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Susan Buggey was born in Winnipeg on April 26, 1941. She received a B.A. from United College (now University of Winnipeg) in 1962 atnd Certificate in Education from the University of Manitoba in 1963. She received an MA in history from Dalhousie University in 1981. In 1970 she embarked on a 27 year career with Parks Canada in Ottawa. She went from being an historian to a senior manager position. She was a pioneer in Canadian Landscape history. She was an adjunct professor at several universities teaching courses on historic landscape conservation & cultural landscapes. She was part of UNESCO's international experts meeting for the development of guidelines for including cultural landscapes on the World Heritage List. Latterly her research focused on aboriginal cultural landscapes and on values and meanings embedded in cultural landscapes. She was an Honorary Member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects , a fellow & founding member of the Association for Preservation Technology, a founding member of the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation & a former board member of Ottawa Heritage. Susan Buggety died on April 16, 2015. * For a more indepth biographical sketch consult her obituary from the Ottawa Citizen in Box1 Fd.1 of the collection.