MAY e-News

Sunday, May 7, 2017

A reminder that the LACF Annual Members meeting is June 1st. LACF & CSLA announce a joint LA Student Bursary Program for Congress.  It's time to apply! Our May e-News also features updates on our Research Grants, tells how OALA steps up in support of the Foundation and invites you to peruse our plans for the future including the Strategic Plan and Scholarship and Bursary Program. 

 

LACF AMM, JUNE 1st, 2017

A reminder to members that the Annual Members Meeting will be held on June 1, 2017 at 1 pm by teleconference. 

Important information for participants:
Date:  2017-06-01
Time: 11h00 am (EDT)
Call-in telephone no :  1-855-392-2520
Code : 1375418#
Reference Documents: The LACF| FAPC AMM agenda, annual report and other documents are posted on our DOCUMENTS page.

Let us know if you are planning to attend by sending a confirmation note to: info@lacf.ca

 

TRAVEL AND CONGRESS BURSARIES FOR LA STUDENTS APPLY NOW!

CSLA and LACF are joining forces to encourage students to attend the CSLA Congress 2017 organised in conjunction with the WORLD DESIGN SUMMIT, in Montreal, from October 16-20. A total 12 travel bursaries and eight (8) registration tickets are offered to students via the CSLA + LACF Student Bursary Program.

You can apply by completing the application form and explaining why YOU should be chosen to receive funding to attend.  
Go to the CSLA website to learn more
Download the Information and Application form here 
Deadline is June 15th.  

 

UPDATES ABOUT ONGOING LACF RESEARCH GRANTS …
 
Dominion Square Renewal Project by Claude Cormier & Associates was one of the
projectspresented at the Sumposium on Landscape Conservation.
 
 
The 2017 LACF research grant projects range from ‘A world view of the Cosmos’ to the ‘Benefits of Bioswales’. Grant recipients share their progress as their projects evolve. LACF regularly updates our Grant Archives to keep you abreast of the ongoing work supported by the Foundation.  
 
#133 Kateri Healing Gardens, Kahnawake, Qc, Richard Moore
Rick Moore shares an upfront and personal progress report on the Kateri Gardens project. A literature review is in progress of  ethnobotanical  publications of the Iroquois and Mohawk Nations and a world view of the cosmos is presented.  Read about his project and updates here. 
 
# 131 Using the Geodesign Process to Communicate the Benefits of Bioswales in Urban Stormwater. Adele Pierre
You can now view Adele Pierre’s completed thesis (here) on this subject or read about her research in our portfolio archives. 
 
# 124 Symposium on Landscape Conservation, 
Nicole Valois, Nicholas Roquet and Christina Cameron from the Faculté de l'aménagement, Université de Montréal, have posted videos of this symposium that brought together seasoned practitioners, managers and academics from across Canada last October.  Learn more here. 
 
# 119 Wadi Hanifah: Urban and Landscape infrastructure for the 21st century. Jean Trottier, Drew Wensley
Some interesting links about this project bring us up to date: 
lacf.ca/grants-portfolio/wadi-hanifah-urban-landscape-infrastructure
www.bbc.com/news/magazine-18181361
lafoundation.org/news-events/blog/category/case-study-investigation-csi/3
 
# 118 Winnipeg Architecture Foundation and MALA Oral history phase 2
Historical updates about MALA members have been added to the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation site.  Learn more here

 

OALA VOLUNTEERS CHOOSE LACF…

“ The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects is proud to donate $2000 to the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) says OALA President, Doris Chee.  “In appreciation of our OALA volunteers and their work,  this small token was given to the Foundation.”  

Doris Chee explains further that in 2016, the OALA Council received positive feedback from volunteers who agreed for Council to find a way to thank them and at the same time support the profession.  “ We chose to donate to LACF as it continues to support our newest members and the growth of the profession by offering student endowment funds and grants for innovative projects across Canada.”  

Reaction from OALA members was immediate and positive with the OALA Council planning to continue this new tradition in 2017.  On behalf of Council, Chee thanks all  OALA volunteers for their time and commitment to the Association.  LACF is grateful for this creative and generous contribution that will be invested in Ontario Scholarship initiatives and applauds the OALA community.  

 

LACF MAKES NO SMALL PLANS…

The LACF Board is pleased to post their Stategic plan 2016-2019 and the Scholarship & Bursary Program on the Documents section of our Website. While these two documents will help guide the Foundation into the future, the Annual Report 2016, also posted, provides a portrait of the progress made over the last year including activities, achievements and financial growth.