Guest Lecturer to Delve into Rural Canada Issues

July 7, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Brandon, MB — Dr. Charles Conteh, a Brock University Assistant Professor who specializes in Public Policy and related issues, will give a lecture entitled “Managing Canada’s Rural Regions in a Knowledge-Based Economy: The Cases of New Brunswick and Manitoba.”

Hosted by the Rural Development Institute at Brandon University, Dr. Conteh will present his findings about rural economic development policy governance in Canada in the context of a globally integrated economy and the attendant structural shifts in industrialized economies.

Alongside globalization, there has also been a trend towards institutional decentralization in Canada and other industrialized countries as various sub-national regions employ disparate means for adapting to the threats and opportunities of global economic change. The cases of New Brunswick and Manitoba over the past two decades illustrate some of the complexities and challenges of rural economic development policy governance as non-metropolitan regions struggle to carve their niche in the global economy.

The public is welcome to this lecture, which will take place at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 14, in the Louis Riel Dining Room, at Brandon University. Please contact the RDI office, during business hours, by Monday, July 11 to RSVP attendance.

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For more information or to register, please contact:

Bev Lischka

Rural Development Institute

Brandon University
270 – 18th Street
Brandon, MB  R7A 6A9
Tel. 204-571-8515