Master of Landscape Architecture students Emily French, Tim O’Brien and Elena Christy have been working as Graduate Research Assistants this summer on Project Soil (Shared Opportunities on Institutional Lands), a feasibility study that explores the potential of on-site food production at public healthcare and educational institutions. In Ontario, several institutions are already producing food on their properties as a way to generate revenue; supply nutritious fresh food for consumption (by staff, patients, students, etc.); provide therapeutic benefits; and build social enterprises.
Jonathan Behnke, a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture student in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph is featured in an article in Spacing (Edmonton) magazine entitled "Vision Realized: Isaak Kornelsen Memorial Parklet".
For Dan and Kyle Foch, thinking outside the box means living inside one. The two brothers won York Region’s Make Rental Happen Challenge in June. They took home the top prize of $5,000 for their idea to help alleviate the affordable housing shortage by creating homes from shipping containers.
Congratulations to Mike Teed, BLA 2003 UofG Alumnus who received the 2014 CSLA Emerging Professional Award at the CSLA Congress Awards Gala in Ottawa.
Ron Williams: "Remarkable Landscapes in Difficult Times"
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On May 30th, 2014, at the Château Laurier Hotel during the CSLA Congress in Ottawa, Chris Grosset and Robert Brown, both University of Guelph MLA graduates, and Robert Evans a Guelph BLA graduate were invested into the CSLA College of Fellows. They were presented with their medals by CSLA President Peter Briggs, another Guelph MLA graduate.
Mark Affum’s MLA thesis focuses on James Austin Floyd, a Canadian Landscape Architect. Floyd’s designs and writings influenced modern landscape architecture in Canada, says Affum in at Guelph news article.
The Editorial article by Professor Oscar Hemer is a reflection of his experience at the May 22-23, 2014 Guelph Seminar of the Glocal Classroom and our experience after this event at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presentation in Fergus, Ontario on May 25th.
The new issue of Glocal Times is available online. Click here to view.
EXTRACT from Oscar Hemer's Editorial "Canadian Divides":
A new film about the effects of climate change in Nunatsiavut, in Labrador, was met with an emotional reaction at it’s international premiere.
Researcher Ashlee Cunsolo Willox, a PhD Rural Studies alumnus began working on 'Lament for the Land' since January 2013. "A lot of people in the audience cried throughout the film and were very emotionally moved,” says Ashlee Cunsolo Willox, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Determinants of Healthy Communities at Cape Breton University.