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LACF launches the Frederick Gage Todd National Scholarship

The Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural Frederick Gage Todd National Scholarship. This scholarship in the amount of $10,000 will be awarded to one exceptional landscape architecture student in the summer of 2020. Students must apply for this scholarship by May 1, 2020.  Details including student eligibility and submission requirements can be found on the LACF website

The inaugural LACF Alain Lamontagne Scholarship in Landscape Architecture presented to Beth Bray

The inaugural award of the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation - Alain Lamontagne Scholarship in Landscape Architecture was presented for the first time to Beth Bray, 4th year BLA student. BLA alumnus Peter Kreuk, principal of Durante Kreuk in Vancouver, endowed this award in memoriam to Alain Lamontagne, who was a graduate of the BLA program in 2008 and a valued member of the dk staff. In attendance for the presentation were Alain’s family members and UofG professor emerita, Cecelia Paine, who presented the award on behalf of Peter and LACF. 

Strengthening IFAD’s Alliances for Rural Transformation

On January 27th, the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) was pleased to host delegates from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Global Affairs Canada to discuss: 1) The importance of rural-focused development in developing countries and, 2) Opportunities for collaboration with faculty and students from Rural Planning and Development and the University of Guelph more generally.

MLA Students Visit Lakeview Restoration Site

Master of Landscape Architecture students enjoyed a tour of the Lakeview Waterfront Connection project, which is overseen by Credit Valley Conservation in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation, the Region of Peel and the City of Mississauga.  In early settlement days, the Lake Ontario shoreline was mined via stone hooking; an estimated 4-million tons of stone were taken from along the Mississauga shore.

Studio V "Call for Submissions"

We are really excited to continue collecting your amazing work for our 2019/2020 edition of the Studio V Journal. Landscape Architecture students should consider submitting excerpts of their final assignments and/or anything else that represents their hard work this term to the Studio V team. Being published in the Studio V journal makes a great addition to a CV as it is a peer reviewed journal. Copies of the Studio V Journal will be printed for our 2020 convocation and if your work is chosen you will be given a complimentary copy of the 2019/2020 Studio V Journal.

PhD candidate, Rachana Devkota, publishes journal articles in Sustainability and the Journal of Rural Studies

Congratulations are in order for Rachana Devkota, PhD in Rural Studies candidate!  She recently published two peer-reviewed journal articles in the journal, Sustainability and the Journal of Rural Studies. Rachana specializes in sustainable agri-food systems innovation. Her fieldwork is in Nepal, and she has a specific focus on gender analysis. Her co-advisors in the PhD in Rural Studies program are Dr. Helen Hambly (SEDRD) and Dr.

Labelle, Gibson, and Douglas featured in LIBRANNI

Four SEDRD graduates and faculty are profiled in the recent LIBRANNI publication: Shannon Labelle (RPD graduate), Dr. Sarah Minnes (RPD graduate), Dr. Ryan Gibson (Libro Professor of Regional Economic Development), and Prof. David Douglas (Professor Emeritus). 

Global Minerals Local Communities: Case study analysis on the impacts of mining corporate citizenry initiatives in Canada and the Philippines

The Philippines is ranked as the fifth most mineral-rich country in the world, with approximately 30 million hectares of land in the country endowed in metallic minerals, including but not limited to, gold, nickel, copper and iron ore (Lindon et al., 2013). San Roque Metals Inc. (SRMI) is a large-scale nickel mining company located within the Eastern Mindanao Biodiversity Corridor, one of the country’s Key Biodiversity Areas in Mindanao, Philippines (Ibanez, 2015). Canada also possesses an impressive international mineral record, ranking fifth for nickel production globally (NRC, 2018).

LACF | FAPC Awards Four LA Scholarships

Landscape Architecture students were the recipients of four scholarships awarded by the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation in October. UofG professor emeritus, Cecelia Paine, and BLA program alumnus, Christine Abe, both members of the Foundation’s board of directors, presented the students with cheques of $1000 each.  MLA student, Kendra Cheeseman and BLA student Grace Christie received the University of Guelph LACF Scholarship recognizing excellence in design.

Hilary Sadowsky wins the Inuit Partnership of Excellence Student Award

Having recently completed her M.Sc in Rural Planning and Development, Hilary Sadowsky and her supervisor Nicolas Brunet attended the ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting on December 5, 2019, one of the largest Arctic research events in the world. Hilary was presenting her thesis results along side a good number of our partners from Pond Inlet, Nunavut where she undertook her project over the last two years. Hilary not only took home the photo contest award, she also took home the coveted Inuit Partnership of Excellence Student Award.

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