Weeden contributes Canadian case studies to report for Scottish Government on island repopulation initiatives

Working with researchers at the Rural Policy Centre at Scotland’s Rural College and the James Hutton Institute, PhD candidate Ashleigh Weeden contributed to a recently released report detailing successful Scottish and international policy interventions to support repopulation efforts in rural, remote, and island communities. Ashleigh provided Canadian case study examples to the report, which was developed to support research that seeks to support rural resilience, funded by the Scottish Government’s Rural & Environmental Science & Analytical Services department.

RPD Student Profile - Niva Shrestha

Niva’s hometown is Kathmandu, Nepal. Niva completed an MBA in Finance and Operations from Symbiosis International University, India. Niva is now completing a Master’s degree at the University of Guelph in Rural Planning & Development.

RPD Student Profile - Elise Geschiere

Elise Geschiere (she/her)’s hometown is Essex County, Ontario. Elise completed a Bachelor’s degree at Western University studying sociology and public history. She is now completing a Master’s degree at the University of Guelph in Rural Planning & Development with a concentration in community and social planning. 

Gibson Provides Insights for Strengthening the Collective Regional Voice with Irish Local Governments

Communities throughout the world are exploring opportunities to work together towards building regional prosperity. Prof. Ryan Gibson recently joined local government representatives from the Irish Central Borderland Area Network (ICBAN) to share perspectives and lessons learned from Canadian experiences in cross-border collaboration. Building on research from the Community Collaboration Project, Prof.

Gibson and Hernandez Gongora Host Meeting to Discuss Approaches to Rural Development in Canada

Provincial, territorial, and federal government representatives connected in an online meeting to share information about government approaches to rural development across Canada on June 26, 2020. During the meeting, each government shared perspectives on rural development, rural policies, rural programs, and rural priorities. The attendees perceived this discussion as a great tool to connect with other governments from across the country and they are looking forward to engage in additional meetings this year.

RPD Alumni Profile - Stephanie Burnham

Stephanie (pronouns) is a proud member of the Cayuga Nation, Wolf Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Spending summers with their large family, fishing for tadpoles and learning their cultural roots helped inform their career and education pathway later in life. Stephanie completed a Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies & Native Studies at Trent University and recently completed the Master’s degree at the University of Guelph in Rural Planning & Development.

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