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APALA Scholarship Fund: Atlantic Landscape LACF Dalhousie Scholarship

(APALA, Atlantic Provincial Nursery Landscape Associations & LACF Scholarship in support of students of the Dalhousie Bachelor of Technology in Landscape Architecture program)

August 2020

APALA and our partner organizations are very pleased to announce the fourth annual competition for the Atlantic Landscape LACF Dalhousie Scholarship. An award of $1000 will be presented to a student of the Dalhousie Bachelor of Technology in Landscape Architecture program intending to take-up work in landscape architecture technology in the Atlantic region.

This award celebrates the establishment of the Bachelor of Technology program at Dalhousie University. It is intended to strengthen the profession of landscape architecture and the landscape industry in Atlantic Canada; to support students in the Bachelor of Technology in Landscape Architecture program at the Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture; and to foster technological competency in the landscape profession and industry.

The scholarship is a collaborative effort of APALA, Landscape Nova Scotia, Landscape New Brunswick & Landscape Prince Edward Island, Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador, the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA), and Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF).

The scholarship will be awarded to a student of Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture Bachelor of Technology in Landscape Architecture program. The successful applicant will demonstrate a high probability of successfully taking up work in landscape technology in the Atlantic region, as indicated by their:

• academic performance;
• understanding of professional responsibilities and ethics as indicated by faculty reference;
• statement of intention to work in the Atlantic region;
• involvement in extracurricular activities related to the practice of landscape technology;
• relevant academic, work or hobby experience related to the program of study; and
• ties to the region (academic study, family connections, or residence).

To apply, please provide:

• A letter outlining how you meet the above award criteria,
• Curriculum vitae,
• University transcript for prior year(s) of study in landscape architecture,
• Contact information, and
• One letter of recommendation from a member of the landscape architecture faculty in which the applicant is enrolled (this is to be sent under separate cover directly from the faculty member to APALA).

All application materials must be received no later than 11:59pm Atlantic Standard Time on 30 September, 2020.

Applications or inquiries should be addressed to:

Atlantic Landscape LACF Dalhousie Scholarship APALA Scholarship Committee
info@APALA.ca

This information is also available on our website.

The award will be presented to the successful applicant during the fall semester, 2020.

Donations to the scholarship endowment may be made online through the LACF website: http://lacf.ca/membership-support/donate-now or sent by letter mail to:

Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF)
102-1637 West 5th Ave Vancouver, BC
V6J 1N5

LACF will provide a donors with a receipt for their tax deductible charitable contributions.

PAST AWARD WINNERS

2017: Joan Cole

Joan Cole was recognized as the first recipient of the Atlantic Landscape Dalhousie Scholarship, for students of Dalhousie’s B.Tech. LA program.

Pictured are: Ed Versteeg – Dalhousie University, Matthew Mills – President APALA, Joan Cole, Vincent Asselin – President LACF & CSLA, Cary Vollick – Chair APALA Scholarship Committee.

2018: Taya Kehler

Taya Kehler was presented with the 2018 Atlantic Landscape Dalhousie Scholarship during APALA’s Annual General Meeting, held at Dalhousie’s Truro Campus in October.

 

 

2019: Selena DeWolf 

Selena DeWolf is the deserving recipient of the 2019 Atlantic Landscape Dalhousie Scholarship. 

Selena is an accomplished academic student, artist, and entrepreneur enrolled in Dalhousie’s program who plans to establish a career in Atlantic Canada that focuses on urban landscape design. 

Congratulations, Selena!

APALA Scholarship Fund: Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship

PETER KLYNSTRA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

August, 2020

APALA and LACF are pleased to announce the seventh annual competition for the Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship. An award of $1000 will be presented to an Atlantic Canadian student entering the second or later year of landscape architectural study in a recognized undergraduate or graduate program. The scholarship recognizes Peter Klynstra’s significant contribution in the field and is intended to support students entering the profession.

Klynstra spent more than 20 years as a design professor in Environmental Planning at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and then at Dalhousie University during which time he mentored many students. In his over 40 years of practice as a landscape architect, Peter Klynstra was involved in major projects relating to waterfront planning, institutional land planning and development research. In addition to his innovative  design talents, Klynstra was highly sought after for his expertise in community consultation and was a strong advocate for the voice of the community in planning projects. He was a member of the National Capital Commission’s Design Advisory Committee from 1994-1996, and was a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. But perhaps he is best known for his energy and enthusiasm to help on projects large or small with his limitless stream of ideas and encouragement. In 2011 the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects bestowed its President’s Award upon Klynstra in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the profession.

