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 resource-based towns in northern BC. He has served on the governing council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, as a member of the Advisory Committee on Rural Issues for the Federal Secretary of State for Rural Development, and various BC Ministry advisory committees. His recent books include "Building Community in an Instant Town" and "Building for Success" which talk about rural and small town community development and community economic development, as well as an edited volume on the "Next Rural Economies" which includes contributions from 12 OECD countries. His latest book is "Investing in Place: Economic Renewal in Northern British Columbia" published by UBC press.
- PhD NRES
- MA NRES Geography