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December 19, 2011
Rural Adult Learning Boosted by RADF and NorQuest College

From The Leduc Rep; By Dave Lazzarino: A project meant to allow more adults in rural areas to update their education has received an injection of funds to get it going. The Rural Alberta Development Fund (RADF) has given $3.2 million toward the...

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December 6, 2011
Message of Thanks from Portage College

Original Article from The Lac La Biche Post; Written by Rob McKinley Thank you for supporting us now here’s one of the best desserts your taste buds will ever encounter. Portage College president Trent Keough didn’t...

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December 5, 2011
Camrose Partnering to Develop Small Business Incubator

From The Camrose Canadian; Written by Vince Burke The City of Camrose is going to spruce up the Credco building, which is also slated for roof upgrades this winter, in an effort to create a small business incubator in Camrose. The project is...

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December 1, 2011
Rural Alberta Community Refocuses on Heritage Development

Northern Lakes College, with support from the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN), will create the foundational plan to develop Grouard, Alberta as a heritage destination. The project, Supporting the Development of Heritage Potential in Grouard, Alberta, is valued at $198,000 and aims to make the...

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November 30, 2011
Olds College Receives $100,000 from NSERC

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced the 35 projects selected for funding on November 25.  Of those selected, Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) Bioenergy Research Scientist, Tanya McDonald was awarded a total of $100,000. “NSERC ARD grants...

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November 28, 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS - Rural Research Workshop

"Policy and Research in Community Investment” on May 24-25, 2012 in Bytown Pavilion, 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario. Continuing the theme of relating policy to research, and vice versa, the second national Rural Research Workshop (RRW) “Policy and Research in Community Investment”  will...

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November 25, 2011
Growing the Future of Agriculture in Parkland County

From The Grove Examiner; Written by Brandi Morin: Green Hectares (GH), an Alberta volunteer run organization dreamed up by a few young entrepreneurs and farmers, was created to bring hope and resources to revitalize rural life and business. To "create opportunities for...

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November 24, 2011
Standardizing Pediatric Care in Rural Communities

A child receiving treatment for croup—a respiratory condition—in an emergency department at a rural community hospital is almost 50 per cent less likely to receive the same level of care compared to treatment for the same condition in an urban city like Edmonton. That’s...

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November 21, 2011
Government of Canada Launches New Grants to Support Community-Based Research Partnerships

New funding for research collaborations between colleges, universities and businesses to accelerate innovation The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today joined Suzanne Fortier, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), to launch the new College-University Idea to...

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November 18, 2011
University of Calgary Launches Student Leadership Program

A unique three-year pilot program that will enhance current student leadership development on campus officially launches this week at the University of Calgary, thanks to a $2.5 million donation from Calgary entrepreneur John Simpson and his family. "The Simpson family’s commitment to cultivating student...

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