RAVEN (Rural Action and Voices for the Environment) is an activist research project working with rural champions for the environment in New Brunswick. Our primary research focus is how participatory and alternative digital media can transform perceptions of rural communities. Our work is building support for environmental justice and sustainable rural communities.

The research team is based at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Our partners are the NB Media Co-op (NBMC) and the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI).

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 NBMC and JEDI 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 more about the RAVEN project here. The minutes of our monthly meetings are available on this site: search for minutes.

RAVEN supports fossil fuel divestment at UNB. Our campaign information page is 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: raven.unb@gmail.com

Contact by mail: RAVEN Project, Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5A3