Research Areas

Research Pillars

How would you determine our region’s vitality? The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College has established a four pillar approach that takes into account a wide range of factors to better understand our region. These four pillars of well-being – economic, social, cultural and environmental – each play an interrelated and vital role in our quality of life.
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Applied Research

The fundamental goal of the Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College is to provide accurate and relevant tools and information to help foster a greater understanding of our collective vitality in the Columbia Basin Boundary region. At the centre of that mission stands a commitment to investigate, evaluate and learn through methods of applied research. View More

Innovation and Knowledge Transfer

One of the core purposes of the Rural Development Institute at Selkirk College is to positively impact innovation and knowledge transfer in the Columbia Basin Boundary region. It’s a straightforward and simple concept that places the RDI in strategic and collaborative partnership with regional, provincial and national networks that are focused on innovation and rural development.  View More