1) CSLA to Monitor Agreement on International Trade (AIT) impact on LAs as of April 1st
The Agreement on International Trade (AIT) is an intergovernmental trade agreement signed by Canadian First Ministers that came into force in 1995. Its purpose is to reduce and eliminate, to the extent possible, barriers to the free movement of persons, goods, services, and investment within Canada and to establish an open, efficient, and stable domestic market. The requirement to honour full reciprocity of regulated, professional mobility takes effect April 1, 2009. In Canada, Landscape Architects are regulated only in Ontario and British Columbia. These two regulated provinces have had a reciprocity agreement since 1995, which assures easy mobility of Landscape Architects between Ontario and British Columbia. The CSLA/AAPC Board of Directors will be discussing the potential impact of the new AIT enforcement at their upcoming May 1/2 Board meeting in Vancouver.
2) CSLA Announces 2009 Awards of Excellence Winners
Fifty-six applied; 24 received CSLA Awards of Excellence. This year there was a strong response both in terms of the quality and quantity of submissions. Alan Tate, Chair of the Awards program says,
“The scope, scale and complexity of submitted projects are impressive tributes to the skills and values of practitioners. “
This year’s award winning submissions will be published in Landscape / Paysages magazine and the National Award presentation will take place during the CSLA Congress in Toronto from 13-15 August 2009. CSLA sent out media releases to over 1,400 outlets, to over 50 allied and affiliate organizations. Our Board member Dean Spearman attended the final reception and announcement ….
On behalf of 2009 Jury Members, the CSLA Board of Directors, and the CSLA Committee Leadership congratulations to all and we thank you for your continued support. A special thanks to our new Program Administrator Brandy O’Reilly.
To view the list of winners, click here.
2009 Awards of Excellence Jurors: Left to Right: Brandy O'Reilly, Ingrid Thiessen, John Quinn, Gordon Kraushaar, Nelda Rodger, Raquel Penalosa, Kelty McKinnon and Alan Tate
3) CSLA Recognition Awards Nominations Deadline: Extended to April 30th
Do you know a public agency or community group who have contributed significantly to environmental responsibility and deserve the CSLA Community Service Award? How about someone whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of the public and the environment and deserves the CSLA Lifetime Achievement Award? Perhaps you know someone who has made a substantial and significant contribution to landscape architecture education who deserves the CSLA Teaching Award. Chances are you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their unselfish and devoted service to the CSLA at the national level over a period of not less than five years who deserves the Schwabenbauer Award. For information on how to nominate click here.
4) What Can You Do to Celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month ?
This is the second year that the world has the opportunity to get people to celebrate April is World Landscape Architecture Month. What will you do? We’ve put together a long list of activities and ideas for you. Click here to get ideas for your game plan.
5) CSLA College of Fellow Nominations Deadline is May 1st
Fellows of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects are those who have been members for at least twelve years and are recognized by their peers as having made an outstanding contribution to the profession through excellence in one or more of the following:
The CSLA 2009 College of Fellows Nominations requirements are posted on the CSLA website: click here. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2009.
6) LACF Awards $20,000 through 2009 Grants
The Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2009 Grants Program. This year, $20,000 is being awarded to support the work of three professionals and one student. Commenting on the 2009 grants, LACF President, Cecelia Paine, FCSLA, stated, “The research, communication and scholarship resulting from this year’s grants will make significant contributions to planning, design and management of landscapes that are sustainable and enhance environmental quality. In particular, they demonstrate the need to understand the influence of individuals, professionals and public policy in the shaping of our landscapes.” For more information, click here
7) CSLA Executive Director Paulette Vinette’s Early Days Report
Since becoming CSLA’s Executive Director, Paulette Vinette has been getting out to meet our volunteer and staff leaders, and working to understand the needs of CSLA members at the national level. Paulette has already had two meetings with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canadian Planning Institute (CPI) to identify opportunities to work together on joint initiatives. She has also had talks with Communities in Bloom and other allied organizations. Paulette met with Cecelia Paine (Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation) and James Taylor, CSLA’s representative to IFLA (International Foundation of Landscape Architects). She also attended the OALA and AAPQ AGMs in March and has participated her third CSLA Board meeting in just four months. If you want to help Paulette, send her your thoughts and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 1.866.781.9799.
Sylvie Godin receives LA Month Post Contest $500 Prize: L/R Robert Murphy, AAPQ President, Paulette Vinette, CSLA Executive Director, Sylvie Godin, Myke Hodgins, CSLA Past President.
8) CSLA Board to Meet in Person in Vancouver May 1 and 2, 2009
The CSLA Board of Directors of will be meeting together in Vancouver on May 1 and 2 for two full days of discussions. If you would like to propose an item for consideration for this agenda please send your information to CSLA Executive Director Paulette Vinette email@example.com and copy CSLA President firstname.lastname@example.org.
9) Publications of Interest to Landscape Architects
CSLA has an inventory of publications members can purchase or in some cases, order at no charge. Here are some titles: Changing the Face of Canada – Vol. 1; Changing the Face of Canada – Vol. 2; Strategies for Growth; Canadian Impressions CD Rom. To learn more about these and other publications, click here.
10) The CSLA National Annual Congress August 13 – 15 in Toronto will celebrate 75 years strong.
Its not too early to register for CSLA’s 2009 Congress being hosted by OALA at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto August 13 – 15th. Our keynote speakers include Ken Smith, Visiting Lecturer at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Mark Rios FAIA, FASLA Rios Clementi Hale Studios. Full program details, including a registration form, can be found on our website – click here. Member registration fee is $595; hotel rooms are $195.
11) Members Speak – We Listen
The Winter Bulletin published in January 2009 contained an article about the Kippax Garden at the RBG. One of our members wrote to us stating “ I think it is important to recognize Martin Wade Landscape Architects who were the designers of the garden”. We agree.
If you have suggestions on how CSLA can improve the CSLA Bulletin, please write or call our Executive Director Paulette Vinette at 1.866.871.9799 email@example.com or write to a Board member – click here for contact information.
SPEAKER'S BUREAU - Coming soon! The CSLA is developing a Speaker's Bureau and will soon need your help to bring it together. The Speaker's Bureau will be a resource that our landscape architect colleagues, allied professionals, government representatives, schools, and others will be able to access to tap into the knowledge that the profession has. We will soon be asking you to recommend your colleagues who have expertise in certain areas. Stay tuned!
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