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?".
The National Capital Commission recently announced the appointment of SEDRD Professor Cecelia Paine, OALA, FCSLA, FASLA to serve a three-year term as a member of the Advisory Committee on Planning, Design and Realty (ACPDR). This committee advises on:
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:
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.
Photo above: Scott Duff (left), speaking to workshop participants.
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.
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.
Information regarding forthcoming book by Professors Glen Filson and Bamidele Adekunle "Eat Local, Taste Global. How Ethnocultural Food Reaches Our Tables" has been released.
Dr. Nadia Amoroso’s book “Representing Landscapes: Hybrid” is being celebrated along with other Campus Authors on March 9, 2017. Nadia is an instructor in the landscape architecture undergraduate and graduate programs and has published several books on topics about creative mapping and visual representation and design.
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.
Students recently participated in a one-day field trip to learn about Aboriginal education, both past and present, from First Nations perspectives. Through stories, teachings, and experiences, students gained insight into the complex history and legacy of federal Aboriginal education policy in Canada.