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Educational Food Landscapes: Developing Design Guidelines for School Gardens

Elizabeth Nowatschin's Master of Landscape Architecture thesis (2014), entitled Educational Food Landscapes: Developing Design Guidelines for School Gardens, was a qualitative exploratory investigation into the use of gardening as a teaching tool for primary and secondary schools. Liz collected data from the literature, a school garden web scan, School Garden Network profiles, school garden guides and manuals, photographs and key informant interviews.

MLA Students Receive 2015 LACF Grants

The Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) announced the recipients of its 2015 grants in support of research, communication and scholarship.   

Master of Landscape Architecture students, Alex Waffle and Heather Schibli received grants for their research.  Alex's thesis research is on "Mapping Urban Agricultural Hot Spots" and Heather's thesis research is on "Design for Landscape-Scale Rehabilitation within the Township of Uxbridge".

Creating a Pollinator Paradise

Every fall semester, the third year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) students complete a community engagement project in Dr. Karen Landman’s design studio class. In fall 2014, the undergraduate students had the opportunity to work with Woolwich Dairy’s industrial-park property near Orangeville, Ontario. The students were asked to apply their design skills and creativity in order to transform 4 acres of former farmland into a ‘pollinator paradise’.

SEDRD Set to Host Grad Program Information Night on February 11

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development will host a Graduate Program Information Night on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Landscape Architecture Building Lobby (LA Pit).

This is a chance to learn about the graduate degrees we offer in Landscape Architecture, Rural Planning, and Capacity Development and Extension.  You can also learn about our PhD in Rural Studies.  This is a chance to chat with profs, current students & alumni, and learn about career opportunities.  You can also enjoy some free pizza!

Katie Brown, 4th Year BLA Student, Creates LEED Green Associate Exam Handbook

In 2014, Katie Brown, a fourth year BLA student, earned her LEED Green Associate credential. A LEED Green Associate credential certifies that a given professional demonstrates a generalized knowledge of green design, construction and operations. Upon earning this credential, a LEED Green Associate can be a part of an integrative project team for a wide variety of green design projects.

SEDRD Students Receive Awards at OAC Fall Awards Celebration

Congratulations to the following School of Environmental Design and Rural Development undergraduate and graduate students who received the following awards at the Ontario Agriculture College fall awards celebration banquet which were held on November 18 and December 2, 2014:

Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society begins at UofG: BLA Student Wins Scholarship

In 2014 the Landscape Architecture programs at the University of Guelph established the first chapter of the Honor Society of Landscape Architects, Sigma Lambda Alpha, outside of the United States. The society, like other professional honour societies, recognizes leadership and scholarship among the student body. Sigma Lambda Alpha is the only honour society for landscape architecture and it has more than fifty chapters and 8,000 members - it’s name figuratively represents the the society: Scholar, Landscape Architect.

BLA Class of '89 Celebrates Their 25th Anniversary

The BLA Class of '89 recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. Those who could attend visited the Landscape Architecture building, did their best to re-enact the photo from 1989, and then headed to the Albion for catching up with each other. 

BLA Class of 1989

BLA Class of 1989 Renunion
BLA Class of '89

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