This year, the ranks of the College of Fellows rose by two with the induction of Mila Legge, RSW, and Wyatt Eckert. Chancellor George Heath, FCSC; dean John Lape, FCSC, FCSI; and Mike Garlinski, FCSC, were joined by many other Fellows at the induction ceremony, which recognized the latest inductees as well as Fellows from 2020 and 2021.
Mila Legge, RSW
Legge, a senior specification writer with Norr Architects, has been a CSC member since 1998. At that time, she became actively involved with the Atlantic chapter and took on a variety of roles at the chapter level including specifications officer and served on the 1998 CSC annual conference committee. After achieving her RSW designation, and in recognition of the value of CSC continuing education programs, Legge volunteered first on the CSP subcommittee, and currently serves on the RSW subcommittee, also acting as a mentor to RSW candidates. Since 2012, she has been one of CSC’s representatives on the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC). Legge worked on the new CCDC2-2020 contract, and the new CCDC Division 01 among the many documents prepared by CCDC for the Canadian construction industry. In addition to her committee work, she has also been a speaker and presenter of CCDC documents at CSC conferences and at CCDC seminars.
Eckert, a principal at P3Architecture Partnership, joined CSC in 1996 and volunteered with the Regina chapter for more than 10 years. He was elected the CSC fourth vice-president in 2016 and served as association president in 2020-2021. As a result of the pandemic, Eckert served as president during one of CSC’s most non-traditional years. He used technology to maintain a working relationship with the association office and the board of directors, and hosted CSC’s first virtual conference, annual general meeting (AGM), and awards ceremony. In doing so, he ensured CSC remained relevant, and members remained connected and engaged. Prior to his time on the executive council, Eckert was instrumental in providing stability to the Regina chapter executive. He is a strong proponent of CSC education courses and designations and has also worked behind the scenes with local and national interests to get CSC education courses included as part of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s core curriculum for multiple construction degree and diploma programs.
Next year, the CSC Conference—Pursuing New Heights—will be hosted by the Calgary chapter. Jonathon Greenland, CTR, is chair of the conference committee, and plans for the 2023 event—which will take place at the Westin Hotel—are well underway.