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Gibson presents to Swedish Government on Canada’s Rural Policy Experience

On September 12, Dr. Ryan Gibson presented to the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis in Stockholm. The workshop brought together researchers from England, Finland, Norway, and Canada to discuss how governments can ensure the perspectives of rural residents are incorporated before new policies and programs are created. The Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis is mandated to strengthen Swedish competitiveness and to grow the Swedish economy through job creation and business growth. 

Understanding the Future of Rural Canada Webinar

What is the future of rural Canada? This was the focus of the State of Rural Canada webinar hosted by the Rural Policy Learning Commons on September 20, 2016. Drs. Al Lauzon and Ryan Gibson served as panellists on the webinar, both presenting research from the report. The webinar brought together over 70 participants from across Canada! 

PhD student publishes chapter in book "The New Equine Economy in the 21st Century"

SEDRD PhD Candidate Heather Sansom's chapter on the Canadian equine industry has recently been published in "The New Equine Economy in the 21st Century", edited by Dr. Rhys Evans (Norway), and published in the Netherlands by Wageningen University Press. The book is a collection of reports given at the European Association for Animal Production conference in Copenhagen, Denmark in August 2014.

PhD Rural Studies Student Wins United Nations' Global Climate Change Award

Congratulations to Paola Vasquez, a PhD Rural Studies student who took part in a project that is receiving the United Nations' Moment for Change Climate Award (1 of 16 globally) to be awarded in Paris, France. The Momentum for Change initiative is spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on some of the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people are doing to address climate change.

SEDRD Profs Contribute to "State of Rural Canada" National Report

Professors Al Lauzon, Wayne Caldwell and David Douglas of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development,contribute to the State of Rural Canada 2015 report which was produced by the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) and the Rural Policy Learning Commons, an international network funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 

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