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The overarching goal of the Regional Workforce Development in Rural BC project1, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s (SSHRC) Community and College Social Innovation Fund, is to collectively assess comparative workforce development strategies in ways that...Read more

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2017-08-16

Canada currently has no standard definition for poverty. This is in part a reflection of the fact that poverty is a complex social issue, and defining it is not straightforward. It is also reflective of the subjective nature of poverty. Although poverty is in the most general sense a lack of...Read more

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2017-08-08

Poverty reduction efforts are increasingly reliant on the use of indicators to measure the complex dimensions of poverty and evaluate the results of actions taken. The use of indicators is explained in part by the growing need to make a compelling case to policy-makers, funders, and other...Read more

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2017-08-08

As a complex social issue, poverty has many dimensions that can be measured. Poverty always involves a lack of income, so low income measures are certainly important to defining poverty and supporting its reduction (see Poverty Reduction Part I: What is Poverty Reduction? Identifying...Read more

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2017-08-08

Recent decades have seen growing expectations on post-secondary institutions to fulfill roles not only as educators and researchers, but also to contribute to their surrounding regional and national economic, social, and cultural environments. There is a broad range of models and concepts...Read more

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2017-07-24

Review of open data specific to rural places, including barriers and benefits.Read more

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2017-07-24

For a region to be competitive and attractive in today’s global marketplace it has to take on the responsibility of actively driving innovation and development in regional industry sectors.1 This includes recognizing that regional innovation requires more than attempting to rely on the internal...Read more

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2017-07-21

Building a 21st Century Workforce Learning Summit

Broadband, Technology and Our Future Workforce

Wayne Kelly

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2017-07-20

While small and rural communities have common characteristics, each community is unique. Climate change adaptation should reflect the unique perspectives, priorities and circumstances of each community. While adaptation is place-based, learning from other communities’ experiences in the...Read more

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2017-07-20

Climate change adaptation seeks to increase community adaptive capacity and resiliency to a changing climate and extreme weather events. Rural communities tend to be more vulnerable to climate change than urban areas as many are economically dependent on their surrounding natural environments...Read more

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2017-07-18

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