Resources for Landscape Architects

Opportunities for Landscape Architects:

EDM Career Opportunity

EDM, located in Halifax, NS, is offering the following career opportunity.

Career Opportunity – EDM Planning Services Ltd

EDM Planning Services Ltd, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is seeking a Landscape Architect/Planner.  Click here for details. 


Career Opportunity – Dalhousie University


To:        The Dalhousie University community

From:    Chris Moore, Provost and Vice-President Academic (Acting)

Date:     October 26, 2018

Re:        Search for Dean, Faculty of Architecture and Planning

Dear colleagues:

We have embarked on the process of selecting a new Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning. We are proceeding with this search as Christine Macy’s term as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning is ending in June 2019.  We thank Christine for her service, leadership and significant contributions to both the Faculty and the university during her tenure.

Dalhousie has retained Odgers Berndtson to assist with this search. The search will be comprehensive in scope with an integral portion being a process of consultation. We ask for your assistance in gathering information to inform the process. Please click here to complete a brief anonymous questionnaire. All responses will be held in strict confidence by Odgers Berndtson and the inclusion of your name is optional.

Please provide input using the questionnaire by November 7, 2018.


Thank you for your time and input.


Yours truly,


Chris Moore, Provost and Vice-President Academic (Acting)

Chair, Dean, Faculty of Architecture and Planning Search Committee

Rossetti-Watson Travel Exhibition: October 29-30

Students, staff, faculty, and architectural friends,
You are invited to an exhibition:

Monday, October 29 – Tuesday, October 30, 9:00-5:00
Opening: Monday, October 29, 5:30 pm
Exhibition Room, School of Architecture, Dalhousie University
5410 Spring Garden Road at Brunswick Street
In Summer 2018, five Master of Architecture students traveled to distant parts of the globe to study a topic related to their thesis. This exhibition presents their findings. They will make brief presentations at the opening.
View the poster

Opportunities with Nova Scotia’s Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Looking for an opportunity to serve your community and build your resume?

People from all communities and walks of life are needed to serve on Nova Scotia’s agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs).

Applications are now being accepted for a wide variety of volunteer opportunities with more than 150 ABCs – ranging from colleges and boards of self-regulated health professions, such as the colleges of chiropractors, counselling therapists, physiotherapists and paramedics, to cultural organizations, such as Arts Nova Scotia, and police advisory boards.

All Nova Scotia residents are invited to apply. Applications for some opportunities are due by November 19. Applications for many other positions are accepted year-round.

To learn more about current opportunities and to apply, visit the ABC website or call 902-424-4877 or 1-866-206-6844.

Halifax’s Community Energy & Climate Action Plan Initiative – Call for Interest

Halifax Regional Municipality has invited APALA to contribute to Halifax’s Community Energy & Climate Action Plan initiative.  This would ideally be filled by someone based in the Halifax Regional Municipality.  If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Laura at  

CSLA Calls for Submissions for the 2019 Awards of Excellence and the Legacy Project Award

The Board of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) invites submissions for the 2018 Awards of Excellence. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 25th, 2019. Submissions will be judged and awarded at two levels:

  • National Awards (up to three per category), and
  • Jury’s Award of Excellence (one per year).

SUBMIT a project to the competition

Legacy Project Award

The CSLA is also accepting nominations for the Legacy Project Award, which recognizes distinguished landscape architecture projects. 

CLICK HERE to learn more


Michelle Legault

Executive Director

University of Victoria – Professional Specialization Certificate in Ecological Restoration

This non-credit certificate provides advanced training for professionals working in landscape architecture, landscape design and management, forestry, agrology, biology, mining, ecological restoration, and environmental practice. The ER program is offered online so you can meet your annual professional development requirements on your own schedule. Sign up for one course or the entire certificate!


Upcoming ER Program courses:


ER 503: Restoration Ecology

Dates: January 7 to April 14, 2019; tuition $750

This course provides advanced instruction on the ecological theory underlying restoration projects, emphasizing the unexpected connections that can have significant implications.

The material in this course falls into two broad themes:

  • ecological foundations: applications of ecology to advance restoration
  • ecological practice: using restoration to solve a problem in ecology

To register for a course or apply for the program, contact the program office at or 250-721-8458.

