Harnessing and Strengthening the Collective Regional Voice

Harnessing and Strengthening the Collective Regional Voice
Communities throughout the world are exploring opportunities to work together towards building regional prosperity. On July 2, 2020, Prof. Ryan Gibson joined local government representatives from the Irish Central Borderland Area Network (ICBAN) to share perspectives and lessons learned from Canadian experiences in cross-border collaboration. Building on research from the Community Collaboration Project, Prof. Gibson shared research on from the Hudson Bay

OGRA Session Explores Rural Immigration

OGRA Session Explores Rural Immigration
Community leaders from across Ontario convened in Toronto to discuss immigration strategies, challenges, and opportunities for small communities. Nine Rural Planning and Development students facilitated these discussions and will be compiling a summary report in the coming weeks. Building on the recent report Beyond the Big City, the Small Town Forum kicked off with a presentation from report author Dr. Victoria Esses (Western University) highlighting...

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

New book chapter in Canadian Community as Partner

Ryan Gibson recently published a chapter titled “Negotiating the Cultural Context of Care” in Canadian Community as Partner. The chapter explores the cultural composition of Canada, multiculturalism in Canada, barriers and facilitators related to multiculturalism in community practice, and strategies for develop and apply cultural attunement and cultural humility in working with groups and organizations in the community. The chapter was written in colla...