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LA Guest Lecture: Roberto Rovira

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture Series presents: Roberto Rovira, Florida International University "Temporary Permanence:  Landscapes, Ecology and Public Space" Thursday, September 21, 2017 12:15 pm Landscape Architecture Pit BYO Lunch.  Light refreshments will be served at noon.

Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Annual Rural Conference - Different by Design

Dates: 20-23 September 2017 Location: Nelson, BC The Different by Design – Exploring Innovation for Rural Prosperity conference explores the unique potential and many possibilities that exists in rural places. Conference themes include: workforces of tomorrow, our changing environment, creating connections, and communities of opportunity. SEDRD faculty and students will be sharing research findings and discussing new directions in rural development Further information:

Manitoba Look North Webinar

The Manitoba Looks North Webinar Series is a collaborative series of presentations on economic development in Northern Communities. The Webinars highlight Manitoba examples of the challenges Northern communities face, as well as the strategies some communities have used to build prosperous and stable local economies. Community Leaders will be invited to engage in self-reflection and analysis on the state of their own communities, possible paths forward, and the need for community-driven action.

Meet and Greet with new SEDRD Faculty Members

Please join us on Friday, September 15th, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm to welcome the School of Environmental Design & Rural Development's newest faculty members - Nadia Amoroso, Nicolas Brunet, Martin Holland, and Brendan Stewart.  ​This is a casual opportunity to connect with SEDRD faculty - drop by anytime. Light refreshments will be served in the Landscape Architecture Pit. 

PhD Qualifying Exam - Lissel Hernandez Gongora

Ph.D. in Rural Studies QUALIFYING EXAM SEMINAR by Lissel Hernandez Gongora The Developmental Experience of Forest-Dependent Communities in Developing Countries Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. Landscape Architecture Room 127   Examination Committee: John Devlin, SEDRD, Advisor Nonita Yap, Advisory Committee Member, SEDRD Nicolas Brunet, SEDRD, Graduate Faculty Jeji Varghese, Sociology and Anthropology, CSAHS, Graduate Faculty Wayne Caldwell, SEDRD, Exam Chair   

Examining Food Processing in Manitoba Webinar

Bringing new products and processes to market are essential for social and economical prosperity. In the food-processing sector, innovation is critical for the maintenance of competitiveness in a global world. As Canada continues to see a decline in food-processing when compared to other countries, the Rural Development Institute what to know more about how innovation occurs in Manitoba. We present the findings regarding major milestones in commercializing, along with characterizing key stakeholders, the barriers overcome, and importance of leadership.

SEDRD GSS Rural Southwestern Ontario Bus Field Trip

The SEDRD GSS has organized a bus field trip to Rural Southwestern Ontario for Friday, September 8th.This event is FREE but registration is required. Please sign up through the Libro Professorship website here.  

MLA Thesis Defence - Nadine Bohner

Master of Landscape Architecture Master’s Examination MLA Candidate:  Nadine Bohner  The thesis is “Landscape Effects on Turtle Road Trauma”.  Advisor:  Robert Corry Advisory Committee Member:  Sue Carstairs Examination Committee Member:  Matthew Vickaryous Chair of Exam:  Cecelia Paine All welcome to attend.

BC’s Regional Districts: An Overview and Critical Reflections Webinar

Regional government models across Canada provide both challenges and opportunities for rural areas. This webinar will discuss the regional district model currently employed in British Columbia. Panelists will give an overview of the regional district model including their history and details regarding roles, powers, governance, funding frameworks and relationships with the British Columbia government.

SEDRD Orientation Day for New Students

Fall 2017 Orientation Schedule - School of Environmental Design & Rural Development (SEDRD) Landscape Architecture | Rural Planning and Development  | Capacity Development & Extension  | Rural Studies Wednesday, September 6th:   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.

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