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RPD Alumni Guest Lecture: Indigenous Engagement – A Practitioners Perspective

Stephen Lindley, MSc Rural Planning, USRPD 1983 Stephen Lindley will be speaking about Indigenous engagement from the perspective of his 35 years as a professional planning practitioner working with Indigenous communities across the country.  He will also provide insight into the future of community engagement and trends in engagement practice.  A discussion will follow his presentation.  All are welcome to attend!

SEDRD Speaker Series: "The Representation & Realities of Agritourism in Essex County"

Please join us tomorrow for SEDRD Speaker Series #4, where Heather Reid will be joining us to share her talk: “The Representations and Realities of Agritourism in Essex County, Ontario” The session will take place in the LA Pit from 12pm-1pm, and everyone is welcome! Please feel free to bring your lunch. Feel free to join the discussion via video on Zoom for those who are unable to attend in person. We look forward to seeing you there!

Nurturing Ethics in Governance Webinar

The Rural Policy Learning Commons is hosting a free online webinar titled, "Nurturing Ethics in Governance: Taming Our Rascals” on October 21, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT. The webinar will feature Dr. Peter Apedaile, professor emeritus at the University of Alberta. A brief description of the webinar is listed below: 

Graduate Studies Preview Day 2019

Join us for the University of Guelph's Graduate Studies Preview Day, at the Gryphon Athletic Centre. Meet with graduate faculty and current graduate students in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development in the following graduate programs:

2020 ICRPS Summer Institute Information Session

Are you interested in participating in the 2020 International Comparative Rural Policy (ICRPS) Summer Institute? Join us on October 16 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm for an information session. The session will discuss the ICRPS Summer Institute program, the specific themes for the 2020 edition, logistics, financing, and application process. The session will be held in Room 127 of the Landscape Architecture Building. If you are not on campus but interested in participating you can join via Zoom ( 

MSc Thesis Defence - Hilary Sadowsky

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Rural Planning & Development Program  M.Sc. Thesis Defence by Hilary Sadowsky "Understanding the Roll of Youth Engagement in Scientific Research in Nunavut " Nic Brunet, Advisor, SEDRD Sheri Longboat, Advisory Committee Member, SEDRD Dominique Henri, Advisory Committee Member, ECCC Leith Deacon, Examination Committee Member, SEDRD Silvia Sarapura, Chair of Examination, SEDRD All are welcome to attend.

International RPD Guest Speaker: Alejandro Argumedo – Potato Park, Cusco-Peru

International Rural Planning and Development Guest Speaker: Alejandro Argumedo – Potato Park, Cusco-Peru Title of the presentation: “Food Neighbourhoods": Biocultural Planning and Emerging Food Solutions to Climate Crisis in the Andes. Pizza and drinks will be served. About the Presentation:

LA Guest Lecture: Jerry Van Eyck of !melk, New York City

University of Guelph - Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture Series presents: Jerry Van Eyck, ING, RLA, ASLA Founder and Principal of !melk. New York City "Sixth Sense" Limited seating - all welcome to attend. Please register for the event for FREE on the Eventbrite link.

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