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Head shot of David Gabric.

Q&A with a horticulturalist

David Gabric (Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management, 2006) started working at golf courses while studying history at U of G. After completing his undergraduate degree, he returned to U of G as a turfgrass management student to pursue his passion. After working in the golf course industry for several years, he now works as a horticulturalist. We recently chatted with him to learn more about his role and experience working at the Wascana Centre in Saskatchewan.

Our Sympathies: Herb Driver

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Dr. Herbert 'Herb' Driver on March 16, 2021. Herb was a professor of agricultural economics in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics for 18 years. 

Viewing and slideshow will take place at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel on Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Herb's obituary can be found here.

Our Sympathies: Yves Surry

It is with sympathy that we share the passing of Dr. Yves Surry on March 6, 2021. Surry received his PhD in 1988 from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Business (now the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics).

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences posted a remembrance article here

Tom Armitage in dark polo shirt, green trees in background

Q&A with a social enterprise development coordinator Armitage (B.Sc. (Agr.) in Organic Agriculture, 2013) is a lifelong learner and advocate for local food security. He works as the Social Enterprise Development Coordinator at The SEED, a not-for-profit food project at the Guelph Community Health Centre. We recently chatted with him about his role and the importance of providing accessible food to the community.

James McGregor

Q&A with a landscape architect

James MacGregor (Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 1970) has led a rich career as both a landscape architect and a sustainable tourism planner. He founded North Africa's leading sustainable tourism planning, development and marketing firm, ecoplan:net, and has improved the sustainability of the tourism industry in over 40 countries.

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