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Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Incoming RPD Students

The Rural Planning and Development program is hosting a second virtual town hall meeting with all incoming RPD students on July 8 at 12.00 pm EDT. The meeting is an opportunity to receive updates regarding the fall semester and ask questions about the RPD program. Check your UofG email address for instructions to join the meeting!

PhD Thesis Defence: Rachana Devkota

Rachana Devkota, a Doctoral Student in Rural Studies in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her PhD thesis on "Responsible Innovation for Mechanization in Hill side farming in Nepal:  A Gender Perspective".

RPD Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Incoming International Students

A virtual town Hall meeting for incoming Rural Planning and Development international graudate students will take place on June 25 at 1.00 pm EDT. This is an opportunity to discuss any questions about permits, visas, and other important topics. Check your email for instructions to join!  

MSc Thesis Defence: Rachel Dehaan

Rachel Dehaan, a masters student in Capacity and Development in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "Using Photovoice to Understand Homegardens:  A Study in Kandy District, Sri Lanka"

RPD Online Town Hall Meeting for New Students

The Rural Planning and Development program is hosting an online town hall meeting with students accepted into the Master of Science and Master of Planning programs for Fall 2020. The session will be an opportunity to meet faculty and students, learn about plans for the upcoming fall semester, and ask any questions about the program. Check your email for instructions to join the online discussion.

PhD Thesis Defence: Danielle Robinson

Danielle Robinson, a Doctoral Student in Rural Studies in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her PhD thesis on "Cultural Sustainability and Rural Food Tourism in Two Canadian Wine Regions."

RDP Virtual Town Hall Meeting

The next virtual town hall meeting for current Rural Planning and Development graduate students will be held on June 9 from 1.00 - 2.00 pm EDT. The meeting is an opportunity to share updates regarding the summer and fall semesters, answer any questions, and check in with everyone. Details for joining the discussion will be circulated via email.

MSc Thesis Defence: Natalya Garrod

Natalya Garrod, a master student in Rural Planning and Development in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "Local Water Collaboration to Enhance Source Water Protection at Chippewas of the Thames First Nations Ontario".

MLA Thesis Defence: Jessica Karafilov

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Landscape Architecture MLA Master's Thesis Examination

MLA Thesis Defence: Carly Balestra

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Landscape Architecture MLA Master's Thesis Examination Carly Balestra, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "Designing for Playfulness:  A Heuristic Exploration of Playfulness and Playground Design". Sean Kelly, Advisor, SEDRD Karen Landman, Advisory Committee Member, SEDRD Steven Clarke, Examination Member, SEDRD Martin Holland, Chair of Examination Committee, SEDRD

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