Since 1970, our rigorous and well-focused two-year Master of Planning (M.PL.) program allows our students to develop the knowledge and skills they require to become leaders in the planning field and to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving urban environment.
New exchanges give students in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program the chance to study in Australia and New Zealand. Read the full story here.
Congratulations also to SURP graduate student Anya Paskovic, winner of the Canadian Institute of Planners' Horace Seymour Ė Past President Scholarship for her report "Urban Lighting: Planning and Public Spaces"
Anna and Anya will receive their awards at the CIPís October conference in Banff.
Congratulations to Professor Andrejs Skaburskis!
The Globe and Mail's Report on Business cites him among Canada's top three researchers in the field of Urban Design / Planning ( March 27, 2012, page B8). We are all proud to have such a prominent researcher in our field as our colleague, teacher and friend.
The Globe article is here.
The list of top researchers is below.
Tara Spears (Class of 2012) is the inaugural recipient of the Sue Hendler Graduate Fellowship. The fellowship exists to recognize SURP students who have distinguished themselves academically and are conducting research on planning ethics or women and gender in planning. Tara's Masterís report is "Creating a Safe and Vibrant Downtown Guelph: Deteriming Elements of the Built Environment that will Enhance Women's Feelings of Safety". Full Story
Henry McQueen ('11) received the 2011 Canadian Institute of Planners' Horace Seymour-Past Present Scholarship for his Master's Report, entitled "Brownfield Redevelopment: An Analysis of Key Variables in the Development Process"
Congratulations to a number of SURP Alumni for sharing in a number of CIP Awards in 2011:
Recreation Planning -- Andrew Palmiere ('02) for River Valley + Tributaries Park Concept Plan with O2 Planning + Design, City of Red Deer, and Red Deer County
Rural/Small Town Planning -- Jason Fox ('98) for Town of Truro Community Plan with Town of Truro
Honourable Mention - Rural/Small Town Planning -- Nalini Naidoo ('99) for Yellowknife Smart Growth Development Plan with City of Yellowknife
Honourable Mention - Urban Design -- Andrea Oppedisano for Avenues 7 Mid-Rise Buildings Study with City of Toronto and Brook McIlroy Planning + Urban Design/Pace Architects
Andrew Sacret ('05) received the 2011 Canadian Institute of Planners President's Award for Young Planners which recognizes outstanding professional success and achievements of youn Canadian planners under the age of 35.
Sarah Ramey ('10) received a CIP Past President Scholarship for a top research submission, in honour of Horace Seymour.
Sarah Brown ('10) won the OPPI 2010 Gerald Carrothers Award, an award to recognize student members who are making a contribution to the community. In addition, Sarah was also a winner of the CIP Climate Change Internship along with Bita Vorell ('10). These internships are one of the deliverables in CIP project entitled "Mainstreaming CLimate Change Tools for the Professional Planning Community" which is funded by Natural Resources Canada.
Ian Semple ('09) received the 2009 Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) Award of Academic Excellence, which is given to the CIP student member with the highest academic standing in our program. Ian also won the Ida Mmari Memorial Award, given to the graduating student who completes the program in two years and with the highest grade point average.