Harris Centre Regional Workshop - Corner Brook

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.

The Harris Centre Memorial Presents/ Regional Workshop in Corner Brook, NL was held January 26-27, 2011. Planning partners included the Humber Economic Development Board (Zone 8), the City of Corner Brook, Grenfell Campus, the Model Forest of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Rural Secretariat.

On the evening of January 26, the Harris Centre hosted a ‘Memorial Presents’ public policy forum titled “Whose Pine Clad Hills: Forest rights and access in NL.” The keynote speaker was Dr. Rainer Baehre, professor of history and socio-cultural studies at Grenfell Campus. The panelists for the event were Dr. Sean Cadigan, of the Department of History at Memorial University in St. John’s, Dr. Erin Kelly of the Environmental Policy Unit at Grenfell Campus and Sean Dolter of the Model Forest of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Sixty-four participants attended the Regional Workshop. The sessions were divided thematically into: Transportation and Infrastructure; Culture, Heritage and Tourism; Healthy Communities; and Agriculture and Food Security. Thirty-two follow-up opportunities were identified at the workshop. Both the Culture, Heritage and Tourism group and the Agriculture and Food Security group agreed that they should continue their discussion and plans.

A report on this workshop is available at:

The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development
Memorial University
RBC Blue Water Project
Corner Brook
Newfoundland and Labrador
Food Security
Community Development
Industry Sectors 
Provincial and Territorial Public Administration
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Health Care and Social Assistance
Transportation and Warehousing
Scientific Research and Development Services
Start date 
1 Jan 2011