MLA Students Contribute to Community Urban Microfarm Development

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.

UofG Students Win York Region's Make Rental Happen Challenge

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.

Four Guelph Alumni Elected into the CSLA College of Fellows

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.

Editorial Article on Guelph Seminar of the Glocal Classroom

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":

PhD Alumnus Documents Climate Change in Inuit Communities

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.

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