Terri MacDonald

Terri MacDonald

Terri MacDonald -- BC Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development

Terri MacDonald is the BC Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development and also leads the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College. Terri holds a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of British Columbia, and M.A. in Policy and Administration from the University of Calgary, and a B.Sc. and B.Ed. from Lakehead University. Dr. MacDonald taught high school science in Ontario and British Columbia.

Growing, shrinking, and aging – Columbia Basin-Boundary regional population update

Growing, Shrinking, and Aging

Demographic information is critical for local planning. This information can help us understand who makes up our population and what their needs are. As Statistics Canada releases more information from the 2016 Census, the RDI will be able to provide new updates, starting with an Update on Population Numbers. This update presents and compares numbers from BC Stats and Statistics Canada, and discusses why and how the two differ.

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Wed, 02/22/2017 - 05:04
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Research Principles for Working with First Nations

In this webinar, you will become acquainted with OCAP® and their online training course Fundamentals of OCAP®. The First Nations principles of OCAP® are a set of standards that establish how First Nations data should be collected, protected, used, or shared. They are the de facto standard for how to conduct research with First Nations. Standing for ownership, control, access and possession, OCAP® asserts that First Nations have control over data collection processes in their communities, and that they own and control how this information can be used.

State of the Basin 2017 - Snapshot Report

2017 State of the Basin: A Checkup on Regional Well-being

Every year, the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College takes stock of well-being in the Columbia Basin-Boundary region. This region wide check-up investigates a number of indicators across economic, social, cultural and environmental topics.

The 2017 Snapshot report is now available and highlights issues that may be cause for celebration or concern.

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:50
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Global Perspectives on Programmatic Solutions to Bridging the Digital Divide

The provincial and federal governments have made efforts to ensure equitable access to broadband technology and services for all Canadians. From 2011 to 2015, the CRTC’s Broadband Expansion Fund allocated funds upwards of $350 million dollars to broadband expansion (CRTC, 2009). In 2005, the Government of Alberta had invested $193 million into the Alberta SuperNet, a large-scale broadband network (Cybera, 2016).

Idaho Peak

Small Town Living? Residents Say It’s Good

A recent survey of the New Denver area shows that the vast majority of residents are satisfied with their quality of life, plan to stay, would recommend the area to others, and see a bright future for the community. Overall, things are good.

Community
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Thu, 04/05/2018 - 16:24
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TeckServ Internship

Community-Based Research Internship Opportunity Announced

Up to $10,000 is available to help a local organization work with a Selkirk College student to undertake community-based research in the West Kootenay and Boundary region. The annual TeckServ Internship, now in its seventh year, provides support for an applied research project designed to offer ongoing benefit to the community.

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 09:53
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