Northern Dialogues Conference Explores Remoteness and Sustainable Livelihoods in Rural and Northern Canada

Northern Dialogues Conference Explores Remoteness and Sustainable Livelihoods in Rural and Northern Canada
The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation and Yukon University recently co-hosted the Northern Dialogues: Remoteness and Sustainable Livelihoods in Rural and Northern Canada Conference in Whitehorse, Yukon. The conference addressed the intersection of remoteness and sustainable livelihoods framed across three interrelated themes: (i) innovation and community development, (ii) education, health, and social systems, and (iii) culture, heritage, and wellb...

Linking Research and Policy: Reflections on the 2024 Rural Symposium

Linking Research and Policy: Reflections on the 2024 Rural Symposium
  The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), hosted a one-day symposium to showcase rural research being conducted at the University of Guelph. The Rural Symposium is an opportunity for graduate students to share their research with researchers, policy analysts and program staff with the OMAFRA, and rural organizations.

Weston Thesis Defence – Rural Crime

Weston Thesis Defence – Rural Crime
Shanley Weston will defend her MSc (Planning) thesis on “Darkest Days: A Scoping Review of Violent Crime in Rural Canada" on April 19 from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm. Details for joining the thesis defence can be found on the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development website. All are welcome to join the thesis defence, either in-person or online. Shanley's thesis will be available for review after the defence. The Examination Committee of. Dr. Ryan

Damilola Oyewale Thesis Defence

Damilola Oyewale Thesis Defence
Damilola Oyewale will defend his MSc (Planning) thesis on “Evaluation of the Impact of the Provincial Policy Statement on International Agricultural Workers’ Housing in Ontario" on April 16 from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm. Details for joining the thesis defence can be found on the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development website. All are welcome to join the thesis defence, either in-person or online. Damilola's thesis will be available for review afte

Research Sharing at Two Days of Rural Canada

Research Sharing at Two Days of Rural Canada
Rural research from the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development was on display at the recent Liminal Spaces: Two Days of Rural Canada conference. The interdisciplinary conference examined the world between the cities and the wilderness. The following students and alumni presented rural research at the conference: Danika Hammond (MSc Planning graduate): Defining rural: Advancing a place-based rural criteria matrix John Dale (Rural Studie...

Innovative Workforce Strategies in Rural Ontario

Innovative Workforce Strategies in Rural Ontario
From March 13th to 15th, Heather Graham (MSc Rural Planning and Development student) and Dr. Ryan Gibson attended the 26th Annual Metropolis Canada Conference in Montréal, Québec. They had the opportunity to present their poster, titled, "Innovative Workforce Strategies for Engaging Newcomers in Rural Ontario." The poster highlights the results of a survey they had completed in Fall 2023, which asked workforce planning boards and Community Futures Developm

2024 Rural Symposium

2024 Rural Symposium
Mark your calendars - the 2024 Rural Symposium takes place on March 5! The Rural Symposium is an annual opportunity for University of Guelph graduate students to showcase their rural research to policymakers, policy analysts, and program staff from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). The event facilitates knowledge mobilization and network building between graduate students at the University of Guelph, researchers, and ...

Embedding Wealth in Rural Communities

Embedding Wealth in Rural Communities
On 27 November 2023, Ryan Gibson share research on embedding wealth in rural Canadian communities at the International Association of Community Development's Researcher Forum. The presentation explored how rural and small communities can benefit from existing wealth to build their futures. Insights from community wealth building experiences from rural Canada were be shared, focusing on lessons learned, impacts, and transferability. A copy of the presentati...
  During Day 3 of the Rural Policy Twitter Conference three contributions were shared from researchers focused on the digital divide (Ashleigh Weeden and Wayne Kelly), barriers for newcomers to access recreation services for children (Niva Shrestha), and the role of rural community leaders (Norm Ragetlie and Lissel Hernandez Gongora). Check out the Twitter presentations below: https://twitter.com/ashleighweeden/status/1405510790996578312?s=20

Highlights from Day 2 of the ICRPS Rural Policy Twitter Conference

Highlights from Day 2 of the ICRPS Rural Policy Twitter Conference
  During Day 2 of the Rural Policy Twitter Conference two contributions were shared from researchers on workforce development and housing (Victoria Agyepong) and community investment programs (Alex Petric and Ryan Gibson). Check out the Twitter presentations below: https://twitter.com/VicInnovates/status/1405202528048975879?s=20 https://twitter.com/alectric91/status/1405158640764473346?s=20 The Rural Policy Twitter conference continues unt