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Memorial University of Newfoundland

230 Elizabeth Avenue

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5S7


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Founded in 1925 as a memorial to Newfoundland's war dead, Memorial University College was elevated to degree-granting status in 1949 as Memorial University of Newfoundland. Today, the university is the largest in Atlantic Canada, with about 18,000 student ... more

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Jacques Whitford Limited




Senior Research Fellow
Institute for Social and Economic Research

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Mark Shrimpton (Principal, Jacques Whitford) has over 20 years experience in consultant research, working for clients in business, government, labour and community groups.Much of this work has been concerned with assessing, planning and managing the socio-economic impacts of resource industry activities, including projects for oil companies (e.g. Exxon-Mobil, Petro-Canada, Husky Energy and ConocoPhillips), mining companies (e.g. Inco and BHP Minerals), power companies (e.g. Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro and the Icelandic National Power Company), governments (e.g. the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of British Columbia, and the Minerals Management Service, US Department of the Interior) and international agencies (e.g. the UN International Labour Office).In Newfoundland and Labrador, Mark played a lead role in preparing: socio-economic impact assessments of the Hibernia, Terra Nova, White Rose and Voisey?s Bay projects; benefits, human resources and employment diversity plans for the White Rose project; infrastructure and labour requirements studies for various petroleum and mining projects; and, studies monitoring the effects of offshore petroleum activity.He has also undertaken in-depth research into: the effects of work at remote sites on workers, families and communities; the interactions between resource industries and frontier regions; and economic development options for small island states.This has included work in the US, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, the Falkland Islands and Australia. Mark has published and presented on his research interests in Canada, the US, the UK, Norway, France, Lithuania, Malaysia and Australia.He is a former Research Director for the City of St. John's, Research Director for the Community Services Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Senior Research Fellow with the Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University.He has been an Adjunct Professor of Geography at Memorial University since 1988, and has taught Geography, Sociology/Anthropology and Engineering courses as a Sessional Lecturer.

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In 2005, the CCRC partnered with Mark Shrimpton, Adjunct Professor of Geography at MUN and Principal with Jacques Whitford, on a piece of comparative research to capture the impressions of municipal leaders on the challenges and solutions facing their municipalities and to test for differences in responses based on population and on proximity to a regional centres.

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