This award recognizes the outstanding leadership, and contribution of an associate for going above and beyond to assist fellow associates. Activities include, but are not limited to, tutorials, LARE exam help, special tasks, OALA Library, Special Events, meeting associates and others, including being an associate representative on OALA Council.
Justin is an incredible addition to the OALA council as an Associate Representative. Even though he is only half way into his Council term, he has attended numerous OALA events, and ran multiple LARE study sessions. Not only has Justin worked hard to ensure that associates are involved within the OALA, he has been a great resource for study materials and any information regarding the LARE exams.
Justin has written exams, and understands first-hand the struggle of the LARE process. He’s currently working towards bringing awareness to recent graduates about the CLARB process, while encouraging current associates to strive towards becoming registered landscape architects. It is because of this that Justin has spoken with the BLA and MLA students about the examination process at the University of Guelph and Toronto. Not only does Justin provide insight to the LARE’s, but he enjoys the social aspect of the OALA. Justin is found at all the OALA events, including ski and golf day, the curling bonspiel, holiday parties and more.
We are pleased to note that a cheque for $500 also accompanies this award to help offset the cost of a LARE exam.