Join Us in Calgary on May 31st!

3rd Annual CSA Rural Sociology Research Cluster Meeting
Tuesday May 31, 2016
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Location: Science A-129

The purpose of this cluster meeting is to create a space for researchers whose interests encompass rural sociology to meet within the bustle of the CSA’s annual conference. We will have a special opportunity to compare notes, see common patterns, note differences, discuss new theoretical perspectives and share methodological dilemmas. We will meet old friends, find new friends and build broader networks of those interested in what is happening in rural areas in a rapidly changing world. For more details about the cluster, please contact Jennifer at or Satenia at

2016 CSA Rural Sociology Conference Session
Dynamics of Change in Rural Labour Markets and Communities
Tuesday May 31, 2016
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm
Location: Science A-129
Session Chair: Jennifer Jarman, Lakehead University

This session endeavours to create sociological understandings of the dynamics of change and continuity in rural labour markets. Papers will be considered which focus on the ways in which labour is being sourced through new patterns of temporary and permanent migration, issues associated with lower levels of training and education opportunities for Canada’s rural population, dilemmas facing potential workers and communities in areas where jobs are in short supply including the problems of investing in skills training in the face of economies with boom and bust cycles; gender and ethnic equity issues; and local/global conflicts over labour sourcing.


Alisa Garni, Kansas State University
“New Destination” Diaries? Immigration and Development in the U.S. Plains

Satenia Zimmermann, Lakehead University
Fighting the double burden of race and gender: mining sector employment opportunites remain out of reach for the majority of Canada’s Aboriginal women

Jennifer Jarman, Lakehead University
Understanding the Educational Career of Aboriginal Tradespeople from Remote Reserves in Northwest Ontario