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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.

The CSLA Announces the Creation of the Governor General's Medal in Landscape Architecture

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada, has created the Governor General's Medal in Landscape Architecture (GGMLA) to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the CSLA. This award will be the highest honour bestowed by the CSLA and it will be awarded every two years.

BLA Alumnus, Joseph Clement Developing Feature Documentary Entitled 'The Integral Man'

Writer and Director of ‘The Integral Man’, Joseph Clement graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor in Landscape Architecture in 2005.  Joseph’s film work is deeply inspired by the powerful relationship between individuals and environments.  Expanding this field of work in 2011, Joseph graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design with a Masters in Fine Art bridging the passion for design and landscape with the moving image and storytelling.  Having produced and directed several music videos, short documentaries and experimental films, his work continues to evolve throu

The 'Glocal' Classroom Focuses on Communication for Social and Environmental Change

Networking for social and environmental change globally is the motivation for the Glocal Online Classroom.  We are four universities on four continents who have decided to build a global platform for collaboration and interchange in web-based learning, Starting in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in March, continuing in Guelph, Canada, in May, Malmö, Sweden, in September and ending at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, in November, we shall be carrying out a world series of seminars hosted by the participating universities.

Landscape Architecture Students Named 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 2014 University Olmsted Scholars:

SEDRD Students Receive Awards at Rural Research KTT Day

At the recent 2014 Rural Research KTT Day:  Rural Networking-Research into Action Conference two students from the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development received the following awards:

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