SEDRD students Ashleigh Weeden (PhD, Rural Studies), Valencia Gaspard (PhD, Rural Studies) and Alex Petric (MSc, Rural Planning & Development) recently shared their insights on open data and innovation in rural communities at the 2018 GOOD Conference in Barrie, ON. Ashleigh, Valencia, and Alex were featured on a panel about the ‘networked rural’ and the opportunities and challenges of open data initiatives in rural communities, moderated by Bianca Wylie from the Open Data Institute. Ashleigh and Valencia were part of a panel on Knowledge Mobilization alongside Kelsey Merkley from Creative Commons Canada, Ab Valesco from the Toronto Library, and community activist Jonathan Brown with moderater Kejo Buchanan from the Open Data Institute.

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