Red Bay, Labrador

Red Bay, Labrador

How do communities in border regions collaborate with each other? Who hinders collaboration? How can collaboration be facilitated? These are the key questions in the Borderlands initiative.
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Rural Ireland

Rural Ireland

What does rural regional governance look like in Ireland? Who is involved? What are the outcomes? What can we learn for the Canadian context?
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Northern Peninsula

Northern Peninsula

How do communities in the Northern Peninsula region of Newfoundland collaborate?
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What is the future of rural Canada?

What is the future of rural Canada?

Check out the State of Rural Canada book that examines the future of rural communities across the country.
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Recent Research Initiatives

Rural Routes Podcast

Over the past number of decades, social scientists have produced a wealth of knowledge and ideas about various...

State of Rural Canada 2015

In partnership with the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation, this initiative came about in order to draw attention

2017 Rural Symposium

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph, in partnership with the Ontari...

Place Peripheral

Place Peripheral: Place-Based Development in Rural, Island, and Remote Regions examines community and regional developme

Recent News

22
May

Congratulations Jodi-Ann!

  Congratulations to Jodi-Ann Francis for graduating with her Master of Arts in Geography from Saint Mary's University! In addition to graduating, Jodi-Ann delivered the valedictorian address ...
04
May

Guiding Canada’s Future Investment in Rural Infrastructure

  What is the future role for the Government of Canada in rural infrastructure? Dr. Ryan Gibson presented to the Senate Committee on National Finance regarding rural infrastructure investment....