Opportunités durables dans la bio-économie basée sur l’utilisation de la biomasse Boréale perturbée

Le projet de recherche sera réalisé sur le site de Muskrat Falls, le nouveau barrage électrique situé au Labrador. Ce projet rendra disponible, d’ici 2016, 450 000m3 de bois coupés en prévision de la construction du réservoir hydraulique. Le projet de recherche constitue à réaliser des études technico-économiques et environnementales (analyse du cycle de vie) sur l’utilisation de ce bois dans un procédé de bioraffinage. De plus, le projet permettra d’inclure dans les modèles économiques et environnementaux, le bois perturbés de la région de Goose-Bay (feu, insectes et vent).

Exploring opportunities for new fishery-tourism products, business, collaboration and fisheries market development within the Bonne Bay area of Newfoundland

There are currently many challenges facing Newfoundland’s inshore fishery including low prices and low landings for many key species. A sustainable fishery is an essential but undervalued element of the tourism experience in the Gros Morne/Bonne Bay area, as well as being important to the longer-term sustainability of local communities. At a recent Fisheries/Tourism Forum we explored a range of opportunities to enhance the potential economic synergies between fisheries and tourism in this region.

A Rational Approach to Gaining “Citizens” Perspectives on Services in Rural Remote and Rural Adjacent Communities: A Case Study of the Grand-Falls-Windsor-Baie Verte-Harbour Breton Rural Secretariat Region

The overall objective of this project is to answer the question, from a stakeholder’s perspective, “what levels of basic services and accessibility are required to make rural communities attractive and healthy places to live”? The innovative approach, analytical network process models (ANP), used in this study will permit the stakeholders of the region to participate in focus groups that will avoid intrusive coaching and advice when prioritizing the level of services related to health, education and recreation.

Access to Health Care in Labrador

This project will examine the barriers to health care services experienced by the people of Labrador. It will be conducted in three stages. First, a literature review will examine health issues facing Labradorians. Included in this will be a literature review of health research

Exploring regionalism as a means to positively Impact Economic Growth and Diversification on the Burin Peninsula

This research will investigate how theories associated with the new regionalism and collaborative regional economic development (RED) have been applied in circumstances comparable to the Burin Peninsula, a rural region in Newfoundland and Labrador, and to explore the potential for transferring lessons and approaches from these models to the region.

Economic Assessment of Marine Infrastructure in Western Newfoundland ¨C A Community-Based Approach

The Association of Canadian Port Authorities has determined that marine-related infrastructure is essential for Canada, and in particular, Newfoundland and Labrador, to sustain a competitive advantage in the global economy. International trade is expected to triple by 2020, much of it transported by ship. There is a growing need for ports to have correct equipment, technology, and trained personnel to provide a seamless transportation chain, and eliminate congestion and resulting cost increases along the supply chain (Industry Information, 2007).

Access to Health Care in Labrador

This project will examine the barriers to health care services experienced by the people of Labrador. It will be conducted in three stages. First, a literature review will examine health issues facing Labradorians. Included in this will be a literature review of health research conducted in Canada's northern territories, as this area is culturally and geographically similar and issues parallel many of those in Labrador. Second, existing health status and health service utilization data will be examined to document current health status and utilization of health care services in Labrador.

Textile Traditions on the Great Northern Peninsula: Craft, Creativity, and Life Stages

Textile traditions have for generations been a vibrant part of Newfoundland culture, with a wide range of objects being made to meet the needs of everyday life. This project documents a number of these traditions on the Great Northern Peninsula, looking at how textiles are designed, who makes these objects, and what role they play in the community. Through a series of audio and video interviews,textiles such as rug-hooking, knitting, embroidery, sealskin boot making will be studied.