Rural research was on full display on November 18 at the Rural Talks to Rural Conference! In partnership with Libro Credit Union, the Passport to Research session invited four emerging rural scholars to share their connections to rural, describe the issues they are seeking to better understand, and describe the value of their research to rural community leaders, government, and businesses. The discussion featured Abdul-Rahim Abdulai (University of Guelph) discussing his research on digital disruptions in agricultural in Ontario and Ghana; Cameron Gunton (Simon Fraser University) discussing his research on impact benefit agreements; Louis Helps (University of Guelph) discussing his research on migrant labour and agricultural production; and Maggie Henry (University of Prince Edward Island) discussing her research on rural craft breweries and place attachment. Prof. Ryan Gibson moderated the session.
No worries if you missed the recording of the Libro Credit Union Passport to Research Sessions – you can watch the recording at any time!
Such fun talking rural research and the power of community with @ALOLLO91, @HelpsLou, Cameron Gunton, and moderator (and newspaper crafter) extraordinaire @ryanfgibson at #R2R2020 Passport to Research tonight!
— Maggie J. Whitten Henry (@MaggieJWHenry) November 19, 2020
Up right now #R2R2020 The @LibroCU Passport to Research bringing together researchers who are working on rural research initiatives. Moderated by @uofg @LibroCU Professor, @ryanfgibson , he will facilitate connections between emerging researchers and our rural communities
— Talk Rural (@TalkRural) November 19, 2020
The Rural Talks to Rural Conference continues until November 28, 2020. Further details about the virtual conference, the schedule, and registration details can be found at www.ruralcreativity.org/r2r-conference/. The 2020 Rural Talks to Rural Conference is co-produced by the Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity and the Goderich to Guelph Rail Trail.