The Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities (ACSRC) is pleased to report that earlier this year the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) granted a 1-year extension to the ‘Taking the Next Steps’ project (TTNS). The new project end date is now March 31, 2012.
Thanks to the funding extension, TTNS organizers are in the midst of planning a second meeting to discuss the results of the aforementioned assessment and to further explore how community-university relationships working in this area (of sustainability planning, policy and implementation) could consider moving forward, including the possibility of funding for a national rural initiative, increased knowledge transfer, and networking between rural communities, researchers and policymakers. This event will tentatively take place in Toronto (due to ease of transport in the winter and “centrality” during February 2012.
** Event dates yet to be decided. Please look back for further information.