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 Marystown was held May 22-23, 2008. The planning partner was the Schooner Regional Development Corporation (Zone 16)
On the evening of May 22, the Harris Centre hosted a Memorial Presents public policy forum titled: Planning for Growth: How Can We Maximize the Opportunities and Minimize the Threats. The keynote speaker was Dr. Rob Greenwood, Director of the Harris Centre at Memorial University. He was accompanied by Mr. Sam Synard, Mayor of Marystown. More than 60 participants attended this event.
Approximately 50 participants attended the Regional Workshop. The sessions were divided thematically into: Economic/Natural Resources, Labour Markets and Social Issues. Thirty-nine follow-up opportunities were identified at the workshop.
A report from this workshop is available at: