Rural Development Institute Launches the Rural Policy Learning Commons

September 8, 2014

Brandon University has been awarded a 7-year, $2.5 M SSHRC Partnership grant to support rural policy and its implementation. This project, led by CCEDNet member the Rural Development Institute, will bring an international view to policy discussions and research from other development countries to inform rural policy across Canada, support new and established researchers, and contribute insights for new theory.

The project aims to enhance Canadian prosperity by

  • identifying and analyzing policy options relevant to rural and northern places
  • evaluating these options in the context of national and international policy innovations, and
  • building leadership capacity among rural and northern researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners.

For more information on this new initiative visit