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Webinar: Transitioning to the New Rural Cannabis Economy

The Rural Policy Learning Commons is hosting a free webinar titled, "Transitioning to the New Rural Cannabis Economy". The webinar will feature Tracey Harvey, a PhD student in Rural Studies from here at the University of Guelph. A brief description of the webinar is listed below: 

PhD Qualifying Exam - Mamun Chowdury

Ph.D. in Rural Studies - Qualifying Exam Seminar by Mamun Chowdury "A Precision Agriculture Adoption in the Context of Rural and Regional Broadband Network Deployment" Examination Committee: Helen Hambly, SEDRD, Advisor Rahkal Sarker, FARE, Advisory Committee Member John FitzGibbon, SEDRD, Graduate Faculty Wayne Caldwell, SEDRD, Graduate Faculty Robert Corry, SEDRD, Exam Chair All are welcome to attend.

Nonita Yap 1944-2018 – A Celebration of Life

Nonita T Yap was an OAC Faculty from 1992 to 2017 first in the School of Rural Planning and Development and then in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development.

Webinar: "Putting Rural on the Agenda: The Prominence and Priority of Rural Issues and Opportunities in Policy Making"

Panelists from Canada, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom will explore how different jurisdictions bring attention to rural within their policy making processes. Dr. Jackson-Smith will present on the changing symbolic and material importance of ‘rural’ places in governance and policy across different levels of government in the United States.

2018 SEDRD Orientation Day for New Students

School of Environmental Design & Rural Development (SEDRD) Fall 2018 Orientation Day for New Students in SEDRD including: Landscape Architecture | Rural Planning and Development  | Capacity Development & Extension  | Rural Studies Wednesday, September 5th:   SEDRD Orientation Day 9:30 am:   Landscape Architecture Student Society (LASS); for landscape architecture students.    Information provided on the LASS student association—goals, plans, activities, fees, building tour etc.   Location:   LA 125.

MSc Thesis Defence: Neil Stoop

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Rural Planning & Development Program M.Sc. Thesis Defense by Neil Stoop "Understanding Rural: A Comparison of Academic, Political and Lay Discourses of Rurality" Examination Committee: Ryan Gibson, Advisor Wayne Caldwell, Advisory Committee Al Lauzon, Graduate Faculty Helen Hambly, Exam Chair All welcome to attend.

MLA Thesis Defence - Sanya Hung

Landscape Architecture – MLA Master’s Examination Sanya Hung, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "Skateparks as Places for Young People".    Cecelia Paine, Co-Advisor Sean Kelly, Co-Advisor Martin Holland, Examination Committee Member Larry Harder, Chair of Examination Committee All welcome to attend.

MLA Thesis Defence - Sarah Luce-Andreyko

Landscape Architecture – MLA Master’s Examination Sarah Luce-Andreyko, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "Burning Man:  A Guiding Light for Participatory Community Design".    Nathan Perkins, Co-Advisor Martin Holland, Co-Advisor John FitzGibbon, Examination Committee Member Nadia Amoroso, Chair of Examination Committee All welcome to attend.

MSc Thesis Defence - Olalekan Temowo

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Capacity Development & Extension M.Sc. Thesis Defense by Olalekan Temowo "Rural Institutions in Agricultural Development:  A Case Study of the Second National Fadama Development Project in Nigeria" Exam Committee: Helen Hambly, Advisor John FitzSimons, Advisory Committee Ataharul Chowdhury, Graduate Faculty member TBA, Exam Chair

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