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Recent MLA graduate to present thesis at ECLAS conference in Germany

Desiree Valadares (MLA 2013), advised by Nate Perkins and Sean Kelly, has been accepted to present her graduate thesis at the 2013 ECLAS (European Council for Landscape Architecture Schools) Conference this September in Hamburg, Germany.  Her thesis involved the compilation of a landscape biography of Ontario Place, a neglected modernist landscape along Toronto's post-industrial waterfront.

Jim Taylor Keynote Speaker of IFLA Africa Symposium

Jim Taylor FCSLA FASLA FCELA, is an invited keynote speaker for the IFLA Africa Symposium to be held from October 14 to 18, 2013 in Logos, Nigeria.  The symposium theme is People and Landscapes and will receive papers on environmental philosophy and theory; productive regional landscapes; urban landscapes; cultural landscapes; and politics, policies and landscape development.  Professor Taylor has served as the Chair of the IFLA Africa Committee responsible for advancing the profession on the continent. 

SEDRD Contributes to Smallholder Agriculture

SEDRD faculty member, Helen Hambly, will be in the Democratic Republic of Congo in early July to collaborate with College d'Alfred's project "Makala Renouvelable-DRC" which works local partners in Ibi-village to support smallholder agriculture and forestry for poverty reduction. DRC has one of the lowest Gross Domestic Project (GDP) per capita in the world, but has some of Africa's most extensive natural resources.

Dr. Helen Hambly to present paper at "Our Media" in Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Helen Hambly will present a paper entitled "Participatory and Citizen Approaches to Video-Mediated Communication for Social and Environmental Change in Rural and Northern Canada" to the practitioner's forum "Our Media" which leads the annual meeting of the International Association of Media and Communication Research held in Dublin, Ireland, June 23-29, 2013.

https://sites.google.com/site/ourmediaweb/noticias/omdublin2013

Post-Doc, Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury Presented Research to SSHRC Congress

SEDRD Post-Doc, Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury presented his work at the 2013 SSHRC Congress.  Social media, such as Facebook and Twitter are widely used for community engagement, but in a presentation to the Environmental Studies Association of Canada during the SSHRC Congress, June 3, 2013, in Victoria, BC, results from research SEDRD post-doc Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury suggest that social media for agri-food innovation in Ontario can be vastly improved.

SEDRD Joins Forces for Agricultural Leadership

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) is known for its collaborations with community groups, rural organizations and associations. Providing a critical service for many in Ontario and across the world, the school is often sought out to perform research, evaluation and provide helpful data to enhance these groups’ offerings, services and program delivery. A great example of this service is a recent collaboration between SEDRD researchers and the Rural Ontario Institute to strengthen the programming of their Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP).

SEDRD Joins Forces for Agricultural Leadership

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) is known for its collaborations with community groups, rural organizations and associations. Providing a critical service for many in Ontario and across the world, the school is often sought out to perform research, evaluation and provide helpful data to enhance these groups’ offerings, services and program delivery. A great example of this service is a recent collaboration between SEDRD researchers and the Rural Ontario Institute to strengthen the programming of their Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP).

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