Gibson Shares Insights in Social Media and Knowledge Mobilization Webinar

On March 15, 2017, researchers explored how you can use social media more effectively to engage your stakeholder and encourage knowledge mobilization between partners and colleagues. A six-person panel put a spotlight on some of the successful social media initiatives from across the country. The webinar included presentations from:

Interested in a Career in the Public Sector?

What does it mean to work for the public service? How does one search for a career in the public service? Thirteen graduate students from three SEDRD programs and two faculty members discussed careers in the public sector with Scott Duff at workshop on March 13, 2017.

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Photo above:  Scott Duff (left), speaking to workshop participants.

RPD Students Visit Muskoka to Study Planning in Tourist Destinations

Rural Planning and Development students recently visited Muskoka and met with planners, alumni and members of the public. Students visited with planners at the District and in Bracebridge, Gravenhurst and Port Carling. Seasonal development drives planning activity in this area. While there are huge development pressures for lakeshore development there are equally other challenges sustaining a year round economy.

From Research to Policy: 2017 Rural Symposium Report

Sixteen graduate students from The University of Guelph’s Ontario Agricultural College, Ontario Veterinarian College, and the College of Social and Applied Human Science presented their research to provincial policy makers at the Rural Symposium on February 14th, 2017.

World Landscape Architecture Month 2017 Poster Competition Announced

Every April, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM), which brings recognition and awareness to the profession, landscape architects, and works of landscape architecture in Canada.  One of the key communication tools is the CSLA World Landscape Architecture Month poster.

The Future of Rural Ontario and the Role of Immigration

For much of rural Ontario, there is a struggle to retain existing population numbers.  With low birth rates, outmigration and an aging baby boom population there is a significant risk of population loss (and in many rural communities this is already happening).  The opportunity for rural communities is to increasingly attract immigrants.  Recent research identifies success stories from across the province and establishes best practices that can help rural communities to succeed in stabilizing, and potentially growing their population.

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