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MLA Students Showcase Research Findings

Each year, for the last 21 years, Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) students organize and execute an event to communicate their research findings to the public. This year the MLA Conference was held on March 25th in Guelph, Ontario at the Guelph Civic Museum.

This daylong event featured presentations by 16 advanced graduate students. Ranging in topics from participatory design to typography, and cross-cultural professional values to the ecological value of cemeteries, the presentations focused on communicating the student’s research work and findings from the last year.

MLA Students' Designs Give Branion Plaza a Makeover

When the University of Guelph's Branion Plaza needed a new look in time for U of G’s 50th anniversary in 2014, the University sought design expertise from the people who know Branion best: master’s students in landscape architecture. Ben Vander Veen won first prize for the best design, selected by a jury of professional landscape architects and University staff.

http://atguelph.uoguelph.ca/2013/04/branion-plaza-gets-a-makeover/

 

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.

CSLA Teaching Award Awarded to Professor Cecelia Paine

Cecelia Paine - CSLA Teaching Award

The 2012 Canadian Society of Landscape Architects' (CSLA) Teaching Award was bestowed on Professor Cecelia Paine at the 2012 CSLA Congress in Halifax, NS.  The award recognizes an individual who has made a substantial and significant contribution to landscape architecture education within Canada.

Distinguished Teaching Award Presented to Professor Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly - Distinguished Teaching Award

The 2012 OAC Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award was presented to Sean Kelly on Friday, September 14, 2012 at the OAC Community BBQ.

This annual award recognizes the importance of effective teaching in the education of OAC students. Recipients have demonstrated competence in teaching as well as enthusiasm, interest and the ability to stimulate and guide students in the organization, preparation and presentation of material.

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