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Bill Reimer, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Sociology and Anthropology

Bill Reimer, PhD

Research interests

For over 30 years, Dr. Reimer has conducted research on issues relating to rural Canada, with particular focus on social inclusion and exclusion. His publications deal with the impact of technology on rural communities, women's farm and household labour, the economy and the household, Aboriginal communities, the informal economy, social support networks, social capital, social cohesion, and community capacity-building. He is currently the Director of the Rural Policy Learning Commons: a 7-year international project supported by SSHRC. From 1997 to 2008 he was the Director of the NRE Project - a national multi-disciplinary research project involving 11 universities, 13 collaborators, rural 32 rural communities. He currently conducts research on transition in rural Canada, impacts of wildfires, and comparative rural policy. He is frequently invited to speak to researchers, policy-makers, and rural people. Examples of his work can be found via the Web Workshop link below.

Teaching activities

Courses currently taught

Soci 282: Canadian Society (eConcordia)


Participation activities

Artistic performances

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