Scholarship Awards and Bursaries

The Andre Schwabenbauer Scholarship Award

The Andre Schwabenbauer Endowment Fund was established through the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) to honour the memory of Andre Schwabenbauer, former President of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. The scholarship was first awarded in 2006. This $1000 annual scholarship honors Andre’s belief that landscape architecture is first and foremost a design profession. The scholarship recognizes and fosters excellence in design.

Originally, the endowment fund awarded a single scholarship to an outstanding student in the final year of an accredited first professional degree program in landscape architecture at a Canadian university and the scholarship rotated among Canada’s six accredited landscape architecture programs. In 2016, LACF awarded scholarships to students at each of the 6 accredited programs in Canada.  

LACF asks the school’s faculty to identify a candidate who exemplifies the objectives of the scholarship. The criteria are left purposefully general, trusting that the faculty of the schools know their students and can recognize achievement and potential.

Andre was so highly regarded that the CSLA also created an award in his name. The CSLA Schwabenbauer Award may be granted annually to one member of the CSLA in recognition of their unselfish and devoted service to the Society at the national level over a period of not less than five years.


About Andre Schwabenbauer

Andre Schwabenbauer was a landscape architect based in Edmonton. Besides being a successful practitioner operating his own firm, he had a deep understanding of the duty of service one owes one's profession. He served as President of the Alberta Association of Landscape Architects, the AALA representative to the Board of Governors of the CSLA and then as CSLA President, the youngest individual to have held that post. He was inducted into the CSLA College of Fellows in 2003, the year he was diagnosed with leukemia. He passed away two years later at the age of 42. Andre's family, friends and colleagues created an endowment fund in his name, under the auspices of the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation.





1. AALA annual Andre Schwabenbauer hockey Game  

 The Andre Schwabenbauer Endowment Fund continues to grow with a view to increasing the number and size of awards. The Alberta Association of Landscape Architects stages a hockey game annually in his name, pitting Landscape Architects against Landscape Architectural Technology students from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. As well, CSLA Fellows Ron Middleton and Cam Patterson created an annual fundraising tradition and conducedt a raffle for one of Patterson’s paintings during the CSLA Congress, with proceeds directed to the Andre Schwabenbauer Fund.


Past Recipients of Andre Schwabenbauer Scholarships (established in 2006) 

The 2017 Schwabenbauer Scholars are:   

Vincent Javet, University of Toronto MLA 
McCain, University of Guelph BLA
Ms. Luozijie (Katherine) Xie, University of Guelph MLA
Nicole Alden, University of British Columbia 
Marianne Pascual, Université de Montréal MAP 
Dilaxshy Sivagurunathan, University of Manitoba MLA 
2016 _ 
Tasha Sangha (University of British Columbia MLA),
Vincent Tang (University of Manitoba MLA),
Andrea Graham (University of Guelph BLA),
Julia Taucer (University of Guelph MLA),
Rachel Salmela (University of Toronto MLA), and
Nora Topalian (Université de Montréal MLA) 
Michelle Peeters, BLA program, University of Guelph
Emily French, MLA candidate, University of Guelph
Caroline Magar, Université de Montréal
2013 _
Meagan Esopenko, University of Toronto
2012 _
Michelle Campbell, University of British Columbia
2011 _ 
Trent Workman, University of Manitoba
2010 _
Ana Cureca and David Mugford, University of Guelph
2009 _
Elaine Fournelle, University of Montreal 
2008 _
Andrea Marin, University of Toronto
2007 _
Jason Lam, University of British Columbia
2006 _  
Andrea Kennedy, University of Manitoba