Robert M. Wright

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Professor Wright received a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Planning corn the University of Ottawa in 1976 and a M L.A degree horn the University of Guelph in 1979. He joined the OALA and CSLA in 1982 and has been a member of the OALA Council in 1986 and again since 1999. He served as Chair of the OALA Education Committee from 1983-85 and on the CSLA Media Task Force in 1987.

Rob has been teaching at the University of Toronto since 1986 and presently the Director of the Landscape Architecture Program. His energy has been central to the development of the evolving Masters program in both Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. Simultaneously, he is Director for the Knowledge Media Design Institute, a research institute in the broader University. Rob is internationally respected for his work and thinking in the areas of teaching and research and is an active member of the Program's Center for Landscape Research. Through it he has accomplished research projects and written papers which have been widely published and internationally recognized. He has also stimulated numerous young researchers to explore ideas within the area of computer graphs, analysis and animation. He has taught a wide variety of studio and technical courses, the most prominent being the coordination of the fifth year thesis studio. The projects of this studio have received numerous international Student Awards. Robert Wright’s an enthusiastic promoter of our profession. He has an outstanding natural ability as a leader and team player, and is an advocate of the multidisciplinary approach to problem solving. 

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