Pot legalization will force big adjustments to Kootenay economy, society

Pot legalization will force big adjustments to Kootenay economy, society
  Tracey Harvey, PhD candidate in Rural Studies, recently spoke with the Arrow Lakes News regarding the upcoming cannabis legalization and what it might mean for rural regions. You can read the full article here: https://www.arrowlakesnews.com/news/pot-legalization-will-force-big-adjustments-to-kootenay-economy-society/. For further information on Tracey's research visit: https://ruralbclegalizationstudy.wordpress.com/.

Check out the 2017-2018 Libro Professorship Annual Report

Check out the 2017-2018 Libro Professorship Annual Report
  The 2017-2018 year has been incredibly busy for the Libro Professor of Regional Economic Development. Over the past twelve months, Dr. Gibson has been busy in research, teaching, and community engagement. Check out the highlights of this busy year in the recently released 2017-2018 Libro Professorship of Regional Economic Development Annual Report.  2017-2018 Libro Professorship of Regional Economic Development Annual Report ...

Congratulations to Neil Stoop for Successfully Thesis Defence

Congratulations to Neil Stoop for Successfully Thesis Defence
  Neil Stoop successfully defended his Master of Science in Rural Planning and Development thesis today. For the past year, Neil has been working on his thesis titled "Understanding Rural: A Comparison of Academic, Political, and Lay Discourses of Rural". Here is the abstract for Neil's work: Rural is a word, which has many meanings and means different things to different people. Definitions of rural are often sorted into four broad categories; de

Participation at the Modelling Complex Urban Environments Conference

Participation at the Modelling Complex Urban Environments Conference
  Alex Petric (MSc, Rural Planning & Development) recently attended the Modelling Complex Urban Environments Conference at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. Held on June 21-22, 2018, this event was organized by the Waterloo Institute for Complexity & Innovation and brought together leading thinkers and researchers to discuss Big Data, Smart Cities, and methods of modelling urban environments. Though not having a major focus o...

Defining Rural in Ingersoll: Stoop Shares Research at IGU/CAG 2018

Defining Rural in Ingersoll: Stoop Shares Research at IGU/CAG 2018
  Academics and governments create definitions of what is a rural community, and what is not a rural community, on a regular basis. These definitions might be based on population counts or based on access to services. How communities actually define themselves, however, is a different question. Neil Stoop, Master of Science in Rural Planning and Development candidate, share findings of his thesis research at the International Geography Union/Can...

SEDRD researchers to explore how provincial policy makers use research evidence to develop rural policy

SEDRD researchers to explore how provincial policy makers use research evidence to develop rural policy
Governments across Canada struggle develop and implement robust, flexible, and effective rural policies and programs to meet the ever-changing contexts of rural communities. Critical to understanding how policymakers are addressing this challenge as they design, implement and/or evaluate rural policy and programming is examining if and how they use research evidence – and what kind of evidence – they use to inform this process. As a sub-component of the...

The Future of Rural Canada

The Future of Rural Canada
  Recent transformations in global economies have impacted for rural places throughout Canada. While some rural communities have flourished, others have struggled. This has lead to the question, "What is the future of rural communities throughout Canada?". As part of CBC's series called Transformations, Dr. Ryan Gibson participated in a series of 14 radio interviews to discuss the factors influencing the future of rural communities, the resilience

Epp Shares Northern Ontario Agriculture Research with International Rural Policy Institute

Epp Shares Northern Ontario Agriculture Research with International Rural Policy Institute
  Sara Epp, PhD in Rural Studies candidate, shared her research on the migration of Mennonite farmers to northern Ontario at the International Comparative Rural Policy Summer Institute on July 3. Sara shared the experience of motivations, experiences, and challenges experienced by Mennonite farmers that recently migrated from southern Ontario to northern Ontario. Summer Institute students were interested to learn about the dynamics of the Mennonite f

Social Justice, Rural and Natural Resource Policy – 2018 ICRPS

Social Justice, Rural and Natural Resource Policy – 2018 ICRPS
  Nearly 30 graduate students and faculty members from across North America and Europe are gathered in Tuskegee, Alabama for the 2018 International Comparative Rural Policy (ICRPS) Summer Institute. The summer institute is an opportunity for graduate students to gain new skill sets, capacities, and networks in the field of comparative rural policy. This year's summer institute theme is "Social Justice, Rural and Natural Resource Policy". Students w...

Stephanie Patzer Part of Team that Place in Top 20 of International Ideas Competition

Stephanie Patzer Part of Team that Place in Top 20 of International Ideas Competition
  Stephanie Patzer, MSc in Rural Planning and Development student at the University of Guelph, was part of a team recently was announced as a top 20 finalist in an international ideas competition inspired by the sustainable development goals. In the Spring 2018, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology launched an international ideas competition for students interested in the built environment and sustai...