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MSc Thesis Defence: John Michael Jordan MacDonald

John Michael Jordan MacDonald, a master student in Rural Planning and Development in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development; will defend his thesis on "Community Integration of Non-Profit Organizations:  A Study of Nova Scotia’s Employment Services Ecosystem".

RPD Thesis Defence: Sharon Wan

Sharon Wan, a candidate for the Master of Science in Rural Planning and Development, will defend her thesis on August 24, 2020 from 1.00 - 3.00 pm. Sharon’s MSc thesis is titled "Exploring Chinese Immigrants’ Active Transportation Patterns Through the Lens of Community Planning". The defence is open to the public and will take place via videoconference. If you are interested in joining the videoconference please contact for instructions to join. 

BLA Virtual Town Hall Meeting with Prof. Martin Holland

Hello BLA 2, BLA 3 and BLA 4: Prof. Martin Holland, BLA Program Coordinator will be hosting a videoconference  BLA Town Hall Meeting on Friday, July 17, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm to discuss the Fall 2020 semester. All BLA's are welcome to join the discussion.  Please refer to your UofG email sent to you regarding the videoconference meeting link and password. For more information please contact Prof. Martin Holland at  

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"

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