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Beyond 25: Ontario Professional Planning Institute Conference

The Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) will host their annual conference from October 1-3, 2019 in Toronto. The conference will focus on understanding the challenges facing planning over the next 25 years, such as uneven growth, climate change, and technology. Each year the School coordinates opportunities for graduate students to attend the OPPI conference. Watch the list serve for more details in the early fall.

PhD Qualifying Exam - Stephen Robert Penner

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Ph.D. in Rural Studies QUALIFYING EXAM SEMINAR by Stephen Robert Penner "Examining the Relationship between Indigenous Law and Indigenous Food Sovereignty miijim mino-pimatiswin  (ᒦᒋᒻ ᒥᓄ ᐱᒪᑎᓺᓐ)"

SEDRD Speaker Series: "Enhancing Smart Ecosystems - Relections from ICRPS 2019 in Finland"

Please feel free to join us for the Fall 2019 SEDRD Speaker Series with Louis Helps (Msc - RPD candidate) and Ashleigh Weeden (PhD RST candidate) discussing “Enhancing Smart Ecosystems.  Reflections from ICRPS 2019 in Finland.”  No registration is required.  Please feel free to bring your lunch.   You can also listen and join the discussion via video on Zoom.

Landscape Architecture Symposium

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture Series Landscape Architecture Symposium Representing Landscapes:  Advancements in Visual Communications and Data Visualization Jose Alfredo Ramirez  Jose is an architect, co-founder and director of Groundlab and Co-Director of the Landscape Urbanism MArch/ MSc Graduate Programme at the Architectural Association (AA), London, UK. His focus is on parametric and digital design in landscape architecture.

OALA Meet and Greet with Landscape Architecture Students 2019

On Tuesday, September 17th the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects will be visiting the school, providing an overview of what the organization does and why it’s valuable to get involved, plus, they will be providing a free lunch!

SEDRD New Student Orientation Day

Orientation Schedule • Fall 2019 - School of Environmental Design & Rural Development (SEDRD) for Landscape Architecture | Rural Planning and Development  | Capacity Development and Extension  | Rural Studies 9:30—10:00 am      Landscape Architecture Student Society (LASS): for landscape architecture students.     Information provided on the LASS student association—goals, plans, activities, fees, etc.         Location:   LA 125.

John FitzGibbon's Retirement Celebration

Please join us in celebrating the retirement of Professor John FitzGibbon from Rural Planning and Development program in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development. Please RSVP to Lorena Barker by Friday, August 16th.  

MLA Thesis Defence - Megan Blay

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Landscape Architecture MLA Master's Thesis Examination Megan Blay, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "A Wellness Design Framework for High-rise Housing". Nathan Perkins, Advisor, SEDRD Nadia Amoroso, Co-Advisor, SEDRD Martin Holland,  Advisory Committee Member, SEDRD Sean Kelly, Chair of Examination Committee, SEDRD All welcome to attend.

MSc Thesis Defence - Isabelle Ouellette

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Rural Planning and Development M.Sc. Thesis Examination Isabelle Ouellette, a master student in Rural Planning and Development in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "Barriers to Implementing Multi-Modal Transportation Strategies in Two New Brunswick Case Studies:  An Exploratory Research" Wayne Caldwell, Advisor, SEDRD Ryan Gibson, Advisory Committee, OMAFRA Sean Kelly, Examination Committee, SEDRD Leith Deacon, Exam Chair, SEDRD

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