The scholarship will be awarded to a student entering the second or later year of landscape architectural study in a recognized undergraduate or graduate program. The successful applicant will have excellent grades, take an active interest in professional activities and express the strong intention to practice in Atlantic Canada. If you share Peter’s passion for the profession of landscape architecture we’d like to hear from you.

To apply, provide:

  • A letter outlining how you meet the above award criteria,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • University transcript for prior year(s) of study in landscape architecture,
  • Contact information, and
  • One letter of recommendation from a member of the landscape architecture faculty in which the applicant is enrolled (this is to be sent under separate cover directly from the faculty member to APALA).

All application materials must be received no later than 11:59pm Atlantic Standard Time on 30 September, 2020. Applications should be addressed to:

Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship APALA Scholarship Committee info@APALA.ca

This information is also available on our website: http://www.apala.ca/scholarships.php

The award will be presented to the successful applicant during the fall semester, 2020.

PAST AWARD WINNERS

Nathan MacLeod

2014: Nathan MacLeod

Nathan MacLeod, MLA candidate at the University of Manitoba, was awarded the first Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship. Described as “an exceptional student… a strong, independent thinker who collaborates well with others” and with “a commitment to community”, Nathan was selected from a group of talented applicants with excellent academic credentials. Nathan was born and raised in Nova Scotia and completed a Bachelor of Community Design (Honours, Urban Design) at Dalhousie University. While at Dalhousie he realized “I was more interested in how people used the spaces outside buildings than the buildings themselves”. He has worked as a municipal planner, planning intern and landscape architecture intern during time away from school.  He “look(s) forward to returning and helping make the Atlantic Provinces even better – one design at a time”. 

2015:  Aislin Livingstone

APALA & LACF have awarded the 2015 Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship to Aislin Livingstone, a 2017 MLA candidate at the University of Guelph. She was selected from a pool of excellent students. The award recognizes Aislin’s ties to Atlantic Canada and the passion for the profession which she has demonstrated in her academic work, employment and volunteer activities. Aislin describes herself as passionate about design but with a pragmatic world view. Her interests in environmental planning and design took root at an early age, while she was growing up in an isolated tourist and fishing town in Costa Rica. Her world view has been enriched by life, work and study in diverse places, which will continue with the winter semester on exchange at Wageningen UR, the Netherlands. We look forward to her contributions to landscape architecture in Atlantic Canada. 

2016:  Emma TarBush

APALA & LACF|FAPC have awarded the 2016 Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship to Emma TarBush, a 2017 MLA candidate at the University of Guelph. Emma was chosen as this year’s recipient from a pool of excellent applicants. Emma holds a BFA from NSCAD University, and intends to pursue professional employment in Atlantic Canada following completion of her degree at Guelph. In summer 2016 she was engaged in the development of a tourism wayfinding and signage strategy for Inverness County, on Cape Breton Island. Her thesis work is an extension of that project, “exploring how sound can be used as a design and educational tool, to draw people to cultural features in the landscape”. The grant will enable Emma to travel to her project site in Port Hood.

2017:  Aiden Fudge

Aiden Fudge, a second-year MLA candidate at the University of Guelph, was the 2017 recipient of the Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship.  Aiden was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He previously worked in the forestry and silvicultural industry, initially as a tree planter as well as performing a variety of forestry tasks including surveying, thinning and seed collecting in Nova Scotia and later in Alberta and British Columbia. His passion for people, design and the environment eventually led him to Toronto in early 2014 where he enrolled in the Landscape Design Certificate program at Ryerson University and ultimately realized that formal study in Landscape Architecture was a path he wanted to pursue.  Congratulations, Aiden!   

2018:  Beth Bray

Congratulations to Beth Bray, a University of Guelph student who received the 2018 Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship.  Although born in Ontario, Beth considers her roots to be in Nova Scotia where she spent most of her childhood.  

Beth hopes to pursue a job with a firm within the Maritimes that cites heritage and cultural preservation and research to add validity to their projects.

2019: Kendra Cheeseman

Congratulations to Kendra Cheeseman, who is currently attending the University of Guelph. As a researcher and project manager with the University of Guelph’s Research Shop, she has engaged with a cross-disciplinary team of academics and local stakeholders on transportation and community planning projects and is presently managing a post occupancy and program evaluation of the Guelph Enabling Garden. 

Kendra has also liaised and conducted primary research with the student support work group through a community led advisory committee for Aboriginal initiatives at the university to create a series of short and long term recommendations to improve student transitions, supports, and access to the university’s programs, services, and space.

She has visited Nova Scotia and many of its diverse communities and believes that living on the East Coast would be an ideal fit. 

Congratulations Kendra! 

 

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