Welcome to the Inaugural Seminar of AALP Class 20

Date: October 13, 2023

What occurs when you gather twenty-three individuals who are complete strangers and encourage them to step out of their comfort zones, you ask them to bid farewell to their families and friends, temporarily set aside their work, and embrace a new challenge? It might sound unusual, but this marks the inception of something truly extraordinary that is bound to alter the course of their lives indefinitely.

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Coffee Time Snacks and Cannabis

Date: October 13, 2023

​First seminar for AALP is in the books! The awkward “getting to know you” Band-Aids have been ripped off, the painstakingly honest LPI assessment results have been read and I had far more caffeine than possibly needed by anyone ever. And what can I say about AALP so far? It’s been a fantastic experience.

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Reflection on the 2023 Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness Symposium

Date: August 14, 2023

The Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness (CRRHH) symposium hosted June 6-8, 2023 emphasized the significance of collaboration, localized solutions, and an understanding of the unique challenges faced by rural and remote communities.

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New Research Initiative Focused on Gender-Based Violence Impacts on Temporary Foreign Workers in Can

Date: February 27, 2023

An exciting new project starts off the year for Dr. Silvia Sarapura who is the recipient of a SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant 2022- 2023 to look at how gender-based violence (GBV) impacts temporary foreign workers (TFW) in Canada's agricultural sector. Four SEDRD graduate students will support this project, including Margarita Fontecha, Charlotte Potter, Regan Zink and Nicole Cupolo. 

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Broad trends versus local changes - Scale matters!

Date: February 23, 2023

ROI recently published a factsheet about Racial Diversity in rural Ontario. While the numbers showed that racial diversity did not increase for rural Ontario as a whole since 2016, some rural communities saw significant change. 

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AALP Class 19's International Study Tour: Last day in Greece

Date: February 13, 2023

​Our last day in Greece was a travel day, but true to form AALP Class 19 made time for one last site tour before we checked in at the airport.  

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AALP Class 19's International Study Tour: Day 10 in Greece

Date: February 3, 2023

As AALP Class 19 starts our tenth day in Greece, we look forward to what the day brings.  Our first stop is to the American Farm School (AFS) which was founded in 1904 by John Henry House.  He was an American missionary who wanted to make sure the local people had the proper skills and farming techniques.  AFS has a mixture of the Greek and American culture within the campus and many American organizations donate to the school.  

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AALP Class 19's International Study Tour: Day 5 in Athens

Date: January 27, 2023

Our fifth day in Athens, AALP Class 19 headed to Nafplio stopping at Corinth canal to see the man made structure.  It is a sight to see.  Our next stop just as impressive.  Who needs a microphone when you’re in the best preserved theatre in Greece. 

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AALP Class 19's International Study Tour: Day 4 in Athens

Date: January 26, 2023

The first stop of the day brought us to Dionyssos Marble Quarry, which is a family company dating back to 1890.  The exporting of Greek marble is approx 70% of the total production.  Watching the diamond wire that is used to cut through the marble is pretty impressive.

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AALP Class 19's International Study Tour: Day 1-3 in Athens

Date: January 23, 2023

The Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program Class 19 has headed to Greece for their International Study Tour. During the trip Class 19 participants will enhance their global orientation by examining Canada and Greece relations in the context of resource-based production, processing, marketing, and distribution.

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