Elizabeth is a Masters of Planning Candidate (2017) from Dalhousie University. A native of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Elizabeth studied at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, where she received a Bachelor’s in Public Administration with a minor in Economics. Upon graduation, she returned home to Nova Scotia to pursue her passion for community planning. As the Vice President of External Affairs with the Dalhousie Graduate Planning Society, Elizabeth has been a strong student voice on three local planning organizations: Nova Scotia Planning Directors Association (NSPDA), Atlantic Planners Institute (API), and Licensed Professional Planners Association of Nova Scotia (LPPANS).
Elizabeth has a keen interest in policy, planning, and design. Her undergraduate research centered on the feasibility of an urban growth boundary (i.e. greenbelt) for Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). Elizabeth’s graduate thesis research is focused on heritage conservation policies in HRM, and how current planning standards influence heritage conservation practices. She is passionate about ensuring that planning students, as the future of the planning profession, have the right professional connections, experience, and a strong voice to advocate for the communities in which they live and work. She hopes to be able to bring her experience with local planning organizations to the national level, and be a strong voice for planning students across Canada.
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