Harris Centre Regional Workshop - Nain

Lay Summary 

Regional Workshops offer the opportunity for Memorial University faculty, staff and students to meet with regional stakeholders, in order to discuss topics of mutual interest. The purpose of a Regional Workshop is to explore ways of creating sustainable social and economic regions, and to identify possible future opportunities for research, teaching and outreach.

This Regional Workshop was a special experience for the newly formed Nunatsiavut Government and the Memorial University representatives who traveled to Nain. The region offered travel and logistical challenges, but also exciting opportunities and opportunities for new and lasting relationships.

The Harris Centre Memorial Presents/ Regional Workshop in Nain, Labrador was held April 20-22, 2010. The planning partner was the Nunatsiavut Government.

On the evening of April 20, the Harris Centre hosted a ‘Memorial Presents’ public policy forum titled: “Tourism Development for the Nunatsiavut Region.” The keynote speaker was Dr. Edward Addo, professor with the Tourism faculty at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook. The panelists for the event were Judy Rowell with Parks Canada and Darryl Kowalchuk with the Torngasuk Cultural Centre.

More than 60 participants attended the Regional Workshop. The sessions were divided thematically into: Labour Markets; Business, Tourism and Sustainable Communities. Twenty-nine follow-up opportunities were identified at the workshop. These will be developed into one-page opportunities through further discussion and collaboration with the Nunatsiavut Government.

A report on this workshop is available at: http://www.mun.ca/harriscentre/outreach/regionalworkshops/zone1/Nain_Reg...

The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development
Memorial University
RBC Blue Water Project
Newfoundland and Labrador
Self Government
Parks and Natural Areas
Business development
Community Development
Labour Market
Tourism and Recreation
Industry Sectors 
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Scientific Research and Development Services
Local, Municipal and Regional Public Administration
Start date 
1 Jan 2010