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OALA 2015 Curling Bonspiel

On October 24th, the Ontario Association of Landscape Archtects (OALA) will be running their annual Halloween themed Curling Bonspiel again at the Guelph Curling Club. The event will begin at 4:00 pm and we are coming off our most successful curling event last year which sold out. Ticket price is $25/person (e-mail Ross Clark at with your team member names) and the price includes your ice fee and a dinner. Tickets are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Graduate Studies Preview Day 2015

Interested in learning more about Graduate Studies at Guelph?  Join us for Graduate Studies Preview Day on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the University Centre, University of Guelph. Meet with faculty and current graduate students within the Master of Landscape Architecture program, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development. Learn more about Guelph's graduate programs, research opportunities, admission process, scholarships and financial services.  

PhD Rural Studies Guest Lecture: Dr. Heather Mair

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development Ph.D Rural Studies Colloquium Series "It’s Not All Fun and Games!"  A Conversation Between Leisure Studies and Rural Studies Guest Speaker:  Dr. Heather Mair Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo Department of Recreation and Leisure  Friday, October 23rd, 2015 3:00-4:30pm Landscape Architecture Room 143 All welcome to attend.

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander LA Reception

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander will receive an Honorary Doctorate degree at the University of Guelph Fall Convocation on Saturday, October 17th, 2015.

Canadian Obesity Network Guest Speaker Event: Dr. Tony Winson

University of Guelph - Canadian Obesity Network Guest Speaker Event featuring Dr. Tony Winson, Professor in Sociology and Anthropoloy at the University of Guelph who will be discussing “The Industrial Diet in Three Meals (And Some Remedies)”  Tuesday, October 6th 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the Landscape Architecture Pit  Appetizers, Refreshments and Networking to follow This event has been sponsored by the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development 

PhD Qualifying Exam - Kiran Bhattarai

Ph.D. in Rural Studies - Qualifying Exam by Kiran Bhattarai Tuesday, October 6, 2015 1:30 P.M. Landscape Architecture Room 140 “Legitimacy Gap in Inter-basin Water Transfer:  Case Studies of Drinking Water Provisioning in Developed, Emerging and Developing Countries” Examination Committee: John FitzGibbon, SEDRD, Advisor Al Lauzon, SEDRD, Committee Member Harry Cummings, SEDRD, Examination Committee Hugh Whiteley, Engineering, Examination Committee Nathan Perkins, SEDRD, Chair of Exam

LA Exchange Student Meeting

EXCHANGE Information Session for Landscape Architecture Students Required for 2nd Year BLA students applying for exchange in the 15/16 academic year.  Friday, October 2 @ 11:30 am Room 125 Landscape Architecture A representative from the Centre for International Programs (CIP) will be giving one of CIP’s mandatory sessions required of all students thinking of going on exchange.  Melinda Vanryn, BLA Counsellor will also be available to answer questions. This session will be tailored specifically to BLA students.  MLA's are welcome to attend.

OALA Meet and Greet with Landscape Architecture Students

Come Meet OALA Representatives. Members of the Ontario Associates of Landscape Architects (OALA) will be here to speak to students.   Thursday, October 1, 2015  11:30 am Landscape Architecture Pit Free Pizza for students in attendance.  (Please bring your own drinks) This is a fabulous opportunity to meet some of the amazing members of the OALA. They will present information on the merits and process for joining the Association and will answer any questions.

PhD Qualifying Exam - Paul Kraehling

Ph.D. in Rural Studies - Qualifying Exam by Paul Kraehling Tuesday, September 29, 2015 10:00 a.m. Landscape Architecture Room127 Title:  “The Use of Green Infrastructure (GI) as a Planning Tool for Sustainable Rural Community Development” Examination Committee: Wayne Caldwell, Advisor Jane Londerville, Marketing & Consumer Studies, Committee Member John FitzGibbon, SEDRD, Examination Committee Member Nathan Perkins, SEDRD, Examination Committee Member Al Lauzon, Chair of Examination

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