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NRE2: The 4 Themes

4. Communications Team

For further information, visit the
Rural and Small Town Program website and the Communications Theme website
at Mount Allison University

Team Leader:

David Bruce
Director, Rural and Small Town Programme
Mount Allison University
315 Avard-Dixon Building, 144 Main Street
Sackville NB Canada E4L 2A7
Tel 506-364-2395, fax 506-364-2601

Brief Description of Research Activities Undertaken (September 1, 2003)

Communications Inventory (led by David Bruce and Anna Woodrow)
data collection instrument prepared and distributed to all researchers
data collected by site researchers over the summer
data entry performed by Carla Stevens
data analysis plans to be discussed at September 2 conference call Theme meeting

Technology Mediated Learning Project (led by David Bruce and Anna Woodrow)
project action plan prepared by David Bruce
background discussion paper prepared by Lindsay Lyghtle
testing of various on-line communications technologies completed
participant assessment forms and post-participation evaluation forms completed
assembly of contact names and information from each site nearing completion

Traditional Media (led by Doug Ramsay and Anna Woodrow)
action plan prepared by Doug Ramsay

Communication Strategies (led by Doug Ramsay, Ivan Emke & Derek Wilkinson)
action plan prepared by Doug Ramsay and Ivan Emke

Number and Level of Students Who Worked on the Project

Undergraduate students - 6
Master's students - 3
PhD students - 0


In Sites Flyers (
by David Bruce and Matthew MacInnis):

arrow-red_right.gif (101 bytes) High Levels of Social Cohesion in Rural Communities, Except in Rural QC and Among Rural Youth

arrow-red_right.gif (101 bytes) More Middle-Aged People in Rural Canada Have Higher Levels of Stress Than Other Rural People

arrow-red_right.gif (101 bytes) The Aging of Rural Canada's Volunteer Base

arrow-red_right.gif (101 bytes) Accessing Health Information Important for All Segments of Society

arrow-red_right.gif (101 bytes) Wealth, Age and Education Play Key Role in Internet Use

arrow-red_right.gif (101 bytes) Internet Use Lagging Behind In Struggling Rural Communities

arrow-red_right.gif (101 bytes) Rural Internet Use for Government Services lagging

PowerPoint Presentations:

Communications Tools and Resources in Rural Canada: Springhill, NS by David Bruce and Matthew MacInnis


Communication Issues for Volunteer Groups in Rural Canada by Lindsay Lyghtle

Site Giveback Documents:

Lot 16, PEI
Springhill, NS
Tweed, ON
Spalding, SK
Wood River, SK
Ferintosh, AB
Hussar, AB
Mackenzie, BC
Tumbler Ridge, BC