RDI awards $3,000 Student Internship

January 12, 2011

BRANDON, MB — Dr. William Ashton, the director of the Rural Development Institute, is pleased to award a $3,000 Student Internship to two Brandon University Applied Disaster Emergency Studies students, Sarah Delisle and Yi Victor Wang.

Under the direction of Dr. Balfour Spence, chair of ADES, these students will prepare a case study titled: “Rural Vulnerabilities related to atypical precipitation: Assiniboine Valley Case Study”. They will gather information from landowners and various agencies involved in responding to the flooding in the Assiniboine Valley in 2010.

The main audience for this research will be the provincial government and other policy makers.

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For more information, contact:

Bev Lischka
Administrative Assistant
Rural Development Institute
Brandon University
270-18th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9
e-mail lischkab@brandonu.ca
Phone 204-571-8515
Fax 204-725-0364