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Moving to BC (July 2020)

July 22, 2020 After 48 years in Québec, we are moving to BC. We do so with heavy hearts since our time here has been rich in opportunities, friends, fulfilling accomplishments, and the unique environment of Ile-Bigras. However, we look … Continue reading

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2019 Retrospective

Here is a brief update on what 2019 brought us.

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What myeloma teaches me

I have begun to record some of the things I learned as a result of living with multiple myeloma. You may find some of these lessons interesting — or have lessons of your own to share. Check out mine via … Continue reading

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New Regionalism book published

Our book on New Regionalism in Canada has been published: Vodden, K., Douglas, D. J. A., Markey, S., Minnes, S., & Reimer, B. (Eds.). (2019). The Theory, Practice and Potential of Regional Development: The Case of Canada, 1st Edition (Hardback) … Continue reading

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2018 Retrospective

For a brief account of our lives, adventures, and activities during 2018, click here.

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The Puzzle Chair

Here are our son’s latest products – a puzzle chair and the video to go with it. You can see them via the following Youtube link: https://youtu.be/bl2fl5M1LHo. It makes you see why I am so glad we had kids! You … Continue reading

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Fifty years of sex work research in Canada

Link to document: Fifty Years of Sex Work Research in Canada This “scrapbook” was inspired by Fran Shaver’s retirement from Concordia University in September, 2017. Reflecting on her career, I was struck by the way in which her 50-year personal … Continue reading

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“Celebrating Uncle John” book published

“Celebrating Uncle John” has been published. It is a booklet of photos and stories celebrating John’s contributions to our lives – with a special focus on the many ways he has engaged with his nieces, nephews, and niece-nephew wannabes. You … Continue reading

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Présentation au séminaire CRDT

Ma présentation au séminaire CRDT est maintenant disponible en français et en anglais: Reimer, Bill (2017) “La politique rurale québécoise: le liens rural-urban” Présentation keynote à la Séminaire du CRDT, Ste-Foy, QC, Nov 16. [English version]

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Fran’s retirement

Fran (my wife of 50 years) retired on September 1st. In recognition, I produced a booklet celebrating her career in sex work research and advocacy since 1967. It includes a brief summary of the many issues and events related to … Continue reading

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Digital Tools for Partnerships

On October 14th, I was on a panel entitled “Digital Communications for Organizational Development: The Case of Rural Networks” at the CRRF 28th annual Conference in Guelph, ON. You can see my speaking notes via this link. You can also … Continue reading

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Homa Hoodfar released

I am delighted to report that my colleague and friend, Dr. Homa Hoodfar, has finally been released from an Iranian prison after 112 days. You can read about her release via this link. She is recovering well and looking forward … Continue reading

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Elaine books added

I have added three books from Elaine that document the Dumville-Clark-Parker family connections in photos, stories, and documents. You can look at them via this link.

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Presentations at IRSA2016

I was involved in two sessions at the International Rural Sociology Associations meetings in Toronto in August 10-13, 2016. You can take a look at my presentation notes by clicking on the links below. Reimer, Bill (2016) “Introduction to Panel … Continue reading

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Para- and Hang-gliding above Sicamous

While enjoying a tour of the back roads around Sicamous we came across a number of hang-gliders jumping off the local mountain. I put together a short video of their launches. You can check it out on You-Tube via https://youtu.be/PRLbv8MtOB8.

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