Winter 2021 GTA Positions Available

The Winter 2021 Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) positions have now been posted. The deadline for applications is November 17, 2020.

RPD Celebrates World Town Planning Day

World Town Planning Day is an occasion to celebrate and recognize the importance of planning in our communities. This year, Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) is hosting a scavenger hunt with all planning schools in Ontario. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase planning across the province regardless of where you live! The scavenger hunt will take place on Instagram from November 4, 2020 to November 8, 2020 and you need to respond to one of the themes mentioned below.

SEDRD PhD Candidate Rana Telfah studies the experience of Syrian Refugee families in Rural and Small Town Ontario

Thousands of Syrian Refugees have moved to Ontario and many have settled in small towns across the province.  These individuals have needs related to employment, housing, and a range of services.  In addition, these individuals need to adjust to a new culture and face language challenges.  COVID19 also adds a whole new layer of challenges.  This research by Prof.

Prof. Donald G. Reid publishes new book “A New World System: From Chaos to Sustainability

A New World-System: From Chaos to Sustainability by Donald G. Reid and published by Routledge, examines the present crisis in the social and ecological environment that is producing profound, potentially catastrophic challenges to the planet and humanity and outlines a process for moving forward to address these critical issues.  This book is a cautionary interpretation of the present and vision for the future.

New Publication on the Impact of COVID19 on Rural Employment: Agyepong, Gibson, and Bollman

The COVID19 global pandemic created great uncertainty for employment across Canada and internationally. News reports have noted job losses by different sectors, the unequal distribution of the impacts, and the gradual re-opening of some sectors. Victoria Agyepong (RPD student), Ryan Gibson, and Ray Bollman recently published a report called “Rural Employment and Workforce Development: Impacts and Opportunities“.

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