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NRE2: The 4 Themes

5. Central Team


Team Leader:

Bill Reimer
Phone: (514) 848-2171
Address: Dept of Sociology and Anthropology
Concordia University
1455 boul. de Maisonneuve Blvd. O.
Montreal, QC H3G 1M8
Email: reimer@vax2.concordia.ca

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF RESEARCH ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN
 

Capacity Outcomes: Conducted ongoing literature review regarding capacity; prepared preliminary suggestions for indicators. Prepared presentations on capacity model (International Rural Network, Inverness; Rural Sociological Society Meetings, Montréal).
Social Economy: Social Economy organizations identified and classified in the NRE Household database. Preliminary analysis for CRISES conducted and sent.
The Informal Economy: E-mail correspondence conducted with collaborators. Several drafts of proposals circulated and comments compiled.
Access to Equity: Gathered information regarding municipal finances for all rural municipalities in Canada. Currently in the process of being coded for processing.
Building Rural/Urban Relations: Conducted literature review of related information. Prepared structure and gathered materials for a chapter in an urban sociology text. Responded to material for chapter in CJ Book. Prepared and gave presentation to International Rural Network, Inverness.
Rural Canada Database: Updated and expanded macro level analysis with 2001 data. Integrated all field site profile data. Prepared data for use. Began work on constant boundary database. Prepared analysis for presentation to USDA on Rural Diversity.
Integration of Themes: Commenced update to Rural Canada Profile. Responded to requests from Theme teams.
Exploration of GIS: Completed scanning of community maps. Examined options for GIS use in project - report in preparation.



NUMBER AND LEVEL OF STUDENTS

Undergraduate students: 1
Master's Students: 8
Ph.D. students: 2


Documents

arrow-red_right.gif (101 bytes) Building Rural Capacity in the New Economy: What Do We Want To Understand?
    by Bill Reimer (January 2004)

arrow-red_right.gif (101 bytes) NRE2 Annual Report 2002-2003 Report on the SSHRC funded NRE2 Project's first year of activities.

PowerPoint Presentations

The Impact of NewTechnologies in Rural Canada
    by David Bruce and Bill Reimer

L'impact des nouvelles technologies de l'information sur la vitalité des milieux
    by David Bruce and Bill Reimer