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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.

Stanley Thompson Foundation Creates New MLA Award

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.

SEDRD Instructor Featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine

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.

SEDRD Students Receive OAC Awards

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:

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