Harris Centre Regional Workshop St. Brides
Lead Researcher and Department
Ted Lomond, Project Manager, The Harris Centre, Memorial University
Collaborators and Students
Avalon Gateway Regional Economic Development Inc. (Zone 18).
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 7-8, 2006, the Harris Centre held a Memorial Presents/Regional Workshop at the Bird Island Resort at St. Brides, 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 7 November was on the topic of Using Communications Technology to Transform the Avalon Gateway. The keynote speaker for this forum was Dr. Dale Foster from the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University. The panelists for the event were Pat Curran, executive director of the Irish Loop Development Board; Paul Dube, executive director of the Newfoundland Association of Technology Industries; and Harvey Brenton, marketing manager with the Argentia Management Authority.
The Regional Workshop on November 8th showcased 33 new opportunities for research, teaching and outreach, grouped under the broad subject headings of Technology, Education, Natural Resources and Tourism.
A Report from this workshop can be found at: http://www.mun.ca/harriscentre/outreach/regionalworkshops/zone18/
Regional development, Regional workshop, Rural, Education, Tourism
Zone 18 - Avalon Gateway
Tourism (Public administration — Provincial and territorial public administration — Other provincial and territorial public administration)
Telecommunications (incl. Satellite Telecommunications, Wired telecommunications carriers (Information and cultural industries)
Tourism (Public administration — Local, municipal and regional public administration — Other local, municipal and regional public administration)
Harris Centre (STJ)