Congratulations to RPD Graduates!

Congratulations to RPD Graduates!
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   Timothy Hunting, Ryan Gibson Ryan Gibson, Menakah Yoharaja Timothy Hunting, Ryan Gibson, Valencia Gaspard

Interested in International Comparative Rural Policy?

Interested in International Comparative Rural Policy?
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

Weeden wins poster competition at 2019 Sustainable Communities Conference

Weeden wins poster competition at 2019 Sustainable Communities Conference
  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...

What is the Role of Senate in Rural Development?

What is the Role of Senate in Rural Development?
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 ...

2018-2019 Libro Professorship Annual Report

2018-2019 Libro Professorship Annual Report
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

Communities Leading Innovation – Celebrating CCEDNet’s 20th Anniversary

Communities Leading Innovation – Celebrating CCEDNet’s 20th Anniversary
https://twitter.com/ryanfgibson/status/1174039421202698241 Community development practitioners, policy makers, and community leaders gathered in London, Ontario for the 2019 Econous Conference. The conference highlighted how the new ideas that will be most transformational will be those that are created by and carried by communities. EconoUs2019 featured dynamic speakers, interactive storytelling and skill-building sessions, local and regional tours,...

Innovation Under the Midnight Sun: Weeden shares reflections from ICRPS2019 at ECONOUS2019

Innovation Under the Midnight Sun: Weeden shares reflections from ICRPS2019 at ECONOUS2019
Ashleigh Weeden (PhD Candidate, SEDRD - University of Guelph) shared insights from summer field research in northern Finland at the 2019 Canadian Community Economic Development Network's annual conference, EconoUs2019, in London Ontario today. In a PechaKucha style presentation, Ashleigh explored opportunities for applying rural community economic development strategies from Rovaniemi at home in Canada, and encouraged participants to take their thoughts o...

The Intersection of Contemporary Rural Policy

The Intersection of Contemporary Rural Policy
Rural places are often presented as “left behind”, especially when it comes to technology. But is that really the case? The Intersection of Things podcast interviewed Ashleigh Weeden (PhD Candidate, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph) in a feature episode about the intersections of the rural and the digital. The interview covers questions about rural data, and what it might mean for national security, different inno...

Weeden featured in series on knowledge mobilization for public policy in i-Vote/je-Vote 2019 Election series

Weeden featured in series on knowledge mobilization for public policy in i-Vote/je-Vote 2019 Election series
Ashleigh Weeden (PhD Candidate, School of Environmental Design & Rural Development) has been featured in a collection of researchers, journalists, academics and public figures in sharing insights on knowledge mobilization in advance of the 2019 Canadian federal election. You can read her advice to researchers looking to share their work with policy makers on the iVote/jeVote website by clicking here. To learn more about research on knowledge mobiliza