On September 25, 2018, Dr. Ryan Gibson (Libro Professor in Regional Economic Development, University of Guelph), Ashleigh Weeden (University of Guelph) and Bojan Furst (The Harris Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland) delivered a skill-building workshop to nearly 40 community economic development professionals from across Canada at the Canadian Community Economic Development Network's EconoUs18 conference in Moncton, New Brunswick. The workshop focu
Have you ever wondered what immigration to rural areas of Canada look like? Check out Episode 13 of Rural Routes Podcasts with Michael Haan. "Canada is a land of immigrants” is a phrase we hear often. And while that is certainly true in many ways, immigration is a complex issue we don’t spend nearly as much time talking about as we should. Michael Haan is Canada Research Chair in Immigration and Ethnic Relations at Western University in London, Ontario, an
What does it mean to live rurally in the 21st century? This is the foundational question asked during each episode of Rural Routes Podcasts. The online podcast program was created in 2015 through a partnership between the Leslie Harris Centre for Regional Policy and Development and the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation. In Episode 12, Dr. Gibson shares his experience meeting with researchers at the Cold Climate Housing Research Centre in F
On October 3, 2016, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) awarded Dr. Gibson and his colleagues a one-year Connections Grant. The Connections Grant will facilitate the Building Vibrant Rural Futures conference, support engagement of community and students in rural policy discussions, and support knowledge mobilization among researchers, policy makers, and local/regional development actors. The Building Vibrant R...