Harris Centre Regional Workshop Plum Point
Lead Researcher and Department
Ted Lomond, Project Manager, The Harris Centre, Memorial University
Collaborators and Students
Nordic Economic Development Corporation (Zone 6) and the Red Ochre Regional Board Inc. (Zone 7).
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 May 2-3, 2007, the Harris Centre held a Memorial Presents/Regional Workshop at the Plum Point Motel, Plum Point, 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 2 May was on the topic of Tourism Development on the Viking Trail Can I.T. Make It Sustainable?. The keynote speaker for this forum was Dr. Edward Addo, professor of Tourism Studies, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. The panelists for the event were Geoff Ash, Director of Student Connections at Memorial University; Loretta Decker, site supervisor at the LAnse Aux Meadows National Historic Site; and Lorne Warren, IT Consultant, Cow Head.
The Regional Workshop on 3 May was attended by 28 Memorial University representatives and over 70 local participants. It showcased 64 new opportunities for research, teaching and outreach, grouped under the broad subject headings of Natural Heritage; Labour Markets; and Cultural Heritage.
A Report from this workshop can be found at: http://www.mun.ca/harriscentre/outreach/regionalworkshops/zone6_7/
Labrador, Tourism development, Regional workshop, Viking Trail, Rural, Labour markets, Cultural heritage, Regional development
St. Anthony - Port au Choix
Corner Brook - Rocky Harbour
Zone 6 - Nordic
Zone 7 - Red Ochre
Heritage institutions (Arts, entertainment and recreation)
Tourism (Public administration — Local, municipal and regional public administration — Other local, municipal and regional public administration)
Tourism (Tourism and Recreation)
Harris Centre (STJ)