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APALA Scholarship Fund: Atlantic Landscape Dalhousie Scholarship

The concept of a scholarship to support the B. Tech. Landscape Architecture program at Dalhousie’s faculty of agriculture was established in 2017. Following meetings with various industries including Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA), Landscape New Brunswick (LNB), Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador (LNL), Landscape Nova Scotia (LNS), APALA and Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF), the inaugural award was presented at the APALA Annual General Meeting in October 2017.

A Scholarship Committee oversees management of the scholarship, with the grateful assistance of LACF.  The committee is very pleased to have the enthusiastic support of landscape industry groups to establish this Scholarship.

Eligibility
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).

Application Procedure
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 30 September, 2019.

Applications or inquiries should be addressed to:
Atlantic Landscape LACF Dalhousie Scholarship
APALA Scholarship Committee

info@apala.ca

The award will be presented to the successful applicant during the fall semester, 2019.

PAST AWARD WINNERS

2018 

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.

 

 

2017

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.

APALA Scholarship Fund: Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship

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.

Peter Klynstra

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.

Eligibility

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.

Application Procedure 2019

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 30 September, 2019.

Applications should be addressed to:
Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship
APALA Scholarship Committee
info@apala.ca

Award

The award will be presented to the successful applicant during the fall semester, 2019.

PAST AWARD WINNERS

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.

 

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!   The Klynstra Memorial Scholarship was established by the Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects (APALA) in collaboration with the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF). The scholarship recognizes Peter’s long and influential career in landscape architecture and academia; inspiring clients, communities and students in Atlantic Canada. In tribute to Peter’s influence as a mentor, the award provides an annual grant of $1000 to support an Atlantic Canadian student of landscape architecture enrolled in an accredited university program of study. For more information, please visit: http://www.apala.ca . To make your contribution to the Klynstra Memorial Scholarship fund, please send your tax-deductible contribution to the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation. Visit http://lacf.ca/membership-support/donate-online for additional details.

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. The Klynstra Memorial Scholarship was established by the Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects (APALA) in collaboration with the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF). The scholarship recognizes Peter’s long and influential career in landscape architecture and academia; inspiring clients, communities and students in Atlantic Canada. In tribute to Peter’s influence as a mentor, the award provides an annual grant of $1000 to support an Atlantic Canadian student of landscape architecture enrolled in an accredited university program of study. For more information, please visit: http://www.apala.ca . To make your contribution to the Klynstra Memorial Scholarship fund, please send your tax-deductible contribution to the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation. Visit http://lacf.ca/membership-support/donate-online for additional details.

 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. The Klynstra Memorial Scholarship was established by the Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects (APALA) in collaboration with the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF). The scholarship recognizes Peter’s long and influential career in landscape architecture and academia; inspiring clients, communities and students in Atlantic Canada. In tribute to Peter’s influence as a mentor, the award provides an annual grant of $1000 to support an Atlantic Canadian student of landscape architecture enrolled in an accredited university program of study. For more information, please visit: http://www.apala.ca . To make your contribution to the Klynstra Memorial Scholarship fund, please send your tax-deductible contribution to the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation. Visit http://lacf.ca/membership-support/donate-online for additional details.

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”. The Klynstra Memorial Scholarship was established by the Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects (APALA) in collaboration with the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF). The scholarship recognizes Peter’s long and influential career in landscape architecture and academia; inspiring clients, communities and students in Atlantic Canada. In tribute to Peter’s influence as a mentor, the award provides an annual grant of $1000 to support an Atlantic Canadian student of landscape architecture enrolled in an accredited university program of study. For more information, please visit: http://www.apala.ca . To make your contribution to the Klynstra Memorial Scholarship fund, please send your tax-deductible contribution to the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation. Visit http://lacf.ca/membership-support/donate-online for additional details.

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