Call for Papers: EuMentorSTEM- Highly- Skilled Migrant Women: Challenges and Opportunities in knowledge-based labour markets

Deadline: June 15, 2019

The related academic conference will take place in the frame of the Final conference of the Erasmus Plus; Project EUMentorSTEM; coordinated by the University of Bologna Department of Management in collaboration with the Department of Education Studies (12-13 Sept 2019 in Bologna). https://www.eumentorstem.eu/. The purpose of the conference is to provide a unique venue for academic and practice-policy debate, aiming at advancing theoretical development and empirical knowledge and practice about highly-skilled migration of women in the knowledge-based economy.

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ACSUS 2019 Biennial Conference Call for Proposals-Canada: Forces of Inclusion and Exclusion

Deadline: May 15 deadline

The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) will host its 25th biennial conference, November 13-16, 2019, in Montreal, Canada.The conference is open to all proposals with a significant Canadian focus. We welcome papers and panel proposals from graduate students, professors, independent scholars, and practitioners on any aspect of the Canadian experience, including comparative inquiries.

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Blog:Northern Urban Reserves and Municipalities: Economic Development

By: Aimee Coueslan

The Northern Urban Reserve, Municipality & Economic Development Forum in Thompson, Manitoba, was presented by Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO), the Thompson Urban Aboriginal Strategy (TUAS), and Look North (a northern economic development initiative now falling under the jurisdiction of the Communities Economic Development Fund[CEDF]).

This forum brought together First Nations and municipal leaders, among others, to discuss economic development and First Nations-Municipal partnerships in northern Manitoba. For me, the forum had three main themes: Read More >>

Recent Article: Nature of Innovation in Food Processing in Manitoba,Canada 

By: Bill Ashton 


Innovation among food processing firms is their lifeblood and commonly referred to as PPD—product and process development. For others—including the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD] (2005) besides PPD innovation—this also includes marketing and organizational development. This paper examined the extent to which these other dimensions of innovation are evident in this sector based on eight actual commercialization experiences. Data was obtained from 61 in-depth interviews with senior executives of firms and those along their respective supply chains, including customers.

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Rural Spark Podcast :Bridging the Digital Divide for Rural Canada

By: Wayne Kelly (RPLC Project Coordinator)

Wayne Kelly talked to Rural Spark about the urgent need for broadband Internet in rural Canada and what communities can do to help make it happen. New to the pod? Every week Helen Murphy, a rural newspaper editor and entrepreneur, invites guests to share fresh thinking, success stories and lessons learned.

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Recent Publication: Contributed by RPLC Members

Japanese Media at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Consuming the Past by Katsuyuki Hidaka (review)

By Ken Coates

Hidaka’s award-winning Japanese Media at the Beginning of the 21st Century is an important book, a personal translation of his 2014 study. It was selected as the Outstanding Book for 2015 by the Japan Communication Association, an appropriate recognition for an insightful study about the intersection of historical understanding and the representation of Japan’s postwar miracle in film and television. As described by Hidaka, the book was extremely well received at the time of publication in Japanese, selling well with the public and attracting critical acclaim.Read more >>

Other recent publications can be found at: http://rplc-capr.ca/february/

Recent Webinar Video: A Collaborative Approach to Recruitment and Retention of Registered Nurses in Rural Manitoba, Canada

In 2015, rural Manitoba communities were experiencing a shortage of Registered Nurses. Against a backdrop of finite capacity, the Rural Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) Registered Nurse (RN) Pilot responded by engaging key stakeholders, pooling resources, and crafting a collaborative response.The presentation will provide an overview of the Pilot, describe our collaborative process discuss the preliminary
findings of the evaluation, and highlight policy implications for future recruitment and retention initiatives.

Policy Brief: By Natural Resource Development Network

Lessons on Farmland Preservation Near Growing Urban Regions from Oregon, USA

By: Laura Schreiner

Oregon has had notable success in protecting its agricultural lands from development using land use planning, and is often held up as a model in the North American context (Gosnell et al., 2011). Oregon’s experience is particularly interesting in the Willamette Valley, a small area which contains some of Oregon’s best agricultural land and the majority of its population.This policy brief describes lessons from Oregon’s land use policies and outcomes for farmland in the Willamette Valley which may be relevant in other regions where the pressure of population growth and development threatens loss of high quality agricultural land.


Report: Youth Engagement in Ethnocultural Organizations in Winnipeg: Contributed by MIRRA Network Members

Photo from Pixabay

The legacy document was written first to serve the immediate knowledge needs of the project’s community partner organization – Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW), which is Winnipeg’s Local Immigration Partnership. Findings from the legacy document informed the successful creation of the Ethnocultural Council of Manitoba in June, 2018.The present report completes this research project by providing a more comprehensive account of the types of services, programs, and supports provided by Winnipeg’s ethnocultural community groups to meet the needs of immigrants and refugees.   READ MORE>

Rural Development  Conference 2019- Announcement

Conference Date: 26-28 September, 2019 

We are delighted to invite you to participate already in the 9th International Scientific Conference Rural Development 2019: Research and Innovation for Bioeconomy.’ It has already become a biannual tradition to meet colleagues from all over the world here. In addition, we are pleased that this event has become a common area for international scientific interdisciplinary discussion on issues of rural development and innovations.CLICK HERE for further details.


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