(OTTAWA) – Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) President Cathy Sears is pleased to announce that Paulette Vinette has joined the CSLA as Executive Director. Paulette is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), the professional designation conferred by the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). She is also an Honoured Life Member of CSAE and a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives.
Over her impressive career, Paulette has served as senior staff person for several associations including the Canadian Soft Drink Association, the Canadian Society of Association Executives, the Media Awareness Network and the College of Dietitians of Ontario. Paulette opened a federally incorporated consulting practice, Solution Studio Inc., in 2000 and has helped over 100 associations over the past eight years, working in both official languages.
Paulette has co-authored two publications on risk management for not-for-profit organizations, as well as dozens of articles on association management that are published on the Charity Village website.
The CSLA Board of Directors looks forward to working with Paulette who is committed to applying her organization management, governance, program management and interpersonal skills to enhancing the CSLA profile and member experience.
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is a professional organization with 1,500 landscape architect members from across the nation. As the voice of the profession in Canada, the CSLA is committed to promoting the profession of landscape architecture, and supporting the advancement of education and research in landscape architecture as an instrument of service to the public and the profession.
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Science Daily reports
“In spite of its small size, the city has a population of five million, and it is an important communications node by both sea and air.
………..authorities are now considering moving some of Singapore’s infrastructure underground. Several ministries have drawn up a list of proposals for how underground caverns could be used for this purpose.”
SOURCE: Science Daily – Singapore: The City Beneath The City.
Afrique en ligne reports
Paper-free or paperless conferences may soon be in vogue if a pioneering initiative by the Nairobi-based United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Government of Qatar passes the test of time.
The initiative is being tried by delegates attending an international conference on the protection of the ozone layer.
SOURCE: Afrique en ligne – UNEP, Qatar to introduce environment-friendly, paperless conferences.
The Start reports
“In anticipation of the extension of the Spadina subway north from Downsview, the TTC has hired a gaggle of globe-trotting architects to design six new stations.
Among them are two leading U.K. practitioners, Will Alsop and Norman Foster, both of whom have worked in Toronto. Alsop, of course, is the author of the celebrated “flying tabletop” at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Foster’s only local project is the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Pharmacy Building.
“If you can cheer someone up for a few minutes,” Alsop declares, “it’s worth it.” “
SOURCE: TheStar.com | Columnist | Subway station architects intend to cheer you up.