16 Jul

ICRPS 2018 Reflection – Sandra Moore

What is rural? This is a question that was discussed numerous times over the 15th Annual International Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS) Summer Institute held at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama from June 24th to July 7th, 2018. Thanks to an invite from Dr. Phil Loring I was able to attend this Institute as a […]

16 Jul

2018 ICRPS Reflections – Palash Sanyal

It was a pleasure being part of the International Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS) summer school 2018 which took place at the Tuskegee University, Alabama. Through ICRPS 2018, I was able to have a unique understanding of rural development in developed countries like the United States. Rural areas cover 97 percent of the U.S land […]

9 Dec

Graduate Student Opportunities: Canadians’ Food Choices

We are a cross-Canada team in the fields of industrial ecolog y , ecological economi cs , marketing /behavioral change, engineer ing, food environments, planning, and nutrition. Are you interested in the breadth and complexity of food systems and questions of sustainable nutritional/ food security , and sustainable consumption and behaviour ?  Our projects , […]

9 Dec

Call for Proposals – Agricultural Policy Issues

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has funding for academic research projects on Canadian agricultural policy issues for the 2017/18 fiscal year. AAFC is therefore calling for research proposals on agricultural policy issues. The proposed research projects will need to align with at least one or more of the following policy research themes: (1) Structure & […]

5 Oct

Ontario’s Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund Issues $2m Call for Proposals

The Government of Ontario is launching a second $2-million round of the Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund (SEDF) to support job creation and economic growth by providing opportunities for social enterprises to get funding as part of Ontario’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016 – 2021. This round will support the development of financially sustainable and scalable social enterprises by addressing key challenges faced by […]

22 Sep

Call for Papers: Ontario Climate Symposium 2017

The Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC) and York University are pleased to host the 5th Annual Ontario Climate Symposium on May 11th and 12th 2017. This year’s Symposium theme, Ahead by a Century: Envisioning Just Transformations in a Changing Climate, aims to engage discussions across research disciplines and policy and practice communities about the future of Ontario’s society and economy as we collectively address […]

22 Sep

Call for Papers: Interrogating land, property, and land use: Investment, conflict, and politics

The recent ‘global rush’ on land challenges existing ownership, property relations, and uses of land. Multiple forms of land use change and related governance include large-scale investments in agricultural lands and pressures placed on lands by housing demand. In the global north, land use changes in rural and peri-urban areas are highly publicized political processes […]

20 Sep

Call for Papers: People-Centred Food Policy

2017 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting — Boston, MA — April 5-9, 2017 Person-centred policy is a philosophical approach to governance increasingly popular in medical and health circles which seeks to place individuals at the heart of policymaking. In acknowledging the significance of lived encounters with the food system, this perspective aims to foreground and respect […]

19 Sep

Call for Proposal: Rural Energy Transitions

Call for Papers: Session “Rural energy transitions. Exploring the rural dimension of socio-technical change” at European Rural Geographies Conference 2017, Braunschweig (Germany), June 14-17, 2017 Recently, the field of energy geography has “burst” (Huber 2015, p. 1) with an increasing amount of research highlighting the spatial dimension of current transformations within the energy sector. Far […]