Gibson Delivers Invited Lecture at Queen’s University

Gibson Delivers Invited Lecture at Queen’s University
  What is the nexus of regional planning and economic development? What are the key trends impacting the future of regional economic development? Dr. Ryan Gibson shared his perspectives on this nexus with students at Queen's University on March 6. The presentation outlined key trends in economic development, the role of regional planning in economic development, and highlights from current research initiatives.

New Postdoc Fellow to Examine Workforce Development in Rural Ontario

New Postdoc Fellow to Examine Workforce Development in Rural Ontario
Many rural businesses struggle to locate sufficient labour force. Many job vacancies go unfilled. How rural communities and businesses are able to attract and retain workers needed to generate economic development and vitality is a critical question. Lissel Hernandez-Gongora, a new postdoctoral fellow with the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will examine this issue in partnership with rural communities and businesses. Over the next...

Gibson Shares Innovative Local Economic Development at OGRA

Gibson Shares Innovative Local Economic Development at OGRA
During the recent Vision for a Prosperous Tomorrow Conference hosted by the Ontario Good Roads Association Dr. Ryan Gibson participated in a panel discussion on local and regional economic development strategies. Dr. Gibson was joined on the panel by Kathryn Wood (Eastern Ontario Leadership Council), Elliot Siemiatycki, and Paul Ainslie (Councillor, City of Toronto). Dr. Gibson's contribution highlighted key trends impacting current local and regional eco

Agyepong, Lam, & Weeden Profiled as Emerging Rural Scholars

Agyepong, Lam, & Weeden Profiled as Emerging Rural Scholars
Three graduate students were recently profiled by the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) as emerging rural scholars! The February 2020 CRRF national newsletter highlighted the research being conducted by Victoria Agyepong, Koren Lam, and Ashleigh Weeden.  The research themes are noted below: Victoria Aygepong: Bringing People to the Centre: Governance of Digital Circular Food Economy in Non-Metro Ontario. Koren Lam: Rural Telecommuters in

In No Particular Order – Philanthropy, Infrastructure and Rural Policy

In No Particular Order – Philanthropy, Infrastructure and Rural Policy
What do philanthropy, infrastructure, and rural policy have in common? These were the topics discussed by Dr. Ryan Gibson on a recent episode of "In No Particular Order" with host Peter Smith. On February 5, 2020, Peter and Ryan discussed the future of rural communities and recent research that helps rural communities build the future they desire. The podcast features research from the rural philanthropy research, building the future - infrastructure and

Insights on Infrastructure and Rural Economic Development Shared at ROMA 2020

Insights on Infrastructure and Rural Economic Development Shared at ROMA 2020
Rural communities throughout Ontario are struggling with addressing both economic development and infrastructure. During the 2020 Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference Dr. Ryan Gibson participated in a panel discussion exploring the realities communities are confronted and the strategies being pursued across Ontario. The panel included Delia Reiche from the Economic Developers Council of Ontario, Kate Burns Gallager from the Western Ontario Warden

Labelle Profiled in Libranni for Work with NADF

Labelle Profiled in Libranni for Work with NADF
  Helping Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario create comprehensive community plans is exactly the job that Shannon Labelle was searching. Shannon Labelle, a recent graduate of the Master of Science in Rural Planning and Development program at the University of Guelph, was recently interviewed in LIBRANNI. Shannon provides insights into the work she is doing with the Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund. You can read about Shannon's work in Northe

Impacts of Mining Corporate Citizenry Initiatives in Canada and the Philippines

Impacts of Mining Corporate Citizenry Initiatives in Canada and the Philippines
The Philippines is ranked as the fifth most mineral-rich country in the world, with approximately 30 million hectares of land in the country endowed in metallic minerals, including but not limited to, gold, nickel, copper and iron ore (Lindon et al., 2013). San Roque Metals Inc. (SRMI) is a large-scale nickel mining company located within the Eastern Mindanao Biodiversity Corridor, one of the country’s Key Biodiversity Areas in Mindanao, Philippines (Ibane...

Planning for the Future – Regional Development in Canada

Planning for the Future – Regional Development in Canada
  LIBRANNI, an annual publication for alumni of the Ontario Agricultural College, recently profiled a story on regional development emerging from research conducted by University of Guelph researchers Dr. Ryan Gibson, Dr. Sarah Minnes, and Prof. David Douglas. The LIBRANNI article shares information that emerged from the recent publication called The Theory, Practice, and Potentials of Regional Development: The Case of Canada. The book highlights a