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.
News related to Rural Studies
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!
Congratulations to Mery Perez, a PhD in Rural Studies candidate on her recent book chapter publication.
The book was published by Routledge and is entitled Re-imagining Community and Civil Society in Latin America and the Caribbean. Mery's chapter is entitled" "Community and Learning: The Process of Concientization among Nicaraguan Peasants through Song".
The Ontario Agricultural College project entilted "A Day in the Life" features the life and research of OAC graduate students. Visit the profile of Rachana Devkota, a graduate student in the PhD Rural Studies program within the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development.
The Ontario Agricultural College project entilted "A Day in the Life" features the life and research of OAC graduate students. Visit the profile of Valencia Gaspard, a graduate student in the PhD Rural Studies program within the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development.
Rural Studies PhD graduate student, Valencia Gaspard
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.
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.
Prof. Al Lauzon has been named the interim director of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) effective November 1, 2015.
Lauzon will assume interim director duties as Prof. Wayne Caldwell serves as interim dean of the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC).
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.