Harris Centre Regional Workshop – Irish Loop
Lead Researcher and Department
Ted Lomond, Project Manager, The Harris Centre, Memorial University
Collaborators and Students
Irish Loop Development Board (Zone 20)
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.
On November 8-9, 2007, the Harris Centre held a Memorial Presents/Regional Workshop at the Celtic Rendezvous, Bauline East, NL. The Regional Workshop is normally preceded by an event entitled Memorial Presents; this is a thoughtful discussion of a topic of importance to the region or zone in which the events are held. The Memorial Presents session on the night of 8 November was on the topic of “How to Make the Irish Loop a Leader in Environmental Excellence”. The keynote speaker for this forum was Dr. Bruce Gilbert, currently a post-doctoral fellow at Dalhousie University, working with Memorial’s SafetyNet project. The panelists for the event were Dr Steve Bruneau, Faculty of Engineering at MUN; Heather Manuel, Director of the Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development, Fisheries and Marine Institute; and Harold Mullowney, Deputy Mayor, Town of Bay Bulls, NL, and President of the Irish Loop Development Board.
The Regional Workshop was attended by 25 Memorial University representatives and 24 local participants. It showcased 21 new opportunities for research, teaching and outreach, grouped under the broad subject headings of Environmental/Natural Resources; Labour Market Development; and Social and Cultural Heritage.
A report from this workshop can be found at: http://www.mun.ca/harriscentre/outreach/regionalworkshops/zone20/
Regional development, Regional workshop, Environmental sustainability, Rural, Cultural heritage
Zone 20 - Irish Loop
Fishing (Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting — Fishing, hunting and trapping)
Environmental consulting services (Professional, scientific and technical services — Management, scientific and technical consulting services)
Conservation (Environment and Conservation)
Harris Centre (STJ)