Labrador Research Forum 2019

The Labrador Research Forum 2019 is a biennial forum dedicated to sharing knowledge, experience, and innovations about work happening in Labrador. This is an effort to promote and strengthen transdisciplinary dialogue, collaborations, connections, and knowledge sharing on critical issues impacting Labrador, and to raise awareness of research that is happening in the region.

The conference is being held in Happy Valley-Goose Bay & the Upper Lake Melville area, Labrador, Canada on May 1-3, 2019.

Stay connected and get updates about the conference by following the Labrador Institute on Twitter @LabInstitute, and using the hashtag #LRF2019.


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The LRF App is Now Available!

With fast approaching, we are excited to announce the release of the Labrador Research Forum App! To launch the app on your mobile device, please follow these steps:

  • Download the free EventMobi App from the App Store
  • When prompted, enter the code LRF
  • Set up your bio

We look forward to seeing you next week!

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Who should attend?

This meeting will bring together community members, government representatives and leaders, policy makers, students, researchers, and academics with an interest in research in Labrador. As a transdisciplinary event, we invite participation from a range of research fields including the natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences, and the humanities.  Community-led research is particularly encouraged.

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The Planning and Scientific Committees are organizing a dynamic program, including plenary sessions and keynotes, invited panels on ‘hot topics’, oral presentations, a poster session, and social activities. The LRF2019 will include pre-conference crafting and learning workshops. The conference is designed to encourage and facilitate opportunities for networking and collaboration, especially between trainees and mentors and researchers and communities.


Please see the Program and the Keynote Presenters pages for more information.

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Conference themes

The Labrador Research Forum 2019 encourages submissions on all types of research related to Labrador, from the natural sciences, health sciences, social sciences, humanities, and trans- and multi-disciplinary projects. Submissions can be related to, but are not limited to, the following themes:

List of Conference Themes: Labrador Livelihoods; Environment and Ecosystems; Knowledge, Education, and Research; Resources, Tourism, and Economies; Health, Wellbeing, and Resilience; Politics, Policy, and Decision-Making; Histories, Cultures, and Knowledge Systems; Engineering and Technology


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