The students of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph announce the release of Studio Vantage ISSUE 1 - Paradox. See attachment.
News related to Capacity Development and Extension
What does it mean to work for the public service? How does one search for a career in the public service? Thirteen graduate students from three SEDRD programs and two faculty members discussed careers in the public sector with Scott Duff at workshop on March 13, 2017.
Photo above: Scott Duff (left), speaking to workshop participants.
Adjunct faculty member, Bamidele Adekunle in the Capacity Development and Extension program, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development has recently co-published the book “Negotiating South-South Regional Trade Agreements: Economic Opportunities and Policy Directions for Africa”.
Professor Al Lauzon in the Capacity Development and Extension program has recently published two chapters in the reference book the Encyclopedia of Strategic Leadership and Management. The titles of his chapters were "Building Adaptive Community Capacity to Meet the Challenges of Global Climate Change: Implications for Community Leadership" and "Meeting the Cognitive Demands of Leadership in Times of Uncertainty."
Prof. Sean Kelly has been appointed as the new director of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) effective January 1, 2017.
“I cannot think of a more exciting time to undertake this leadership role for SEDRD,” shares Prof. Kelly. “This school has some of the most reputable programs in Canada and it’s anticipated that the next five years will bring some unprecedented changes with faculty, curriculum and facilities.”
Capacity Development and Extension Professor Helen Hambly along with Grain Farmers of Ontario's Mark Brock were featured on CTV's national morning show Your Morning on December 21, 2016 discussing precision agriculture and rural connectivity.
CTV video clip can be viewed here.
The Winter 2017 SEDRD Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) positions have now been posted. The deadline for applications is November 22nd, 2016. In order to be considered for a position, you must apply online at www.uoguelph.ca/sessional_ta/.
Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury, an Adjunct Faculty member in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development contributed in developing a common framework for capacity building of Agricultural Innovation System in Tropical regions. He worked in a team of international consultants assigned by the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP).
On September 12, Dr. Ryan Gibson presented to the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis in Stockholm. The workshop brought together researchers from England, Finland, Norway, and Canada to discuss how governments can ensure the perspectives of rural residents are incorporated before new policies and programs are created. The Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis is mandated to strengthen Swedish competitiveness and to grow the Swedish economy through job creation and business growth.
What is the future of rural Canada? This was the focus of the State of Rural Canada webinar hosted by the Rural Policy Learning Commons on September 20, 2016. Drs. Al Lauzon and Ryan Gibson served as panellists on the webinar, both presenting research from the report. The webinar brought together over 70 participants from across Canada!