Every April, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM), which brings recognition and awareness to the profession, landscape architects, and works of landscape architecture in Canada. One of the key communication tools is the CSLA World Landscape Architecture Month poster.
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Students recently participated in a one-day field trip to learn about Aboriginal education, both past and present, from First Nations perspectives. Through stories, teachings, and experiences, students gained insight into the complex history and legacy of federal Aboriginal education policy in Canada.
Master of Landscape Architecture student, Karen Shlemkevich’s thesis research focuses on the presence of plants, flowers and other greenery and if it can have positive effects on the eating habits and dining experience of seniors residents in long-term care facilities.
Graduate students from the Rural Planning and Development and Master’s of Landscape Architecture programs took part in an interactive exercise to learn about the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada, and the implications of the evolving relationship and colonial policies. The activity was offered as part of the newly developed Contemporary Aboriginal Issues course offered by Dr. Sheri Longboat in the Rural Planning and Development program.
Master of Landscape Architecture student, Nadine Bohner, will receive a NASA-Michigan State University Professional Enhancement Award to present her thesis research on landscape characteristics associated with turtle trauma at the International Association for Landscape Ecology meeting in Baltimore in April. The NASA-MSU awards are unique to this organization and promote the development of emerging landscape ecology scholars.
noun: vantage point
A place or position affording a good view of something. "from my vantage point I could see into the front garden"
Prof. Sean Kelly has been appointed as the new director of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) effective January 1, 2017.
“I cannot think of a more exciting time to undertake this leadership role for SEDRD,” shares Prof. Kelly. “This school has some of the most reputable programs in Canada and it’s anticipated that the next five years will bring some unprecedented changes with faculty, curriculum and facilities.”
Macklin Hancock was one of the most prolific Canadian landscape architects practicing in the second half of the twentieth century. His work and that of his firm, Project Planning and Associates Ltd, included projects around the world including Expo 67, Don Mills New Town and the Kuwait waterfront.
Second year BLA and MLA students participated in a day-long design charrette on November 4, 2016 with the City of Guelph staff. The focus of the charrette was the complicated Guelph intersection of MacDonnell, Wyndham, Wellington, Arthur and Elizabeth streets, where one also encounters two rail crossings. All this, and the Speed River corridor with associated bike paths and trail system, made for a complex and difficult design problem which we labelled "The Knot".
The second year Master of Landscape Architecture students were given a tour last week of the Westminster Woods Subdivision Greenway System by the City of Guelph's Engineering Technologist Rachel Ellerman. The greenway stormwater system is an innovative approach through the use of large-scale bioretention facilities. In developing the design, the City, consultants and developers worked together to ensure the success of these stormwater features, which have the added benefits of a native plant corridor, providing both habitat and aesthetics.