Mr. Asselin is a graduate of the University of Montreal (Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 1978; Master in Applied Sciences – Landscape Architecture, 1995). He is a principal and founding member of WAA Inc. (Montreal), WAA International, Ltd. (Shanghai) and WAA Design Sdn. Bhd. in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Mr. Asselin has been involved for over 35 years in the Québec and the Canadian professional associations, having served as president of both the Québec Association of Landscape Architects (AAPQ) and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA). Mr. Asselin is presently President of the CSLA. A Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (FCSLA) since 1993, he has made ample contributions as a member of numerous AAPQ and CSLA committees and task forces. After serving as Vice-President for many years, Mr. Asselin was elected President of the LACF-FAPC (Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation) in June 2015. He also presently serves as the “international expert in urban planning and landscape architecture” for the Shanghai Science and Technology Committee (STC), an organizing body that advises the City of Shanghai on planning and sustainable design practices.
Among his many accolades, Mr. Asselin received the Magnolia Silver Medal Award for “extraordinary contribution to the City of Shanghai”. More recently, in June of 2012, he was honoured by the Premier of Québec with the prestigious title of “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Québec” (Knight of the National Order of Québec, “CQ”). The Order recognizes the excellence and merit of “outstanding individuals who have helped increase Québec’s renown and left a strong, lasting mark on all or part of Québec”. This honour is the highest award the Québec Government can bestow.