1. The 2021 College of Fellows Annual Business Meeting is on April 29, 2021 from 2-3 pm EDT.

2. Awards of Excellence 2021 Submissions are due on January 29th 2021 at 4:30 PM CT. 

3. Nominations for the 2021 Recognition Awards are due on 31 March 2021 at 4 pm EDT


The CSLA invites nominations for the 2021 Recognition Awards

Deadline: 31 March 2021 at 4 pm EDT

The award categories include: Schwabenbauer Award for Service to the CSLA, Community Service Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Teaching Award, and Emerging Professional Award

Click on the link below to visit our website where you can find the nomination and submission guidelines for each award.

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The Garden of the Provinces and the Territories: Almost 60 Years Along and Still Relevant - Presented by John Zvonar 

In case you missed John Zvonar's presentation for the 2020 CSLA-AALA Congress Webinar Series, you can now view the recording on our website! 

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Peter Jacobs Appointed to the Order of Canada

View Peter Jacob's appointment to the Order of Canada


Upcoming Webinars for the CSLA-AALA Congress 2020 Webinar Series

Since the 2020 CSLA-AALA Congress scheduled in June was cancelled, the CSLA and AALA are pleased to be able to deliver some of the planned content for the 2020 Congress virtually in this webinar series. Click the link below to see the full list of upcoming webinars and to register.

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Post a Job Opportunity on the CSLA's Job Board

The CSLA maintains an active job board in service of it's members and the public. If you have a position to fill, consider posting it here by creating a job listing

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Member News

In Memoriam of Garry Watchorn

Garry Watchorn died December 30th 2020 at his home at Sunrise Care in Erin Mills. Garry’s passion and spirit continues to resonate within the profession and especially at MBTW-WAI, where due his mentorship, guidance and friendship, the next generation of designers strive to achieve his vision. Read his obituary by clicking the link below.

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In Memoriam of Otto Moritz Hammer

Otto Moritz Hammer was surrounded by family when he passed away at the age of 84 years. Throughout his career (72-98), Otto volunteered and served on the board for the AALA and the Calgary Horticultural Society. Those who have worked with, or knew Otto, speak highly to his contribution towards making the organization a better place. Read his obituary by clicking the link below.

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In Memoriam of Clive Lionel Justice, LMBCSLA, FCSLA

Clive Lionel Justice, Landscape Architect, Planner, Author and Garden Historian, died in his sleep at his home in Vancouver on December 21, 2020. Read his obituary by clicking the link below.

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New Book: Accidental Wilderness: The Origins and Ecology of Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park

Accidental Wilderness is a rich and lyrical collection of essays curated by internationally recognized landscape architect and original designer of Tommy Thompson Park, Walter H. Kehm, complemented by a stunning collection of photographs by renowned landscape photographer Robert Burley. The book explores the city’s port origins; the park’s master plan principles and design; the native-plant succession process; the park’s unique flora and fauna; public advocacy; and public recreation in the park and its effect on mental, physical, and spiritual health.

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LACF January Bulletin

  • Reminder: Apply for the LACF Indigenous Scholarship in Landscape Architecture
  • Inaugural Frederick Gage Todd National Scholarship in 2021
  • LACF Virtual Awards Meet and Greet for 2020 Student Winners

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Other News

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci

24 JAN 2021 - 3 PM PST - Online Lecture

This bilingual (French and English) exhibition introduces projects by Oberlander,  which are presented in four sections devoted to playgrounds, social housing, public  and residential projects, showing photography of the places alongside her  sketches, plans and research proposals.

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Green Infrastructure in Urban Centres: Policy, Design, and Practice 

Feb 15 - May 9, 2021

Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Environment is offering a 12-week online professional development course. The four-part course provides a substantive overview of how green infrastructure (GI) systems work, the ecosystem services it can provide, the design and effective employment of GI and its potential to manage the impacts of urbanization and climate change. 

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Grands Prix du Design Awards 14th Edition - Deadline extended to March 1, 2021

The prestigious and respected GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards announces the official opening of its call-forentries, open for the first time ever to candidates worldwide! 

The GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards celebrates and rewards the work of designers and architects who improve our quality of life and the built environment, as well as private and public clients who entrust them with their design needs.

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Global Affairs Canada Commemorative Artwork

Closing date: January 20, 2021

The Department of Canadian Heritage is launching a national design competition inviting teams of professional artists, landscape architects, architects and other urban design professionals to create a design concept for the Global Affairs Commemorative Artwork.

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Margolese National Design for Living Prize

Celebrating a Canadian citizen who has made a significant contribution to the built environment and the people within it. Nominations can be made between February – March 2021.

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