Harris Centre Regional Workshop - Nain
Lead Researcher and Department
The Harris Centre, Memorial University
Collaborators and Students
Nunatsiavut Government; Parks Canada; Rural Secretariat NL
Memorial University; RBC Blue Water Project
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:
Regional workshop, Development, Tourism, Labour markets, Business, Sustainable communities
Zone 1 - Nunatsiavut Government
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
Social science research and development (Professional, scientific and technical services — Scientific research and development services — Research and development in the social sciences and humanities)
Tourism (Public administration — Local, municipal and regional public administration — Other local, municipal and regional public administration)
Self Government (Aboriginal Peoples)
Culture (Arts, Culture & Heritage)
Parks and Natural Areas (Arts, Culture & Heritage)
Business development (Business)
Labour Market (Labour and Employment)
Tourism and Recreation
Harris Centre (STJ)