Published by Communications and Public Affairs (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982 or 53338
December 07, 2000
U of G receives kudos
AG ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS RATED TOPS IN CANADA
The University of Guelph's Department of Agricultural Economics and Business was recently reaffirmed as Canada's leading graduate school of agricultural economics.
In a paper to be published in the journal Agricultural Economics, Oregon State University professor Greg Perry says Guelph is "the clear choice as the top Canadian graduate program in agricultural economics." The survey questionnaire was completed by 39 of the reviewers of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Guelph was mentioned by 38 of the 39 individuals who ranked Canadian programs. It is the second such survey; the first was in 1993, but Canada was not included.
STUDENT THESES COMMENDED
Two recent graduates of the School of Landscape Architecture have won student design commendations from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the most prestigious awards the profession offers to students.
Master's student Peter Briggs received a commendation for his graduate thesis on "Community Development With Indigenous Communities: Facilitating the Creation of Appropriate Environments," while Gerald Dieleman, a recent bachelor's of landscape architecture graduate, was honored for his undergraduate thesis on "Downsview Park: Evoking the Experience."
POPULAR U OF G WEB SITE EARNS HONOR
One of the University's most popular Internet Web sites, designed as a resource for zoology students, has earned kudos as an educational tool from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB).
The society highlighted the "Cell and Developmental Biology Online" site, maintained by Prof. Steve Scadding and laboratory instructor Sandra Ackerley, as "an excellent starting point" for resource material for embryology. In particular, the newsletter praised the site for its comprehensive information, clearly presented graphics depicting cross-sections of various embryos and quiz section.
Scadding and Ackerley began developing the site in 1996, when they put some images of a sectioned frog tadpole on the Web to help students in their second-year developmental biology course. Since then, with the help of other students and professors, the site has evolved semester after semester. It now offers material for three courses and includes about 3,300 files of text and images.
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