A familiar face is returning to lead the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University. Dr. Wayne Kelly has been named Interim Director of the research centre, which is a leading source of information on issues affecting rural communities in Western Canada and beyond.
Courtesy of the Brandon Sun’s Westman This Week.
By Chelsea Kemp
The Journal of Rural and Community Development has secured three years of renewed funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Excess moisture caused by spring flooding or rain storms can damage crops and prevent farmers from getting on their fields. The Rural Development Institute at Brandon University is studying ways to help producers deal with this issue as recently featured by the Brandon Sun.
While Westman producers are still recovering from more than 200 millimetres of rain that covered the region in late June, members of Brandon University’s Rural Development Institute are hard at work trying to figure out the best way to get rid of all this excess moisture.
BRANDON – A long-running and influential journal based at Brandon University (BU) will benefit from a three-year extension in support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
The investment by SSHRC will provide $22,000 per year to assist with the continued publication of the Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD).
BRANDON, MB – A new report by Manitoba’s premiere rural studies organization outlines the need for immediate industry and government action in the province’s food and beverage processing industry, to support continued growth in sales, investments and jobs in the next few years.
Today, the Rural Development Institute (RDI at Brandon University (BU) released Food & Beverage Processing Industry – Growth Pathways to 2020, an expansive look at a major economic driver in Manitoba.
BRANDON, MB – A community outreach program which has funded projects as diverse as attracting new campground users, to mapping World War l trenches, to measuring the response of emergency services, is accepting new proposals.
The Brandon University (BU) Community Outreach Service contributes as much as $3,000 per project to organizations and individuals wishing to collaborate with the University on research initiatives.
BRANDON, MB – New research by Brandon University (BU) into the amalgamation of rural municipalities in Manitoba suggests that the traditional idea of municipal boundaries has been blurred by new realities of economic growth, provision of services and the mobility of residents.
BU’s Rural Development Institute (RDI) has released two reports examining both the geography of where people live and work and the indicators of strong rural municipalities.
BRANDON, MB – New research by Brandon University (BU) offers suggestions on managing the rapid population growth now challenging some Manitoba communities.
BU’s Rural Development Institute (RDI), with support from Manitoba Immigration and Multiculturalism and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, examined two regions with recent upward growths: Neepawa and area surged as much as 20% since 2006 due to local employment opportunities; Winkler and area experienced tremendous population influx through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, including an increase of 63% over 10 years in one rural municipality.