ACSRC Monthly News
June 2016
Upcoming Events
2016 ALBERTA CLIMATE SUMMIT SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
The Pembina Institute is teaming up with several partners this September to bring Alberta Climate Summit 2016 to Calgary. The event is designed to generate discussion on key elements on implementation of Alberta's plan. It will also showcase success stories from other jurisdictions as well as stories of promise from within Alberta. We are inviting international speakers from leading energy jurisdictions in the United States and Europe, investors interested in Alberta, as well as local innovators and those entrenched in Alberta's energy transition from a policy and implementation perspective.
 
 
 
RURAL ALBERTA REGIONAL COLLABORATION WORKSHOPS
These workshops brings together representatives from rural municipalities, regional economic development alliances, rural associations (AUMA, AAMDC), Aboriginal communities, government departments (such as Agriculture and Rural Development, Innovation and Advanced Education, Municipal Affairs and not-for-profit and private sector associations to engage in a 3-part collaboration and capacity-building exercise, with the core goals being increased rural capacity to engage with, and support, the action items outlined in the 2014 Action Plan.


 
LAND USE 2016
THANK YOU  
DOING COMMUNITY BASED RESEARCH 
On behalf of the Alberta Land Institute and Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, we'd like to once again thank all of the sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and attendees who helped make Land Use 2016 a success.
As we'd hoped, the conference has yielded many ideas for new research and events. We'll be refining those ideas over the summer, and providing updates about new directions and opportunities for engagement this fall.
Conference stories and Presentations are now available online! 

A new book was recently released from McGill-Queens University Press which features contributions from RPLC (Rural Policy Learning Commons) as well as Sean Markey & Laura Riser. Joy Parr from the University of Western Ontario describes it as: "Effectively treading the line between prescriptive and illustrative, Doing Community-Based Research is appealing and easy to apply, retool, and retrofit for the instance at hand. It promises to be an excellent resource for implementing damage control, both amongst the studied and the students."
3RD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON WEEDS AND INVASIVE PLANTS
SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
3RD EDITION  
On June 6-10, 2016 the Third International Workshop on Weeds and Invasive Plants was held in Alberta for the first time! Lars Hallstrom, Director of the ACSRC was able to attend this workshop at the Gladstone Mountain Ranch and Conference Centre.   
 Dr. Lars Hallstrom recently had an article published in the 3rd edition of Social Determinants of Health. The chapter is titled Public Policy, Equality, and Health in Canada and is one among many high-profile experts from across the country. A brief summary of this book: "Taking a public policy approach, the authors in this edited collection critically analyze the structural inequalities embedded in our society and the socio-economic factors that affect health, including income, education, employment, housing, food security, gender, and race".
RA SPOTLIGHT  
Nathanael Skagen 
Nathanael is working on the Beaver County Youth Engagement Project which was created in response to the issue of youth-flight whereby youth leave their local rural area.  This project aims to create a 'toolkit' for rural leaders to draw upon to both engage youth who currently reside in rural areas and hopefully to draw youth who have previously left back to their rural area.
The ACSRC's Achievement Record 2013-2016 is now on our website. To access this document Click here
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