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12/05/2014

DONATE TO THE LACF!

The CSLA College of Fellows invites you to participate in the 2014 Campaign of Fellows in support of the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation! Last year, the Campaign raised $32 000 and we want to exceed last year’s goal!  CLICK HERE to learn more

NATIONAL MASTER SPECIFICATION REVIEW – CALL FOR CSLA MEMBER TO VOLUNTEER

Are you interested in participating in a review of particular sections of the National Master Specification? The deadline for the review is the end of February, which means that the review itself would be done during the months of January and February. If you are interested, please contact Michelle Legault at executive-director@csla-aapc.ca for more information.

CSLA REQUESTS PROPOSALS FOR TWO STUDIES

Study of the Value of the Profession of Landscape Architecture on Canadian Society and the Economy – Request for Proposals
Objectives of the proposal: The objective of the work is to submit a report to the CSLA with data which supports and quantifies the landscape architecture profession’s impact in Canadian society and economy. The CSLA is especially interested in having access to data on the profession to enhance its promotion and advocacy initiatives, and which will enhance the understanding of the profession’s place in our society and economy. The ultimate goals and uses of this research are:

  • To portray and promote the Landscape Architecture profession as a mature, viable, expanding and influential contributor to the economy.
  • To develop communication messages to the public, professionals, government and other agencies and organizations about the benefits of the profession
  • To provide evidence and rationale in support of the creation of new Landscape Architecture Programs across the country
  • To support existing academic institutions in their pursuit of appropriate funding levels for accredited schools /programs of Landscape Architecture

CLICK HERE to download the RFP

CSLA Compensation and Benefits Survey – Request for Proposals
Study Purpose and Objectives: The objective of the work is to undertake a survey and provide a report containing comprehensive documentation of compensation and benefits currently provided to landscape architects employed across Canada, providing a base of quantifiable resources and information on the profession of landscape architecture.

CLICK HERE to download the RFP

 

MEMBER NEWS

Glenn A. O’Connor, OALA, published an article in “Park World” entitled Stay fresh, stay cool! The four Rs of waterpark revitalization

Wendy Shearer, OALA, received the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals Lifetime Achievement Award on October 3rd, 2014 in Charlottetown, PEI

Ian Wasson, BCSLA, was featured in the Metro Vancouver video with projects designed by Durante Kreuk Ltd and Maruyama + Associates

 

CONGRESS NEWS

The 2015 CSLA Congress will be held in Mexico City, Mexico, from May 20 to 23, 2015 at the Hilton Mexico City Reforma. The theme is Green Futures – Livable Cities of Tomorrow

 

Call for Abstracts
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) invites qualified experts to submit abstracts for oral presentations (concurrent sessions, 30 minutes in length) to be made at the upcoming 2015 CSLA Congress scheduled to be held in México, May 20-23, 2015. Presentations are scheduled on May 21, 22 and 23 and we expect 200 to 250 delegates to be present. The deadline for the Call for Abstracts is 21 November 2014. CLICK HERE to learn more

 

Provisional Program
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Congress program and our feature keynote speakers: Gil Penalosa and Mario Schjetnan

 

Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors
The CSLA Congress is the premier networking and educational event for the growing Canadian landscape architecture profession. The CSLA represents all major decision-makers from Canada’s landscape architecture profession, including landscape architects from private practices, educational facilities, municipalities, government ministries and agencies. The Congress provides a rare opportunity to engage with a cross-section of industry leaders. CLICK HERE to learn more

Thanks to Victor Stanley Inc, our partner sponsor!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ron Williams’ Landscape Architecture in Canada Book Tour

The CSLA, LACF, McGill-Queen’s University Press, and les Presses de l’Université de Montréal have joined forces to promote Ron Williams’ long awaited and fascinating book, Landscape Architecture in Canada, with a cross-Canada promotional Book Tour.  The tour entitled ‘CONVERSATIONS’ provides a unique opportunity to create public awareness about the role landscape architects have played in shaping the Canada we live in today.  CLICK HERE to learn more

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