ACSRC Monthly News

January 2019
ACSRC Reports
Rural and urban High School Career Development in Alberta

In terms of career education opportunities, few  
  comparisons of Alberta's urban and rural high schools 
   have been performed. The purpose of this pilot study 
   was to provide insight into the career development 
   opportunities available to Alberta's secondary  students  
   and how their availability and utilization   differs between 
   urban and rural schools.
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Scoping Review on Career and Vocational Development Education for Rural Transition-Age Youth
Rural communities benefit from hosting an active school, but in an education system that values academics,   investing resources in student civic engagement is often low on a school's  priority list. To help address this issue, new policies, programs, and practices are being  designed to serve the needs of students, schools, and communities in order to garner  maximum interest and support; evaluations of new strategy outcomes are also necessary to  ensure long-term relevance and sustainability. In this review we provide a general  description of the curricular and extracurricular career education opportunities available to  Canadian and American secondary students, and of purported best practices within the  literature that are meant to improve youth career development.



Growing Rural Tourism Conference 
February 11 - 13, 2019
Camrose, AB

More Speakers, More Ideas, More Tourism
Growing Rural Tourism 2019 will feature a great selection of speakers and experts from across the country. Each of our speakers have been specifically chosen because they are exciting, dynamic and invested in using their sessions to educate our attendees.

Think Indigenous International Education Conference

March 20 - 22, 2019

Think Indigenous is holding their "Creating Space for Indigenous Education: Thinking, Speaking & Living Indigenous" Conference at the River Cree Casino and Resort in Edmonton, AB in partnership with the Enoch Cree Nation and the University of Alberta.  

Environmental Studies Association of Canada 2019 Annual Conference
June 3 to 5, 2019, Vancouver, BC and Corner Brook, NL (satellite)

This year's conference will be packed with exciting events and opportunities, including...
  •  Keynote Events at UBC (and webcast to Grenfell and online);
  • The Annual ESAC Wine and Cheese Receptions (held at both UBC and Grenfell);
  • Sessions and workshops geared to graduate students;
  • The announcement of the 2019 ECO-Award winner;
  • Research sharing and networking opportunities galore;
  • Annual ESAC Field Trips (in Vancouver and Corner Brook), and more!
Education & Training Opportunities

The Municipal Executive Certificate Program 
February 26 - March 1, 2019
Jasper, AB

Apply today by clicking the Information link below!

In Search of: An outstanding PhD student to pursue doctoral studies in the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies at Carleton
Fall 2019

The outstanding candidate will undertake doctoral-level research focusing on the ways that civil society and social movement organizations engage in food systems governance at the national (and global) level. This research will explore the successes, challenges and future opportunities of establishing new collaborative governance processes that aim to build healthy, equitable and sustainable food systems. The successful candidate must have experience and interest in conducting community-based, action research and working closely with food systems organizations in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
Grant Opportunities

Watershed Stewardship Grant Program 
Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019

Now accepting applications for the Watershed Stewardship Grant (WSG). If you have a project in mind to enhance, protect or restore Alberta's precious water resources, consider applying. Stewardship and synergy groups, naturalist organizations, recreational and community associations, and other non-profits can apply.  Creativity, innovative and collaborative projects are encouraged. 

Apply today by clicking the Information link below!

Farm Credit Canada AgriSpirit Fund
Applications open March 1 to 29, 2019

The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about enhancing rural communities. If your organization is raising money for a capital project (construction of or upgrades to a hospital, medical centre, childcare facility, rink, sportsplex, etc., purchase of fire and rescue equipment) and your city or town has less than 150,000 people, your project may qualify for a donation between $5,000 and $25,000

Apply today by clicking the Information link below!
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