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
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
The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) recently released their July 2019 newsletter. The newsletter contains information on recent rural development stories, highlights new resources and information, and shares upcoming opportunities. Dr. Gibson is leads the CRRF Communications Committee and the production of the monthly electronic newsletter. The CRRF newsletter is free to receive directly to your inbox -- simply add your email address to thi
Ever wondered what is happening in rural British Columbia or rural Québec? There is a way to stay connected to rural development news from across Canada -- the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation newsletter! The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation publishes a free monthly newsletter containing stories on rural and regional development news, events, and stories. Once you register to receive the newsletter it is delivered to your inbox ea
Rural communities throughout Canada experience unequal access to high-speed Internet. This 'disconnect' hinders the ability of rural residents, businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations. Recently, Dr. Gibson was involved in a formal submission to the Government of Canada, advocating for changes to how broadband connectivity is delivered in rural and northern communities. The formal submission makes five recommendations to the Governmen...
The largest rural development and policy conference in Canada was recently held in Nelson, British Columbia. The Different by Design: Innovation for Rural Prosperity conference was co-hosted by the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation and Selkirk College. During the conference, faculty and students from the University of Guelph made a strong contribution. The following oral presentations, panel discussions, and poster presentations were share
The Libro Professorship in Regional Economic Development in Southwestern Ontario was recently highlighted in a national rural development newsletter. The Canada Rural Revitalization Foundation, a national charitable nonprofit committed to bettering the lives of rural Canadians, shared the recent announcement of the Libro Professorship through their e-newsletter. Their newsletter is distributed to over 2,000 community leaders, economic development
During the Building Vibrant Rural Futures conference, Dr. Gibson and Logan Horrocks presented a poster titled Facilitating Rural Policy Connections. The poster presentation highlights the work of the Policy Fora team of the Rural Policy Learning Commons. The Rural Policy Learning Commons (RPLC) is a multi-year partnership striving to enhance rural prosperity by identifying and analyzing policy options relevant to rural areas. The initiative is ev