Greg Halseth

Professor, Canada Research Chair in Rural and Small town Studies
Co-Director of UNBC’s Community Development Institute
University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC Canada
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  • Canada Research Chair in Rural and Small Town Studies (
  • Co-director of UNBC’s Community Development Institute (
  • Member, Governing Council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2003-2008 (
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Rural Issues for the Federal Secretary of State for Rural Development, 2002-2006
  • Member, Community Advisory Committee for the BC Ministry of Forests Mountain Pine Beetle Task Force, 2004-2007
  • Member, Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Research and Grants Committee, 1999-Present
  • Board Member, Community Futures of Fraser-Fort George, 2008-Present
  • Board Member, Prince George Aboriginal Business Development Association, 2006-Present

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  • Canada Research Chair in Rural and Small Town Studies (
  • Co-director of UNBC’s Community Development Institute (
  • Rural Policy Learning Commons: Building Rural Policy through International Comparative Analysis, with Bill Reimer (Concordia and Trent Universities) and about 45 other partners. SSHRC-Partnership Grant
  • Healthy aging in rural and small town places, 2012-2015. Vancouver Foundation.
  • The transformative role of voluntarism in aging resource communities: Integrating people, place and community, 2012-2014, with Mark Skinner (Trent University), Neil Hanlon (UNBC), Alun Joseph (University of Guelph). SSHRC-Insight Development Grant.
  • On the Move: Employment-Related Geographical Mobility in the Canadian Context, 2012-2019, with Barb Neis (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Sean Markey (SFU), Catherine Nolin (UNBC), Angèle Smith (UNBC). SSHRC-Partnership Grant.
  • Working ‘away’: Community and family impacts of skilled trade workers from Mackenzie BC who work outside of the town for extended periods, 2011-2013, with Sean Markey (SFU). SSHRC-Insight Development Grant.
  • Homes beyond Homes: Multiple dwelling and everyday living in leisure spaces, 2011- 2015, with Michael Hall, SeijaTuulentie, Eeva Furman, Dieter K. Müller, Mervi Hiltunen, Kati Pitkänen. Academy of Finland.

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  • Continued attention to social and economic transition in rural and small town Canada

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Human Capital and Migration

Research and Exchange

Distance Learning

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