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Adaptation Resilience Training Funding Program Wraps Up for Resilient Rurals

Since September 2021, Resilient Rurals was a part of the Adaptation Resilience Training (ART) Program, a new program for recent grads of the University of Alberta to work full-time in positions across the province, helping Albertans prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Resilient Rurals welcomed two Project Assistants through the ART program, Jillian Calvert and Claire Kroening. Jillian graduated from the U of A with a BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences with a specialization in Human Dimensions. She has since worked in a variety of conservation and adaptation positions, including her term with Resilient Rurals, and continues to work in the field of water conservation. Claire graduated from the U of A with a BA in Human Geography and then obtained her diploma in Public Relations from MacEwan University. She has worked in a variety of communications positions in the public and private sectors and now applies her skills at Resilient Rurals as she continues her term as Lead Project Assistant.

Watch the PA's wrap-up ‘3 Minute Thesis’ video where they detail their intentions, methods and outcomes of their placement with the partnership

Read the final report, prepared for the ART program in May 2022

Resilient Rurals ART Report
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Discover the complete collection of ART reports from the 2022 and 2021 cohorts

Wondering what the latest development is in sustainable agriculture? Curious to know just how much of an impact green infrastructure can make? Searching for a case where Traditional Ecological Knowledge has been harnessed in Indigenous communities? Find the reports at U of A Sustainability Council - ART Completed Internships


We extend a huge thanks to the program sponsors for supporting critical work in our partner communities over the last few months and helping Resilient Rurals realize many of the partnership's goals. The program was a cost-shared initiative supported by Natural Resources Canada’s Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) Program and Alberta Environment and Parks, and it was administered by the University of Alberta's Sustainability Council and Associated Engineering.


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