Oyewale Successfully Defends MSc Thesis

Oyewale Successfully Defends MSc Thesis
  Congratulations to Damilola Oyewale for successfully defending his MSc (Planning) thesis this morning! Damilola's graduate thesis was titled "Evaluation of the Impact of the Provincial Policy Statement on International Agricultural Workers’ Housing in Ontario”. An online copy of the graduate thesis will be available shortly - stay tuned!

Linking Research and Policy: Reflections on the 2024 Rural Symposium

Linking Research and Policy: Reflections on the 2024 Rural Symposium
  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), hosted a one-day symposium to showcase rural research being conducted at the University of Guelph. The Rural Symposium is an opportunity for graduate students to share their research with researchers, policy analysts and program staff with the OMAFRA, and rural organizations.

Weston Thesis Defence – Rural Crime

Weston Thesis Defence – Rural Crime
Shanley Weston will defend her MSc (Planning) thesis on “Darkest Days: A Scoping Review of Violent Crime in Rural Canada" on April 19 from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm. Details for joining the thesis defence can be found on the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development website. All are welcome to join the thesis defence, either in-person or online. Shanley's thesis will be available for review after the defence. The Examination Committee of. Dr. Ryan

Damilola Oyewale Thesis Defence

Damilola Oyewale Thesis Defence
Damilola Oyewale will defend his MSc (Planning) thesis on “Evaluation of the Impact of the Provincial Policy Statement on International Agricultural Workers’ Housing in Ontario" on April 16 from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm. Details for joining the thesis defence can be found on the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development website. All are welcome to join the thesis defence, either in-person or online. Damilola's thesis will be available for review afte

Research Sharing at Two Days of Rural Canada

Research Sharing at Two Days of Rural Canada
Rural research from the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development was on display at the recent Liminal Spaces: Two Days of Rural Canada conference. The interdisciplinary conference examined the world between the cities and the wilderness. The following students and alumni presented rural research at the conference: Danika Hammond (MSc Planning graduate): Defining rural: Advancing a place-based rural criteria matrix John Dale (Rural Studie...

Ela Mastej Successfully Completes PhD Qualifying Examination

Ela Mastej Successfully Completes PhD Qualifying Examination
  Congratulations to Ela Mastej for successfully completing the Qualifying Examination in the Rural Studies PhD program! Ela's qualifying paper was titled, "Confronting Colonial Legacies of Environmental Assessment by Exploring the Nexus of EA and Participation". Her presentation and discussion were recognized as outstanding by the examining committee. Stay tuned for more information on Ela's doctoral research. Thank you to member of Ela's quali...

Innovative Workforce Strategies in Rural Ontario

Innovative Workforce Strategies in Rural Ontario
From March 13th to 15th, Heather Graham (MSc Rural Planning and Development student) and Dr. Ryan Gibson attended the 26th Annual Metropolis Canada Conference in Montréal, Québec. They had the opportunity to present their poster, titled, "Innovative Workforce Strategies for Engaging Newcomers in Rural Ontario." The poster highlights the results of a survey they had completed in Fall 2023, which asked workforce planning boards and Community Futures Developm

New Project: Emerging Voices – Rural Knowledge Transfer

New Project: Emerging Voices – Rural Knowledge Transfer
A new initiative will be launched focused on supporting and amplifying the voices of emerging rural researchers. Emerging Voices - Rural Knowledge Transfer will facilitate three key activities: (i) a one-day knowledge sharing forum for graduate students at the University of Guelph to share their research with staff from the provincial government and rural organizations; (ii) an online repository to enable knowledge sharing after the event, and (iii) share

2024 Rural Symposium

2024 Rural Symposium
Mark your calendars - the 2024 Rural Symposium takes place on March 5! The Rural Symposium is an annual opportunity for University of Guelph graduate students to showcase their rural research to policymakers, policy analysts, and program staff from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). The event facilitates knowledge mobilization and network building between graduate students at the University of Guelph, researchers, and ...

Danika Hammond Successfully Defends MSc Thesis

Danika Hammond Successfully Defends MSc Thesis
Congratulations to Danika Hammond for successfully defending her Master of Science (Planning) thesis - Advancing Economic Development in Small and Remote Rural communities; A Convergent Mixed-Methods Study of Provincial Rural Policy in British Columbia! Stay tuned for an electronic copy of the thesis! Thank you to Dr. Sarah-Patricia Breen (Selkirk College), Dr. Patrick Brouder (Thompson River University), and Dr. Dave Guyadeen (University of Guelph) for...