ACSRC Monthly News
November 2017

Global Perspectives on Programmatic Solutions to Bridging the Digital Divide
This past September, Director Lars Hallstrom and 
    research assistant Madison Pearson attended the 
    Different By Design Conference in Nelson, BC.  There 
    they presented their most recent findings from their rural 
    broadband project.  Their presentation is available below.
    *note, a preview is not available, press the download  
    button for the presentation.

Rural Workers have a tougher go after workplace injuries
In a recent study completed by Professor Doug Gross with the UAlberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, he and his co-authors found that "there are issues faced by rural workers that aren't faced by urban workers, and 
   they  are  at risk of not recovering as quickly" as stated in 
   the  November issue of  folio .  The full study was 
   published  in  the International Journal of Occupational 
   Medicine &  Environmental Health.  For the full article:

Education and Training Opportunities
Sustainability 101: Governance for Sustainability 
December 6, 2017. Camrose, AB
January 10, 2018. Athabasca County, AB
Examine the key challenges of decision-making, engagement, policy-making, and planning for sustainability faced by rural governments, and  
    governance, in the 21st century.

   Part of the Sustainability 101: Certificate in Rural           
   Sustainability series of one-day, open enrollment short   

Grant Writing Workshop
November 29th 2017

For small organizations and communities, grant writing can present a real challenge in terms of time, completion, budgeting, and submission. Join Dr. Lars Hallstrom, the recipient of over 80 research, knowledge mobilization,  
    infrastructure and collaborative grants, for this popular 
    six-hour activity-based workshop.
Certificate in Advanced Municipal Leadership

February 2018. Camrose, AB

In response to the recent municipal election and the proclamation of changes to the Municipal Governance Act, U of A - Augustana Campus in Camrose has
expanded its professional development offerings to 
   strengthen leadership in local government.
   Developed and delivered by Doug Griffiths, former      
   Minister of Municipal Affairs and best-selling author of 13 
   Ways to Kill Your Community, the Advanced Municipal 
   Leadership program has been created exclusively for 
   mayors, reeves, councilors and municipal staff, to assist 
   with changes relevant to rural communities.

Rural Innovation Forums
Rural Innovation Forums are carefully curated for local governments, industry leaders, economic developers, and technology innovators to: create important relationships    
across sectors; learn about innovative solutions that are  
    economically and environmentally sustainable; and    
    identify value-added projects, partnerships and   
    opportunities in the host region.   

Employment Opportunities

The ACSRC is Hiring!
Join our team as the Executive Assistant.  This is a part-time temporary position offering a comprehensive 
   benefits  package.The anticipated start date is in early 
   December  2017.  Please apply online through the 
   UAlberta Careers  site.

Books and Other Resources

Different by Design Conference Presentations
Presentations from the Different by Design Conference held in Nelson, BC are now available online.

Rural Routes: Broadband Internet in Rural Canada
Access to broadband internet in rural Canada is spotty at best. However, much depends on it. From emergency communications, to economic development projects, to social cohesion, internet in rural areas can open up a myriad of opportunities. In this episode, we explore everything from the history of broadband in rural Canada, 
    to current situation, to community-based efforts to 
    provide  broadband access.

Events and Conferences

Scaling Up 2017: Making the global bioeconomy mainstream 

November 27-29, 2017 

Scaling Up 2017 will focus on the opportunity for Canada to be at the innovative leading edge of the low carbon, bio-based economy.  
Held in Ottawa, Ont.
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