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Discussion Series Part 2, What’s Holding Up Advancing Agricultural Advisory Services?

We are happy with this opportunity to bring together international and Ontario perspectives on “What’s Holding Up Advancing Agricultural Advisory Services?”.  In our first part of this discussion series, several remarkable persons (international and Canadian scholars and practitioners) with diverse perspectives and backgrounds joined us to share their experiences with different aspects of agricultural advisory services and what we might do better for effective service delivery.

2021 Graduate Studies Preview Day

Register and find out information about SEDRD's master’s degree programs in:  Landscape Architecture, Rural Planning and Development and Capacity Development and Extension at the virtual Graduate Studies Preview Day on Thursday, October 14th. Schedule:

LARC 4620 - Internship Information Session for W22

Prof. Martin Holland, BLA Program Coordinator will be holding an information session for 3rd year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture students interested in the professional Internship in Landscape Architecture credit option - LARC*4620 in Winter 2022. Please check your email for the Zoom link or contact Diana Foolen for details.

RPD Virtual Town Hall

The Rural Planning and Development program is hosting a virtual town hall meeting with all current RPD students on October 6, 2021 from 12.00-1.00 pm EST. The meeting is an opportunity to check-in, receive program updates, discuss upcoming opportunities, celebrate achievements, and ask your questions. Instructions for joining the discussion will be circulated via email in advance of the meeting. Please contact Lorena Barker ( if you did not receive the instructions to join. 

Deadline for MPlan Applications to Start in Winter 2022

The Rural Planning and Development program is accepting applications for the Master of Planning program to start in January 2022. The Master of Planning is a one-year degree program intended for students with a completed undergraduate degree and 4-5 years of planning and development experience. The program consists of both required and elective courses and concludes with a major research paper.

LA Guest Lecture: Eelco Hooftman

University of Guelph - Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture Series presents:

Creating Inclusive Economies Conference

The Creating Inclusive Economies Conference will  focus on building bridges between public (government), private (businesses), and civil society (community organizations) sectors and finding ways to engage and collaborate on innovative policy development with the goal of enhancing the economic and social wellbeing of rural citizens. The conference is co-hosted by the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation and the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation.

SEDRD Graduate Student Society - Information/Volunteer Session

Your Graduate Student Society would like to welcome you to the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (or SEDRD for short)! And for those who are returning, welcome back! What is the SEDRD GSS?

MSc CDE Thesis Defence: Elisa Cooper

Elisa Cooper, a master's student in Capacity Development and Extension in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on “ Transforming Ourselves and Transforming Our Community: A Case Study of Learning Theory and Practice within Society of the Universal Learner in Bihar, India"

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