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Four Guelph Alumni Elected into the CSLA College of Fellows

On May 30th, 2014, at the Château Laurier Hotel during the CSLA Congress in Ottawa, Chris Grosset and Robert Brown, both University of Guelph MLA graduates, and Robert Evans a Guelph BLA graduate were invested into the CSLA College of Fellows.  They were presented with their medals by CSLA President Peter Briggs, another Guelph MLA graduate.

Stanley Thompson Foundation Creates New MLA Award

This fall, the Ontario Agricultural College and School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) were proud to offer a new award. The new Thompson Graduate Studies Scholarship will be presented annually to a deserving student in the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program.

SEDRD Partners with Gateway Rural Health Research Institute

Gateway RHRI and the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph

Seaforth, Ontario - Gateway RHRI is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph at the Huron East Health Centre, 32B Centennial Drive, Seaforth, on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 1 p.m.

SEDRD Student Photo Competition

We invite SEDRD students to submit photos for the SEDRD Photo Competition that profile the School, your program, research and other University related activities. You may submit as many photos as you like into the following three categories which are intended to capture the diversity of the School:

A.      Canadian Landscape/Community
B.      Foreign Landscape/ Community
C.      Students in Action (in the field or in our building).

The top photo in each category will receive a $50 gift certificate! (location of your choice)

MLA Student Article "Go Play in the Street" Featured in Vancouver's Spacing Magazine

Kathleen Corey, a Master of Landscape Architecture student in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph published an article in the Spacing (Vancouver) magazine entitled "Go Play in the Street - The Power of Park(ing) Day".

Kathleen's MLA thesis is on tactical urbanism strategies and programming for parklets with a comparative study in Vancouver and San Francisco. Her Advisor is Professor Nathan Perkins.  Kathleen is also an Intern at PWL Partnership Inc. in Vancouver, BC.

Article by Robert D. Brown featured in Ground Magazine

The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects Ground Magazine - Fall 2013 Site Edition featured an article by Robert D. Brown, entitled "Seeing a site again for the first time - Visualizing the Invisible".  Dr. Brown is a Professor in the Landscape Architecture program at the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph.

 

MLA Student Wins BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition

Erika Dueck, a first year Master of Landscape Architecture student, at the University of Guelph is the national winner of the BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition and received the $10,000 prize for her mixed media installation, The Ephemeral Mind. Erika also holds a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours from the University of Manitoba.

SEDRD Students Seek the Welfare and Improve Access to Health Services in Guelph

Graduate students in the Capacity Development and Extension program are working hard to contribute to a cause that the Guelph Community has been fighting for the last few months regarding the relocation of the Pacemaker Clinic to Kitchener, Ontario.  CDE students were brought together by the Community Environmental Leadership class with a mission to seek the welfare and improve the health of hundreds of pacemaker patients, their families and of Guelph residence.

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