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44 minutes | 8 months ago
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. http://crrf.ca/covid19/ https://www.strath.ac.uk/research/strathclydecentreenvironmentallawgovernance/ourwork/research/labsincubators/eilean/islandsandcovid-19/
35 minutes | 9 months ago
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. **Victim Services** Serving: East Hants, Colchester, Cumberland, Pictou & Antigonish Counties 290 West River Road P.O. Box 430 Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Phone: 902-485-3580 Toll Free: 1-800-565-7912 https://novascotia.ca/just/victim_Services/contact.asp **Mental Health Services** Cumberland Mental Health Services Address: 33 Havelock St, Amherst, NS B4H 4W1 Hours: Open 24 hours Phone: (902) 667-3879 **Counselling Services** Therapists can be found within the community or accessed from across the country. Tele-services and e-counselling are now (during Covid19 pandemic) the mode for delivery. Find a Counsellor https://www.ccpa-accp.ca/find-a-canadian-certified-counsellor/ Contact the Nova Scotia Chapter https://www.ccpa-accp.ca/chapters/nova-scotia/ -------- **Dr. Kathleen Kevany faculty profile** https://www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/business-and-social-sciences/faculty-staff/our-faculty/kathleen-kevany.html
56 minutes | a year ago
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.
57 minutes | a year ago
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.
36 minutes | 2 years ago
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. Survey link: https://mun.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jMMYzRSnQoYNtr 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
47 minutes | 2 years ago
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. Resources: 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
42 minutes | 2 years ago
Media industry is in trouble. For a long time now it has been shedding jobs and converging into ever larger corporate entities where profits outweigh any residual sense of responsibility to small communities for whom a local paper is often a necessity. Are there solutions? In this episode we will bring you interviews with journalists working a community owned paper in Blyth, Ontario and a co-op station in Nelson, BC as well as a conversation with two researchers from the Caribbean islands of Curaçao and Aruba studying journalism practices in small island settings. The Citizen (http://www.northhuron.on.ca/the-citizen) Kootenay Co-op Radio (https://www.kootenaycoopradio.com) The National Campus and Community Radio Association (http://www.ncra.ca) University of Aruba (http://www.ua.aw) RE-Quest Research and Consultancy (https://www.requestcaribbean.com)
52 minutes | 2 years ago
S3E4 - Islands And Their Universities
Islands are often perceived as being at a disadvantage compared to their mainland counterparts. And sure, there are some tough issues that are at least somewhat unique to islands. However, there is also plenty of evidence of the potential for unique successes, partially because island geographies necessitate doing things a little differently. Universities located on islands tend to have a different relationship with their communities, often working together to find new, appropriate ways of approaching those old island challenges. For this episode of Rural Routes we bring you a conversation between scholars and administrators at the University of Corsica, the University of Prince Edward Island, the University of La Laguna on Canary Islands, the University of Highlands and Islands from Scotland and Memorial University of Newfoundland. We talked about the role of universities in predominantly rural island environments and the innovative ways in which they connect to the islands and islanders they serve. University of Prince Edward Island: https://www.upei.ca Memorial University of Newfoundland: https://www.mun.ca University of Corsica: https://www.universita.corsica/en/ University of Highlands and Islands: https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/ University of La Laguna: https://www.ull.es/en/
37 minutes | 2 years ago
S3E3 - The Country Mouse And The City Mouse
Everybody knows the old story of the Country Mouse and the City Mouse. In this episode of Rural Routes, Dr. David Freshwater of University of Kentucky and Dr. Kevin Morgan from the University of Wales suggest we better develop some new ways of understanding the differences, and dependencies, between rural and urban populations. In the age of globalization, climate change, and just-in-time deliveries, what do rural and urban need, want, and expect from each other? Our guests both have incredible knowledge and experience, and you might even laugh a couple of times too. David Freshwater profile: http://www.uky.edu/Ag/AgriculturalEconomics/freshwater_david.php Kevin Morgan profile: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/35240-morgan-kevin The Harris Centre at Memorial University of Newfoundland: https://www.mun.ca/harriscentre/ Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation: http://crrf.ca Rural Policy Learning Commons: http://rplc-capr.ca
58 minutes | 2 years ago
S3E2 - Community First Tourism Development
Developing rural tourism is a complicated process fraught with pitfalls, but, when done right, it provides economic and social benefits to rural communities. In this episode we talk to researchers and practitioners about tourism development in Newfoundland and Labrador, Scotland, Denmark, Alberta, and BC. And, if you speak Klingon, you’re in luck- this rural tourism episode includes a trip to Vulcan! So, come with us where no episode has gone before.
48 minutes | 2 years ago
S3E1 - When Work Keeps Families Apart
In Atlantic Canada, long-distance commuting for work is a daily reality for many families, particularly those living in rural areas. Families can be separated for weeks, months, or sometimes even years, with loved ones working away and their families keeping life moving along at home. Atlantic Canadian families living with long-distance commutes tend to face many of the same challenges. Many have developed formal and informal ways of dealing with the, often invisible, pressures of separation. In this episode of Rural Routes, we speak to community leaders, researchers, and people with lived experience about how long-distance commuting can affect families, about the networks and supports that those people are building and about ways these families and those who serve them might benefit from more support. This episode of Rural Routes is based on interviews with researchers, mobile workers and their family members done at the Families, Work and Mobility Symposium in Prince Edward Island. The symposium happened because so many people lead organizer Christina Murray spoke with during her research told her, “I wish there was an opportunity for people to come together to talk about this issue and how it impacts me, my family and my community.”
