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Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Annual Rural Conference - Different by Design

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Dates: 20-23 September 2017 Location: Nelson, BC The Different by Design – Exploring Innovation for Rural Prosperity conference explores the unique potential and many possibilities that exists in rural places. Conference themes include: workforces of tomorrow, our changing environment, creating connections, and communities of opportunity. SEDRD faculty and students will be sharing research findings and discussing new directions in rural development Further information: http://kootenays2017.crrf.ca

PhD Qualifying Exam - Cheryl O’Connell

QUALIFYING EXAM SEMINAR by Cheryl O’Connell Monday, September 25, 2017 1:30 p.m. Landscape Architecture Room 127 “An Exploratory Study to Inform Interdisciplinary Trades Education in Support of Rural Economic Diversification: Conceptual Framework to Practice” Examination Committee: Al Lauzon, SEDRD, Advisor Lynne MacFadgen, Advisory Committee Member, Vancouver Island University Wayne Caldwell, SEDRD, Graduate Faculty John FitzGibbon, SEDRD, Graduate Faculty Nonita Yap, SEDRD, Exam Chair  

WLU Press Book Launch with SEDRD authors Glen Filson and Bamidele Adekunle "Eat Local, Taste Global..."

Please join Wilfrid Laurier University Press with authors and Adjunct Professors, Glen C. Filson and Bamidele Adekunle from the University of Guelph, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development to launch their new book "Eat Local, Taste Global: How Ethnocultural Food Reaches Our Tables".  Details can be found on the Wilfrid Laurier Events Calendar.   

LA Guest Lecture: Dr. Frederick Steiner

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, Landscape Architecture program presents:The Evidence-Based Landscape Architecture Lecture: Dr. Frederick Steiner, Dean of the School of Design, Paley Professor, University of Pennsylvania "The Art of Plan Making" Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:00 pm University of Guelph Landscape Architecture Building, Room 204

Ontario Professional Planners Institute Conference

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The Ontario Professional Planners Institute Conference is Ontario’s biggest planning event of the year. The 2017 conference takes place from October 3-5, 2017 at the Blue Mountain Resort, Town of the Blue Mountains, Ontario. For more information on the conference visit the OPPI website here.

OALA Meet and Greet with Landscape Architecture Students

All students in landscape architecture are invited (and strongly encouraged) to attend the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects meet and greet presentation on Thursday, October 5, 2017. This is a fabulous opportunity to meet with some of the amazing members of the OALA who will discuss Ontario's regulating body for Landscape Architects, and answer questions concerning OALA purpose, role and membership.  (Please note, you cannot be a Landscape Architect in the Province of Ontario without being a Full Member of the OALA!)

Graduate Studies Preview Day 2017

Join us for the University of Guelph's Graduate Studies Preview Day, Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the University Centre. Meet with graduate faculty and current graduate students in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development including: Landscape Architecture Rural Planning and Development Capacity Development and Extension Rural Studies

CSLA Congress 2017 and World Design Summit, Montreal

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The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Congress 2017 will be in conjunction with the WORLD DESIGN SUMMIT, in Montreal, Quebec from October 16-20, 2017. The CSLA and LACF are joining forces to encourage landscape architecture students to attend.  A total twelve travel bursaries and eight registration tickets are offered to students via the CSLA + LACF Student Bursary Program.  Deadline for student application for these funds is June 15, 2017.

PhD Qualifying Exam - Valencia Gaspard

Ph.D. in Rural Studies - Qualifying Exam Seminar by Valencia Gaspard "Precarious Employment in Rural Ontario" Examination Committee: Al Lauzon, SEDRD, Advisor Heather Mair, Advisory Committee Member, Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo Wayne Caldwell, SEDRD, Graduate Faculty Larry Harder, SEDRD, Graduate Faculty Robert Corry, SEDRD, Examination Chair All are welcome to attend.

Canada 150 Symposium: Reflect and Envision Food Security/Borders/Indigenous Resistance

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The Canada 150 Symposium: Reflect and Envision - Food Security / Borders / Indigenous Resistance is an opportunity to come together as a community to reflect on what we can learn from our collective past to envision Canada's national and global role in the 21st century.  Throughout the symposium, delegates will have an opportunity to hear from a variety of individuals with experience and disciplinary strength in the fields of food security, trade, national security, and indigenous issues. 

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