Spring Soiree: A Report to the Community Posted on March 25, 2015

Scheduled for: Thursday April 30th, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

Celebrating Community Augustana is committed to building a vibrant community. As our friend and neighbour, we invite you to join Dean Allen Berger as he shares and celebrates student achievement and community partnerships. Thursday, April 30 at 6pm Cargill Theatre, Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre Business Casual RSVP to debra.olafson@ualberta.ca or 780-679-1626

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“Sustainability Planning and Collaboration in Rural Canada: Taking the Next Steps” Book coming October 2015 Posted on March 24, 2015

Keep your eyes out for the “Sustainability Planning and Collaboration in Rural Canada: Taking the Next Steps” book set to be released from the University of Alberta Press on October 15, 2015. This first of its kind book was edited by Lars K. Hallstrom, Mary A. Beckie, Glen T. Hvenegaard, and Karsten Mündel of the …

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Labouring Lives in Rural Alberta, 1896 – 1965: A History of Labour in Alberta Posted on March 3, 2015

On March 31st from 12 PM – 1 PM MST, the Battler River Alliance for Economic Development (BRAED) and Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities (ACSRC) will host their fifth installment in the free Webinars for Thought Series. This series is meant to cut across a number of topic areas that are relevant and current …

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FREE Webinar: Québec’s Approach to Regional Development: An historical perspective Posted on February 17, 2015

This webinar provides an overview of Québec’s approach to regional development from before confederation to the current period. We will focus on the establishment of the National Rural Policy in 2001 and its evolution since that period of time. Topics covered will include the institutional and cultural roots of the Rural Policy, its key features, …

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Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training, and Labour: An Overview of Services Webinar Posted on February 17, 2015

On March 9th from 12 PM – 1 PM MST, the Battler River Alliance for Economic Development (BRAED) and Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities (ACSRC) will host their fourth installment in the free Webinars for Thought Series. This series is meant to cut across a number of topic areas that are relevant and current …

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Thinking of Non-Profits in a New Way: Labour, Funding, and Leadership Webinar Posted on February 10, 2015

On February 24th from 12 PM – 1 PM MST, the Battler River Alliance for Economic Development (BRAED) and Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities (ACSRC) will host their third installment in the free Webinars for Thought Series. This series is meant to cut across a number of topic areas that are relevant and current …

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Dirt Roads and Highways: Reforming Municipal Governance and Government in Alberta – FREE Webinar Posted on February 2, 2015

Scheduled for: Monday February 9th, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Like many other provinces in Canada, and indeed comparable jurisdictions around the world, Albertan municipalities are increasingly faced with challenges that can be directly linked to their fiscal, policy and political relationships with the province. Even as the province develops and moves toward implementation of more integrated, regional and holistic strategies, municipal governments continue to …

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A Lunch & Learn session on managing our most vital resource Posted on January 19, 2015

Dr. Lars Hallström examines the issues surrounding water in Alberta. Do you have questions about the future of water? You should.

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Lunch and Learn: Water for Life Posted on December 11, 2014

Scheduled for: Thursday January 29th, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

The Augustana Alumni Office and Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities present an Augustana Alumni Lunch & Learn: Water for Life? Water Security, Sovereignty and Policy in Alberta Water has been identified as a critical resource for environmental, economic and human development in Alberta, yet there are significant socio-political and hydrological challenges presented by this …

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Planning for the Future: Business Succession Strategies Webinar Posted on December 9, 2014

Scheduled for: Monday January 12th, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

On January 12th from 12 PM – 1 PM MST, the Battler River Alliance for Economic Development (BRAED) and Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities (ACSRC) will host our second  free webinar in the Webinars for Thought series. This series is meant to cut across a number of topic areas that are relevant and current to …

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Hon. Verlyn Olson visits Augustana Posted on November 12, 2014

Students describe the Minister’s Agricultural Economics classroom presentation.

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Radical Remembering and the Value of Land Culture Posted on November 12, 2014

Scheduled for: Wednesday November 19th, 2014 @ 12:45 PM

Room F2-004 12:50pm Wednesday, November 19 Dr. Joseph Wiebe

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Free Webinar: Labour Attraction and Retention Posted on November 12, 2014

Scheduled for: Monday November 24th, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

12pm Monday, November 24 Labour Attraction and Retention in a Turbulent Demographic Landscape Free Webinar with Kristen Cumming Register at www.acsrc.ca

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Labour Attraction and Retention in a Turbulent Demographic Landscape Webinar Posted on November 10, 2014

On November 24th from 12 PM – 1 PM MST, the Battler River Alliance for Economic Development (BRAED) and Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities (ACSRC) formally launch a free webinar series. This series is meant to cut across a number of topic areas that are relevant and current to organizations and businesses in East Central Alberta and beyond, providing a new knowledge base and foundation of resources that can be accessed to improve the capacity to maintain a thriving economic and community base.

We are pleased to have Kristen Cummings as our first presenter. Kristen is an instructor with the Bachelor of Management Business Economics program at the University of Alberta – Augustana Campus and operates a successful consulting practice through which she serves as a speaker and trainer on demography, recruitment and retention, engagement and leadership.

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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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