RAVEN (Rural Action and Voices for the Environment) is an activist research project working with champions for sustainable rural communities and the environment in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. Our primary research focus is how alternative digital media can transform perceptions of rural communities and support environmental justice.
The research team is based at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Our partners are the NB Media Co-op, the Joint Economic Development Initiative, and les Projets Aulnes / Aulnes Projects.
RAVEN supports fossil fuel divestment by our host organization, the University of New Brunswick. Our campaign information page is here.
RAVEN was launched in September 2018 with secured funding until 2022 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), and with in-kind contributions from the project partners as well as Frictive Pictures, a New Brunswick film production company.
RAVEN is an associate member of the New Brunswick Environmental Network, an umbrella network linking more than 100 grassroots and other NGO organizations across the province.
Read a background paper about the RAVEN project here.
The minutes of our monthly project meetings are available here.
Contact us to receive the RAVEN monthly e-update and other timely RAVEN notices by email, or if you have any questions about RAVEN: email@example.com
Contact by mail: RAVEN Project, Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5A3