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CDE Thesis Defence: Takudzwanashe Mundenga

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development – Capacity Development and Extension Takudzwanashe Mundenga, a master student in Capacity Development and Extension within the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend their thesis on “Examining Media as a Stakeholder in Soil Health-Related Climate Change Mitigation."

Deadline for Fall 2023 GTA Applications

Postings for SEDRD's Fall 2023 GTA positions are now available on the Academic Staff Work Assignments website ( Select "School of Env. Design and Rural Dev" for SEDRD courses. Applications are due by July 21, 2023.  To apply, be sure to:

RPD Thesis Defence: Michael Kvern

Michael Kvern, a Master of Science in Rural Planning and Development student, will defend their thesis research title “It comes down to what they value: Understanding how energy is integrated into rural Manitoba land use plans”. A brief description of their thesis research is listed below:

F23 SEDRD Sessional Lecturer Application Deadline

The University of Guelph maintains a central database and application process site for all available Sessional Lecturer and Graduate Teaching Assistantship positions on campus, including those that will be offered by SEDRD.

MLA Thesis Defence: Diana Lawson-Canning

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Landscape Architecture MLA Master's Thesis Examination Diana Lawson-Canning, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "Considering Genetic Diversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Native Plant Selection:  Decision-Making in Southern Ontario Producers and Users."

Spring Convocation 2023

The spring convocation ceremonies for the Class of 2023 for graduates in the Ontario Agricultural College will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 4:30 pm, at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.   We hope you are looking forward to returning to Guelph for your ceremony.   Graduates and their guests are welcome to stop by the Landscape Architecture building prior to the ceremony. 

PhD Thesis Presentation by Winifredo Dagli

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - PhD in Rural Studies   PhD. Thesis Examination,  Winifredo Dagli " Transformational Adaptation:  Agrifood Systems Analysis from the Philippines" Examination Committee: Dr. Helen, Hambly, Advisor, SEDRD Dr. John Fitzsimons, Advisory Committee, SEDRD Dr. Craig Johnson, Political Science Advisory Committee, University of Guelph Dr. Silvia Sarapura, SEDRD, Internal Examiner Dr. Marcus Taylor, Queens University, External Examiner

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