CRC News Archive

A Picture of Energy Use in Canada - A New Interactive Visualization

Energy is the fundamental driving force of all life and community infrastructure; it influences the ways we work, play and live and our future options for human well-being. The manner in which we develop and operate our energy systems is a critical first step in achieving sustainable communities and lifestyles. We therefore must ask – what has Canada relied on for energy and how will we continue to power this country?

Community Research Connections

As the Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Community Development program officially winds up, we are moving to the next phase of Community Research Connections. Our website has been re-organized to highlight this new stage in our exploration of sustainable community development, and we encourage you to take a look.

Our experiences sharing sustainability research and ideas online

As part of our commitment to transparency and accountability, we have prepared and made public a report on our online presence and engagement. The report focuses on the most recent fiscal year (March 2013 to March 2014), but places this in context of the last three years. We invite you to take a look at this report to learn about our experiences in using web-based communications and social media to connect sustainability ideas and research with the broader public.

Exploring Pathways: Deep Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

Exploring Pathways: Deep Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions by 2050 in BC Communities was prepared through the MC3 project the behalf of BC Hydro. This report explores future energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trajectories that achieve deep GHG emissions reductions and makes recommendations for policies that are required to achieve reduction targets.

Head Space - A new video released on HEADTalks

Created through a partnership between the Community Research Connections program and students of Royal Roads University's Professional Communications program, this video was designed as an evocative expression of mental health in the context of community well-being. The video was produced as a part of the Solutions Agenda, specifically created to complement research done on the role of mental health in fostering community sustainability.