This is a show that asks: "What is rural in the 21st century?"
Rural Routes is the production of The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
S3E11-Rural and island responses to COVID-19
Geography matters. And when it comes to pandemics such as this COVID-19 one that we find ourselves in the middle of, how we respond to pandemics is very much influenced by geography. That curiosity about geographically distinct responses to COVID-19 pandemic is very much behind two research projects we are going to talk about today. The first one was initiated by The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation. It looked at rural responses to the pandemic in Canada. The second project was initiated at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and it looked at how small islands around the world responded to COVID19 pandemic.
The guests today in order of appearance are:
Dr. Sarah Minnes, the current President of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Conservation of Change Lab at the University of Guelph.
Dr. Sean Markey is a professor and certified planner with the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.
Ashleigh Weeden is a PhD candidate in the School of Environmental Design & Rural Development at the University of Guelph.
Dr. Francesco Sindico is the Co-Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He leads the project on island responses to Covid-19 with data from islands in 36 countries around the world.
S3E10 - Rural Trauma
This episode of Rural Routes features Dr. Kathleen Kevany from the Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University in Truro, Nova Scotia. She is the director of the Rural Research Collaborative and a licensed psychotherapist who studies community development, community well-being and social change. We reached out to Dr. Kevany in the aftermath of a mass shooting in rural Nova Scotia to help us understand the impacts such traumatic events have on rural regions and communities and what we can do to help us get through such difficult events. Dr. Kevany also shared some of the resources available to rural communities and especially those affected by the recent events.
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S3E9-The Future of Rural Work
This episode features a panel discussion on the future of rural work recorded at the 2019 Canadian Rural Revitalization foundation and North Atlantic Forum Conference in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Bill Reimer, Brian Dabson, and Zita Cobb made for a stellar opening panel of the 2019 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation conference this past October in St. John's at Memorial University's Signal Hill Campus. They dived deep into the issues of rural-urban interaction and possibilities of a healthier and more respectful relationship.
S3E7-Rural Innovation in Ireland
A growing population, opportunities in a variety of industries and sectors, focus on experience and food, and a drive to find new and better ways of doing just about anything? If you think this describes a trendy metropolis, think again. Rural Ireland is creating a range of innovative rural development strategies that bring together residents, industry, civil sector and academic institutions on projects that range from implementation of broadband internet access, to agro-tourism, to intellectual capital vouchers. In this episode of Rural Routes you'll hear from Dr. Felicity Kelliher at the Waterford Institute of Technology on rural innovation in Ireland.
The Rural Routes team at the Harris Centre also needs your help. We are conducting an evaluation of the show and we would very much appreciate if you could fill out the survey at the link below. It will help us understand how we can make Rural Routes better.
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Dr. Felicity Kelliher profile page: https://www.wit.ie/about_wit/contact_us/staff_directory/felicity_kelliher
The Harris Centre: https://www.mun.ca/harriscentre/
Rural Policy Learning Commons: http://rplc-capr.ca
Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation: http://crrf.ca
S3E6-Social enterprise and community development
Social enterprises are increasingly a tool in the community development toolbox. In November 2018, Drs. Natalie Slawinski and Blair Winsor from the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Harris Centre organized a workshop and a public forum on Fogo Island to present the final results of a research project on the role of social enterprises in community development. Using the excerpts from that event and the conversation in the studio with Dr. John Schouten, Canada Research Chair in Social Enterprise, and Kimberly Orren, director of Fishing for Success, this episode is your primer on the role social enterprises could play in rural development.
Memorial Presents: Social Enterprise for Community Economic Development [VIDEO]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uGaYRX7Dfo
Fishing for success: https://www.islandrooms.org/about.html
Shorefast Foundation: https://shorefast.org
Centre for Social Enterprise: https://www.mun.ca/socialenterprise/
Natalie Slawinski: https://www.business.mun.ca/our-people/faculty-instructors/natalie-slawinski.php
Blair Winsor: https://www.business.mun.ca/our-people/faculty-instructors/blair-winsor.php
John Schouten: https://www.business.mun.ca/our-people/faculty-instructors/john-schouten.php
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Love the question in the description and the production. With so much change happening so quickly its nice having a show ask these questions!
What a cool podcast!
Get ready to sit back and enjoy the ride! Love the variety of topics you cover on each episode & your emphasis on "rural". Looking forward to more of these great shows down the road!