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A joint initiative of the University of Alberta - Augustana Campus and the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences.

With booming economic conditions in some communities and long-term decline in others, the social and economic contexts of rural communities are increasingly complex. Population aging, dispersed families and changing migration patterns have influenced social connections in rural communities; while technological and environmental change and resource management conflicts affect community vitality.

While rural communities face diverse and unprecedented challenges, those challenges have not received the kind of prominent and sophisticated research and policy consideration as have the needs of major cities in recent years.
The Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities fills the gap for research and policy in rural areas by fostering constructive dialogue, promoting interdisciplinary and collaborative research, and developing partnerships between the University of Alberta and rural communities in Alberta and beyond.


IASC 2015: The Commons Amidst Complexity and Change
Mon 25 May 2015 to Fri 29 May 2015  More »
Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting: Knowing Rural
Thu 6 Aug 2015 to Fri 21 Aug 2015  More »
27th CRRF Conference & 10th North atlantic Forum
Thu 17 Sep 2015 to Sat 19 Sep 2015  More »
Building Communities: New Approaches to Governance, Resilience and Culture as Resources
Thu 17 Sep 2015 to Sat 19 Sep 2015  More »
Canadian Rural Health Research Society Annual Conference
Sun 20 Sep 2015 to Tue 22 Sep 2015  More »
AAMDC Fall Conference
Tue 17 Nov 2015 to Thu 19 Nov 2015  More »