Congratulations to Angela Asuncion, a second-year MSc. Candidate in Rural Planning and Development in International Development Studies for being recognized as the American Planning Association Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Division (APA-ENRE) Student Fellow for the 2020-2021 year! The APA-ENRE Student Fellowship program funds excelling graduate students whose research is related to promoting sound environmental, natural resources, and energy planning. Angela’s research, supervised by Dr.
Emily C. Sousa, an M.Sc. in Rural Planning and Development student, recently published “Contributions of African crops to American culture and beyond: The Slave Trade and other journeys of resilient peoples and crops” in the respected journal, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems.
On November 25th, PhD (Rural Studies) candidate Ashleigh Weeden appeared alongside the Honourable Minister Maryam Monsef (Rural Economic Development and Status of Women) and rural leaders from across Canada as part of a panel event hosted by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM’s). The panel highlighted stories of rural community resilience.
Once referred to as Toronto’s "accidental wilderness,” Tommy Thompson Park is now recognized as an urban miracle. Initially created as a landfill site, the park has grown dramatically. Forests, grasslands, and wildlife now thrive – all steps from the most densely populated areas of North America’s fourth-largest city.
Nokom's House is a proposed land-based research lab in the University of Guelph Arboretum that will bring together three UoG community-engaged Indigenous scholars Dr. Sheri Longboat (School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, OAC), Dr. Kim Anderson (Family Relations & Applied Nutrition, CSAHS) and Dr.
Congratulations to Rural Studies PhD student, Graeme Reed who has been named among the national 2020 Top 30 Under 30 sustainability leaders in Canada by Corporate Knights.
Niva Shrestha (MSc in Rural Planning and Development) recently completed her major research paper investigating the role of recreational activities in Nepali immigrant children living in Guelph towards their inclusion and socialisation in the community. An abstract of Niva’s research is listed below:
The Winter 2021 Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) positions have now been posted. The deadline for applications is November 17, 2020.
World Town Planning Day is an occasion to celebrate and recognize the importance of planning in our communities. This year, Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) is hosting a scavenger hunt with all planning schools in Ontario. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase planning across the province regardless of where you live! The scavenger hunt will take place on Instagram from November 4, 2020 to November 8, 2020 and you need to respond to one of the themes mentioned below.