Sustaining Rural Communities Through Hazelnut Production

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.

Student Interns at United Nations

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.

SEDRD Featured in Ontario Planning Journal

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.

Congrats to LA Students

Congratulations to our recent graduating students who received awards at the OAC Convocation Awards Luncheon.

Cecelia Paine presents Sara de Korte with certificate

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.

Fifty Years of LA Celebration this Fall

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.

MLA Students Take On City of Guelph Wilson Street Promenade Initiative

The City of Guelph “Wilson Street Promenade” started as a Master of Landscape Architecture student independent study at the University of Guelph by Calen Hamelin and Cyrille Viola. This study examined various design strategies for the Wilson Street underpass, which is considered a historical gateway to Downtown Guelph. Now, the students are moving onto the next phase and have been working with the City of Guelph to bring the vision of this student project to life.

Landscape Architecture Students Named 2015 University 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 Landscape Architecture program, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph is proud to announce the following students are named as 2015 University Olmsted Scholars:

Prof. Cecelia Paine presented with LACF Recognition Certificate

Professor Cecelia Paine was honoured during the 2015 Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Congress Gala in Mexico in May.  Cecelia is the recent past president of the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) and was presented with the LACF Recognition Certificate in honour for her almost 30 years on the LACF Board. In 1987, Cecelia was chair of the task force charged with establishing the framework for rejuvenating and renaming the foundation.

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