1. National Urban Design Awards Submission Deadline: December 17, 2021

2. Congress 2022 Call for Abstracts submission deadline: January 10, 2022

3. Submit your nominations for the 2022 Class of Fellows. Deadline: January 14th, 2022, 4pm ET

4. Call for Submissions: 2022 Awards of Excellence. Deadline: January 21, 2022, 4:30 pm CT

5. Call for Nominations: 2022 Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture. Deadline: Feb 17, 2022


Submit an abstract for the 2022 CSLA-APALA Congress

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) together with the Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects (APALA) invite qualified experts to submit abstracts for presentations and sessions to be presented at the upcoming 2022 CSLA-APALA Congress and virtual pre-conference event.

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Summary of the November CSLA Board Meeting Decisions

1. Cynthia Graham was appointed Chair of the Finance and Risk Management Committee for 2022.
2. The 90th Anniversary Task Force was tasked with exploring a commemorative coin to celebrate the CSLA's 90th anniversary.
3. The CSLA Board began reviewing the goals of the 2021-2023 Strategic Plan 
4. A proposal by Vineland Laboratories to undertake the review of Section 5 (Soils) of the Canadian Landscape Standard was approved.
5. Revisions to the Audit Policy were approved
6. Revisions to the Congress policy were approved 
7. Revisions to the Board Manual were approved 

CSLA Calls for Submissions for the 2022 Awards of Excellence

We are now accepting submissions for the 2022 CSLA Awards of Excellence. Get your submission in before Friday, January 21st, 2022 4:30 pm CT to be eligible! Read the full submission guidelines for information about eligibility, assessment, and how to apply.

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The Fall 2021 “Water’s Edge” issue of LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES is now available online!

People and water are magically and magnetically connected for many reasons ranging from transportation, recreation and aquaculture to soul-soothing aesthetics. The water’s edge has evolved from a barrier to utilitarian corridor to an irreplaceable experience. It can be different for everyone, but the same for all. Dive in…and enjoy this issue of Landscapes | Paysages.

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Over 70,000 landscape architects around the world are taking action as global citizens to limit planetary warming to 1.5° C.  CSLA is among the first associations to ratify the International Federation of Landscape Architects Climate Action Commitment, along with Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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Member News

Save Our Rand Estate Receives Margaret and Nicholas Hill Cultural Heritage Landscape Award

The Margaret and Nicholas Hill Cultural Heritage Landscape Award recognizes an individual, group, and/or community action project (as opposed to a professional commission) that has endeavoured to preserve a significant Cultural Heritage Landscape, or has worked to raise awareness of, and appreciation for a significant Cultural Heritage Landscape as defined by the Ontario Heritage Trust.

This year’s recipient of the award is Save Our Rand Estate. Congratulations! To learn more about the group’s work, click HERE.

'Making meaningful places': Claude Cormier landscape architecture award launched at U of T's Daniels faculty

Claude Cormier has made a $500,000. commitment to his alma mater, the Daniels Faculty to establish The Claude Cormier Award in Landscape Architecture. Each year, a remarkable student in the final year of the Faculty's Masters in Landscape Architecture (MLA) program will receive the scholarship, covering their final year of domestic tuition. Cormier hopes that this will enable the student to pursue research or travel opportunities that will enhance their studies, and similar to the Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Prize, the scholarship will also help to bolster recognition of the landscape architecture profession. 

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Other News

Call for Submissions - RAIC Foundation's 2022 Scholarships and Bursaries

The call for submissions for RAIC - IRAC's 2022 Scholarships and Bursaries is now open! Click here to learn more about the different scholarships and bursaries available and their submission deadlines.

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Have your say: Alexandra Bridge replacement project

You are invited to take part in a public consultation on the Alexandra Bridge replacement project. This is your chance to share your thoughts and ideas on what the bridge replacement will mean to you and others in your community.

The online survey is available from November 25 to December 12, 2021.

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Perspective of Municipal Staff and Design Professionals on Urban Forest Canopy in Canadian Municipal Parks

Deadline: December 10

You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk at Forest Resource Management of the University of British Columbia. The results of this research will assist with knowledge of urban forest canopy in municipal parks. This study's primary objective is to analyze current and emerging trends of park planning and design in Canadian municipalities and understand if and how urban forest canopy targets are integrated. Moreover, the study aims to identify potential trade-offs and synergies between urban forest canopy targets and other urban park programming demands. If you volunteer to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete an online survey that includes 15 questions. 

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Engineers Canada Envisioning exercise Survey

As part of Envisioning, Engineers Canada is collecting new perspectives on the challenges and potential opportunities in engineering. The purpose is to prepare for the future and potentially drive significant long-term change.

Please take a few minutes to share your perspectives on our foundation questions. Your feedback is collected anonymously unless you choose to identify yourself. All comments will be anonymized and collated to inform the next steps of this exercise with diverse stakeholders from the engineering profession and thought leaders from the broader community.

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Congratulations to winners of Grand Prix Du Design Awards

The Grand Winners of the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN in Architecture, Landscape & Territory and Construction & Real Estate were unveiled Saturday, September 18th at the Manège Militaire in Quebec City.  The names and winning projects are available on int.design website and in their magazine which is available online.
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Government of Canada RFP: Architecture or Landscape Architecture Services 

This Request for Proposal (the “RFP”) is issued to solicit Proposals for the services of an experienced architect or landscape architect, to participate with the Company in the development of a "Design-Build" project, for the redevelopment of the Old Port of Montreal as part of the completion of Phase 1 of the Master Plan (the “Scope of Work”).

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Julie Bargmann Wins Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) announced Julie Bargmann as the winner of the inaugural Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Landscape Architecture Prize. The biennial $100,000 award is bestowed on a recipient who, according to the TCLF, is “exceptionally talented, creative, courageous, and visionary” and has “a significant body of built work that exemplifies the art of landscape architecture.”

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