Recent News

RDI takes on Local Water Reporting

The Columbia Basin Trust’s Water Smart initiative drew to a close in 2016 (http://ourtrust.org/innovative-water-conservation-model-proved-successful/). Part of the Water Smart program included the collection, analysis, and reporting of local water demand and consumption data. When several Water Smart communities expressed interest in continuing with data reporting the RDI was ... [More]

Nursing Students Contribute to Design of Women’s Centre in Castlegar

Each year, the University of Victoria at Selkirk College nursing students participate in a leadership project, often involving research working with a community partner. Cassie Jenkins and Kasane Magee recently completed their project which aimed to help the Castlegar and District Community Services Society (CDCSS) design a new women’s centre. The students conducted a series of ... [More]

Graduate Student Research Opportunity

In support of the Regional Workforce Development in Rural BC project, the Regional Innovation Chair is seeking Graduate Student – Research Assistant, Regional Workforce Development in Rural BC – Advanced Manufacturing Labour Market Job Posting:  Workforce LMP-Advanced Manufacturing The closing date for this posting is March 3, 2017 ... [More]

Data and Decision-Making: New resource for Columbia-Basin Boundary Communities

The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College recently gained access to the Community Data Program (CDP) – a database with over $1-million of credible data sets and information. The RDI’s mandate is to support evidence-based decision-making through the provision of information, applied research and related extension. The CDP is a national network of ... [More]

Pilot Projects are Ramping Up

As part of its State of the Basin (SOTB) initiative, the RDI is ramping up efforts to help communities use indicators and assets to support research, planning, and action.  Since its inception in 2011, the RDI has worked to support evidence-based decision-making in our region, including the release of annual State of the Basin reports and the development of the Digital Basin in ... [More]