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PhD Qualifying Exam - Mamun Chowdury

Ph.D. in Rural Studies - Qualifying Exam Seminar by Mamun Chowdury "A Precision Agriculture Adoption in the Context of Rural and Regional Broadband Network Deployment" Examination Committee: Helen Hambly, SEDRD, Advisor Rahkal Sarker, FARE, Advisory Committee Member John FitzGibbon, SEDRD, Graduate Faculty Wayne Caldwell, SEDRD, Graduate Faculty Robert Corry, SEDRD, Exam Chair All are welcome to attend.

Webinar: Transitioning to the New Rural Cannabis Economy

The Rural Policy Learning Commons is hosting a free webinar titled, "Transitioning to the New Rural Cannabis Economy". The webinar will feature Tracey Harvey, a PhD student in Rural Studies from here at the University of Guelph. A brief description of the webinar is listed below: 

LA Guest Lecture: Ken Smith

University of Guelph - Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture Series presents: Ken Smith, FASLA, Founder and Principal of Ken Smith Workshop, New York City “Vertical Landscapes, Social Urbanism & Camouflage” Please register for this FREE lecture and reception by September 23rd via Eventbrite link here.    

Webinar: Understanding Food Sovereignty and Policy Through a Community Lens: Food Systems in Rural and Indigenous Canada

The Rural Policy Learning Commons is hosting a free webinar titled, "Understanding Food Sovereignty and Policy Through a Community Lens: Food Systems in Rural and Indigenous Canada". The webinar will feature Danielle Robinson and Stephen Penner, both PhD students in Rural Studies from here at the University of Guelph. A brief description of the webinar is listed below: 

Health and Shared Prosperity Conference

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The 2018 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) Conference is all about bringing together practitioners, policy makers, community leaders, and researchers interested in rural issues.  This conference is a unique opportunity to share your own successes, learn from a diverse group of individuals, and hear the latest on issues that matter to communities and people who call rural Canada home.

Ontario Professional Planners Institute Symposium 2018

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The Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) is pleased to invite members to participate in #OPPI18: Community Readiness. OPPI has developed two full days of programming for members addressing the topic of community readiness through the lens of Infrastructure Resiliency, Economics & Finance and Culture & Diversity. The host city is a northern Ontario city built on resilience and ingenuity. There is no better place to explore the theme of Community Readiness through the lens of Infrastructure Resiliency, Economics & Finance and Culture & Diversity.

Rural 2 Rural 2018 Conference

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From October 17-19, 2018, the Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity will host the second Rural Talks to Rural Conference.  Ruralists are invited to Huron County to network, share knowledge and meet other innovators from across Canada. From farmers to artists and healthcare providers to community builders we’ll inspire collaborative and creative thinking to discuss solutions to rural issues and challenges. R2R is an invitation to share ideas, establish new partnerships, to network, inform policy, and create innovative strategies for rural health and well-being.

25th Latornell Conservation Symposium

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The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River are critically important to Ontario’s environment and economy. They are also a source of joy for many Ontario residents in terms of scenic views, recreational opportunities, and spiritual significance and renewal. The relationship between the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River, and the surrounding landscape, is complicated. Many efforts have been made, and continue to be made, to understand, protect and restore these important water resources and to manage the impacts our activities have on them.

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 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. Details on the event will be provided shortly.

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

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