2015 Andre Schwabenbauer Awards Presented to Landscape Architecture Students

On November 9, 2015, faculty and students gathered at the University of Guelph to present this year’s Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) Andre Schwabenbauer Scholarship Awards.   Congratulations to landscape architecture students Emily French from the MLA program and Michelle Peeters from the BLA program who were the 2015 recipients.

MLA Award Recipient:  Emily French

MLA student, Aislin Livingtsone Awarded the 2015 Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship

Aislin Livingstone was recently awarded the 2015 Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship.  Aislin is a second year Master of Landscape Architecture student in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph.  The award recognizes Aislin’s ties to Atlantic Canada and the passion for the profession which she has demonstrated in her academic work, employment and volunteer activities.

MLA Alumnus is Helping Transform the Lucy Maud Montgomery Gardens

The Lucy Maud Montgomery Children’s Garden of the Senses will offer a new way to explore nature and literature in Halton Hills when it opens this spring 2016.  The Children’s Garden of the Senses uses plants and other elements with distinct sensory qualities to stimulate children’s senses of smell, sight, hearing, taste and touch.

Eileen Foley, a Master of Landscape Architecture alumnus is the project manager and landscape architect who is helping to transform the Lucy Maud Montgomery Garden in Norval Park to appeal to younger people.

New UofG Campus Bike Shelter Will Also Double as Pavilion

Funded by students, the sustainable green bike shelter is being built at the University of Guelph.  It will will feature solar-powered lighting and green roof.

It’s a new space for storing bikes and for hosting people. A bicycle shelter being built in the heart of campus will double as a pavilion for small events and gatherings, says designer Maurice Nelischer, U of G Sustainability Director and Professor Emeritus in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development.

Read more here.


SEDRD Participates in 2015 Latornell Symposium

Several students joined Dr. Wayne Caldwell, Interim OAC Dean and an Environmental Health Manager, Helen Doyle from York Region Public Health to present at the Latornell Symposium on November 17, 2015. The session entitled “Building Resiliency with Rural Communities to Adapt to the Impacts of Climate Change” showcased recent work from the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development concerning healthy rural community planning as well as considerations for green infrastructure in rural locales.

MLA Student Publishes Adult Colouring Book

First year Master of Landscape Architecture student, Daniel Rotsztain publishes adult colouring book titled All the Libraries Toronto. 

All the Libraries Toronto is an adult colouring book featuring illustrations and descriptions of all 100 branches of the Toronto Public Library (and two bookmobiles), recently published by Dundurn Press. See more about the book here.

Guelph Students Represent at the 1st OPPI Case Competition

On Saturday November 7th, two University of Guelph, Rural Planning and Development students traveled to Ryerson to compete in the 1st ever OPPI Student Case Competition. Queens, York, Waterloo, UofT, and Ryerson were the opposition schools, as they went head to head to develop the transit hub for the City of Hamilton's Light Rail System. The site to be planned was the Queenston traffic circle location near the historical City Motor Hotel, where planners from Hamilton suggest they wanted to implement mixed use buildings incorporating both residential and commercial amenities.

PhD Rural Studies Student Wins United Nations' Global Climate Change Award

Congratulations to Paola Vasquez, a PhD Rural Studies student who took part in a project that is receiving the United Nations' Moment for Change Climate Award (1 of 16 globally) to be awarded in Paris, France. The Momentum for Change initiative is spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on some of the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people are doing to address climate change.

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