We are really excited to continue collecting your amazing work for our 2019/2020 edition of the Studio V Journal. Landscape Architecture students should consider submitting excerpts of their final assignments and/or anything else that represents their hard work this term to the Studio V team. Being published in the Studio V journal makes a great addition to a CV as it is a peer reviewed journal. Copies of the Studio V Journal will be printed for our 2020 convocation and if your work is chosen you will be given a complimentary copy of the 2019/2020 Studio V Journal.
Congratulations are in order for Rachana Devkota, PhD in Rural Studies candidate! She recently published two peer-reviewed journal articles in the journal, Sustainability and the Journal of Rural Studies. Rachana specializes in sustainable agri-food systems innovation. Her fieldwork is in Nepal, and she has a specific focus on gender analysis. Her co-advisors in the PhD in Rural Studies program are Dr. Helen Hambly (SEDRD) and Dr.
Four SEDRD graduates and faculty are profiled in the recent LIBRANNI publication: Shannon Labelle (RPD graduate), Dr. Sarah Minnes (RPD graduate), Dr. Ryan Gibson (Libro Professor of Regional Economic Development), and Prof. David Douglas (Professor Emeritus).
The Philippines is ranked as the fifth most mineral-rich country in the world, with approximately 30 million hectares of land in the country endowed in metallic minerals, including but not limited to, gold, nickel, copper and iron ore (Lindon et al., 2013). San Roque Metals Inc. (SRMI) is a large-scale nickel mining company located within the Eastern Mindanao Biodiversity Corridor, one of the country’s Key Biodiversity Areas in Mindanao, Philippines (Ibanez, 2015). Canada also possesses an impressive international mineral record, ranking fifth for nickel production globally (NRC, 2018).
Landscape Architecture students were the recipients of four scholarships awarded by the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation in October. UofG professor emeritus, Cecelia Paine, and BLA program alumnus, Christine Abe, both members of the Foundation’s board of directors, presented the students with cheques of $1000 each. MLA student, Kendra Cheeseman and BLA student Grace Christie received the University of Guelph LACF Scholarship recognizing excellence in design.
Having recently completed her M.Sc in Rural Planning and Development, Hilary Sadowsky and her supervisor Nicolas Brunet attended the ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting on December 5, 2019, one of the largest Arctic research events in the world. Hilary was presenting her thesis results along side a good number of our partners from Pond Inlet, Nunavut where she undertook her project over the last two years. Hilary not only took home the photo contest award, she also took home the coveted Inuit Partnership of Excellence Student Award.
If you are interested in hearing from environmental scientists & students, conservation authorities, indigenous-lead conservation, NGOs, urbanists, and municipal planners, then you’ll want to make time for the Latornell Conservation Symposium. Held this year from November 19–21, 2019 at the Nottawasaga Inn, the theme was Currents of Change: Inspiring, Creating, Transforming, encompassing around 200 panels and presentations, 3 keynote speakers, walking tours, and a poster competition.
Congratulations to Capacity Development and Extension graduate student, Madeline Arseneau who was recently awarded the A.D. Latornell Award of Merit presented by the Soil and Water Conservation Society. Madeline's research is on soil literacy and the role that capacity development and extension can play in developing soil literacy to promote soil conservation.
Ashleigh Weeden, SEDRD PhD Rural Studies candidate,
Ashleigh Weeden, SEDRD PhD Rural Studies candidate, was invited to share some reflections on place-based policy with the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Rural Policy on October 29, 2019. The Cross-Party Group provides information to MSPs (Members of Scottish Parliament) and the wider Scottish Parliament about issues relating to rural policies and policy-making in Scotland.