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RPD Alumni Speaks About Climate Change Adaptation in Northern Ghana Enhanced

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/

SEDRD Student Photo Competition

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)

Master of Landscape Architecture Students Design Maitland River Plans

Master of Landscape Architecture Students at the University of Guelph were featured in the BlackburnNews.com article entitled "Landscape Architecture Students Design Maitland River Plans". The 2nd year graduate students will be producing conceptual plans in their environmental design course with Professor Robert Corry.

http://blackburnnews.com/midwestern-ontario/midwestern-ontario-news/2013/09/26/landscape-architecture-students-designing-maitland-river-plans/

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.

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