Respecting the Land Conference to be held at Augustana Posted on October 22, 2014

On Nov 7-8, attend the third annual conference centered on the topic of our relationship with the land.

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Rural Development: Knowledge & Expertise in Government Posted on October 20, 2014

Scheduled for: Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

The Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities (ACSRC) invites you to “Rural Development: Knowledge and Expertise in Governance”, a free public lecture (abstract below) by Dr. Kristof Van Assche (Associate Professor, Planning, Governance & Development, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta) on October 22, 2014 from 12 PM – 1 PM in the Dr. Roger …

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Rural Development: Knowledge and Expertise in Governance Posted on October 20, 2014

The Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities (ACSRC) invites you to “Rural Development: Knowledge and Expertise in Governance”, a free public lecture (abstract below) by Dr. Kristof Van Assche (Associate Professor, Planning, Governance & Development, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta) on October 22, 2014 from 12 PM – 1 PM in the Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room (Augustana Campus, 4901-46 Ave, Camrose, AB). Dr. Van Assche’s presentation will examine a series of approaches to rural development, with particular emphasis on the possible roles of diverse forms of knowledge and expertise. For more details please contact the ACSRC email: acsrc@ualberta.ca phone: 780-679-1672

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New project to increase rural and urban dialogue Posted on October 3, 2014

A new international partnership means to strengthen the voices of rural and northern communities.

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Spirit of the Land Conference, Nov 7-8 Posted on October 3, 2014

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Free Lecture: Community Vulnerability and Facility Siting Posted on September 29, 2014

Scheduled for: Thursday October 2nd, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

The Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities (ACSRC) invites you to “Community Vulnerability and Facility Siting: The Case of Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling, 2004-2012”, a free public lecture (abstract below) by Dr. Joel Gehman (Assistant Professor, Strategic Management and Organization, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta) on October 2, 2014 from 12 PM – …

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Community Vulnerability and Facility Siting: The Case of Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling, 2004-2012 Posted on September 29, 2014

The ACSRC invites you to “Community Vulnerability and Facility Siting”, a free public lecture (abstract below) by Dr. Joel Gehman on October 2, 2014 from 12 PM – 1 PM in the Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room

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How do we choose where to build energy projects? Posted on September 15, 2014

Scheduled for: Thursday September 18th, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

This lecture will help you better understand the dynamics of energy sector siting conflict.

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Simulating Social Sustainability: Agent-Based Modeling of Energy Infrastructure Projects Posted on September 2, 2014

Dr. Hal Nelson (Research Associate Professor in the Division of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University) will be visiting the University of Alberta in September 2014. He will be giving two free public lectures on the North and Augustana Campuses on the Sustainable Energy Modeling Program (SEMPro), background for key SEMPro, LLC personnel, as well as their research agenda. Dr Nelson’s presentations will also explicate the design and results of the SEMPro decision support system for energy infrastructure siting. The software helps decision makers reduce infrastructure siting conflicts by identifying key concessions that project sponsors can make that reduce the negative impacts to local communities

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ACSRC’s Open Door study published in Curb Magazine Posted on July 22, 2014

Curb Magazine published several articles from the ACSRC in their latest “Boomtowns” issue.

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Augustana Outdoor Ed friends lose home in fire Posted on July 10, 2014

On July 4, Augustana dogsledding expedition hosts Dave and Kristen Olesen lost their home. Click here for more details.

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Professor recognized for research contributions at Augustana Posted on June 17, 2014

Augustana Faculty recognized Dr. Lars Hallström with the 2014 Research Award.

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Booming Alberta faces growing rural homeless problem Posted on April 26, 2014

Lars Hallstrom, Augustana professor and director of the ACSRC, offers insight on rural homelessness in this CBC report.

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Augustana’s Spring Soiree Posted on March 6, 2014

Scheduled for: Tuesday April 22nd, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

Augustana’s Spring Soiree: Celebrating Community Augustana is committed to building a vibrant community. As our friend and neighbour, we invite you to join Dean Allen Berger in conversation as we celebrate student achievement and community partnership. 6 pm Program on Tuesday, April 22 Reception and light refreshments to follow Please contact Deb Olafson for information …

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Sustainability Fair Posted on February 21, 2014

Scheduled for: Wednesday March 12th, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Join us on Wednesday, March 12, for Augustana’s Annual Sustainability Fair! Enjoy food, music, activities, and door prizes as you learn more about sustainability and share your own ideas about how we can grow a greener campus.

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Two-Eyed Seeing with Dr. Cheryl Bartlett Posted on February 19, 2014

Augustana’s 2013 Distinguished Alumna discusses integrating Indigenous knowledge and Western science.

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Call for Presentations – Workforce Development Posted on February 4, 2014

Do You Have Knowledge or Expereince to Share? Become a Presenter! ARDN is looking for presenters for the Creating Rural Connections 2014 Event Series: Workforce Development on May 9 in Calgary.
Deadline for submissions – February 28 at 12pm.

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Call for Presentations – Municipal Sustainability Posted on February 4, 2014

Do You Have Knowledge or Expereince to Share? Become a Presenter! ARDN is looking for presenters for the Creating Rural Connections 2014 Event Series: Municipal Sustainability on May 26 in Edmonton. Deadline for submissions: March 7 at 12pm.

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2013 Distinguished Alumni presents “Science in Story” Posted on January 30, 2014

Scheduled for: Tuesday February 25th, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Dr.Cheryl Bartlett, Augustana’s 2013 Distinguished Alumna, will present “Science in Story” “It’s a science journal,” the editor told me, “and therefore it’s not appropriate to thank your Mother, even if she really did allow you to conduct necropsies of birds on her kitchen table. Science isn’t about storytelling.” Ah, I thought, good thing I didn’t …

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Festival of Teaching Keynote Speaker Posted on January 29, 2014

Scheduled for: Thursday February 6th, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

Keynote Speaker: Gary E. Machlis, Science Advisor to the Director of the US National Park Service and Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson University. University teaching is a craft, The skills and techniques of teaching can be shared, learned and honed by practice. In this lively and informative presentation, Dr. Machlis describes and illustrates the …

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