The 2019 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) Conference is all about bringing together practitioners, policy makers, community leaders, and researchers interested in rural issues. This conference is a unique opportunity to share your own successes, learn from a diverse group of individuals, and hear the latest on issues that matter to communities and people who call rural Canada home.
The Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) will host their annual conference from October 1-3, 2019 in Toronto. The conference will focus on understanding the challenges facing planning over the next 25 years, such as uneven growth, climate change, and technology. Each year the School coordinates opportunities for graduate students to attend the OPPI conference. Watch the list serve for more details in the early fall.
University of Guelph - Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture Series presents:
Jerry Van Eyck, ING, RLA, ASLA
Founder and Principal of !melk. New York City
Limited seating - all welcome to attend. Please register for the event for FREE on the Eventbrite link.
International Rural Planning and Development Guest Speaker: Alejandro Argumedo – Potato Park, Cusco-Peru
Title of the presentation: “Food Neighbourhoods": Biocultural Planning and Emerging Food Solutions to Climate Crisis in the Andes.
Pizza and drinks will be served.
About the Presentation:
Please feel free to join us for the Fall 2019 SEDRD Speaker Series with Dr. Christopher Ali discussing “Broadband to the Farm and the Politics of Rural Connectivity in America.” No registration is required.
School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Rural Planning & Development Program
M.Sc. Thesis Defence by Hilary Sadowsky
"Understanding the Roll of Youth Engagement in Scientific Research in Nunavut "
Nic Brunet, Advisor, SEDRD
Sheri Longboat, Advisory Committee Member, SEDRD
Dominique Henri, Advisory Committee Member, ECCC
Leith Deacon, Examination Committee Member, SEDRD
Silvia Sarapura, Chair of Examination, SEDRD
All are welcome to attend.
Are you interested in participating in the 2020 International Comparative Rural Policy (ICRPS) Summer Institute? Join us on October 16 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm for an information session. The session will discuss the ICRPS Summer Institute program, the specific themes for the 2020 edition, logistics, financing, and application process. The session will be held in Room 127 of the Landscape Architecture Building. If you are not on campus but interested in participating you can join via Zoom (http://zoom.us/j/3495095810).
Join us for the University of Guelph's Graduate Studies Preview Day, at the Gryphon Athletic Centre.
Meet with graduate faculty and current graduate students in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development in the following graduate programs:
The Rural Policy Learning Commons is hosting a free online webinar titled, "Nurturing Ethics in Governance: Taming Our Rascals” on October 21, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT. The webinar will feature Dr. Peter Apedaile, professor emeritus at the University of Alberta. A brief description of the webinar is listed below:
Please feel free to join us for the Fall 2019 SEDRD Speaker Series with Gabino Nava-Bernal, UAEM (Mexico). Details will be available shortly. No registration is required. Please feel free to bring your lunch. The discussion will also be available on Zoom.
Stephen Lindley, MSc Rural Planning, USRPD 1983
Stephen Lindley will be speaking about Indigenous engagement from the perspective of his 35 years as a professional planning practitioner working with Indigenous communities across the country. He will also provide insight into the future of community engagement and trends in engagement practice. A discussion will follow his presentation. All are welcome to attend!
School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Ph.D. in Rural Studies
QUALIFYING EXAM SEMINAR
by Winifredo Dagli
"Village Approach in Agricultural and Rural Development Prospects and Pitfalls for Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture".
Helen Hambly, Advisor, SEDRD
Craig Johnson, Advisory Committee, Political Science
Leith Deacon, Graduate Faculty, SEDRD
Carmen Ho, Graduate Faculty, Political Science & Institute of Development Studies.
Karen Landman, Exam Chair, SEDRD
All our welcome to attend.