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LA's secure conceptual design for the forecourt plaza of the Gordon Lang School of Business and Economics

Landscape Architects, Maurice Nelischer, Professor Emeritus, with critical help from Kendall Flower (BLA, MPlan alumnus ), have gained approval for the conceptual design for the forecourt plaza for the new Gordon Lang School of Business and Economics.  The site is in front of Macdonald Hall which was recently renovated to accommodate the new college. Construction on the plaza will be started in April 2020.  This is a highly visible campus location at the north end of Wingard Walk .  Nelischer designed the southern terminus of the walk at Branion plaza which was built a few years ago. 

Gibson Contributes to Webinar on the Future of Regional Development in Canada

Canadian regional development today involves multiple actors operating within nested scales from local to national and even international levels. Recent approaches to making sense of this complexity have drawn on concepts such as multi-level governance, relational assets, integration, innovation, and learning regions.

Great Lakes First Nations Fisheries Governance Project Hosting Webinar

On Thursday June 20th, 2019 from 10:00am-11:00am the Great Lakes First Nations Fisheries Governance project will be hosting a Webinar to present preliminary findings and foster discussion with our First Nations partners. The research team has been conducting interviews and analyzing the data collected for the past year and have found some interesting results.

New SEDRD Administrative Officer

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) is pleased to announce Jennifer McCreary as the new Administrative Officer for the School.

As Administrative Officer, McCreary manages day-to-day operations of the School. She is responsible for providing financial, human resources, administrative and strategic support to the director and faculty members, and is also responsible for human resource activities, including ensuring adherence to employee agreements and establishing unit policies.

Hernandez Gongora Shares Research on Polycentric Governance in Climate Change Policies

Rural studies PhD candidate, Lissel Hernandez Gongora, conducted a webinar last May 8th in coordination with the Rural Policy Learning Commons. Lissel spoke about polycentric governance in climate change policies. The presentation included: 1)The theory of polycentric governance, 2) The case study implementation of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) in Mexico as an example of the polycentric approach in climate change policies, and 3) Recommendations for decision-makers.

Rural Planning & Development Student Profile: Agriculture and Source Water Protection

Erinn Lee is a Master’s student in the Rural Planning and Development program at the University of Guelph. She is also a participant in the Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Scholarship Program. As part of this program, she had the opportunity to participate in a professional development course focused on the agricultural industry with other graduate students from diverse research disciplines. 

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