plazaPOPS, a collaborative research initiative that enhances the public realm through publicly accessible pop-up installations within the privately owned parking lots of commercial strip-malls, has received two significant new grants!
The first half of 2022 has seen a number of publications by Rural Studies PhD Candidate Ashleigh Weeden. These research contributions cover a range of current challenges facing rural communities written largely through the lens of exploring what “the right to be rural” means for contemporary rural development and policy. From explorations of pandemic-driven displacements to the challenges of modeling rural connectivity policies, Ashleigh has worked with colleagues across the province and across Canada to produce the following publications:
This summer, Dr. Wayne Caldwell and graduate students Natasha Gaudio Harrison, Shanley Weston, and Regan Zink will be continuing research that examines municipal capacity as it relates to rural and agri-food issues in Ontario.
Heather White (BSc Env, ’02 and MSc CDE candidate) has been brought onto the Soils at Guelph team as the new Knowledge Mobilization and Community Coordinator.
Emma Cervinka, a third year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture student, was recently interviewed for the Ontario Agricultural College Q&A article and discussed her experience in the landscape architecture program and the takeaways from the paid experiential learning through the course LARC*4620 Internship in Landscape Architecture, where she worked at Proslide Technology Inc, a waterslide and waterpark design company based in Ottawa, Ontario. Learn more in the article entitled
Meet Cameron Luttikuis, a third year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture student.
On March 26, 2022, Louis Helps, a PhD student in the Rural Studies program, presented at the 24th Metropolis Conference – Reopening Canada: Looking to the Future of Immigration, Settlement, and Integration in Vancouver. Metropolis is the largest national annual event gathering people from across academia, government, and the private and non-profit sectors to discuss issues pertaining to Canadian immigration.
Congratulations to the “OneCanada” team of several second year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture students who designed and installed their winning submission for the 2022 Winter Stations International Design Competition. Six installations were unveiled on February 22nd, 2022 and will remain on view at Woodbine Beach until April 8th, 2022.
Meet Emil Kovacevic, a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree program. He was interviewed for the Ontario Agricultural College Q&A article and discussed his role in the landscape architecture profession and his experience at the University of Guelph. Emil works for thinc design, a small creative landscape architecture, urban and regional design firm in Toronto, Ontario.