"Studio Vantage" - Issue One "Paradox" Released

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.  

Guiding Canada’s Future Investment in Rural Infrastructure - Gibson Testifies to Senate Committee

What is the future role for the Government of Canada in rural infrastructure? Dr. Ryan Gibson presented to the Senate Committee on National Finance regarding rural infrastructure investment. The Senate Committee has been studying the design and delivery of the government’s infrastructure commitment, and has asked for comments to address the effects of future infrastructure investments on rural development in Canada.

Sheri Longboat talks with the Ontarion one-year after joining the University of Guelph

As one of six new Indigenous faculty to join the University of Guelph, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development's Professor Sheri Longboat sits down with the Ontarion and shares her reflections, and hopes for the future of Indigenous research and education.

The link to the full article containing Sheri’s story and two other Indigenous faculty members:


Mobilizing Knowledge through Radio and Podcasts

How can researchers share their knowledge with communities and regions in a more useful format? A recent workshop in St John's, Newfoundland explored this exact topic. Fifteen people from across Canada and Scotland joined for the Radio/Podcast Workshop that explored how to use audio storytelling skills to share knowledge. The two-day workshop helped participants understand what makes a good story, how to conduct an interview, what makes for a good sound recording, and how all the different elements of an audio story come together.

Sheri Longboat to be on Water Sustainability Panel Discussion with Ontario Deputy Environmental Commissioner

Professor Sheri Longboat in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development will be among a panel of University of Guelph professors to join the Ontario Deputy Environmental Commissioner at the upcoming Hammond Lecture and Sustainability Symposium on Water Sustainability.

‎When: Wednesday April 19, 2017
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Where: Delta Inn Guelph, 50 Stone Road West

Please see attached advertisement for the event.

All are welcome to attend!

Sheri Longboat Brings Attention to the First Nations Water Crisis

As the world united for international World Water Day on March 22, 2017, Professor Sheri Longboat took the opportunity to highlight water conditions on First Nations reserves in Canada. Of the 618 First Nations reserves, roughly 1 in 5 lack access to potable water for basic human needs, and in some communities the situation has persisted for decades. See the full University of Guelph news article "Why Can’t We Get Clean Water to First Nations Communities?".  

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