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One Month In: New Faces in SEDRD

We are about a month into the Fall 2018 semester and academic year and SEDRD celebrates more changes with several new faces on the administrative and faculty fronts.

A Place Like No Other: Pond Inlet, Nunavut

Hilary Sadowsky is a graduate student in the Master’s of Rural Planning and Development at the University of Guelph.  She is working on a research project that aims to explore the roles of environmental researchers in enhancing scientific literacy for Inuit youth in Nunavut.  Hilary is working under the supervision of Dr. Nicolas Brunet, who obtained a SSHRC grant making this research project possible, and with guidance from Dr. Sheri Longboat (University of Guelph) and Dr. Dominique Henri (Environment and Climate Change Canada).

Meet Prof. Nadia Amoroso in OAC Video

Nadia Amoroso is an assistant professor in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development in the Landscape Architecture program.  Nadia researches new ways of visualizing urban data to uncover new site conditions and utilize these visualizations as datascapes.  Watch a short video clip about Nadia here, produced by the Ontario Agricultural College.

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The Three Pillars: Working, Learning and Teaching in Community - A Summer’s Journey

Since leaving campus in April, upon completion of my first year of PhD coursework, I have continued doing work influenced by my cohort, amazing staff (Sara and Patricia) and professors at SEDRD ( Drs. Lauzon, Devlin, Gibson and Longboat- Chi Migwetch). Applying the wisdom and empathy that has become part of my DNA towards all the events that I have had the good fortune to be a part of. 

SEDRD welcomes Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury to the CDE program

Prof. Al Lauzon, Program Coordinator for SEDRD's Capacity Development and Extension program is delighted to announce that Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury joined SEDRD as of July 1 as a faculty member.  Ataharul's arrival is notable for CDE, SEDRD and OAC as his hiring marks the first hire in 15 years for the CDE program -- and marks the 7th faculty hire in two years for SEDRD programs.

Ataharul Chowdhury

Meet Prof. Nicolas Brunet in OAC Video

Nicolas Brunet is an assistant professor in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development in Rural Planning and Development whose research uses social ecological systems thinking to propose innovative approaches to community and regional planning and development.  Watch a short video clip about Nic here, produced by the Ontario Agricultural College.

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