1st Annual Rural Research Workshop: From Policy to Research and Back Again

The 1st Annual Rural Research Workshop (RRW) took place on May 5, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario. The aim of this workshop was to promote networking among rural researchers and to provide a forum for the discussion of rural research and rural policy. Rural researchers from all over Canada attended the conference and in total 25 research papers were presented on topics such as: place-based policy, tourism support for rural community development, measuring social capital, and changing paradigms in agricultural policy.

ACSRC Director, Dr. Lars Hallstrom sat on the steering committee for the RRW and through receiving a SSHRC grant in the Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada, assisted as an organizing member and funder of the workshop.