Planning for Rural Heritage: Rural Romp 2021

The sixth annual Rural Romp is here, with the theme of ‘Rural Heritage’! Hosted by the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) at the University of Guelph, this two-part panel event will explore rural heritage conservation strategies, challenges, career pathways and research inspirations from near and far.

Weeden to keynote International Women’s Day event for The Women’s Centre of Grey Bruce

Ashleigh Weeden (PhD Candidate, Rural Studies) will be the keynote speaker at the 2021 International Women’s Day in support of the Women’s Centre of Grey Bruce. She will discuss how COVID-19 has impacted rural women and share insights into how rural communities can not only ‘build back better’ but use their place-based assets to create futures that focus on justice, equity, and equality.

Call for applications for faculty position in Landscape Architecture

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Landscape Architecture. The appointment(s) will be at the rank of Assistant Professor level.

Assessment of applications will begin on February 1, 2021 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

RPD student Angela Asuncion wins American Planning Association Fellowship

Congratulations to Angela Asuncion, a second-year MSc. Candidate in Rural Planning and Development in International Development Studies for being recognized as the American Planning Association Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Division (APA-ENRE) Student Fellow for the 2020-2021 year! The APA-ENRE Student Fellowship program funds excelling graduate students whose research is related to promoting sound environmental, natural resources, and energy planning. Angela’s research, supervised by Dr.

PhD Candidate, Ashleigh Weeden joins the Honourable Minister Maryam Monsef and local leaders from across Canada at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Rural Forum

On November 25th, PhD (Rural Studies) candidate Ashleigh Weeden appeared alongside the Honourable Minister Maryam Monsef (Rural Economic Development and Status of Women) and rural leaders from across Canada as part of a panel event hosted by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM’s). The panel highlighted stories of rural community resilience.

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