MSc Candidate & Researcher, University of Guelph
Alex Petric grew up in the suburbs of Toronto where he watched the city slowly grow to take up more and more of the surrounding countryside over his youth. While he has an academic background in Mathematics, including research work in modelling the behaviour of honey bee colonies, he is now completing an M.Sc. in Rural Planning & Development at the University of Guelph. His research interests focus on the potential for new trends in data (such as big data and open data) to develop and sustain rural communities in Ontario.