Datascapes: Landscapes of Information-Mapping the Invisible

Nadia Amoroso, Adjunct Professor at the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development and Co-Founder of Datascapes, will be teaching a one-week professional development credit course "Landscapes of Information - Mapping the Invisible" in Las Vegas, Nevada from August 3-9, 2013.  For more information please see vist the CELA website.

SEDRD Contributes to Smallholder Agriculture

SEDRD faculty member, Helen Hambly, will be in the Democratic Republic of Congo in early July to collaborate with College d'Alfred's project "Makala Renouvelable-DRC" which works local partners in Ibi-village to support smallholder agriculture and forestry for poverty reduction. DRC has one of the lowest Gross Domestic Project (GDP) per capita in the world, but has some of Africa's most extensive natural resources.

Dr. Helen Hambly to present paper at "Our Media" in Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Helen Hambly will present a paper entitled "Participatory and Citizen Approaches to Video-Mediated Communication for Social and Environmental Change in Rural and Northern Canada" to the practitioner's forum "Our Media" which leads the annual meeting of the International Association of Media and Communication Research held in Dublin, Ireland, June 23-29, 2013.

Post-Doc, Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury Presented Research to SSHRC Congress

SEDRD Post-Doc, Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury presented his work at the 2013 SSHRC Congress.  Social media, such as Facebook and Twitter are widely used for community engagement, but in a presentation to the Environmental Studies Association of Canada during the SSHRC Congress, June 3, 2013, in Victoria, BC, results from research SEDRD post-doc Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury suggest that social media for agri-food innovation in Ontario can be vastly improved.

SEDRD Joins Forces for Agricultural Leadership

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) is known for its collaborations with community groups, rural organizations and associations. Providing a critical service for many in Ontario and across the world, the school is often sought out to perform research, evaluation and provide helpful data to enhance these groups’ offerings, services and program delivery. A great example of this service is a recent collaboration between SEDRD researchers and the Rural Ontario Institute to strengthen the programming of their Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP).

SEDRD Research at the Micro-Climate Pollinator Research Gardens

The Micro-Climate Pollinator Research Gardens at the University of Guelph's Arboretum are the basis for a collaborative research project for the School of Environmental Design & Rural Development, the NSERC-Canadian Pollination Initiative (CANPOLIN), and Rodger Tschanz, Manager of the University's Trial Gardens. For more information please visit the Arboretum's Collections and Research Microclimate and Pollinator Research Gardens.

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