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Robert Brown receives The OALA Research and Innovation Award

The OALA Research and Innovation Award was presented to Professor Robert Brown on Friday, March 22, 2013 by the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects at the 2013 OALA Conference and Annual General Meeting held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

BLA Students Capture Provincial Design Competition

Winners for the 2012 OSSGA Provincial Student Design Competition:

Since 2001, the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) annual Student Design Competition, generously funded by The Ontario Aggregate Resources Corporation, has been challenging Ontario University and College students to put their design skills to work by creating a rehabilitation plan for Ontario pits and quarries.  Every year, OSSGA invites a diverse panel of qualified judges including aggregate land managers, landscape architects, biologists, and engineers to evaluate and award the best projects.

LA Students Receive Honourable Mentions for WLAM Poster Competition

Each year the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects sponsors the World Landscape Architecture Month Poster Competition.

This year's theme was green roofs. Green roofs and green walls are a rapidly growing area of practice, offering an unprecedented level of integration between buildings and landscapes.

Two honourable mentions were awarded to Diane Relyea, a Master of Landscape Architecture student and Adam Léger, a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture student.

To view the posters please visit the CSLA website at:

MLA Student Receives Honourable Mention for Urban Design Competition

Richard Valenzona, a third year Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) graduate student, was part of a design team that entered the Urban Land Institute Gerald D. Hines Urban Design Competition. Richard's team included:

2 MPl (Master of Urban and Regional Planning) from Ryerson University
1 MArch from Ryerson University
1 MBA from York University

Richard's team received 1 of 13 honourable mentions out of 149 teams from 70 universities across the US and Canada.

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