Introducing the 2022 College of Fellows Inductees

April 12, 2022 | By Administrator

Investiture into the CSC College of Fellows honours a member's achievements and contributions to the profession and the association. The College of Fellows is composed of members who have demonstrated outstanding and exemplary professionalism, exceptional scholarly contribution, leadership and distinguished service to the profession and the broader design + construction community. 

The nomination process requires that a letter of support for the candidate's nomination to the College be provided by seven members representing no less than three chapters. Of the seven members, three must be members of the College. 

We are honoured to announce that Wyatt Eckert of the Regina Chapter and Mila Legge, RSW of the Toronto Chapter have been nominated and elected to the College of Fellows.

Wyatt Eckert

Wyatt has been a member of CSC since 2002. He hold a diploma in Architectural Technology and is a member of Heritage Saskatchewan and the Association of Preservation Technology International. He is presently a Principal at P3Architecture Partnership in Regina, SK. 

Wyatt has served on the Regina Chapter for over 10 years. At the time Wyatt was Chapter Chair, he was instrumental in providing stability to the Regina Chapter executive. He had the unenviable position of presiding over some needed turnover and actively recruited new members to take on leadership roles. He almost single handily ran the
chapter for several years but had the vision and foresight to understand that the chapter needed a younger and more diverse executive to lead it into the future.

Wyatt has been actively involved in bringing non-traditional professions to the CSC. This includes engineers, interior designers, building owners, and government officials. He has been a champion of learning from our diverse backgrounds and how the CSC can help break down barriers and open communication. The gathering of a diverse group of professionals has been a strength of the CSC and Wyatt has gone out of his way to make sure this is maintained at the both the chapter and national level.

Wyatt was elected to the Executive Council in 2016 and served as President in 2020 during the COVID pandemic. There were many uncertainties, challenges and differing opinions that had to be negotiated. He helped the organization become more flexible and agile at the Association level. This was demonstrated through moving board meetings, EC calls, and the AGM to an online format. He had to assist with drafting the organizational framework to move to online meetings. He also chaired the first
virtual AGM and oversaw the first virtual board meetings and virtual conference. 

Mila Legge, RSW

Mila has been a member of CSC since 1998. She holds an Engineering Degree from the University of Civil Aviation and is a Member of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Kiev, Ukraine. Mila completed the CSC sanctioned Registered Specification Writer (RSW) courses and obtained her RSW designation in 2007.  Mila is presently a Senior Specification Writer at NORR Architects & Engineers Ltd. in Toronto, Ontario. 

Soon after becoming a CSC member Mila joined the Atlantic Chapter and was a very active member of the Atlantic Chapter holding various portfolios within the Chapter. Mila also served on the Conference Committee when the Atlantic Chapter hosted the CSC Conference in 1998.  She is a strong proponent of CSC’s educational programs and Mila has been involved with the CSC certification programs to ensure the quality of the programs and to act as a mentor.  She has volunteered her efforts to enhance the programs by first serving on the CSP Sub-Committee, and then the RSW Sub-Committee where she is currently a member.

Since 2012, Mila is also one of CSC's representatives on the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) and she has worked on the new CCDC 2-2020, and the new CCDC Division 01 among the many documents prepared by CCDC for the Canadian construction industry. In addition to serving on CCDC she has also been a speaker and presenter of CCDC documents at CSC Conferences and at CCDC seminars.

Over the years, Mila has assisted the publishers of CSC's Construction Canada magazine in reviewing magazine articles towards the award of The F. Ross Browne Award which is presented by the publishers to the author(s) deemed by the publisher to have written the best magazine article during the previous publication year. Additionally, Mila has served 5 years as a Voting Member of the Canadian Commission on Construction Materials Evaluation (CCCME), appointed by the National Research Council (NRC).

Mila’s passion and commitment to the values of CSC is without question and her continued service in the promotion and growth of CSC is invaluable. Throughout her period of involvement in CSC Mila has always been a person CSC could rely upon.

Congratulations Wyatt and Mila!