Search or browse through research completed by MLA graduates at the University of Manitoba. Our goal is to create a collective research database for all Landscape Architecture programs across Canada.

You can have your park and eat it, too: designing a public food forest for a Winnipeg park

Reenders, Nicole


The industrialization and commodification of the food system has brought about unintended environmental, social, and psychological consequences: ecosystems have been degraded, food-related traditions and social ties have been lost, and food illiteracy is on the rise as urbanized society becomes increasingly distanced from the processes of food prod . . .

Fluid Relations: Reframing waters on the edge of the Red River

McPherson, Evan


This practicum will explore the relationship between water and people through the design of two water gardens along the Red River in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Each garden will reinterpret and express a new poetics of Winnipeg water through a phenomenological, relational reading of the Red River. The gardens will be situated between the Canadian Museum fo . . .

Rethinking water drainage in a prairie landscape: Seine River Diversion

Kumar, Kartik


This practicum focuses on improving the ecological conditions of the Seine River Diversion located near the city of Winnipeg. The Diversion is one of Manitoba’s many engineered drainage infrastructures with poor water quality, lacking in biodiversity and habitat. The main objectives of the practicum are improving the water quality in the Diversion, . . .

Out of sight: revealing the restorative nature of northern Manitoba

Vermeulen, Vanessa


This landscape architecture practicum proposes a restorative trail adjacent to Manitoba Provincial Road (PR) 391, the most northern all-season highway in Manitoba, connecting the town of Lynn Lake to the city of Thompson. The project examines the crucial role that the route plays in the transportation of northern Manitobans to health care facilitie . . .

Life after hell: restoring hope & self-sufficiency in Red Deer's Michener North

Noselski, Karissa


This practicum explores Red Deer’s vacant Michener North and its potential to become an educational and interpretive community resource and urban agriculture hub. The 132.2-acre site has a controversial past, operating as a mental health institution in central Alberta for well over 60 years. It was closed for good in 2014, with access to the public . . .

Arsenic + fool's gold _ portraying a mined landscape in northern Manitoba

Sivagurunathan, Dilaxshy


Northern Manitoba has a fragile and complex environment that is rich in diversity but is disregarded in many ways by the province. Being built around the mining industry, much of the recorded history surrounding the Town of Snow Lake emphasizes post-colonial times with industry-specific details. This practicum aims to uncover the overlooked and hid . . .