Harris Centre Update

The Harris Centre
Revitalizing rural areas through the arts, innovation and entrepreneurship in tough times, preparing for an aging population, and a new podcast series exploring rural issues — just some of what the Harris Centre has been up to this summer.
Rural Routes Podcast
Harris Centre Explores ‘Rural Routes’ With Podcast Series
What is rural in the 21st century? That is the central question that shapes the episodes of Rural Routes, a new podcast program and an initiative of Memorial University’s Harris Centre.
Rural Routes is gaining international popularity with topics on everything from the impacts of mining on rural communities to the benefits and challenges of parenting in rural regions. Listen to the latest episode here.
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Bojan Fürst and Sarah Cook
Upcoming Events
Provincial Climate Change Strategy Consultation Session
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the planet and is expected to bring weather that is warmer and stormier to our province, with more intense periods of precipitation.
Share your views, ideas, and perspectives on ways that Newfoundland and Labrador can minimize the risks and maximize the opportunities presented by climate change.
Register for this session here, or visit Talk Climate Change for other ways you can join the conversation.
The session will take place from 10:30am to 12pm on August 18, 2016, at the McCann Centre on the St. John’s Memorial UniversityCampus. Please register here.
Save the Date: Upcoming Labrador Straits Regional Workshop
The tentative date for the Labrador Straits Regional Workshop is October 17-19, 2016. Check our website for an update on this event.
Meanwhile, check out the Summary Report for the Harris Centre’s 22nd Regional Workshop, which was held in Labrador City in March, 2013.
Meet the Team
Meet Taylor Stocks, the Harris Centre’s Public Policy Intern. Read more about Taylor’s work here.
Meet Sarah Cook, the Harris Centre’s Digital Media Assistant. Read more about Sarah’s role here.
The Latest Reports
Regional Population Projections
In 2015, Newfoundland and Labrador had the most rapidly aging population in the country, which when combined with high rates of youth out-migration, declining birth rates, and an increasing number of people moving from rural parts of the province to more urban centres, means that the province is facing an unprecedented population challenge.
A project commissioned by Memorial University’s Harris Centre aims to clarify how our changing demographics will affect this province, along with offering independent, evidence-based recommendations on how to prepare for the future.
Read the full report: Regional Population Projections for Labrador and the Northern Peninsula 2016-2036 
Summary Report: Northeast Avalon Regional Workshop
The Harris Centre’s Summary Report for the Northeast Avalon Regional Workshop, held in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, on March 8-9, 2016, is now available.
Read the full report: Summary Report Northeast Avalon Regional Workshop 2016  
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