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Rural regions are trying to build resilience as they transition from natural resource extraction economies to service and knowledge-based economies. In response to this challenge, four colleges in BC’s interior partnered to design and are now implementing a Social Sciences and Humanities...Read more

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2017-07-20

Research indicates that clusters are the key organizational unit for understanding and improving the performance of regional economies. This presentation explores what are clusters and why do they matter? How can a cluster-based approach be used to develop the regional economy and workforce?Read more

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2017-05-17

The Columbia Basin-Boundary region, like many rural regions, is confronted with a growing gap between the types of skills that workers have obtained and the skills that are required by employers. A recent survey of employers in the Columbia Basin-Boundary region conducted by the Columbia Basin...Read more

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2017-06-01

Child care availability and affordability are common concerns throughout many communities in Canada. Furthermore, there are specific child care issues affecting families that include shift workers. A formal initiative was developed in the Elk Valley, British Columbia, following identification of...Read more

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2017-05-12

Subjective Well-Being Report 2016Read more

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2017-03-15

Growing, shrinking, and aging – Columbia Basin-Boundary regional population update

Demographic information is critical for local planning. This information can help us understand who makes up our population and what their needs are. As Statistics Canada releases more...Read more

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2017-04-24

In 2011, a partnership between Teck Trail Operations and Selkirk College created an annual fund to provide support for Selkirk College students to undertake a community-based research project in the West Kootenay Boundary Region. Up to $10,000 in student research internship funding has been made...Read more

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2017-03-02

This research was compiled as part of the Teck Serv student applied research internship which provides an annual opportunity for a Selkirk College student to undertake a local applied research pojrect with a sponsor community organization. The purpose of the research was to better understand the...Read more

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2017-03-02

Each year, the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) conducts a telephone survey of residents of the Columbia Basin-Boundary region. Undertaken as part of the State of the Basin initiative, the poll forms a component of the RDI’s research into conditions and trends related to well-...Read more

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2017-02-22

Two teams of third and fourth year nursing students from Selkirk College conducted a research project that explored perceptions of age-friendlies in Nelson in partnership with Nelson Cares between October 2015 and April 2016.  Data was collected through online, paper and in-person surveys.  The...Read more

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2017-02-21

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