An expert in rural and small town communities in northern BC will be able to continue his research thanks to the University of Northern British Columbia.
Doctor Greg Halseth has been re-appointed as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Rural and Small Town Studies.
The UNBC professor became the first UNBC professor ever to receive a Tier 1 Chair in 2011.
Tier 1 Chairs receive are 7 year appointments that come with 1.4 million dollars in research funding.
With the funding, Halseth will continue to look in to the ever changing economic, social, and community-based futures of rural BC.
The next phase will look to develop solutions for how small town communities can be even more impactful on a global scale.