The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development's Post Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury is featured in the November 2013 edition of Top Crop Manager. His article on pages 34 and 36 entitled "Spreading the 'Net - Using OnlineTools to Your Advantage", looks at the use of social media in agriculture.
This fall, the Ontario Agricultural College and School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) were proud to offer a new award. The new Thompson Graduate Studies Scholarship will be presented annually to a deserving student in the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program.
Leila Todd, a recent Master of Landscape Architecture graduate, has won a City of Hamilton Urban Design and Architecture Award for her Emerald Park Concept (based on her MLA Thesis) in the Excellence in Environmental Design category.
Landscape Architecture Instructor, Nadia Amoroso is featured in the December 2013 issue of the Magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The article (page 54), entitled "Life Comes to Maps. New Tools find Intriguing Patterns Hidden Right in Front of You" features her work as Co-Founder of DataAppeal. DataAppeal translates numerical information into three-dimensional shapes, colours and textures.
The Ontario Agricultural College Fall Awards Celebration were held on November 19 and 26, 2013. This annual event provides a special opportunity to recognize OAC students who have made outstanding contributions through their academic performance, leadership and community spirit.
The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development students received the following awards:
Undergraduate Award Recipients:
IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Workshop. Photo courtesy of Dominique Nadeau.
This past spring, Stephanie Wilson completed her master’s degree in landscape architecture (MLA) in a little-studied topic in Canada. Her MLA thesis focussed on enhanced cross-country course design at the University of Guelph Arboretum. See At Guelph article.
Gateway RHRI and the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph
Seaforth, Ontario - Gateway RHRI is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph at the Huron East Health Centre, 32B Centennial Drive, Seaforth, on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 1 p.m.
RPD Alumni and former CFRU 93.3 Volunteer Coordinator Elizabeth Nadurille and colleague Sylvie Harrison at Farm Radio International talk about their work in the project "Climate Change Adaptation in Northern Ghana Enhanced", also known as the CHANGE project. Here are their audio postcards from the FRI website: http://www.farmradio.org/ourblog/2013/09/20/audio-postcard-making-change-happen-in-ghana/
We invite SEDRD students to submit photos for the SEDRD Photo Competition that profile the School, your program, research and other University related activities. You may submit as many photos as you like into the following three categories which are intended to capture the diversity of the School:
A. Canadian Landscape/Community
B. Foreign Landscape/ Community
C. Students in Action (in the field or in our building).
The top photo in each category will receive a $50 gift certificate! (location of your choice)