Exhibition Opening at Pier 21
Join us for the Opening Reception
Thursday, May 30 at 5:30 p.m.
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
1055 Marginal Road, Halifax
All are welcome ǀ Admission is free ǀ Light refreshments will be served
Please RSVP by May 24, 2013 to Jennifer Chisholm at firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 420-6649
Visit www.pier21.ca for exhibition details
SHARE THE ROAD – Workshop on May 15th
SHARE THE ROAD – Community Engagement
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Location: Exhibition Room
5410 Spring Garden Rd (Ralph M. Medjuck Building)
Architecture & Planning building | Dalhousie University
All motorists, cyclists and pedestrians should feel safe using the road. What would make your local
roads safer? What type of awareness campaign would be effective in your community?
We want to hear from you!
A workshop will be held in HRM to explore options for improving road safety for all users.
This session will present successful campaign examples and invite you to contribute ideas for
how to make your streets safer for all users.
Everyone is welcome!
Refreshments & door prizes will be provided
EDM is a planning consulting firm located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The firm was established in 1993 to bring a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach to development projects. From humble beginnings, EDM is now the lead consultant on many of Atlantic Canada’s largest and most complex planning and development assignments. These include Dartmouth Crossing (from 2003 to present), the largest retail complex in Atlantic Canada which is now expanding to include an office campus and residential housing; Kings Wharf (from 2006 to present) a 1500-unit mixed use residential, institutional and commercial redevelopment project heralded by the Globe and Mail as one of the best new developments in Canada; and, Forest Lakes Country Club (since 2007), an 1800-unit resort masterplan including a Nicklaus golf course, village centre, and significant recreational amenities. EDM’s projects are some of the largest development projects in Atlantic Canada, and this position represents the opportunity to participate in this exciting work.
EDM currently has an opening for a Senior Landscape Architect/Urban Designer. The ideal candidate will be committed to providing outstanding landscape architecture services, focused primarily on urban design and development concepts as well as master plan preparation.
The successful candidate will have:
•Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture/Urban Design.
•Minimum of 7 years experience in a progressively challenging and creative landscape architecture design role.
•Desire to work on large, complex projects.
•Diverse project experience and excellent design and technical skills from master plans through concept design.
•Experience in all aspects of design and construction is an asset.
•Solid background in environmental protection and sustainable design innovation; LEED AP or other relevant credentials would be an asset.
•Excellent communications and organizational skills.
•Proficiency with Vectorworks, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Adobe CS and other imaging/design software would be an asset.
Responsibilities to include:
•Involvement in a wide range of projects including master plans, urban design, and commercial development.
•Planning and design of various projects elements, from master plans and visioning to planting plans, site layout, grading and environmental design.
•Overseeing design and construction, and administering projects and contracts.
•Production of written documents such as feasibility studies.
•Collaborating with management and team members on project proposals, feasibility studies, etc.
•Collaborating with partner landscape architects, planners and engineers in executing multi-disciplinary projects.
•Providing guidance and mentoring to junior technical staff.
•Participating in community meetings and workshops as required.
Qualified candidates should send their applications with CVs to EDM at email@example.com.
EDM offers competitive compensation, vacation and medical benefits in a dynamic and collegial working environment. For more information on our firm, visit our website: www.edm.ca
Career Opportunities in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Vollick McKee, a firm in Halifax, Nova Scotia, currently has several career opportunities:
· Senior CAD Specialist
· Intermediate CAD Specialist
· Senior Landscape Architect
Please visit their website for job descriptions and application details.
Notice of 2013 CSLA Annual General Meeting
2013 Congress – Winds of Change
Just a reminder that the 2013 Congress – Winds of Change is taking place in Regina, Saskatchewan July 11-14, 2013. The Congress Keynote Speaker has been confirmed! It should be an exciting event.
View more information here:
Lectures begin at 7:00pm in the Ondaatje Auditorium of the Marion McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue, Halifax
There’s Lead in Your Lipstick: Toxins in Everyday Body Care and How to Avoid Them
Gillian Deacon, Author and Broadcaster, Toronto ON
Co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Students Society
The Convention on Biological Diversity: a View from the Secretariat
Olivier Rukundo, Access and Benefit-sharing Programme Officer, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal QC
All lectures begin at 7:00pm in the Ondaatje Auditorium of the Marion McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue, Halifax
March 7, 2013
First Nations, Land and Government: Colonial Process and Place-Based Culture
Chief Roland Willson, West Moberly First Nations – Moberly Lake, BC
Bruce Muir, CTQ Consultants – Kamloops, BC
Annie Booth, Ecosystem Science and Management Program, University of Northern British Columbia – Prince George, BC
March 14, 2013
Children’s Health and the Environment: How Community Design Can Make a Difference
Jason Gilliland, Director, Urban Development Program, University of Western Ontario – London, ON
CAG is offering a session called “The Role of Heritage in Rapidly Urbanizing and Expanding Cityscapes” during it conference being held August 11th-15th.
Rapidly urbanizing and expanding cityscapes mean that as something is created, often something is lost. And the loss is often seen in the destruction of historical artifacts, meaning that with every step forward, a story can be lost – a history one step further from us. This panel proposes to explore how urban heritage is being regarded and integrated on various scales across Canada – and around the world; it aims to focus not just on the physical structures of urban history, but also of the stories themselves. These stories and these spaces are integral in our collective development of urban landscapes and our roles within those places. Presentations of various mediums and by community practitioners are particularly encouraged. This panel will be of interest to those who are drawn to urban design, environmental health, oral history, and cultural heritage.
Sessions at the 2013 meeting of CAG will be 90 minutes in length (each presenter has 15-20 minutes to present, with time left for discussion).
Presenters: All presenters must submit a 200-word abstract summarizing the research and the direction in which the work is going. This panel is not limited to “geographers” and presenters from other disciplines are welcome to apply. Potential session presenters must send abstracts to me for approval and once accepted, those can submit the abstract to the conference itself (details to follow). Abstracts must be submitted to me by Monday, March 11th, 2013.
Conference Details: http://www.mun.ca/cag2013/
Questions: Amanda Hooykaas, PhD
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
A component organization ofCSLA: Canadian Society of Lnadscape Architects AAPC: L'Association des architects paysagistes du Canada