Leveraging the university

This is interesting.

Memorial University’s Harris Centre’s aim is to help the community at large tap into the resources of Memorial University, including the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College campus in Corner Brook, in order to help develop the economy and raise the quality of life in Newfoundland and Labrador. Memorial University has an ample resource base to be drawn from, including more than 900 faculty and around 2,400 graduate students.

I don’t know how ‘real’ this is but it certainly sounds interesting. Is UNB doing anything even remotely similar? How about UdeM? You get some scathing critiques of the lack of economic development or nasty remarks from profs about those cheap call centre jobs but I can’t seem to remember much else. I guess there is that NextNB thing. Is that still around? But I don’t recall that group having a mandate to look at what to do with the 76% of municipalities in New Brunswick with declining populations.