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Exhibit of the 10 Carden Rooftop Design Charrette Drawings

There will be an exhibit of the 10 Carden Rooftop Design Charrette drawings from Nov. 10 – Nov. 30th.  10 Carden will display the drawings done by the BLA and MLA students that they developed as a result of the charrette for the downtown space in Guelph.  The 10 Carden space is a community hub that provides shared space to work, learn, engage, create and collaborate.  Stop by to see the landscape architecture students’ drawings at the front entrance at 42 Carden Street, downtown Guelh.

From Black Horses to White Steeds: Building Community Resilience Webinar

The recent book From Black Horses to White Steeds: Building Community Resilience celebrates and critiques the dynamics of innovation, governance, and culture in place. This webinar will explore three of the case studies from the book that focuses on the strengths of local initiatives, the impacts of collective power, and re-envisioning of local assets. Join this webinar to learn more about how communities are building community resilience.

Canada 150 Symposium: Reflect and Envision Food Security/Borders/Indigenous Resistance

The Canada 150 Symposium: Reflect and Envision - Food Security / Borders / Indigenous Resistance is an opportunity to come together as a community to reflect on what we can learn from our collective past to envision Canada's national and global role in the 21st century.  Throughout the symposium, delegates will have an opportunity to hear from a variety of individuals with experience and disciplinary strength in the fields of food security, trade, national security, and indigenous issues. 

SEDRD Grad Pumpkin Carving Contest

The SEDRD GSS is hosting a Grad Pumpkin Carving Contest.  We’ll bring the pumpkins, you bring your carving skills and creativity! There will be prizes for the top designs! Contact Ashley Millar at for more information.

SEDRD United Way Lunch, Raffle and Auction

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development is hosting a United Way Lunch, Raffle and Auction! When: Wednesday, October 25th Where: Landscape Architecture Pit Time: 11:45 am – 1:15 pm Lunch: THAI lunch served (minimum $5 donation) and drinks ($1).   Think about what you can donate, bid on items and be assured that all money raised goes to the United Way!

PhD Qualifying Exam - Valencia Gaspard

Ph.D. in Rural Studies - Qualifying Exam Seminar by Valencia Gaspard "Precarious Employment in Rural Ontario" Examination Committee: Al Lauzon, SEDRD, Advisor Heather Mair, Advisory Committee Member, Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo Wayne Caldwell, SEDRD, Graduate Faculty Larry Harder, SEDRD, Graduate Faculty Robert Corry, SEDRD, Examination Chair All are welcome to attend.

CDE Guest Speaker: Lisa Attygalle

Lisa Attygalle, Director of Engagement at the Tamarack Institute will be visiting the Capacity Development and Extension programto discuss this organization's experiences and ideas for community engagement.  Tamarack develops and supports collaborative strategies that engage citizens and institutions to solve major community issues across Canada and beyond.  Read Lisa's latest paper "The Context Experts" here.

RPD Guest Lecture - Dr. Jill Bucklaschuk

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Rural Planning and Development Guest Lecture Series presents: Dr. Jill Bucklaschuk, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph "Working Between Farm and the Table:  Examining Labour Practice of Manitoba's Hog Processing Industry" Join Dr. Jill Bucklaschuk as she shares recent research findings on the hog industry in rural Manitoba. This is the first presentation of the Rural Planning and Development Guest Lecture Series.  All are welcome to attend.  Bring your own lunch.

SEDRD Winter Social Organizing Meeting

We are holding a quick organizing meeting on Monday, October 16th at 10:00 am in the LA Pit to discuss the SEDRD Winter Social party plans.   We need student ideas and volunteers to organize:

CSLA Congress 2017 and World Design Summit, Montreal

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Congress 2017 will be in conjunction with the WORLD DESIGN SUMMIT, in Montreal, Quebec from October 16-20, 2017. The CSLA and LACF are joining forces to encourage landscape architecture students to attend.  A total twelve travel bursaries and eight registration tickets are offered to students via the CSLA + LACF Student Bursary Program.  Deadline for student application for these funds is June 15, 2017.

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