RUS-MT: Cluster Meeting

7th Annual Rural Sociology Research Cluster Meeting

Date: Tuesday, Jun 1st

Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (MT) 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm (ET)

Location: Virtual 1

Chairs: Jennifer Jarman/Satenia Zimmermann

Welcome friends! With just under half of the world’s population living in rural communities, Rural Sociology is an important area of sociological inquiry. Here in Canada, despite the rapid growth of urban areas over the past century, approximately 6.3 million people live in rural areas. Furthermore, resources drawn from rural areas – minerals, oil and gas, timber, commercial fishing and seafood, agricultural products – account for approximately one-third of Canada’s exports. The cluster brings together like-minded individuals whose research interests encompass a broad range of topics relating to Rural Sociology. Members of this cluster examine how rural communities are affected by and respond to phenomena such as urbanization, climate change, food security, natural resources development, employment shifts, global economics, poverty, and immigration. You are invited to attend our seventh Rural Sociology networking event, which will provide and share ideas on the future direction of the CSA Rural Sociology cluster.