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Khatereh Baharikhoob Receives Jack Copeland Award for OALA Associate Leadership and Contribution

May 26, 2023

Each year, the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects hands out their Honours and Awards to exceptional individuals who have contributed significantly to the Association. Recognizing those who emulate the fundamental principles of their mission, vision and core values to contribute to the creation of healthy, safe and livable communities and sustainable landscapes.

We’re proud to congratulate DIALOG’s Khatereh Baharikhoob on being named the 2023 recipient of the Jack Copeland Award for OALA Associate Leadership and Contribution. This award recognizes the outstanding leadership, and contribution of an associate member for going above and beyond to assist fellow associates.

Read more below on why the OALA bestowed Khat with this high honour.

Khatereh Baharikhoob has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and commitment to the profession through her volunteerism within OALA. As a current member of the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Task Force, Khatereh has played a pivotal role in advancing the CSLA + OALA/MALA associations’ JEDI Initiative. Her commitment to this project has been unwavering, from assisting in reviewing/drafting the RFP for a JEDI-focused consultancy to participating in meaningful conversations with fellow Task Force members.

Khatereh is an active mentor, guest speaker, and review critic at the University of Guelph’s BLA Program. She provides ongoing mentorship to multiple students and new MLA graduates, encouraging them to attend OALA webinars and conferences and expand their networks with professional landscape architects in the organization.

Khatereh also offers her time to meet with new graduates to discuss opportunities to succeed in the landscape architecture profession and the value of giving back to the community through advocacy and voluntarism.

Congratulations, Khat, on this wonderful achievement!

The awards will be presented on June 8th at OALA HonoursJoin us at The Loft in the Distillery District to network with your peers, celebrate the award winners, and let loose. Tickets can be purchased for $25 on the OALA website. Register now!


More About the OALA

The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) is a self-regulating professional association that has proudly been operating in the province since 1968. As the regulator for the title landscape architect in Ontario, the OALA serves the public interest, and is a place of community, learning and growth for its members.

The work of the OALA and its 2,000 members supports the improvement and conservation of the natural, cultural, social and built environment in Ontario. The activities of the OALA include setting standards for licensure; active promotion of the profession to governments, related professionals and the public; and developing and promoting the standards and benefits of landscape architecture.