The RDI eNewsletter

Discover the Rural Development Institute at Brandon University, an organization dedicated to improving the well-being of rural communities through research, collaboration, and development. Our team works on various topics such as community assessment, capacity building, agriculture, climate change, immigration, and economic development. We prioritize community-based and applied research, working directly with rural communities to develop tailored solutions. Collaborating with researchers and organizations who share our commitment to rural well-being, we strive to make a meaningful impact on the lives of rural Manitobans and Canadians.
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Speakers and Events

  • On September 20th, the Department of Rural Development collaborated with RDI and the Office of the Dean to host the 2023-2024 Student Reception for those enrolled in the Rural Development Programs. Read more…
  • September 25th marked the first of many public speakers supported through the Rural Development Institute. An international visiting faculty member, Dr. Junichiro Koji, shared his insights on the community-based work he is involved in with students and faculty at the Brandon University Gathering Space.
  • The BU Homecoming Events this September allowed students and Alumni to come together through a variety of events and activities. RDI was proud to not only host our own Open House for students and faculty, but also support a Public Talk by Robert Saik.
  • In June, 2023, RDI was a Silver Sponsor in the 3rd Annual Manitoba Sustainable Protein Research Symposium held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This event focused on the importance of sustainable food development, as well as the current work of researcher across Canada and beyond. Read more…