Report on Growth Strategies for Rural Communities

BRANDON, MB – The Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) has released a report into strategies rural communities use to grow their population. This research provides insight into what growth strategies and assets are used by rural communities with growing and declining populations. RDI conducted a review of guides and tools intended to […]

Gossan Appoints BU Professor as New Director to Board

Brandon University Professor Wins Literary Prize

BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University professor of religion has won the 2015 Canadian Society for the Study of Religion First Book Prize, an annual award recognizing an outstanding monograph in Religious Studies. Dr. Alison Marshall won the national prize for her book The Way of the Bachelor: Early Chinese Settlement in Western Manitoba. The […]

What is Rural Policy?

What is rural? What is policy? What is rural policy? These are the questions Ray Bollman set out to answer during the International Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS) summer school in Ireland, 2015. Dr. Bollman presented key points including the roles of public policy and how it can increase efficiency within a market economy to […]

Fundamentals for Success

It’s a classic Canadian story. Young man leaves home for the first time in pursuit of big dreams and hockey glory. For Mike Johnston, this story would see him leave Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in 1978, venturing west to Brandon University to further his education and pursue his love of hockey. He would also, unknowingly, set […]

Report Explores Settlement Services across Western Provinces

BRANDON, MB – New research led by the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) explores settlement services available to newcomers in 29 rural areas and centres across Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba). The project, entitled Immigration Settlement Services and Gaps in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Western Region, inventoried immigration settlement […]

Rural Development Think Tank Leads to a Call for Action

BRANDON, MB – Rural Works! A Rural Policy Think Tank held at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba in November, 2014 started a conversation about designing a successful future for rural Manitoba zeroing in on economic development. It was developed and hosted as part of the long-time partnership between the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at […]

National Conference on Civilian Internment

BRANDON, MB – A historic discussion on civil liberty and national security will be held this week from June 17-19 in Winnipeg and all are invited to take part. Organized by the Canadian Society for Ukrainian Labour Research and Dr. Rhonda Hinther, history professor at Brandon University, Civilian Internment in Canada: Histories and Legacies is […]

Report on Innovation in Manitoba’s Food Processing Industry

The full report, highlight sheet and individual case study reports are all available within the RDI publication repository. Brandon, MB – The Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University (BU) has released a report into the growth opportunities from innovation in the bulk food processing industry in Manitoba. This research fills an important gap in understanding how innovation […]

Drag the Red Searchers get Forensics Crash Course from BU Professor

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