strengthen Memorial’s presence and network with people in Central Labrador? Does your research, teaching and/or public engagement relate to the workshop theme of community resilience or the social, economic and cultural impacts of major economic development projects?
If so, consider attending the Harris Centre’s Regional Workshop. For more information or to register visitwww.mun.ca/harriscentre
Can’t attend the whole workshop? Join us for the Memorial Presents public forum on National Parks Development
Monday, November 16, at 7:00-9:00 pm at
Hotel North 2 or via webcast at www.mun.ca/harriscentre

Synergy Session:
Water quality issues for private wells in NL
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Suncor Energy Fluvarium
5 Nagle’s Place
St. John’s NL
Free admission and lunch will be served.
Hear Dr. Atunu Sarkar, Arifur Rahman and Kalen Thomson talk about their research on well water and testing. There are over 40,000 wells in Newfoundland and Labrador servicing approximately one-fifth of the total population. However, these wells fall outside the mandate of government’s routine testing regimes, and monitoring is the sole responsibility of the individual owner. Most of these wells are located in remote rural areas, and there is no affordable laboratory facility in the province for water quality testing of these wells. Furthermore, the Aboriginal communities encounter serious water quality problems. However, little is known about complex socio-economic and cultural dynamics of water insecurities in Aboriginal communities. This Synergy Session examine the vulnerability of the Aboriginal communities in Black Tickle (Labrador) and explore potential business models to establish a lab to serve communities in a sustainable manner.


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