Chris Grosset

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Christopher Grosset is a partner and senior consultant with NVision Insight Group (formerly Aarluk Consulting), an Indigenous Consulting firm based in Ottawa and Iqaluit.  His practice is to document cultural landscapes and integrate Indigenous traditional knowledge with contemporary planning for protected areas and heritage sites. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 1993 and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph in 2000. 

Christopher is a founding member of the Nunavut Association of Landscape Architects (2002), the current NUALA President, and was accepted to the CSLA in 2003. From 2005 through 2011 he was a CSLA Director, working on various committees including Advocacy and Communications. Christopher was the Chair of the CSLA Awards of Recognition program in 2008 and 2009, and has served on the CSLA World Landscape Architecture committee from its founding in 2008 until 2013. 

Christopher was Chair of the CSLA 2011 Congress in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and received the CSLA Schwabenbauer Award that year. He was elected to the College of Fellows in 2014.  Since 2016 he has Chaired the CSLA Indigenous Task Force, mandated “to guide the CSLA in improving awareness and capacity for supporting Canada’s First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples”.  Christopher was awarded the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Presidents Award in 2018 for his work to further the profession on Indigenous awareness.  NVision received a 2018 CSLA Award of Excellence in large scale planning and analysis for the Kinngaaluk Territorial Park Master Plan.  Christopher is a regular contributor to Landscapes/Paysages.

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