ACSRC Monthly News
August 2016
The ACSRC will be in Blyth Ontario for the R2R Conference! 

COURSE CORRECTION FOR A NATION: Our Journey from Truth to Reconciliation

This is a lunch and learn session at Augustana Campus, in Camrose, Alberta. Participants in this session will be engaged in an examination of the untold truths of the history of indian residential schools, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the 94 Calls to Action of the TRC. National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Education Lead Charlene Bearhead will invite participants to consider their own individual personal and professional roles in responding to the Calls to Action and to identify what some potential actions might look like.
Thursday, September 29, 2017  
Please RSVP to augalum@ualberta.ca 
Upcoming Events and Activities
RURAL FUTURES INSTITUTE HIRING FACULTY POSITIONS  
BUILDING VIBRANT RURAL FUTURES: Mobilizing Knowledge and Informing Policy Conference
The Rural Community Leadership and Engagement position is a 12 month, tenure-leading position in the Department of Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation brings this conference to Guelph Ontario.  It will focus on local and regional economic development, labour force development and training, climate change and its impacts on rural communities, rural data, information and harnessing digital data, and aboriginal transformations.

CHESTER RONNING CENTRE
FALL PROGRAM 
PLACEMAKING LEADERSHIP FORUM
Alan Ford and Joe McMorrow-Camrose Refugee Committee 
"The Camrose Welcome Sign was Out, but No Syrian Refugees were Directed our Way"
Wednesday, Oct 12, 12:00 to 1:30pm
Ronning House

Peter Jones- University of Ottawa, Public and International Affairs
"Dialogues across Divides-Track Two Diplomacy"
Tuesday, November 29, 7:00pm
Meyer Community Hall, Lougheed Centre (reception to follow)
Public spaces are at the core of many global issues- from health to sustainability, innovation to equity.  The Placemaking Leadership Forum is all about leveraging this convergence. 

Check out the Placemaking Leadership Forum in Vancouver from September 14 to 17th  especially the Concurrent Workshop 2 on Sept. 16.  
The themes are  Innovation Hubs, Healthy Places, & Rural Placemaking.


EXTENDED EDUCATION
SUSTAINABILITY 101 
R2R: RURAL TALKS TO RURAL CONFERENCE
The University of Alberta's Augustana Campus offers Sustainability 101 this fall. C ourse work focuses upon the nature, origins, relevance and application of the core, but complex, concepts that comprise sustainability and community development.
The ACSRC will be in Blythe, Ontario for the Rural Talks to Rural Conference this September.  The conference brings together creative thinkers and community builders for three days of dialogue, workshops, and exploration. Perhaps we will see you there?












RURAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE: 101 Ideas for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
The 101 Ideas for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a research project  designed to collect and share stories of  innovators and entrepreneurs from rural  communities across Canada. 
 

Calendar of Events
For upcoming events, conferences and workshops visit the events calendar on the ACSRC website.  This calendar holds events offered by the ACSRC and other organizations with a common goal of sustainable rural communities.
  
Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities