Creating Rural Connections: Rural Homelessness is Real: What Can We Do About it? Posted on May 5, 2015

Rural Homeless Is Real: What Can We Do About It? May 26-27, 2015 Executive Royal Inn, Leduc Alberta Have you registered yet? Earlybird closes on May 11, 2015 ARDN is hosting the Creating Rural Connections 2015 (CRC 2015) conference. This event will focus on issues surrounding rural homelessness and its relevance to Albertans, and provide …

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International Association for the Study of the Commons – 15th Biennial Global Conference Posted on May 5, 2015

As long as the rivers flow…   Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Native Studies University of Alberta with Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta present the International Association for the Study of the Commons – 15th Biennial Global Conference Shaw Conference Centre   May 25-29, 2015 Join in workshops, panel sessions, …

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Futurearth Research for Global Sustainability Posted on May 5, 2015

2015 International Opportunities Fund The Belmont Forum and JPI Climate have launched a call for funding pre-proposals on climate predictability and inter-regional linkages (drivers and mechanisms linking poles & monsoons for societal usefulness of climate services). This call aims to support medium-size research projects of 3 – 4 years’ duration, and recommends a budget of …

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Summer Research Assistant Employment Opportunities Posted on April 24, 2015

Summer Research Assistant Project Title: Rural Youth Engagement Initiative for Beaver County Posting Date – April 23, 2015 Closing Date – April 30, 2015 Hourly Rate – $14.83 Grade – 01 Hours – 35 hours per week This position is from May 4 – August 21, 2015 Under the supervision of the Director of the …

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Wetaskiwin-Camrose Constituency Candidates’ Forum Monday April 27 at 7pm Posted on April 24, 2015

Wetaskiwin-Camrose Constituency Candidates’ Forum Monday April 27 at 7pm in the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre (Camrose, AB). Presented by Battle River School Division #31, Camrose Chamber of Commerce and the Battle River Teacher’s Local #32 with support from the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus and City of Camrose.

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FREE Webinar on “Strengthening First Nation Communities Through Entrepreneurialism and Leadership: A Story of Success” Posted on April 7, 2015

On April 13 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 sixth 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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“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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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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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 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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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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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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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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