Dr. Ryan Gibson was recently appointed to the Leadership Council of the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership. The Local Immigration Partnership is a regional collaboration of stakeholders focused on immigration attraction and integration. The Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership is responsible for bringing the Guelph and Wellington County and community stakeholders together in support of immigrant integration. Dr. Gibson bring his ...
What are the key drivers of the economy in southwestern Ontario? What are the some of the 'myths' related to our economy? Dr. Ryan Gibson shared perspectives at the recent Libro Credit Union meeting in London, Ontario on October 29 on the economic realities. The presentation highlighted six themes: (i) workforce transitions and business succession planning, (ii) Indigenous economic contributions, (iii) uncertain international trade relationships, (iv) infr
The October newsletter of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation is hot off the press. The October newsletter contains rural development updates from across Canada and internationally, including recent updates from the 2019 Sustainable Communities Conference, new publications, and call for papers. You can read the October CRRF newsletter here. The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) was established in 1989 to contribute to th
Congratulations to Timothy Hunting, Shannon Labelle, Mallory Smith, Matt Rapke, and Menakah Yoharaja for graduating from the Rural Planning and Development program today! A recording of the convocation ceremonies can be viewed below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZb5T6IH0aI Shannon Labelle, Ryan Gibson, Menakah Yoharaja Timothy Hunting, Ryan Gibson Ryan Gibson, Menakah Yoharaja Timothy Hunting, Ryan Gibson, Val
Are you interested in participating in the 2020 International Comparative Rural Policy (ICRPS) Summer Institute? Join us on October 16 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm for an information session. The session will discuss the ICRPS Summer Institute program, the specific themes for the 2020 edition, logistics, financing, and application process. The session will be held in Room 127 in the Landscape Architecture Building. If you are not on campus but interested in partic
Ashleigh Weeden (PhD Candidate, Rural Studies) won the poster competition at the 2019 Sustainable Communities Conference, which was co-hosted by the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation and the North Atlantic Forum in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The poster competition was decided by vote by conference participants, which included rural leaders, community-based organizations, government policy makers, businesses, students, and researchers fr...
The Senate is a key institution in the Canadian parliamentary system. Composed of representatives from across the country, the Senate provide a complementary review of government bills before they become the law and undertakes investigations on important social and political issues. A key role of the Senate is for the representation of regional interests. During the Sustainable Communities Conference in St John's on October 5, Dr. Ryan Gibson moderated ...
The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development was well represented at the recent Sustainable Communities Conference, which brought together rural leaders, community-based organizations, government policy makers, businesses, students, and researchers. A total of 16 presentations and posters were delivered by students and faculty from the School! Details of each contribution are listed below: Power in Policy: Measuring Farmland Los
Timothy Hunting's recent thesis entitled "Local Trail Development Along Rural Canada's Share of the Great Trail" is now available online through the Atrium at the University of Guelph. You can read the document by clicking here. An abstract of Timothy's thesis is listed below: The development circumstances of small population municipalities along The Great Trail vary widely and numerous expressions of precarious trail development were uncovered through a
The 2018-2019 year has been full of activities, outputs, and achievements for the Libro Professor of Regional Economic Development. Over the past twelve months, Dr. Gibson has been busy in research, teaching, and community engagement. Highlights from the past year can be found in the recently released 2018-2019 Libro Professorship of Regional Economic Development Annual Report. The Libro Professorship of Regional Economic Development was created in 2016