New Issue of JRCD: “Community Impacts from Large Oil and Natural Gas Ventures in Rural and Remote Areas”

by Doug Ramsey, 20/4/2014 The Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD) is pleased to announce the release of Volume 9, Issue 1 (2014) titled ‘Community Impacts from Large Oil and Natural Gas Ventures in Rural and Remote Areas.’ The special issue editors are Andrew Taylor (Charles Darwin University, Australia) and Dean Carson (Flinders University Read More …

Getting the Word Out

by Doug Ramsey 04/02/2014 While the Journal of Rural Policy Studies conceived by ICRPS founders did not come to fruition, myself with others (including ICRPS members not mentioned in John Bryden’s history of ICRPS) did found the Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD) in 2005. Given my recent post about technology I thought it Read More …

Recently Read: ICRPS Faculty Wins Award For Research Paper

by the editors 31/01/2014 Here is a sampling of what we have Recently Read. Enjoy! UN Report on Small-Scale Organic Farming LiDAR laser scanning reveals that New England once was quite a farming Eldorado  (via sciencemag.org) ICRPS Faculty member Doug Ramsey wins award for research paper on how rural communities better can promote themselves as tourist Read More …

Web Attack, Access, and Isolation

by Doug Ramsey, 15/11/2013 On October 14, 2013, the Thanksgiving Holiday in Canada, someone made an unauthorized access into one of the 40 computer servers at Brandon University. We call these people hackers. Some do it just to prove they can. Others do it for more vindictive reasons. Regardless of the reason, it is an Read More …

ICRPS Collaboration: Comparative Research in Agriculture

by Doug Ramsey, 08/01/2013 One of my hopes with ICRPS was the development of research collaborations. For the past few years I have been developing research projects with Vicky Soldevila (ICRPS alum year 1 and 2) and Lourdes Viladomiu (ICRPS faculty member). The research area is the hog sectors of Manitoba, Canada and Catalonia, Spain.