By Caroline Bosc, Professional Interior Designer
Signage exists everywhere in our world. You see it when you drive down the street, you read it as you walk through malls and airports. It is in our grocery stores, in our workplaces, and it is most definitely in our schools.
In response to Calls to Action #92, we are committed to Provide education for management and staff on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. This will require skills based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.
The following is collection of links and resources that are intended to educate and spark conversations amongst our staff, families and professional community. We do not claim the links provided are exhaustive or complete, but we will hope that they will help to carry these conversations forward.
By Allison Slonosky, Marketing Strategist
As architects, designers, and urban planners, building great buildings and communities is what we always strive to do. As we see built structures from our past become abandoned and disused, we are presented with opportunities to reimagine the roles these structures can play in the future of our communities.
By Reanna Merasty, Architectural Intern
Indigenous history and the voices of Indigenous people are vibrant and shape our environment. June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to celebrate the vibrancy of the various nations, and unwavering contributions by Indigenous Peoples. Adjacent to the celebrations, is the time for knowledge sharing, and furthering education and understanding on Indigenous history.
By Erns Wall, Interior Designer
A year ago, during what felt like an incredibly long 3-month period of working from home during the first lock-down, I was getting ready to get back to the office and ‘get back to normal’. A lot of people - myself included - were under the impression that by September of last year the worst would all be behind us and COVID-19 would simply be a blip in our collective memories. Unfortunately, this was not the case, and a year later we are finding ourselves in the throes of another wave. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel – as more people get vaccinated and we work towards herd immunity it is looking again like maybe – just maybe – things could start to get back to normal this year. Optimists are again saying September, but a recent poll revealed the consensus that ‘normal’ will not be back until the spring of next year.