Oct. 21, 2019

New Landscape Architecture Scholarship in the Name of the Canadian Landscape Charter

LACF, UCalgary and CSLA announce a new scholarship for masters students
Left to right: Tisha Croome, representing Equiparc, Cathy Sears, LACF Scholarship Champion for UCalgary and representing EXP, Dr. Mary-Ellen Tyler, SAPL and Matt Williams, AALA President
Left to right: Tisha Croome, representing Equiparc, Cathy Sears, LACF Scholarship Champion for UCalg J. Landry

On October 5th, the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) announced a new scholarship for masters students of landscape architecture at the University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL): the Canadian Landscape Charter I University of Calgary I LACF Scholarship. This scholarship of $3,000 annually will recognize a landscape architecture student at the University of Calgary whose work exemplifies the Charter principles and who will carry the spirit of the Charter forward into their future practice of landscape architecture.

The announcement followed a presentation about the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects’ (CSLA) Canadian Landscape Charter as part of a cross-Canada tour to raise awareness for the Charter. The Charter is the profession’s declaration to recognize, manage, protect and celebrate Canada’s landscapes.

Vincent Asselin, LACF President, says, “This scholarship will ensure that the Canadian Landscape Charter continues to inspire excellence and leadership in the landscape architecture profession”.

The pledge brings together the professional and academic landscape architecture communities. Honorary CSLA Member Dr. Mary-Ellen Tyler, Professor and Interim Associate Dean (Planning + Landscape Architecture) at SAPL, initiated the scholarship in collaboration with the LACF, and the CSLA. Dr. Tyler and EXP’s Calgary-based office jointly pledged $25,000 to the Canadian Landscape Charter | University of Calgary | LACF Scholarship endowment fund over the next five years. Cathy Sears, LACF board member and scholarship champion for University of Calgary, indicated that future fundraising efforts will aim to fully endow the fund to be self-sustaining. The scholarship will be awarded in 2020. 

Download October 15, 2019 media release from the LACF website.