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April 2019

SEDRD Speaker Series: "It's grown way past the Falls now": Growing Niagara's Rural Tourism Economy in the Shadow of a Mass Tourism Destination

Please feel free to join the last SEDRD Speaker Series event of the academic year with Dr. Chris Fullerton (Department of Geography and Tourism Studies, Brock University) on April 3. Chris will be speaking about rural tourism initiatives taking place in the Niagara region. No registration is required, please feel free to bring your lunch! 

LARC*3050 Landscape Architecture: An Indigenous Project Open House Exhibition

You are invited to attend an Open House Exhibition of the work of the 2nd year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) program.  The students have been engaged in a conceptual project in which they have focussed on Indigenous Peoples in Canada.  They have been asked to self-select a site on the University of Guelph Campus, and to a design an intervention that respectfully acknowledges and honours the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.​​

MSc Thesis Defence - Nathaniel Garland

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Rural Planning & Development Program MSc Thesis Defence by Nathaniel Garland "Stormwater Management through a Rural Lens" Exam Committee: John FitzGibbon Advisor, SEDRD Sheri Longboat, Advisory Committee, SEDRD Leith Deacon, Graduate Faculty, SEDRD Nic Brunet, Exam Chair, SEDRD Everyone is welcome.

Governance in Rural Contexts: Concepts and Challenges Webinar

The Rural Policy Learning Commons is hosting a free webinar titled, “Governance in Rural Contexts: Concepts and Challenges". The webinar will feature Brendan O’Keeffe, Francisco Navarro, and David Douglas. A brief description of the webinar is listed below:

MSc Thesis Defence - Emma Drake

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Rural Planning & Development Program M.Sc. Thesis Defence by Emma Drake “The Leap-frog Effect in the Context of Ontario’s Greenbelt: An Analysis of Farmland Loss in the Unprotected Countryside”.    Examination Committee: Dr. Wayne Caldwell, Advisor, SEDRD Dr. John Smithers, Advisory Committee, Geography, Environment and Geomatics Dr. Dave Guyadeen, Faculty, SEDRD Dr. Nic Brunet, Exam Chair, SEDRD All welcome to attend.

4th Year BLA Integrative Design Studio Exhibit 2019

The 4th year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture students will be holding a public display of their final design projects for the LARC*4710 Integrative Design Studio course. These projects were supervised by Professors' Sean Kelly and Nadia Amoroso.  All are welcome to attend.

MSc Thesis Defence - Paighton Smyth

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Capacity Development & Extension M.Sc. Thesis Defense by Paighton Smyth "Ontario Guidance Teacher-Counsellors’ Understanding of the Agri-Food Industry and Agricultural Careers" Examination Committee: Helen Hambly, Advisor, SEDRD Al Lauzon, Advisory Committee, SEDRD Sean Lyons, Graduate Faculty, Management, CBE TBA, Exam Chair

2019 OALA AGM and Conference

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The theme of the 2019 Ontario Association of Landscape Architects conference is: BIGthinking: Watershed-Scale Landscape Perspectives.  With the Niagara Escarpment and the shores of Georgian Bay as the backdrop for this year’s Conference, we look beyond the local to the potential offered by big data, large-scale contextual analysis and foundational ideas for landscape architecture. For more details please visit the OALA website.

MLA Thesis Defence - Kaja McDonald

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Landscape Architecture MLA Master's Thesis Examination Kaja McDonald, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "Exploring the Application of Environmental Communication Strategies in Landscape Architecture" Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 1pm in LA 143.

Landscape Architecture Alumni Association Event at the OALA Conference

The University of Guelph Landscape Architecture Alunni Association (LAAA) will be hosting a reception at the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) 51st annual AGM and Conference.  This event will include speakers from the OALA, LAAA, UofG Ontario Agricultural College and the Landscape Architecture program faculty and students. Landscape architecture students will be rotating a variety of presentations throughout the evening.

MLA Thesis Defence - Tamara Freeman

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Landscape Architecture MLA Master's Thesis Examination Tamara Freeman, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "Designing for Therapeutic Care Farms”. Karen Landman, Advisor, SEDRD Sean Kelly, Advisory Committee Member, SEDRD Nathan Perkins, Examination Committee Member, SEDRD Sheri Longboat, Chair of Examination Committee, SEDRD All welcome to attend.

MLA Thesis Defence - Carleigh Pope

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Landscape Architecture MLA Master's Examination Carleigh Pope, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "Landscape Architecture for Hyper-Diverse Cities:  Renewing Toronto's Tower Housing Stock in a Time of Unprecedented Diversity".

PhD Thesis Defence - Mery Perez

PhD in Rural Studies  - School of Environmental Design and Rural Development Thesis Defence by Mery Perez "Music as Discourse for Indigenous and Environmental Justice:  A Study of Nicaragua’s Unidos por BOSAWAS Festivals"

MLA Thesis Defence - Kira Burger

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Landscape Architecture MLA Master's Thesis Examination Kira Burger, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend her thesis on "A Designed Landscape Pattern to Increase Urban Food Security and Optimize Ecological Integrity in Ottawa, Canada"