A gathering in Moncton, NB on March 30, 2017 with over 200 people across Canada discussed challenges of francophone immigration. With strategic targeting focused by statistical analyses, many organizations, including Canadian embassies, are partnering with companies from many sectors when recruiting immigrants.
Dr. Ted Hewitt, President of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), celebrates Rural Policy Learning Common’s new engagement card with Dr. Bill Ashton.
Leadership in university and colleges comes in many forms, from the instructor teaching computer aided design and entering competitions, to break throughs by researchers, to creating a mandate for innovation at the senior level. Among the many articles, activities, and supports for innovation, what is often missed is the role of rural in an otherwise urban story of innovation.
Stay where you are. Lead an established multi-year SSHRC-partnership grant.
The Rural Policy Learning Commons (RPLC) based at Brandon University is seeking an experienced academic to serve as Principal Investigator.
Municipal councilors discuss what is needed to grow rural communities during a session at the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) convention in Brandon. Rural development is a complicated issue where jobs and business retention and expansion, need to be linked to housing, and infrastructure investment.
The final report for the Rural Museum Archaeological Outreach Project is now available. The project was a collaboration between Dr. Mary Malainey (Brandon University Anthropology), the Manitoba Archaeological Society (MAS) and the Association of Manitoba Museums (AMM).
Chris Goertzen, AMM president, opens the 17th Annual Convention in Brandon to a large full room of local governments. I invited all to take on the intentions of being legendary leaders, locally and across the province.
Manitoba food strategy
While many gathered in Ottawa to hear the appointments of new Federal ministers, others were discussing becoming a trusted food supplier to the world. Mike Evans, President of Alibaba, was pitching his E-commerce solution with 380 clients buying $500 billion a year.
As the issue of food insecurity is becoming more and more wide spread, there has been an increasing amount of research conducted in order to understand why, and to find solutions to this crisis. Dr. Wilder Robles, assistant professor of Rural Development at Brandon University, and Henry Veltmeyer, research professor at Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Mexico are co-authors of The Politics of Agrarian Reform in Brazil.
After two weeks of learning, lectures, and field trips, nearly a dozen faculty listened to graduate students presenting their comparative research proposals. Their short summaries helped reveal how students apply what they experienced across rural Ireland.