James C. Thomas Fellowship in Landscape Planning
Terms of Reference

Mr. James C. Thomas has established an annual fellowship in landscape planning for a student in the Master of Landscape Architecture program at the University of Manitoba. The purpose of the fund is to reward the academic achievements of graduate students pursuing studies in the Master of Landscape Architecture program in the Faculty of Architecture.

Each year, one fellowship valued at $5,000 will be offered to a graduate student who:

(1) is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in the Master of Landscape Architecture program at the University of Manitoba;

(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 based on the previous 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study;

(3) has submitted a thesis or practicum proposal that is focused on one or more of the following: a. the application of principles/concepts of landscape planning; b. the relationships between humans, communities, cultures, and land; c. natural processes and the environment (landscapes).

(4) has demonstrated a commitment to the profession of Landscape Architecture.

To demonstrate how they meet criteria (3) and (4), candidates will be required to submit a copy of their thesis or practicum proposal approved by their thesis or practicum advisor and a statement (maximum 1000 words) which includes a description of their thesis or practicum proposal, how it relates to one or more of the listed concepts above, along with a description of how they have demonstrated commitment to the profession of Landscape Architecture.  The application should also include a recent resume and a copy of the Landscape Topics (LARC 7400) Course Report / Paper.

If in any year there are no applicants that meet the above criteria then the award will not be made and it will carry forward to the following year.

The vice-provost (Graduate Education) and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or designate) will ask the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture (or designate) to name the selection committee for this award. The selection committee will include the Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture (who will serve as chair), one full-time faculty member from the Department, and Mr. James Thomas (or designate).

The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if, because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award.

The application should also include a recent resume and a copy of the Landscape Topics (LARC 7400) Course Report / Paper.

Students will not be eligible to receive this fellowship more than once.

*The value of the award may be divided between multiple applicants.

Download Application Form

Application Deadline: May 15, 2020 4:00 pm

Applications should be submitted to:

Corrine Klekta
Room 212, John A. Russell Building

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR STUDENT NUMBER AND DEGREE PROGRAM.

Don't forget to Thank your Donor.

 

 

 

Past Recipients

2019 - 2020 Dilaxshy Sivagurunathan
2018 - 2019 Janelle Harper
2017 - 2018 Connor Redman
2016 - 2017 Ryan Coates