8 Mar

Call for Papers: Rural Drinking Water Session at Canadian Association of Geographers Conference

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 […]

7 Mar

Call for Papers: State of Rural Canada Sessions

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 […]

14 Feb

Graduate Student – Faculty Workshop on Migration-Related Research

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 […]

1 Jan

2016 Conference

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.

26 Oct

PhD and MA Opportunities in Oil-Tourism Tensions and Relationships in the North Atlantic

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 […]

26 Jul

Social Movements Contesting Natural Resource Development

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 […]