The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), is hosting a one-day symposium to showcase rural research being conducted by graduate students at the University of Guelph. The symposium is an opportunity for graduate students to share their research with researchers, policy analysts, and program staff with the OMAFRA. The symposium will take place on February 14, 2017 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at the Conference Centre at 1 Stone Road West. Registration is free, however, organizers request you sign up to facilitate arrangements. For further information about the upcoming event visit