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Studies Show a Growing Demand for Ethno-Cultural Vegetables in the Greater Toronto Area

Professor Glen Filson of the Capacity Development and Extension program at the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph is quoted in the CBC News article entitled "Demand grows for exotic veggies as nation's palate changes.  Immigration fuelling multimillion dollar demand for locally grown world crops".

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/demand-grows-for-exotic-veggies-as-nation-s-palate-changes-1.1991190

 

 

MLA Student Article "Go Play in the Street" Featured in Vancouver's Spacing Magazine

Kathleen Corey, a Master of Landscape Architecture student in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph published an article in the Spacing (Vancouver) magazine entitled "Go Play in the Street - The Power of Park(ing) Day".

Kathleen's MLA thesis is on tactical urbanism strategies and programming for parklets with a comparative study in Vancouver and San Francisco. Her Advisor is Professor Nathan Perkins.  Kathleen is also an Intern at PWL Partnership Inc. in Vancouver, BC.

Article by Robert D. Brown featured in Ground Magazine

The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects Ground Magazine - Fall 2013 Site Edition featured an article by Robert D. Brown, entitled "Seeing a site again for the first time - Visualizing the Invisible".  Dr. Brown is a Professor in the Landscape Architecture program at the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph.

 

MLA Student Wins BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition

Erika Dueck, a first year Master of Landscape Architecture student, at the University of Guelph is the national winner of the BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition and received the $10,000 prize for her mixed media installation, The Ephemeral Mind. Erika also holds a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours from the University of Manitoba.

SEDRD Students Seek the Welfare and Improve Access to Health Services in Guelph

Graduate students in the Capacity Development and Extension program are working hard to contribute to a cause that the Guelph Community has been fighting for the last few months regarding the relocation of the Pacemaker Clinic to Kitchener, Ontario.  CDE students were brought together by the Community Environmental Leadership class with a mission to seek the welfare and improve the health of hundreds of pacemaker patients, their families and of Guelph residence.

SEDRD Research by Glen Filson Profiled in Toronto Star

The Toronto Star highlighted an article on the research with Professor Glen Filson, Capacity Development and Extension program; SEDRD Adjunct Professor, Bamidele Adekunle; and CDE alumni, Sridharan Sethuratnam from the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph.  The research focuses on determining the demand for ethno-cultural vegetables in the Greater Toronto Area. 

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/09/23/ontario_farmers_experiment_with_world_crops.html#

RPD alumni is awarded the Gerald Carrothers Graduate Scholarship

The Ontario Professional Planners Institute held its AGM meeting on Thursday, September 19, 2013 in London, Ontario.  Adam Wright received the 2013 Gerald Carrothers Graduate Scholarship at this years conference.  In May of this year Adam completed his MSc in Rural Planning and Development at the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph. Adam's research at the graduate level focused on negotiated agreements and their interactions and impact on regulatory and legislative consultation processes associated with extractive resource development.

Karen Landman Receives the G.P. McRostie Faculty Award

The G.P. McRostie Faculty award was presented to Professor Karen Landman on Thursday, September 19, 2013 by the OAC Alumni Foundation at the OAC Welcome Back BBQ event.  This award recognizes the important of effective advising and mentoring by faculty who play a significant role in the education of OAC students.

Karen Landman is an Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture at the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph.

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