For a weekend celebration of “50 years of landscape architecture at the University of Guelph” join us on Homecoming weekend, in the LA Building (and throughout campus), for re-connection/celebration event activities beginning on the evening of Friday, September 18th, continuing through to the morning of Sunday, September 20th, 2015. The Gala will feature special guest speaker Paul Hawken. Alumni, students and guests are welcome!
Guelph's landscape architecture programs are celebrating "50 years of landscape architecture at Guelph" during this year's Homecoming Weekend (September 18 - 20, 2015) with a special weekend-long event and an online project recognizing its notable alumni.
The BLA and MLA programs at the University of Guelph have been putting out some fairly significant golf course architects over the last 40 years, and being within the Ontario Agricultural College really helps,” said Professor Sean Kelly in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development. “We teach, research, and publish quality golf content from our program, as we are likely emerging as leaders in a comprehensive education related to golf environments.
Rural communities are experiencing a drastic shift in their populations as more and more people choose to move to urban areas in search of employment. This shift presents significant challenges to the survival of those rural communities. Without jobs and people, rural communities face challenges of survival with decreasing tax dollars, income generation for local businesses and enrolment in local schools.
SEDRD student Faria Rashid, in the capacity development and extension program, successfully competed for one of four highly sought after Canadian student intern postings to the United Nations.
This summer Faria joined UNA-Canada's International Development & Diplomacy Internship Programme (IDDIP) as a Junior Professional Consultant. She is assigned to UNDP's Bangladesh's Poverty Reduction Cluster group.
Prof. Wayne Caldwell, chair of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, recently presented at the MVA Rural and Regional Planning Conference 2015. He presented remotely via webcam as the conference was held in Australia by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MVA).
Our students and professors are featured in the July/August 2015 issue of the Ontario Planning Journal published by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI), including on the front cover.
Prof. John Devlin and students Anissa McAlpine and David Scott all have articles published in the issue, which was the fifth annual Planning School Edition.
Congratulations to our recent graduating students who received awards at the OAC Convocation Awards Luncheon.
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Prize was presented to Bachelor of Landscape Architecture graduating student, Sara de Korte, by past CSLA president Prof. Cecelia Paine, FCSLA, OALA. The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) recipient, Nathan Langley, was not able to attend.
The University of Guelph’s Landscape Architecture programs are celebrated for creating some of the very best graduates of landscape architecture in the world – 2015 marks 50 years of landscape architecture at Guelph. Tracking an alumni base of +1500, many indicate a special connection with their time at Guelph, the Ontario Agriculture College, the Landscape Architecture building and, specifically, its ‘studio’ learning spaces; it’s time to honour these connections.