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Many academics are driven, but Noel Keough has chosen a more active route to the summit of scholarly achievement.

As an accomplished planner and civil servant, Harry Harker’s lifelong career has included working with numerous municipalities in Alberta and British Columbia. On May 18, 2016, Harker was recognized by the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) and awarded the Outstanding Contribution to the Profession Award for his long term commitment to the Institute and volunteerism.

Next month, the University of Calgary's Faculty of Environmental Design Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand will become a fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) along with adjunct faculty member Douglas Olson.

Induction into the College of Fellows is the highest honour the society bestows on its members and is in recognition for their outstanding contributions to the profession.

Dr. Tsenkova was invited by The United Nations Secretary General to be a keynote panelist at the European Habitat Conference in Prague in March 2016. This is one of the regional events bringing together close to 4,000 delegates from 56 countries in Europe, North America and Central Asia. The event is part of the third global United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development—Habitat III, held every ten years.

Thursday, March 10, 2016
7:00 PM
Professional Faculties Building
Room 2160

About the Presentation

Alice Grégoire, architect from OMA/AMO in Rotterdam, joins EVDS to present recent exhibition projects; from staging classical art to contemporary research, curation and scenography design for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014. She will also introduce the work of her collective COOKIES on design at the digital age.

About the Lecturer

Thursday, March 3, 2016
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Professional Faculties 2160

While Louis Sullivan may have given the skyscraper artistic breath, it was William Le Baron Jenney who conceived the skyscraper format from its birth. A true Renaissance Man, Jenney was an architect, an engineer, and a landscape architect. His world travels brought him to study architecture informally, yet he studied architecture academically in France.

Conversation in Calgary may be full of anxiety right now, with low oil prices and the recession seeming to halt growth across the city. There is, however, one notable exception.

In Calgary’s booming East Village, construction cranes cover the skyline, and more than 50 companies are creating a new concept of a designed neighbourhood under the auspices of the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC).

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
7:00 PM
Professional Faculties Building
Room 2160

Dinner generously provided by friend of Environmental Design, Joanne Cuthbertson


About the Presentation

Tang Lee has covered a lot of territory over his 40-year career in sustainability, from energy conservation to harnessing solar power to his latest pursuit: developing technologies to help clean the air in China. 

Overall, Lee, a professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design, has seen a lot of progress and is particularly pleased to see solar energy take off.