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Memorial names 1st Research Chair in Entrepreneurship


Memorial University's (MUN) new chair in entrepreneurship will build research capacity in the field of entrepreneurship, lead research aimed at better understanding and contributing to the health of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and provide academic leadership of entrepreneurship-related activities in the province. This position is filled by Dr. Alex Stewart, who is coming from Marquette University in Wisconsin, where he was the Coleman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship.

The chair’s focus on research and on contributing to the entrepreneurial ecosystem was one of its appeals, says Dr. Stewart, as was the prospect of living in Newfoundland and Labrador. At the moment he is investigating possible research projects but expects to focus his attention on entrepreneurship, creative industries and the natural environment in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

The chair was funded by contributions from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, the faculties of Business and Engineering and Applied Science and private donations as part of the creation of the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship.

To read the full article in The Gazette, click here.