By Suzanne Robicheau |
Rural communities seeking help solving complex social problems like outmigration and unemployment need to look no further than the Change Lab Action Research Institute (CLARI), soon to be up and running in Saint Mary’s University’s Atrium. The CLARI hub was conceived as a way to drive economic development by connecting rural communities and small business with a network of experts and researchers at Nova Scotia’s post-secondary institutions.
Thanks to $1.1 million in funding from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education, specialized video links will connect Saint Mary’s with six partner institutions: Cape Breton University, St. Francis Xavier University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Acadia University, Université de Saint-Anne, and NSCC. Completion is slated for the Fall of 2016.