Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury participated as a key resource speaker in an International Roundtable Discussion (RTD). He was invited by the College of Development Communication (CDC), The University of Philippines, Los Banos ̶ a major school of thoughts in the field of Development Communication (DevCom).
Natalya Garrod is a graduate student in the Master’s of Rural Planning and Development, School of Environmental Designa and Rural Development at the University of Guelph. She is exploring how collaborative source water protection planning can act as an avenue for achieving water security on First Nations reserves in southwestern Ontario. Natalya is working under the supervision of Dr. Sheri Longboat (University of Guelph).
Graeme Reed, a SEDRD PhD Student and Senior Advisor with the Assembly of First Nations, is attending COP 24 - United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland for the next two weeks (December 6-13, 2018).
He is participating as a technical expert as part of the Canadian Delegation, spending equal parts of his time with Canadian negotiators and with the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC), advocating for the inclusion of Indigenous rights, knowledge, and action in the UNFCCC.
In October 2018, MSc in Planning student Emily Bowerman participated in the Unitec Institute of Technology 3min Graduate thesis speech competition presenting her thesis research titled Reflecting Bicultural Water Values in Waterscape Design and Planning.
On November 23, 2018, Professor Al Lauzon presented “Rural Health, Rural Wellbeing: Three population Challenges” to the Graduate Seminar, School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo. His talk was built around three research projects. During his talk he explored three populations and current health challenges they face: rural youth, seniors and the precariously employed in rural areas.
The Young Conservation Professionals (YCP) Leadership Program is a year-long personal and professional development program serving the conservation and environmental sector in Ontario, Canada.
The purpose of the YCP Leadership Program is to build capacity in the sector by helping the next generation of leaders to “step-up.” Key outcomes for participants include:
Congratulations to Kira Burger who has won the 2018 A.D. Latornell Award of Merit at the 2018 Latornell Conservation Symposium. This award was presented by the Ontario Chapter of the Soil & Water Conservation Society. Kira is a third year Master of Landscape Architecture student at the University of Guelph.
Ashleigh Weeden, a PhD Student in the Rural Studies program, has been selected as one of 25 emerging scholars from around the world to participate in the 2019 ERSA/OECD Winter School at the Trento Centre for Local Development in Trento, Italy in January 2019.
Emily French, a recent graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture program, has published her MLA research in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. Her article is entitled Designing public open space to support seismic resilience: A systematic review. Emily co-authored this paper with Jeff Birchall (University of Alberta), Karen Landman (University of Guelph), and UofG associated graduate faculty member, Robert D. Brown (Texas A&M University).
The students in the landscape architecture program are excited to begin collecting the amazing work from University of Guelph BLA and MLA students for our 2018/2019 edition of the Studio Vantage Journal. As we are nearing the end of the fall term, students should consider submitting excerpts of their final assignments and/or anything else that represents their hard work this term to the Studio Vantage team.