Greg Halseth is a Professor in the Geography Program at the University of Northern British Columbia, where he is also the Canada Research Chair in Rural and Small Town Studies and Director of UNBC’s Community Development Institute. His research examines rural and small town community development, and community strategies for coping with social and economic change, all with a focus upon northern B.C.’s resource-based towns. Greg has served on the governing council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Advisory Committee on Rural Issues for the Federal Secretary of State for Rural Development, the Community Advisory Committee for the BC Ministry of Forests Mountain Pine Beetle Task Force, and other advisory committees.
Greg and Sean Markey will be looking at resource sector workers through mining industry activity in Mackenzie and Williams Lake. Current economic activity in both of these communities will allow us to conduct a real time examination of the mine construction and operations workers as they participate in the local economy.
Markey, S., Halseth, G. and Manson, D. (2012) Investing in Place: Economic Renewal in Northern British Columbia. Vancouver: UBC Press.
Halseth, Greg and Sullivan, Lana (2002) Building Community in an Instant Town: A social geography of Mackenzie and Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia. Prince George: University of Northern British Columbia Press.
Halseth, Greg, Markey, Sean and Bruce, David (eds) (2010) The Next Rural Economies: Constructing Rural Place in a Global Economy, CABI International: Oxfordshire, UK
Ryser, L. and Halseth, G. (2010) “Rural Economic Development: A Review of the Literature from Industrialized Economies”, Geography Compass, 4(6): 510-531.
Markey, S., Halseth, G. and Manson, D. (2010) “Community-based Research in the Rural Setting: Lessons from Northern British Columbia”, The Canadian Geographer, 54(2): 158-176.
Faculty Page, UNBC
Community Development Institute, UNBC