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Call for nominations for the Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture

The Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture (GGMLA) is  the highest honour bestowed on a landscape architect by the CSLA. The medal is intended to honour exceptional landscape architects whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on Canadian society.

The deadline to submit a nomination is March 27, 2020.

Download the nomination guidelines and form…

CSLA-AALA Congress Call for Abstracts – deadline extended to November 27th, 2019

The Essence of Time: A Speculative Reflection on Landscape Architecture
Landscape architecture has been forged by the challenges and opportunities presented by changing cultural and ecological needs of our world. Our profession is defined by our motivations and ideas in responding to these needs. What if we’re wrong?
The 2020 Congress is a call to arms for critical reflection and speculation.

  • How will our responses to our present challenges be viewed in the future?
  • Are we thinking big enough?
  • Are we doing enough to address rapid societal and environmental change?
  • Are driverless cars the answer?
  • How should reconciliation affect the foundations of our profession?
  • What are the building materials of the future?

Talk to us about your motivations and your
critical thoughts. Where have we failed and succeeded? Push the profession.
Invigorate our practice. Lead us to a better future.

The extended deadline is November 27th, 2019.

Download the Call for Abstracts

APALA AGM Reminder

Just a reminder to confirm your attendance to the Annual General Meeting, which is being held on Friday, October 25th at:

Dalhousie Campus 
Riverview Room
Jenkins Hall
40 Horseshoe Cres.
Bible Hill NS 

The program can be found here.

If you are unable to attend in person, please complete the proxy form and submit to Laura no later than Monday, October 21st.  

It is imperative that we have quorum, either in person or via proxy. 

Dalhousie Lecture – Updated Schedule

Detailed Schedule now available for Dalhousie lecture.

Monday, October 7, 2019, 12:30-6:00 pm
Exhibition Room
School of Architecture, Dalhousie University
5410 Spring Garden Road, Halifax

CAFÉ Atlantic
A special one-day event of presentations, round-table discussions and debate
View the poster
Regional alumni and professionals are welcome to join. RSVP to
All Dalhousie architecture students and faculty should attend. (No RSVP required.)
The Canadian Architecture Forums on Education (CAFÉs) are part of a year-long outreach project to discuss and debate the role of architectural education and research in shaping Canada’s future.
The knowledge and ideas mobilized through these forums will inform the development of an architecture policy for Canada. The forums enable students, educators and academic researchers to play meaningful roles in articulating the policy’s priorities, ambition and depth of vision.
Five CAFEs will be held at five different schools of architecture during the 2019-2020 academic year. The kick-off CAFÉ is in Halifax on October 7. Don’t miss it!
This CAFÉ initiative is led by the Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture (CCUSA), representing all CACB-accredited architecture programs in Canada, with the support of a Connection Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Further support is provided by participating university institutions and the Canadian Architecture Students Association (CASA).
The national policy initiative – to which these CAFÉs contribute – is jointly led by the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA), the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), and CCUSA.
For more information – including a detailed schedule; call for manifestos; other ways to participate; and further resources – visit
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2019 Canadian Landscape Architect Compensation and Benefits Study Available Now

The 2019 Canadian Landscape Architect Compensation & Benefits Study provides comprehensive documentation of compensation and benefits currently provided to landscape architects across Canada.

This report investigates all aspects of benefits and compensation and is useful in determining the appropriate level of compensation and benefits for landscape architects. This robust compensation study is the second national level study in Canada to focus on the landscape architect profession (the first study was published in 2015). The study was carried out by The Portage Group, a full-service management consulting firm that specializes in providing research and consulting services to associations.

Download the full report here

The RECONCILIATION issue of LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES is now available online

“My experiences as an Indigenous man straddling life between my home reserve and Winnipeg has clarified that my role is to strip away the noise in design and focus on the loss and the healing, the devastation and the rebirth, the past and the future, connecting to the wisdom of hundreds of generations and the exuberance of our youth to fully embrace and bring back who we are.” – David Thomas, Architect/Designer/Artist
In the Fall 2019, Reconciliation issue of Landscapes I Paysages, read how David Thomas, other Indigenous designers and landscape architects, as well as many firms across the country are discussing the applying the concepts of reconciliation in their projects and practices.
Learn more…

Architect Week – Newfoundland and Labrador

The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects is hosting Architecture Week October 5th to October 11th. Read more and find out what activities are being offered!

API Annual Conference

The Atlantic Planners Institute is holding it’s annual conference in St. John’s, October 2-4, 2019. 

Registration is now open and more information may be found here:

Halifax Universities Career Fair

When you bring together
over 1,000 of Nova Scotia’s motivated post-secondary students and 150
organizations from both, public and private sectors, great things can happen!

​The Halifax Universities Career Fair presents an opportunity
for students and recent alumni across Nova Scotia to create meaningful
connections with leading organizations, paving the way for exciting
possibilities – full-time, internship, or co-op.

The fair is taking place in Halifax on September
24, 2019 from 12pm-6pm at the Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road.  For more
information, please click here:


After a successful show in 2018, we are
excited to announce our annual Reserve Trade Show will take place in Halifax at
Casino Nova Scotia on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. These shows work to
strengthen relationships between public entities and suppliers by creating an
awareness of procurement opportunities. 

  • Engage with other public sector buyers and local suppliers. 
  • Exchange information and ideas. 
  • Explore innovation solutions. 

Nova Scotia Procurement seeks to help small and medium businesses increase their opportunities int he procurement process by encouraging open participation in the event for businesses of all sizes. 

New for Exhibitors
We encourage you to check out the Social enterprise Trade Show!  Same building, same day. 

Social enterprises are businesses owned by non-profit organizations directly involved in procuring or selling goods and services for the purpose of generating income and achieving social, cultural or environmental aims.  


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