Next College of Fellows Business Meeting
April 24th 2024 at 2 pm ET, by videoconference
College of Fellows Governance Documents
College of Fellows Jury
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Executive Committee of the College of Fellows
Gordon Smith, APALA, FCSLA
Lynda Macdonald, OALA, OPPI, MCIP, FCSLA
Peter Briggs, NWTALA, FCSLA
Wendy Shearer, OALA, FCSLA
Margaret Ferguson, NWTLA, FCSLA,
Michelle Legault, ex-officio
Brief History of the College
Election to fellowship first began in 1964 with the designation of four honourees. In the subsequent 15 years over 30 members had been elected, eliciting demand for a more formalized structure and process to the promotion of fellowship. It was at CSLA Congress 1979 in Charlottetown that the College of Fellows was formally established and the Rules for the Conduct of Operations were adopted. The rules structured and outlined the operation of the College, and developed guidelines for the advancement of members to Fellowship.
In accordance with the Rules for the Conduct of Operations, nominations for Fellowship may be presented to the College by the component organizations and/or the Board of Directors of the CSLA. The final selection is made by a jury of Fellows, comprised of representatives from Canada’s regions. The Fellows-Elect are then ceremoniously inducted into the College during the banquet or other special event of the next CSLA Congress. Since the inception of CSLA, a total of 270 Fellows have been elected.
Chairs | Présidents
1979-84 William E. Coates, OALA
Jury Foremen | Présidents des jurys
1987-91 Cornelia Oberlander, BCSLA
Secretaries | Secrétaires
1979-89 Owen R. Scott, OALA
CSLA Updates the Term 'College of Fellows' in French: Going Forward, the Official Translation will be 'Collège des Fellows'
Recently, an AAPQ member suggested that the CSLA revise the French translation of the term 'College of Fellows', which is currently 'Ordre des Associés'. Used since the inception of the College in 1964, the French-language term has since changed in meaning. For example, while the term 'ordre' in French refers to a profession, the term 'associé' is now more and more popular in describing someone who works in a retail setting.
In keeping with our objective of elevating the profession through election to the College, a review of the French term was undertaken, and the College of Fellows Executive Committee, CSLA Board, translators and staff agree that the official translation of 'College of Fellows' should be 'Collège des Fellows'.
When elected to the College, landscape architects will, in both English and French, precede their CSLA acronyms with the letter 'F': FCSLA in English, FAAPC in French.
Over the coming months, the CSLA will update all the references in its website, and we would ask that, going forward, you update your biographies accordingly, should they require a change.
Gordon Smith, APALA, FCSLA, MCIP
Chair, College of Fellows