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.
Expert seminar ‘Designing for Urban Climate Adaptation’, Wageningen University, the Netherlands, April 25, 2013
From farmers' markets to community gardens, everything you might want to know about local food projects across Ontario is served up in a first-ever report co-authored by University of Guelph experts.
Congratulations to Adam Wright, MSc student in Rural Planning and Development and the Student Delegate for the Ontario Professional Planning Institute, on winning the prestigious Gerald Carrothers Graduate Scholarship. The Gerald Carrothers Graduate Scholarship assists in furthering planning education and recognizes a student OPPI member who is making a contribution to the community. Applicants must be members of OPPI at the time of application and the recipient must be enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate planning program. The winner is selected based upon:
The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development in partnership with the Ontario Farmland Trust recently hosted a symposium entitled Rural Resilience: Coping with Climate Change and Rising Energy Prices. The proceedings are now available at: http://ontariofarmlandtrust.ca/get-involved/events/annual-farmland-forum/
Improving high-speed Internet access fo rural residents of southwestern Ontario is the goal of a new feasibility study involving University of Guelph researchers in the Capacity Development and Extension program at the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development.
See article at: http://www.uoguelph.ca/news/2013/04/post_242.html
Community garden allows members to meet and learn about growing food.
Johnathan Behnke, a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture student, designed a creative concept to memorialize his friend Isaak Kornelsen through public space. Behnke designed a memorial parklet in honour of Kornelsen who died in an accident while cycling to work in Edmonton on August 27, 2012.
Each year, for the last 21 years, Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) students organize and execute an event to communicate their research findings to the public. This year the MLA Conference was held on March 25th in Guelph, Ontario at the Guelph Civic Museum.
This daylong event featured presentations by 16 advanced graduate students. Ranging in topics from participatory design to typography, and cross-cultural professional values to the ecological value of cemeteries, the presentations focused on communicating the student’s research work and findings from the last year.
When the University of Guelph's Branion Plaza needed a new look in time for U of G’s 50th anniversary in 2014, the University sought design expertise from the people who know Branion best: master’s students in landscape architecture. Ben Vander Veen won first prize for the best design, selected by a jury of professional landscape architects and University staff.