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More than half a million dollars will be injected into Brandon University's Rural Development Institute, thanks to the renewal of a provincial funding agreement that was announced today.
Research done by the institute supports rural economic development and building capacity in rural and northern communities.
"The renewal of this multi-year agreement ... means the Rural Development Institute will continue to hear from experts, complete compelling research, distribute our findings widely and assist students — the next generation of rural researchers," said Bill Ashton, director of RDI.
The five year agreement will total $545,000, said Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Ron Kostyshyn, who made the announcement in a press release. Since 1999, the province has given $1.29 million to the institute.
Brandon East MLA Drew Caldwell was at the university earlier today.
"(The institute) ... is a leader in research supporting rural development and community involvement," Caldwell said. "RDI is a nationally recognized centre of academic and applied research in the areas of community and rural development that is unparalleled in western Canada."
RDI also publishes the Journal of Rural and Community Development, an open-access journal that makes research available online to members of the public. Since it began in 2005, 15 issues containing 113 peer-reviewed submissions have been published. The most recent issue focuses on human resources and remote indigenous communities. All issues can be found online at jrcd.ca.