47 minutes | 3 years ago
S2E15-Building a support network for rural doctors
Being doctor in a rural community has unique challenges; from knowing too much about your friends and neighbours, to being the first line of defense in difficult life or death situations, it can be hard to find someone who really understands. This time on Rural Routes, we listen in on a group of four women, each practising in, or with experience in, rural Ontario communities, whose informal support network has become a crucial line of support, both in terms of their work and their lives. Join us as they laugh about their experiences, share their most challenging experiences, and explain why, despite the distance between them and their busy schedules, they make time to connect.
54 minutes | 3 years ago
The legalization of marijuana could potentially provide significant benefits to rural communities. With the July deadline for legalization coming closer, we talked to potential growers in BC and Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as a policy analyst in Nova Scotia to help us understand what the legalization of cannabis might mean for rural Canada.
56 minutes | 3 years ago
S2E13 - National Parks and Protected Areas Pt. 1
When it comes to Canadian identity, the popular imagination summons forests, wildlife, and untouched nature that goes on forever. In some ways, our national parks reflect that idyllic picture; however, in other ways, they are complex, complicated, and contested. Join us for the first in a two-part look at how our national parks are created, who determines what we do with our natural spaces, and the impact that parks have on the people who live in and around them. We’ll chat with Dr. Philip Vannini, Dr. Alistair Bath, Dr. John Calder and Colleen Kennedy.
54 minutes | 3 years ago
S2E12-Off the runway- rural fashion industry
We take a deep dive into rural fashion industry. We discuss small manufacturing, the cultural significance of the fashion industry designs and products and how a pair of shoes or a hat can help us bridge the rural-urban and North-South divides. Our guests are Liz Cohoe and Tracy Fillion from Nelson, BC and Nicole Camphaug from Iqaluit, Nunavut.
64 minutes | 3 years ago
S2E11-Opioid crisis Pt. 2
The opioid crisis impacts hundreds of thousands of lives across North America and rural areas are increasingly at risk. To investigate the impacts of opioids in rural contexts, we’re presenting a special two-episode edition of Rural Routes, featuring stories from both individuals and institutions with experience on the frontlines of the rural opioid crisis. These difficult and sometimes inspiring stories address important questions about the fight against opioid addiction; are rural communities disproportionately affected? How are individuals and institutions working, or not working, to help communities heal? Is enough being done? In this last part of our look at the opioid crisis you will hear from Michele Specht and Jodi Salvo from Ohio, Dr. Tara Gomes from Toronto, Mae Katt from Thunder Bay, and Justice Peter Wright from Perth, Ontario.
70 minutes | 3 years ago
S2E10 - Opioid Crisis In Rural Canada Pt.1
S2E10-The Opioid Crisis in Rural Canada Pt. 1 The opioid crisis impacts hundreds of thousands of lives across North America and rural areas are increasingly at risk. To investigate the impacts of opioids in rural contexts, we're presenting a special two-episode edition of Rural Routes, featuring stories from both individuals and institutions with experience on the frontlines of the rural opioid crisis. These difficult and sometimes inspiring stories address important questions about the fight against opioid addiction; are rural communities disproportionately affected? How are individuals and institutions working, or not working, to help communities heal? Is enough being done? In this we hear stories of personal challenge and determination from Stephen Miller, a recovering user and vivid storyteller, and Susan Boone and Brian Reese, whose personal experiences led them to organize a community-based harm reduction program on a small island off the coast of Newfoundland.
48 minutes | 3 years ago
S2E9 - Fantasy Farming
While the numbers of farms in North America are decreasing every year, virtual farms are thriving. What does the bounty of farming related computer, video and mobile games say about the urban-rural divide? Are they just dumb time wasters, or could they actually be used to help create both knowledge and understanding? Join us for a (slightly goofy) chat about virtual pigs and cows, and the millions of people playing them. Our guests include video game researcher and film and media studies professor Dr. Alenda Chang of University of California, Santa Barbara and gamer Andrew Cohoe. We’ll also ask Jane Tucker, originally of Southern Ontario, but now living in St. Philips, Newfoundland and Labrador, what puts her town on the map.
51 minutes | 3 years ago
S2E8 - Christmas In Pang
Santa doesn’t have to go far to reach the children of Pangnirtung, Nunavut. For this very special holiday episode, we chat with A.J., Jasmine, Sheila, Steven, Rhoda, Tasha, Sipula, Myra, and Phoebe along with their teacher, Jonny Lush, from their school in the small community on Baffin Island. From their favourite holiday traditions, to the most popular bands in Pang (as the locals call it), join us as they answer our questions, share their talents, and open our eyes to the things they love about where they live. Jonny also shares his experiences as a teacher raised in the South but living and working in the North.
46 minutes | 3 years ago
S2E7 - Communities On Ice
Could anything be more Canadian than curling? In many rural communities, the rink is about way more than the sport itself. Sense of belonging, volunteerism, and wellness all thrive on the ice, but how are changing demographics in rural places affecting these local institutions? Join us for a conversation about curling, community, and Canada. Our guests include Olympic gold medalist, Jamie Korab, Norm and Betty Ryder from the Norwich District Curling Club in Norwich Ontario, Gerry Geurts of curlingzone.com, and Dr. Heather Mair of the University of Waterloo. Hurry hard!
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