University of Toronto
Liat Margolis is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. She currently appointed as the Associate Dean of Research at the Daniels Faculty and the Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture Program. Since 2010, she is leading the U of T Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory (GRIT Lab) – an interdisciplinary research initiative at the U of T that brings together the fields of landscape architecture, biology, forestry, and civil engineering to evaluate and innovate green infrastructure technologies, policy, and industry practices. Liat serves on a number of government and institutional advisory boards focused on sustainability and green infrastructure. Since 2018, she is co-leading with an Ojibway Elder, Nikibii Dawadinna Giigwag – an Indigenous youth employment and pathway to post-secondary education program, which weaves cultural land-based teachings with landscape architecture and environmental conservation field work.