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November 2019

Fall Preview Day & LA Studio Tour 2019

Visit the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture booth at the University of Guelph Fall Preview Day on Sunday, November 3rd. Meet our Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program faculty and student reps.   The Landscape Architecture Studio Drop-Ins will be held from 11:00am - 1:00pm.  Stop by to see the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture studio space, and talk with current students about their design projects.

Winter 2020 GTA Position Deadline

The Winter 2019 SEDRD Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) positions have now been posted. The deadline for applications is November 4, 2019. In order to be considered for a position, you must apply online at www.uoguelph.ca/sessional_ta/ for each of the positions you are interested in. You must be logged into the site in order to apply for the positions.  Instructions are on the home page. You must use your uoguelph.ca email account or you will not be able to apply. Do not create a new account.

SEDRD Speaker Series: "Gendered Social Citizenship: Ethics of Care and Praxis of Planning"

Please feel free to join us for the Fall 2019 SEDRD Speaker Series with Ebru Ustundag, Brock University discussing “Gendered Social Citizenship: Ethics of Care and Praxis of Planning” .  No registration is required.   A light lunch will be available at the start of the presentation.  The discussion will also be available on Zoom. 

World Town Planning Day - Guest Speaker: Dr. Gary Davidson

World Town Planning Day is an international day celebrating the accomplishments of planners and their contributions to their communities.  Join us for the Rural Planning and Development guest lecture, Dr. Gary Davidson, who will be speaking on "Reflecting on the Evolution of Rural Planning and Development".  

LA Guest Lecture: Daniel Jackson of ProSlide Technology Inc.

Landscape Architecture Guest Speaker:  Daniel Jackson, UofG MLA Alumnus and Senior Master Planner / Landscape Architect with ProSlide Technology Inc. Daniel will introduce the opportunities for Landscape Architects within the theme park and water park industry.

Getting a Fair Share: Designing Fiscal Regimes for Impact Benefit Agreements Webinar

The Rural Policy Learning Commons is hosting a free online webinar titled, "Getting a Fair Share: Designing Fiscal Regimes for Impact Benefit Agreements” on November 18, 2019 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT. The webinar will feature Cameron Gunton, Joshua Batson, Tom Gunton, Sean Markey, and Dan Dale. A brief description of the webinar is listed below: 

Bridging Place and Policy in Divisive Times Webinar

The Rural Policy Learning Commons is hosting a free online webinar titled, "Bridging Place and Policy in Divisive Times” on November 19, 2019 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT. The webinar will feature Ashleigh Weeden, doctoral student in Rural Studies. A brief description of the webinar is listed below: 

Pro Practice Panel Discussion: Supporting Diversity and Growing Equality in the Design Professions

The Landscape Architecture, LARC*4610 / LARC*6360 - Professional Practice course presents a panel discussion on "Supporting Diversity and Growing Equality in the Design Professions.  Issues, Experiences and Strategies", featuring professionals from Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (BEAT) and Women in Landscaping. Fotini Pitoglou, BEAT Safoura Zahedi, BEAT Peris Lam, BEAT Vineetha Sivathasan, BEAT Pamela Cook, Women in Landscaping All are welcome to attend.

MLA Thesis Defence: Amirhossein Sadeghiesfahani

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development - Landscape Architecture MLA Master's Thesis Examination Amirhossein Sadeghiesfahani, a master of landscape architecture candidate in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will defend his thesis on "The Historical Evolution of the Landscape Architecture Building at the University of Guelph".

2019 SEDRD Winter Social Party

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development's Winter Social Party will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Italian Canadian Club.  This event is for all graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, sessionals, staff and their guests in SEDRD (including Landscape Architecture, Rural Planning and Development, Capacity Development and Extension, and Rural Studies).   Doors open at 6:30 pm with dinner commencing at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $40 each and include a full-course buffet dinner, prizes, DJ and dancing.  Cash Bar (bring your ID)

Rural Symposium 2020 Abstract Submission Deadline

The Rural Symposium is an annual opportunity for University of Guelph graduate students to showcase their rural research to policy makers, policy analysts, and program staff from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). The event facilitates knowledge mobilization and network building between graduate students at the University of Guelph, researchers, and OMAFRA . The 2020 Rural Symposium will take place on February 5, 2020, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Conference Centre at 1 Stone Road in Guelph.