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RPD Alumni Profile - Stephanie Burnham

Stephanie (pronouns) is a proud member of the Cayuga Nation, Wolf Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Spending summers with their large family, fishing for tadpoles and learning their cultural roots helped inform their career and education pathway later in life. Stephanie completed a Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies & Native Studies at Trent University and recently completed the Master’s degree at the University of Guelph in Rural Planning & Development.

RPD Student Profile - Preethi Anbalagan

Preethi’s (she/her) hometown is Brampton, Ontario. Preethi completed a Bachelor’s degree at McMaster University studying earth and environmental science. She is now completing a Master’s degree at the University of Guelph in Rural Planning & Development. 

RPD Student Profile - Sampoorna Bhattacharya

Sampoorna’s (she/her) hometown includes both Kolkata, India and Richmond Hill, Ontario. Sampoorna completed a Bachelor’s degree at Carleton University in History and Theory of Architecture and is now completing a Master’s degree at the University of Guelph in Rural Planning & Development in collaboration with International Development Studies. 

Previously, Sampoorna has worked with Heritage Ottawa and the National Trust for Canada. Sampoorna is the National Trust for Canada 2019 Herb Stovel Scholar and the 2018 ACO NextGen Award Winner. 

Head shot beside a tree of Sampoorna Bhattacharya

Heritage-led Planning for Rural Community Resilience and Sustainability: Sampoorna Bhattacharya Shares Research at One Health Coffee House Series

Sampoorna Bhattacharya, a first year M.Sc. Rural Planning and Development candidate in the collaborative specialization with International Development, presented her research on June 23rd, titled “Revitalizing rural heritage for community sustainability and resilience: Terraces in Andean highlands in Peru” at the One Health Coffee House Series

BLA and MLA graduates receive 2020 ASLA Student Honor and Merit Awards

The American Society of Landscape Architects Student Honor and Merit Awards jury was recently held via videoconference on May 29, 2020.  The jury this year consisted of ASLA members:  Virginia Burt, Neno Kovacevic and Linda Irvine.  A select group of University of Guelph BLA and MLA graduating students were chosen to participate in the awards jury.

RPD Student Profile - Patrick Fung

Patrick’s (he/him) hometown is Toronto, Ontario where they completed a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto in City Studies and is now completing a Master’s degree at the University of Guelph in Rural Planning and Development. 

Head shots of Elizabeth and Kevin.

Landscape Architecture students named LAF’s 2020 Olmsted Scholars

The Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted Scholars Program (named for Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture) recognizes and supports students with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits.  The premier national award program recognizes outstanding students in accredited landscape architecture programs in the U.S. and Canada.

RPD Student Profile - Angela Asuncion

Angela’s (she/her) home town is Mississauga, Ontario. Angela completed a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Guelph in Environmental Management and is now completing a Master’s degree at the University of Guelph in Rural Planning and Development in International Development Studies. 

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