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LA Guest Lecture: Walter Kehm, LANDInc.

University of Guelph - Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture Series presents: Walter Kehm, OALA, FCSLA, FASLA and Senior Principal at LANDinc.    Lecture title: "From Rubble to Refuge:  The Story of the Accidental Wilderness"

MSc Thesis Defence: Emily Sousa

Emily Sousa, a master student in Rural Planning and Development in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on “An Analysis of Voluntary Programs to Conserve Agricultural Biodiversity in Southwestern Ontario’s Dairy Industry".

MLA Thesis Defence: Diana Pfeffer

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Landscape Architecture MLA Master's Thesis Examination Diana Pfeffer, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "Depth of Field:  Historical Stereophotography as a Resource for Landscape Researchers".

Webinar: Rural Mobility and Public Transit Across Canada

Mobility and transit are critical for rural communities and rural residents. However, sustainable transit systems are a struggle for many communities. Similarly, mobility and access to services are complex challenges for many. In 2020, the Federal Government put out a call for research projects related to Mobility and Public Transit, including Rural Mobility. This Rural Development Institute webinar presents the findings from four projects:

RPD Thesis Defence: Angela Asuncion

Angela Asuncion, a Master of Science in Rural Planning and Development student, will defend their thesis research titled “Building Agency in a Landscape of Extraction: The Global Politics of Canadian Transnational Mining, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Local Communities in the Philippines”. A brief description of their thesis research is listed below:

MLA Thesis Defence: Xuejin Zhuge

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Landscape Architecture MLA Master's Thesis Examination Xuejin Zhuge, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "An Exploratory Study of Designing an Evidence-based Dementia-Friendly Outdoor Environment for an Aging Residential Community in Beijing, China".

Rural Planning & Development Open House

The Rural Planning and Development graduate program at the University of Guelph is hosting an online open house for all prospective students on Thursday November 25th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm (EST). At this event, you can expect the following:

RPD Virtual Town Hall

The Rural Planning and Development program is hosting a virtual town hall meeting with all current RPD students on November 24, 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 (rpd@uoguelph.ca) if you did not receive the instructions to join. 

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