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Guest Lecture: Social Justice, Rural Policy, and ICRPS 2019

Please join for the third SEDRD Speaker Series of the fall semester on October 24 featuring Stephen Penner presenting research titled “Social Justice, Rural Policy, and ICRPS 2019”.  All are welcome to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch. 

SEDRD United Way Lunch, Raffle and Auction 2018

SEDRD United Way Raffle and Auction will be held on Thursday, October 25th to raise money for the UofG United Way Campaign. Lunch: Perogies, Salad and a Drink for $7.00 Auction:   SEDRD auction begins at 12:15 in the Pit.  Bring your money to find some unique finds!

Guest Lecture: "Attracting Physicians to Rural Ontario", by Gwen Devereaux

Please join for the fourth SEDRD Speaker Series of the fall semester on October 31 featuring Gwen Devereaux (Gateway Centre for Rural Health Excellence) presenting research titled “Attracting Physicians to Rural Ontario”. All are welcome to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch. 

Fall Preview Day & LA Studio Tour

Visit the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture booth at the University of Guelph Fall Preview Day on Sunday, November 4th. Meet our Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program faculty and student reps.   The Landscape Architecture Studio Drop-In session will be held from 11:00am - 1:00pm.  Stop by to see the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture studio space, and talk with current students about their design projects.

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.

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 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 - 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

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