Activity

The RFRC's research is disseminated in the form of peer-reviewed journal articles and books, conference and keynote presentations, reports, fact sheets, and media interviews. Some of the highlights are below.

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Presentation

Seminar on Youth Outmigration

Official launch of the Knowledge Synthesis Report, Finding a Place in the World: Understanding Youth Outmigration from Shrinking Communities. With special guest, Ray Bollman (retired, Statistics Canada), on Rural Youth Out-migration: A look at some numbers.

Data Briefs

Personal debt in Atlantic Canada

Like most other parts of the world, Atlantic Canada is characterized by social inequality. There is considerable academic and public discourse about economic insecurity, but it focuses on income and expenditures, devoting comparatively less attention to how personal debt affects social inequality and the well-being of people and households in the region.

News

Global News interviews Dr. Foster on the Future of Rural Atlantic Canada

On July 9th, 2018, Dr. Foster sat down with Global News Halifax for an interview about her SSHRC-funded research on generations and work in Atlantic Canada.

Research

Seeing a Future in it: generations and work in Atlantic Canada

In many countries, concerns are mounting around what will happen when the ‘Baby Boomers’ exit the labour force permanently. This SSHRC Insight project takes a critical look at rural occupational succession.

Research

RFRC survey to capture housing desires and needs among young adults with Autism in Nova Scotia

Governments and communities in Nova Scotia and around the world are struggling to meet the housing and independent living needs of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Pressure from self-advocates, families, caregivers, and service providers points to a significant unmet demand for resources to allow thousands of young adults with ASD to establish and maintain households of their own.

Op-Ed

RFRC Survey: Rural-urban political divide is a myth

RFRC researcher and SOSA MA student Rachel McLay led a regional survey of Atlantic Canadians that asked about their political values and behaviours, and where they get their news. The survey was conducted in the RFRC by a team of undergraduate student interviewers and graduate student supervisors. Rachel and supervisor Howard Ramos wrote about it in Policy Options here.