Congratulations to Kendra Scanlon, BCSLA Student, the recipient of the 2021 Frederick Gage Todd National Scholarship. This $10,000 scholarship recognizes a student who demonstrates exceptional knowledge, skill and commitment directed to the advancement of Canadian landscapes through the practice of landscape architecture.
Kendra Scanlon is embarking upon her final year of graduate studies in landscape architecture at the UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture where she is currently conducting research for the PICS Living With Water project. This work involves reviewing and developing recommendations for local values-based coastal flood adaptation strategies that aim for a two-eyed seeing and community-based approach to eliciting and prioritizing values. As a new resident on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Sel̓íl̓witulh Nations, this research is bolstered by her thesis project which begins with a personal exploration of ancestral settler-colonial water relationships and hopes to imagine a more equitable future for regional water governance frameworks.
Click here to read more about Kendra, the jury's decision, and what the scholarship means to her.