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Guest Lecture: Rural Development in China

Please join for the final SEDRD Speaker Series of the fall semester on November 21 featuring Tony Fuller presenting research titled “Rural Development in China”. All are welcome to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch. 

MSc Thesis Defence - Katherine Howes

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Rural Planning & Development Program M.Sc. Thesis Defense by Katherine Howes "The Role of Local Food in Rural Economic Development: A Case Study of Frontenac County" Examination Committee: Wayne Caldwell, Advisor, SEDRD Karen Landman, Advisory Committee, SEDRD Erin Nelson, Graduate Faculty, Sociology and Anthropology John FitzGibbon, Exam Chair, SEDRD All welcome to attend.

SEDRD Winter Social Party 2018

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development's Winter Social Party will be held on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the Italian Canadian Club.  This event is for all graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff and their guests in SEDRD (including Landscape Architecture, Rural Planning and Development, Capacity Development and Extension, and Rural Studies).  Doors open at 6:30 pm | Dinner served at 7:00 pm.  

OALA Holiday Party 2018

The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects Social Committee invites you to the OALA Holiday Party on December 1st in Guelph.  This event is free to attend. Mix and mingle with fellow OALA members, councillors and staff to kick off the holiday season. Event sponsored by NVK / Connon Nerseries. Please make sure you RSVP as space may be limited.

PhD Thesis Defence - Sara Epp

PhD in Rural Studies - School of Environmental Design and Rural Development Thesis Defence by Sara Epp "Assessing Resilience in Agriculture:  A Case Study of Old Order Mennonite Communities in Northern Ontario"

PhD Thesis Defence - Paul Kraehling

PhD in Rural Studies - School of Environmental Design and Rural Development Thesis Defence by Paul Kraehling "Using Green Infrastructure as a Tool to Enhance Rural Land Use Planning" Examination Committee: Wayne Caldwell, SEDRD, Advisor Jane Londerville, CBE, Advisory Committee Pam Shaw, Department of Community Planning Vancouver Island University, External Examiner Nathan Perkins, SEDRD, Internal Examiner Dave Guyadeen, SEDRD Exam Chair

PhD Thesis Defence - Stephen Booth

PhD in Rural Studies - School of Environmental Design and Rural Development Thesis Defence by Stephen Booth "Uncommon Waters: Intercultural Conflict over the Atlantic Salmon of the Restigouche Watershed"

Rural Symposium 2019

The Rural Symposium is an opportunity for University of Guelph graduate students to showcase their rural research to policy makers, policy analysts, and program staff from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). The event facilitates knowledge mobilization and network building between graduate students at the University of Guelph, researchers, and OMAFRA . The 2019 Rural Symposium will take place on March 13, 2019 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Conference Centre at 1 Stone Road in Guelph. 

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