FMCC members present at Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation conference

Susan O’Donnell and Brian Beaton delivered presentations at this year’s Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation ( conference in Guelph, ON on October 12 to 15. The session, entitled “Technology in Rural, Northern & Aboriginal Communities” included a discussion about the ISED report completed by the FMCC team in January 2016 and a description of the First Mile policy work being undertaken by the FMCC team. The presentation are now available on the conference web site at (presentation links are included below).

The FMCC team was joined by their guest from Lima, Peru for the session. Dr. Eduardo Villanueva-Mansilla, a professor at the PUCP in Communications and Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Community Informatics ( visited Fredericton for a few days before the conference to discuss and make plans for continuing to support the Journal of Community Informatics. Then he joined Susan and Brian as a presenter in the same session.

Digital Technology Adoption in Remote and Northern Indigenous Communities (Brian Beaton, University of New Brunswick)

Telecommunications Policy to Support Remote Indigenous Communities (Susan O’Donnell, University of New Brunswick)

Rural Communities and ICT: Comparisons from the Community Informatics Experience (Eduardo Villanueva-Mansilla, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)