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ROI is Hiring!

Date: May 22, 2020

ROI is looking for a resourceful, creative person to join our team as a Digital Media and Engagement Specialist.  This is a part-time permanent position but we will also consider a professional services contract. 

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University of Guelph MSc CDE program offering new student entrance awards

Date: May 12, 2020

The MSc program in Capacity Development & Extension (MSc CDE) at the University of Guelph is offering a new entrance award of $3000 per student for eligible applicants, starting this September 2020. The program decided to offer these entrance awards to encourage and support graduate students during these unprecedented times of the Covid-19 pandemic. The awards are primarily available for Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The application deadline is May 31st, 2020. 

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Employment

Date: May 12, 2020

A special issue of Focus on Rural Ontario entitled COVID-19 Impact on Rural Employment: Ontario in the Canadian context highlights the impact on rural Ontario with a comparison to the impact on rural employment in other provinces from February to April, 2020.

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Importance of Community Attachment on Willingness to Return to Hometown after Graduation

Date: May 4, 2020

Newly published research examined the factors influencing students’ desire to return to their hometowns to live and work after graduation. The researchers concluded that the strongest predictor of willingness to return to one's hometown was community attachment.

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Water, Water Everywhere - Rural Ontario Foresight Papers

Date: January 28, 2020

Too much water in the system creates flooding which in turn creates many problems for elected officials. The most effective approach that both local governments and residential homeowners and landlords can take is one of prevention first. It’s much easier and less expensive to deal with problems before they arise rather than after the fact. 

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