5 Mar

Read the Latest CRRF E-Newsletter

Across Canada, the next generation of rural researchers are actively engaged in research on pressing social, economic, cultural and environmental policy issues facing rural communities in the 21st century. This e-newsletter profiles the work of ten graduate students from across the country studying the community impacts of labour mobility, youth resilience, source water protection, agricultural […]

5 Mar

Call for Papers – Due North: Next Generation of Arctic Research and Leadership

The Organizing Committee of Due North: Next Generation Arctic Research & Leadership is pleased to announce that the Call for Abstracts is now open.  Abstracts will be accepted until May 31, 2015. The Session Topics for the conference are: C1: Arctic Communities: Resilience, Management, Culture, Indigenous Knowledge. This session welcomes presentations that deal with the various aspects of understanding, […]

4 Mar

Call for Presentations: Two Journeys, One Path

Two Journeys, One Path: Tracing Respect in Aboriginal Teachings and Environmental Education workshop is intended for anyone interested or experienced in subjects related to connecting Aboriginal culture and environmental education in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is an opportunity to build connections between these two worlds and to share teachings. Organizers encourage people from a wide variety of backgrounds to attend the […]

2 Mar

New Publication: The Proposal Economy

In 2001 the northern Ontario town of Cobalt won a competition to be named the province’s “Most Historic Town.” This honour, though purely symbolic, came as Cobalters were also applying for and winning federal and provincial development grants to remake this once important silver mining centre as a destination for mining heritage tourism. This book, […]

11 Feb

Mark Your Calendar – Circumpolar Innovation Course Starts February 23!

The University of Saskatchewan is offering a online free course on Circumpolar Innovation. This course examines the manner in which scientific and technological innovation, or the commercialization of technology-based products and services, is shaping the Circumpolar world. Nations around the world have identified innovation as being the cornerstone of economic competitiveness and critical to everything from […]

10 Feb

Seeking Stories of Communities Achieving Resiliency

Building Resilient Communities Conference invites explorations of how various ‘dark horses’ in the broad North Atlantic – including minorities, small towns, peripheries, aboriginal communities, those with little money, status, voice or political leverage – can rise to the occasion and chart liveable futures. Building Resilient Communities Conference will examine opportunities for sustainable living that are more likely […]

9 Feb

Join CRRF as a Member

Now in its third decade, CRRF is a proven rural resource, dedicated to active collaboration, undertaking, facilitating and advocating research for the ongoing development of Canada’s rural communities and environments. As an informal, volunteer run organization dedicated to the welfare of rural Canada it provides a host of benefits to an expanding membership. CRRF offers both […]

5 Feb

Call for Papers – Sunbelt Conference of the INSNA

The Sunbelt XXXV organising committee is soliciting abstracts for paper presentations at the upcoming 2015 conference 23 – 28 June in Brighton, UK. Submission opens on 28 Nov 2014 and closes on 31 March 2015 at 17:00 GMT. We invite abstract submissions for posters (90 minute poster session) and oral presentations (20 minute talk) on topics […]

4 Feb

Upcoming Webinar: What are the Environmental Risks of Fracking on Landscapes and Watersheds?

The Leslie Harris Centre for Regional Policy and Development is co-hosting a Memorial Presents webinar with the Environmental Policy Institute titled What are the Environmental Risks of Fracking on Landscapes and Watersheds?. The webinar will take place on February 10, 2015 from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm. The controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing is currently under […]