Winter 2018 SEDRD GTA Positions Available

Winter 2018 SEDRD GTA positions have now been posted. The deadline for applications is November 17, 2017. In order to be considered for a position, you must apply online.

The following positions are available:

BLA and BComm Students Win Top Prize at Ryerson's "Expand your Empire" Case Competition

Congratulations to two University of Guelph teams for taking first and second place in Ryerson's "Expand Your Empire" Case Competition.

The Darkhorse Developments team which consisted of five University of Guelph students from real estate and housing (BComm) and landscape architecture (BLA) took home top place finishes, including First Place Overall ($10,000 grand prize) as well as Best Financial Analysis ($1,000 prize) at this years Ryerson “Expand your Empire” Case Competition in Toronto Monday February 26, 2018 

Two Emerging SEDRD Researchers Profiled in National Rural Newsletter

Rana Telfah and Ashleigh Weeden, doctoral students in the Rural Studies program in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, were recently profiled as emerging rural researchers by the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation ( Each year, the Foundation devotes their winter newsletter to showcasing new and emerging rural researchers from across Canada and internationally.

Students Facilitate Dialogues on the Future Directions of Rural Economic Development in Ontario

Throughout Ontario, communities of all size struggle with how to effectively engage in economic development to advance the sustainability of their community and regions. On February 7, Rural Planning and Development graduate students received a first-hand opportunity to engage in the discussions impacting the future of rural economic development with practitioners, policy makers, and elected officials.

Professor Wayne Caldwell on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin

On Monday, February 12th, Professor Caldwell participated in a panel discussion "A Northern and Rural Appeal to Newcomers" on The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Late last year, the Canadian government pledged to welcome one million immigrants over the next three years. The areas of rural and northern Ontario, with aging populations and large gaps in labour forces, are desperate for newcomers, but if trends continue, only a small number of these immigrants will choose to live in these areas. The panel addressed how best to attract new Canadians to settle outside of Ontario's urban centres.

Winter Stations 2018 Opening Night Gala and Family Day Opening

The University of Guelph, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture "Rising Up” student team submission will be presenting their public art installation at the Winter Stations opening gala night in Toronto on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

The main public event is opening on Family Day, Monday, February 19th at noon in the heart of the Toronto Beach community.

The public unveiling information and location map can be found on the Winter Stations website.   The exhibition is to run from February 19 until April 1, 2018.

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