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MPlan Application Deadline - S23 entry

The Master of Planning (MPlan) program is currently accepting applications to start the program in May 2023. The application deadline is January 30, 2023.

PhD Qualifying Examination: Melanie Lang

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development – Rural Studies Qualifying Examination Seminar Melanie Lang, a PhD student in Rural Studies, in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will be presenting her qualifying examination entitled "Agency Theory As the Relationship Linkage Between Entrepreneurship And Regional Innovation Systems:  An Exploration Of The Literature." 

PhD Rural Studies Thesis Examination: Scott Brown

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development – Rural Studies PhD Thesis Examination Scott Brown, a PhD candidate in Rural Studies within the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend his thesis on “Strong Process and Rural Becoming:  Geography, Organization, Creativity, and Metaphysics.”

MLA Thesis Defence: James Diemer

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Landscape Architecture MLA Master's Thesis Examination James Diemer, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend his thesis on "An Evaluation of Landscape Design Concepts at the Shoreline Edge on the Proliferation of Manoomin (Zizania palustris)."

MLA Thesis Defence: Michael Sobel

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Landscape Architecture MLA Master's Thesis Examination Michael Sobel, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend his thesis on "Understanding Lawn Distribution Patterns of Lawn Alternatives in Kingston, Ontario." Examination Committee: Brendan Stewart, Advisor - SEDRD Robert Corry, Advisory Committee Member - SEDRD Sean Kelly, Examination Member - SEDRD Martin Holland, Chair of Examination - SEDRD

MSc CDE Thesis Defence: Austin Brown

Austin Brown, a master student in Capacity Development and Extension in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend his thesis on “Participatory Digital Extension In Agriculture A Study From Ghana.”

MSc RPD Thesis Defence: John Dale

John Dale, a Master of Science (Rural Planning and Development + International Development Studies) student, will defend their thesis research titled “Mutual Aid and Third Places during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Intersections in Nova Scotia & New Brunswick”. A brief description of their thesis research is listed below:

Master of Planning Orientation Session

The Rural Planning and Development program is hosting a virtual orientation session for all incoming Master of Planning students starting their studies in January 2023. The orientation will be held on December 8, 2022 from 12.00-1.00 pm EST. The meeting will review the Master of Planning program requirements, course selection, and processes. Incoming students are encouraged to bring any questions about the program, courses, or the the university! Instructions for joining the discussion will be circulated via email in advance of the meeting.

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