Research in Andropogon's Landscape Architecture Practice - Evidence Based Landscape Architecture Lecture on October 5, 2015

The Landscape Architecture Programs at the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development announce the annual Evidence Based Landscape Architecture Lecture for 2015.

Emily McCoy will speak on "Integrative Research at Andropogon Associates:  Practising Evidence-based Landscape Architecture" on Monday, October 5, 2015 at Lakeside Downtown Church, 75 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario.  Lecture will begin at 7:00 pm.  Free admission and all welcome to attend.

Prof. Nathan Perkins sees the impact of development on greenspaces from above in his gyroplane

Development in southern Ontario is encroaching on rural green spaces, including the Guelph area.  South end Guelph's Preservation Park has been increasingly pressed in on all sides by residential and industrial development. A growing population around the green space means more people tramping through it.

In the warmer seasons, people flock to natural spaces such as the Elora Gorge in Centre Wellington, but they tend to leave unnatural evidence of their visits that are environmentally damaging  and unsightly.

SEDRD Profs Contribute to "State of Rural Canada" National Report

Professors Al Lauzon, Wayne Caldwell and David Douglas of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development,contribute to the State of Rural Canada 2015 report which was produced by the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) and the Rural Policy Learning Commons, an international network funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 

Nathan Perkins to receive the 2015 OAC Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

Professor Nathan Perkins, Professor in the Landscape Architecture programs, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award presented by the OAC Alumni Association.  The presentation of this award will be at the annual OAC Community BBQ hosted on September 15, 2015 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.  All welcome to attend.  

This award recognizes the importance of effective teaching of faculty who play a significant role in the education of OAC students.  

Congratulations to Nate!

LA 50 Year Celebration - September 18 - 20th

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!

50 Years of Notable LA Alumni

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.

LA Programs Emerging as Educational Leaders in Golf Environments

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.

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.

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