2014 MLA Conference

Date and Time


Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk St., Guelph


We are pleased to invite you to the 22nd Annual MLA Conference!

MLA Conference Poster

Friday, March 21, 2014
9:00 - 5:00 pm
Guelph Civic Museum
52 Norfolk Street, downtown Guelph

Every year for the past 22 years, the MLA students organize a conference to communicate the third year's thesis research to the public. This year, 14 students will present their work on a wide range of topics, including:

  •     minimizing water pollution in agricultural watersheds
  •     modernism in landscape architecture
  •     designing for thermal comfort
  •     meaning in landscape
  •     establishing parklet programs
  •     strategic golf course design
  •     green infrastructure in campground design
  •     backpack and backcountry camping design
  •     using gardens as teaching tools in schools
  •     night lighting and light pollution in municipalities
  •     understanding incomplete planned communities
  •     plant selection for bioretention facilities
  •     plug-in-urban design

We will be gathering on Friday, March 21st, at the Guelph Civic Museum located at 52 Norfolk Street (entrance off Cork Street). Refreshments and snacks will be available starting at 8:30 am and the presentations will get underway at 9:00 am, with a keynote address by Robert Gordon, Dean of the Ontario Agricultural College. The conference is a day long event; lunch, snacks, and refreshments will be provided.

Registration is FREE! Please register in advance, as space is limited. Please go to www.mlaconference2014.eventbrite.ca to register and to see full schedule. 

You are also welcome to join us for part of the day without registering, but we ask that you use the break times to come and go so as to not interrupt the presentations.

This year's keynote speaker will be Robert Gordon, Dean, Ontario Agricultural College. Gordon joined the University of Guelph as Dean of OAC in 2008. Prior to that he was dean of research at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC). He held the Canada Research Chair in Agricultural Resource Management, and is considered a leading authority on climate change issues in Canada. Gordon studied agricultural engineering and agricultural physics at McGill University before completing a PhD in land resource science at U of G. He holds an engineering diploma from NSAC. He has won a Premier’s Award of Excellence, engineering and agrology awards, and the Graham K. Walker Memorial Award for Excellence in Agrometeorology.

Hope to see you there!


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