Memorial launches Community Hubs Project


Memorial University will be launching the Community Hubs Project, which brings technology-enabled spaces to communities across the province. The original iteration of the project”the Community Hubs Program”was developed at Memorial’s Grenfell campus as a response to the need for access to technology during COVID-19 lockdowns; further consultation revealed the ongoing need for these hubs in rural, remote, and northern areas of Newfoundland and Labrador. Memorial has collaborated with communities to create community hubs in existing structures, such as libraries and Community Business Development Corporation branches. Each hub provides access to resources such as high-speed internet, technology, and programming support. Memorial will also use these spaces to offer continuing education offerings and community-based engagements.