Harris Centre Thriving Regions EOI
As part of the Harris Centre’s Thriving Regions Partnership Process, on January 18th, 2023 the Harris Centre hosted the first in a series of four workshops for the Exploits Region. Over 30 people from communities across the region (see Appendix A for a list of workshop attendees) met in Grand Falls-Windsor.
The Harris Centre is releasing a call for Expressions of Interest from Memorial University faculty, staff and students to complete research projects focusing on the priority themes that were identified. A fund evaluation committee comprised of local and academic members will choose which researchers will move forward in the process and attend a second workshop later in 2023. These researchers will then refine their research plans and incorporate input from the people in the region. Ultimately, this process will result in the Harris Centre funding up to three publicly engaged research projects in the Exploits Region for up to a combined total of $45,000.