Meet Prof. Nadia Amoroso in OAC Video

Nadia Amoroso is an assistant professor in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development in the Landscape Architecture program.  Nadia researches new ways of visualizing urban data to uncover new site conditions and utilize these visualizations as datascapes.  Watch a short video clip about Nadia here, produced by the Ontario Agricultural College.

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The Three Pillars: Working, Learning and Teaching in Community - A Summer’s Journey

Since leaving campus in April, upon completion of my first year of PhD coursework, I have continued doing work influenced by my cohort, amazing staff (Sara and Patricia) and professors at SEDRD ( Drs. Lauzon, Devlin, Gibson and Longboat- Chi Migwetch). Applying the wisdom and empathy that has become part of my DNA towards all the events that I have had the good fortune to be a part of. 

SEDRD welcomes Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury to the CDE program

Prof. Al Lauzon, Program Coordinator for SEDRD's Capacity Development and Extension program is delighted to announce that Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury joined SEDRD as of July 1 as a faculty member.  Ataharul's arrival is notable for CDE, SEDRD and OAC as his hiring marks the first hire in 15 years for the CDE program -- and marks the 7th faculty hire in two years for SEDRD programs.

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Meet Prof. Nicolas Brunet in OAC Video

Nicolas Brunet is an assistant professor in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development in Rural Planning and Development whose research uses social ecological systems thinking to propose innovative approaches to community and regional planning and development.  Watch a short video clip about Nic here, produced by the Ontario Agricultural College.

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Dr. Gibson Discusses The Future of Rural Canada on CBC Radio

Recent transformations in global economies have impacted for rural places throughout Canada. While some rural communities have flourished, others have struggled. This has lead to the question, “What is the future of rural communities throughout Canada?”. As part of CBC’s series called Transformations, Dr. Ryan Gibson participated in a series of 14 radio interviews to discuss the factors influencing the future of rural communities, the resilience of rural communities, and illustrations of successful rural communities.

"No Single Road": PhD student, Winifredo Dagli Shares His Recent Experiences at STEPS Centre Summer School

Winifredo Dagli, a former MSc Capacity Development and Extension student and current Rural Studies PhD student shares his experiences and learnings as one of the 42 doctoral and post-doctoral students in the recently concluded STEPS Centre Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability in Brighton, United Kingdom.  This summer school was highly competitive and provided both academic credit and a tremendous learning opportunity.

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