The 135th annual general assembly of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts was held in Montreal from May 14 – 17. Peter Jacobs was elected to membership in recognition of his demonstrated excellence and innovations in landscape architecture. He has served as Professor of landscape architecture at the Université de Montréal for 44 years. He is Emeritus Chairman of the Environmental Planning Commission of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN); Chair, for over 35 years, of the Kativik Environmental Quality Commission responsible for the review of conservation and development projects in Nunavik (northern Quebec); Fellow of both the Canadian and American societies of landscape architecture; and recipient of many professional, academic, and community awards.
The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts is an honorary organization that includes some 800 artists and designers in the visual arts. Members, nominated and elected by a Jury of their peers from all regions of Canada. The RCA has, since 1880, come to represent many of Canada’s most distinguished visual artists and designers. The objectives of the RCA are to encourage, improve, promote, support and cultivate the visual arts through its many activities.