The Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) has launched a new scholarship for Masters students of landscape architecture. The Canadian Landscape Charter | University of Calgary | LACF Scholarship offered at the University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape will be awarded in 2020.
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.
According to Vincent Asselin, LACF president: “This scholarship will ensure that the Canadian Landscape Charter continues to inspire excellence and leadership in the landscape architecture profession”.
Honourary CSLA member Dr. Mary-Ellen Tyler, Professor and Interim associate dean (Planning + Landscape Architecture) at the 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.