- Thursday, February 19, 2020
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris 101
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Liat Margolis is an associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. She currently serves as the associate dean of research and the director of the master of landscape architecture program. Since 2010, she is leading the ASLA award-winning Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory (GRIT Lab) – an interdisciplinary research initiative at the U of T that brings together the fields of landscape architecture, biology, forestry, and civil engineering to evaluate and innovate green infrastructure technologies, policy, and industry practices. Liat serves on a number of government and institutional advisory boards focused on sustainability and green infrastructure. More recently, she is co-leading, with an Ojibway Elder, an indigenous youth employment and pathway to post-secondary education program, named Nikibii Dawadinna Giigwag, which weaves cultural land-based teachings with architectural design and environmental conservation field work.