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SEDRD's R2B2 Project Welcomes Unprecedented Funding Announcement

The recent announcement of approximately $300 million invested over the next five years in broadband infrastructure is great news according to a SEDRD researcher. "A faster, higher quality and more ubiquitous fibre optic network in rural SW Ontario and Niagara Region is overdue," says R2B2 project leader Dr. Helen Hambly. 

Gibson Elected President of Canadian Community Economic Development Network

During the July board of directors meeting of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet), Dr. Ryan Gibson was re-elected president for a one-year term. CCEDNet is a member-driven, not for-profit, charitable organization made up of community-based organizations, co-operatives, social enterprises, practitioners, active citizens, researchers, and other organizations involved in community economic development.

Visiting Grad Student Analyzes Social Media Use by Ontario Local Food Organizations

SEDRD Faculty Dr. Helen Hambly Odame and Adjunct Faculty Dr. Ataharul Huq Chowdhury are pleased to announce the successful defense by Pawandeep Kaushik, a Masters of Science student from Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Pawandeep was a Visiting Scholar in the Capacity Development and Extension graduate program from Spring 2014.

RPD Study on Viability of Mennonite Communities in Southwestern Ontario.

Prof. Wayne Caldwell, with master of rural planning and development student, Bryce Sharpe, set out to examine the viability of Mennonite communities in southwestern Ontario.  “This research project represents an interest in the diversity of agriculture,” notes Professor Caldwell.  "There are special considerations for these communities in a planning context, and this research provides the potential to address these considerations.”

Guelph Landscape Architecture Graduates Receive 2016 Convocation Awards

Congratulations to our recent graduates in landscape architecture who received awards at the Ontario Agricultural College convocation awards luncheon held on June 16, 2016 at the University of Guelph.

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Prize was presented to Bachelor of Landscape Architecture graduate, Michelle Peeters and to Master of Landscape Architecture graduate, Laura Williams, by CSLA past-president and Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph, Cecelia Paine, FCSLA, OALA, FASLA. 

Prof. Emeritus Maurice Nelischer to receive Medal of Merit at June Convocation

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus, Maurice Nelischer, who will receive the Medal of Merit at the University of Guelph's Summer Convocation Ceremonies on June 16th, 2016.  The Medal of Merit is awarded to an individual for outstanding contributions to teaching and other areas that improve academic life and character of the University. 

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