2019 Survey of Academic Researchers
Over seventy Canadian academics in landscape architecture were asked to respond to this survey about sources of funding and venues for publication
This work was completed by Professor Alissa North and Morgan Quinn, MLA student (2021) at the University of Toronto, with Professor Heather Braiden at Dalhousie University, and with Professor Marcella Eaton at the University of Manitoba.
WHY THIS SURVEY
The survey sought to gather and disseminate information on publications and grants. It aimed to understand where landscape architecture academics in Canada have published their works and from what organizations they have obtained research grants, both within Canada and Internationally. The L|T Design Research Network aimed to collect this information to share on their website, for landscape architecture academics, students of landscape architecture, and others across Canada and beyond to reference. The publishers and grant sources used by landscape architecture academics are listed, such that our community can gain a picture of where and how we mobilize our knowledge.
LANDSCAPE ARCHIETCTURE ACADEMICS WERE CONTACTED
Over seventy Canadian academics in landscape architecture were asked to respond to this survey about sources of funding, and venues for publications. Twenty-nine people responded. These researchers reply that they apply for grants within Canada more than they do internationally yet they publish their work internationally more frequently than they do within Canada. Researchers favour peer-reviewed journals, which is necessary for tenure and promotion. There are few options for peer-reviewed publication of academic research work in landscape architecture in Canada. Research and its publication in academic institutions is impacted by standards and guidelines implemented by universities' promotion and research offices along with the requirements of accreditation within the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. Findings from the survey suggest a need for a peer-review platform for circulating Canadian-based research.