Congratulations to RPD Graduates!

Congratulations to RPD Graduates!
Congratulations to Timothy Hunting, Shannon Labelle, Mallory Smith, Matt Rapke, and Menakah Yoharaja for graduating from the Rural Planning and Development program today! A recording of the convocation ceremonies can be viewed below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZb5T6IH0aI   Timothy Hunting, Ryan Gibson Ryan Gibson, Menakah Yoharaja Timothy Hunting, Ryan Gibson, Valencia Gaspard

Interested in International Comparative Rural Policy?

Interested in International Comparative Rural Policy?
Are you interested in participating in the 2020 International Comparative Rural Policy (ICRPS) Summer Institute? Join us on October 16 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm for an information session. The session will discuss the ICRPS Summer Institute program, the specific themes for the 2020 edition, logistics, financing, and application process. The session will be held in Room 127 in the Landscape Architecture Building. If you are not on campus but interested in partic

Weeden wins poster competition at 2019 Sustainable Communities Conference

Weeden wins poster competition at 2019 Sustainable Communities Conference
  Ashleigh Weeden (PhD Candidate, Rural Studies) won the poster competition at the 2019 Sustainable Communities Conference, which was co-hosted by the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation and the North Atlantic Forum in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The poster competition was decided by vote by conference participants, which included rural leaders, community-based organizations, government policy makers, businesses, students, and researchers fr...

What is the Role of Senate in Rural Development?

What is the Role of Senate in Rural Development?
The Senate is a key institution in the Canadian parliamentary system. Composed of representatives from across the country, the Senate provide a complementary review of government bills before they become the law and undertakes investigations on important social and political issues. A key role of the Senate is for the representation of regional interests. During the  Sustainable Communities Conference in St John's on October 5, Dr. Ryan Gibson moderated ...

SEDRD Participation at Sustainable Communities Conference

SEDRD Participation at Sustainable Communities Conference
  The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development was well represented at the recent Sustainable Communities Conference, which brought together rural leaders, community-based organizations, government policy makers, businesses, students, and researchers. A total of 16 presentations and posters were delivered by students and faculty from the School! Details of each contribution are listed below: Power in Policy: Measuring Farmland Los

Check Out Hunting’s Thesis on the Great Trail

Check Out Hunting’s Thesis on the Great Trail
Timothy Hunting's recent thesis entitled "Local Trail Development Along Rural Canada's Share of the Great Trail" is now available online through the Atrium at the University of Guelph. You can read the document by clicking here. An abstract of Timothy's thesis is listed below: The development circumstances of small population municipalities along The Great Trail vary widely and numerous expressions of precarious trail development were uncovered through a

2018-2019 Libro Professorship Annual Report

2018-2019 Libro Professorship Annual Report
The 2018-2019 year has been full of activities, outputs, and achievements for the Libro Professor of Regional Economic Development. Over the past twelve months, Dr. Gibson has been busy in research, teaching, and community engagement. Highlights from the past year can be found in the  recently released 2018-2019 Libro Professorship of Regional Economic Development Annual Report. The Libro Professorship of Regional Economic Development was created in 2016

Communities Leading Innovation – Celebrating CCEDNet’s 20th Anniversary

Communities Leading Innovation – Celebrating CCEDNet’s 20th Anniversary
https://twitter.com/ryanfgibson/status/1174039421202698241 Community development practitioners, policy makers, and community leaders gathered in London, Ontario for the 2019 Econous Conference. The conference highlighted how the new ideas that will be most transformational will be those that are created by and carried by communities. EconoUs2019 featured dynamic speakers, interactive storytelling and skill-building sessions, local and regional tours,...

Congrats – Hunting Defends Thesis on The Great Trail

Congrats – Hunting Defends Thesis on The Great Trail
Congratulations to Timothy Hunting for successfully defending his Master of Science in Rural Planning and Development thesis today. Timothy's thesis, titled "Local Trail Development along Rural Canada’s Share of The Great Trail", examined small and rural municipalities involvement with The Great Trail (formerly the Trans-Canada Trail). A copy of the thesis will become available shortly - do not forget to check back. In September, Timothy will start his do