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.
SURP is one of six programs whose students are eligible to apply for the Oxford Properties Group Real Estate Research Competition. Students in their final year of study in these programs may compete by writing and submitting a 1,500-2000 word essay based on a question posed by Oxford Properties Group. A panel of real estate executives at Oxford Properties Group judges entries and the winning entries must combine strong research and analytical skills. The first-place prize is $10,000 to the winning student and $5,000 to his/her program; second place is $5,000 to the winning student; and third place is $2,500 to the winning student. Congratulations to Gilbert Schiller ('07) who was the first-prize recipient for 2007.
The Toronto CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Real Estate Scholarships are to encourage women to enter the Canadian commercial real estate industry. The scholarships are valued at $3,000 each and may be awarded to full-time female students entering the final year of the Queen's M.PL. program. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding potential, interest in the commercial real estate field, and must specialize in Land Use and Real Estate Development in their second and final year of study. The 2007 winners were Amy Cann, Andrea Gummo, and Kristen Reid.
The Canada Lands Company Scholarship is a $12,000 scholarship to support a student at SURP who is researching the Rockcliffe Landing project for his or her report or thesis. The award is paid out in installments in April, September, and upon completion of the student's report or thesis. The 2007 winner was David Fitzpatrick.