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.
Curiosity about the expansion of residential subdivisions's, and ongoing development in environmentally sensitive areas around Ottawa in the 1990's lead Jocelyn to discover the profession of land planning and the work of Ontario's Conservation Authorities. An Interdisciplinary Honours degree in Rural Land Planning and Resource Management from Carleton University supported her pursuit of a planning position at the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. Employed in various positions by the RVCA since 1999, Jocelyn began work as a RVCA planner in 2002 and subsequently decided to upgrade her qualifications and skills with a Masters degree at SURP in fall 2005.
Upon graduation in 2007, Jocelyn returned to her position at the RVCA with a strengthened capacity for policy development and a broader understanding of land planning. Additionally, she believes the M.Pl. From Queen's provides a recognized and respected degree which adds credibility to her work. Currently she is responsible for providing review services on natural hazards, natural heritage, private servicing, storm water management and water quality and quality to the Municipality of North Grenville and the City of Ottawa as per the RVCA mandate and related MOU's.