We also have the following 5-day on campus courses available for professional development registration:

ER338 Fire Ecology

Dates: Feb 28 – Mar 4, 2019

In this 5-day intensive course students will be introduced to fire ecology and restoration through in-class lectures, discussions, and field work. The course will address the following topics:

  • Natural fires and their attributes
  • Fires as an ecosystem process
  • Fire management and regimes (techniques)
  • Fire and climate change
  • Prescribed burns
  • First Nations fire management
  • Restoring burned sites


ER335B Restoration of Marine Aquatic Systems

Dates: Mar 13-17, 2019

In this course, you’ll explore marine coastal systems and their restoration potential from an ecological perspective, with particular emphasis on the British Columbia/Washington coasts. Lectures focused on broader scale marine ecosystem impacts and restoration issues are supplemented by hands-on field exercises and research activities focusing on local issues.

Topics include:

  • theoretical understanding of the marine coastal environment (characteristics and defining processes, disturbance types and impacts, opportunities for restoration)
  • ecological considerations for designing waterfront projects
  • survey techniques
  • operating in a marine environment (working with marine charts, tides, currents and wave exposure)

Contact the program office at or 250-721-8458 to find out how to register and for more information about out programs


Tusa Shea, PhD
Program Coordinator

Arts & Science Programs
Division of Continuing Studies, University of Victoria
Tel 250-721-8463


Career Opportunity with Halifax Regional Municipality

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is inviting applications for the permanent position of the Real Property Planning Coordinator with Program Support Services, Parks and Recreation. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons in the workplace.  HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.

Reporting to the Manager, Policy & Planning, the Real Property Planning Coordinator provides planning and policy support to guide decision-making around the acquisition, disposition, and management of HRM publicly owned properties in support of parks and recreation service delivery and municipal open space conservation objectives

  • Project management of broad-scope exercises such as master planning and management planning, requiring collaboration/coordination with diverse groups of external consultants, public, political, professional, and staff functions, interests, and stakeholders;
  • Policy development encompassing, research, stakeholder consultations, process and procedural reviews and (re-)engineering, operational reviews, financial analyses including cost-benefit analyses, coordination of inter-departmental/inter-agency working groups/committees, political consultations, legal consultations, implementation planning, budget/project costing development and recommendations, program/policy assessment including pre- and post-implementation quantitative and qualitative survey methodology;
  • Negotiate and write request-for-proposals, tenders, terms of reference, council reports, presentations and transaction agreements along with liaision with appropriate staff and presenting recommendations to Council toward the approval and execution of such agreements;
  • Coordinating  planning with other business units and divisions (e.g., Planning and Development, Public Works and Transportation, Facility Development, etc. ) in support of the strategic rationalization of facilities and real property assets as part of the overall long-term capital planning process;
  • Participates in the development and delivery of implementation policy and service delivery procedures
  • Collects and analyzes information and presents findings on complex issues to members of Council and staff;
  • Communicates effectively, builds effective relationships, promotes cross-functional teams, seeks win/win outcomes in matters of real estate and broader real property planning interests;

Education and Experience:

  • Post-secondary degree preferably at the graduate level in Urban and Rural Planning, Urban Geography, Environmental Studies, Public Administration or related degree or suitable combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in policy development considered an asset
  • Incumbent must be willing to work toward achieving a relevant professional designation(s) in real property administration, planning, project management or other relevant field.

Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong working knowledge in project management, applied knowledge in project planning
  • Knowledge and awareness of occupational health, safety and environmental regulations statutes and practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business planning techniques, strategic planning
  • Demonstrated communication, leadership, organizational, and written skills, thorough knowledge based decision making and strong problem solving skills
  • General knowledge of real estate practices, trends and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of municipal planning  and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of present trends needs for open space, environmental protection and municipal service delivery
  • Knowledge of urban and spatial planning principles and practices in context of management of municipal land assets including but not limited to architectural, civil, water and sanitary engineering

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Applicants may be required to complete a employment security screening check.

PLEASE NOTE – Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion.

COMPETENCIES: Analytical Thinking, Communication, Customer Service, Organization & Planning, Organizational Awareness, Networking/Relationship Building, Valuing Diversity, Visioning & Strategic Thinking

WORK STATUS: Permanent
HOURS OF WORK: Monday – Friday 8:30a.m to 4:30p.m
SALARY: P2 $65,000-$95,500

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Applicants may be required to complete a employment security screening check.

WORK LOCATION: 88 Alderney Drive  
CLOSING DATE: Application will be received up to midnight on November 6, 2018.
Please note
: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview/ testing will be contacted.
During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions if other qualified candidates are not available, and the retiree possesses specialized knowledge and/or a unique skill set not otherwise available. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.

Please note – This is a reposting. If you previously applied for this competition, your application has been considered and you do not need to reapply.

LACF Annual Grants Program 2019

Call for Proposals

Deadline: November 9, 2018

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