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Prof. Sean Kelly Receives Recognition at the SSC-UAIC Reception

The Student Senate Caucus and the Undergraduate Academic Information Centre held its ‘Recognition of the Contribution of Teaching’ reception on Monday, March 31, 2014 at the University of Guelph.  Professor Sean Kelly was one of the recipients who was acknowledged for his contributions to the academic experience of students.  Sean was nominated by BLA Student Senator, Justin Whalen, a 4th year BLA student.

The nomination praises Professor Kelly as someone who:

“embodies the exceptional qualities expected of an educator”;

George McKibbon Receives the OALA 'Honourary Member' Award

The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects ‘OALA Honourary Member Award’ was presented to Mr. George McKibbon on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the OALA Conference and AGM at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel.  The Honourary category of membership is for non-landscape architects for whom the OALA Council wishes to recognize for outstanding contributions in their own fields to improving the quality of natural and human environments.

Prof. Sean Kelly Receives the OALA 'David Erb Memorial Award'

The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects ‘David Erb Memorial Award’ was presented to Professor Sean Kelly on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the OALA Conference and AGM at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton.  The award named after David Erb who was an outstanding volunteer in furthering the goals of OALA and his example set a truly high standard. This prestigious award is considered the best way to acknowledge the one outstanding OALA member each year whose volunteer contributions over a number of years have made a real difference.

LACF Foundation Awards Five Grants to UofG Affiliated Recipients

The Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) announced the recipients of its 2014 grants in support of research, communication and scholarship.   

Five of the eight grants awarded went to individuals and groups with Guelph affiliations.  SEDRD Professor Robert Corry, MLA students Mark Affum, Chad Neufeld and Kathleen Corey, MLA alumni Jon Woodside, Jeffrey Beaton, and BLA alumni Victoria Bell, Adrienne Hall and Robin Mosseri are all among this year's recipients.

Do Social Media Support 'Social' Change?

Most of us who work in agricultural and rural development sectors have an interest about role of social media in communication for social change. Ataharul Chowdhury and Helen Hambly in their article published in the peer-reviewed proceedings of the Canadian Communication Association raise critiques on role of social media in collective change processes of agricultural and rural development.

PhD Graduate Receives Canada Research Chair Position at CBU

Rural Studies PhD graduate Ashlee Cunsolo Willox has taken up a Canada Research Chair position at Cape Breton University. Dr. Cunsolo Willox, Assistant Professor in Community Health, has been named a Tier 2 CRC in Determinants of Healthy Communities. Tier 2 Chairs are awarded for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as demonstrating the potential to lead in their field.

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