Geography lecturer elected CRRF President
During the Creating Rural Connections conference in Olds, Alberta, Ryan Gibson was elected the president of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF). CRRF is an organization comprised of members from across Canada, with diverse international links, representing rural leaders, rural organizations, development practitioners, government policy makers, researchers, students, and other stakeholders interested in the future of rural Canada. CRRF explores a diversity of issues, including rural health and social provision, local and regional economies, local government and community governance, education, organization development, environmental management and stewardship, and many others facets of life and livelihood in rural Canada.
During the conference Heather Hall, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Geography and the Harris Centre for Regional Policy and Development was elected to the CRRF board of directors as Secretary.