Posted on March 3, 2015 by Naomi Finseth

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 …

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 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. To register, visit this link. Please register by March 30, 2015.

We are pleased to have Eric Strikwerda as our fifth presenter. Eric Strikwerda is Course Coordinator, Canadian History, at Athabasca University, as well as sometime lecturer at the University of Alberta, where he teaches a wide variety of Canadian history courses. He is the author of The Wages of Relief: Cities and the Unemployed in Prairie Canada (AUP, 2013). He received his PhD in Canadian history from York University in Toronto.

Labouring Lives in Rural Alberta, 1896 – 1965: A History of Labour in Alberta

Labouring Lives in Rural Alberta, 1896-1965 tells the story of rural waged labour over the course of much of the twentieth century. This webinar will provide knowledge about the roots of waged labour in rural Alberta, and assist in providing insight into the current labour realities that many rural Albertan communities are faced with today.

To learn more about Eric’s presentation, check out the following podcast:


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