Islands are storied places. We want to hear the stories. We want to hear the ballads. We want to learn about island narratives. And we want to tell you a few stories of our own. The 13th International Small Island Cultures conference will be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, from June 16–19, […]
At the upcoming Canadian Association of Geographers Conference (www.cag-acg2016.ca) a special session is being organized on Rural Drinking Water. The special session organizer is currently seeking contributions to the session. See below for details. Protecting Canada’s drinking water systems (everything from source to tap) is a fundamental component of planning sustainable communities and safeguarding the […]
In fall 2015 the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation’s (CRRF) released “The State of Rural Canada 2015” (http://sorc.crrf.ca). With contributions from across the country, the report demonstrated that rural Canada is facing a mix of demographic, economic, and social challenges. However, rural Canada has also proven itself to be highly innovative in terms of responding to the […]
Are you a graduate student with a journal manuscript, conference paper, dissertation chapter, or report that could benefit from feedback? Are you interested in learning more about the publication process? The Pathways to Prosperity Partnership’s (P2P) Standing Committee for Student Engagement (http://p2pcanada.ca/) and the Student Concerns Subcommittee of the Canadian Sociological Association invite graduate students […]
The 2016 CRRF rural conference will be co-hosted with the Rural Policy Learning Commons in Guelph, Ontario from October 12-15, 2016. Check out www.guelph2016.crrf.ca for more details.
Four Graduate Student Positions (2 MA and 2 PhD) are being recruited for Fall 2016 to assist with the project, The Oil-Tourism Interface and Social-Ecological Change in the North Atlantic. This research adopts an international comparative approach to studying the connections and tensions between offshore oil and nature-oriented tourism as pathways for social-ecological development at sites […]
Natural resource based rural development under the dominant neoliberal paradigm takes multiple forms: dams, mines, forestry projects, pipelines, oil and gas drilling, fracking. At the same time agricultural land conversions stimulated by globalizing agricultural commodity markets and free trade agreements lead to land grabbing and rural dislocations. All these developmental initiatives put economic valuations foremost while […]